Teacher of the Visually Impaired - 2 positions available

Northwest Regional ESD | Hillsboro, OR

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Posted Date 11/21/2022

Northwest Regional Education Service District is an equal opportunity employer; committed to building an inclusive community and an environment free from discrimination, harassment, and retaliation. We are proud to be an antiracist organization. We work to understand how racial ideology is manufactured and how it impacts the lives of our staff and those we serve.

In line with our commitment to disrupting systemic racism, we acknowledge that research shows that Black, Indigenous, and people of color (BIPOC) and women are significantly less likely to apply for some positions, believing they must meet every qualification as described in the job description. At NWRESD, we value representation, and we are most interested in finding the best candidate for the job. We know that sometimes that candidate may be one who comes from a less traditional background. We encourage you to apply, even if you don't believe you meet every one of the qualifications described below. Position Title: Teacher of the Visually Impaired
Department: Special Student Services – RELATED SERVICES
Location: Washington County Service Center
Reports To: Program Coordinator
FLSA Status: Exempt
Bargaining Unit: NWEA
Salary: Licensed Salary Schedule
FTE: 1.0

***2 POSITIONS AVAILABLE*** NW REGIONAL ESD’S MISSION STATEMENT: In partnership with the communities we serve, Northwest Regional ESD improves student learning by providing equitable access to high quality services and support.

To assist local districts in meeting the individual education program needs of students with visual impairments. Provides consult and direct services to students with identified visual impairments, their teachers, and parents. These services include daily travel to local schools, providing special education and related service functions for eligible students, consultation and materials support conducting functional assessment, and participation in MDZT and IEP meetings.

QUALIFICATIONS: Knowledge, Skills, Abilities Required:
1. Requires Oregon licensure as a Teacher of Visually Impaired.
2. Oregon Driver’s License.
3. Automobile insurance that meets requirements set by NW Regional ESD.
4. Ability to travel by car within the geographic area served by the NW Regional Program.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS include the following. Performs some or all of the following tasks. Other duties may be assigned.
1. Initiate and direct local school district staff in the identification of students who have visual impairments.
2. Perform functional vision assessments for students with visual impairments.
3. Work with local educational staff in developing individual education programs for students with visual impairments.
4. Interpret to classroom teachers and staff the special needs of students with visual impairments.
5. Select, design, and/or modify specialized curriculum for students with visual impairments to be used in the school and the home.
6. Design and implement individual programs based on diagnostic criteria and observations.
7. Confer with parents and professional staff members regarding concerns relating to students with visual impairments.
8. Provide equipment, materials and instruction in compensatory skills for students with visual impairments.
9. Counsel students with visual impairments and their parents on educational and vocational planning and social adjustments.
10. Perform other reasonably related duties as assigned.
11. Maintain regular and consistent attendance and punctuality
12. Work collaboratively and communicate effectively with staff and customers at all organizational levels
13. Perform other duties and responsibilities as assigned. Note: The description contained herein reflect general details as necessary to describe the principle functions of this job, the level of knowledge and skill typically required, and the scope of responsibility, but should not be considered an all-inclusive listing of work requirements. Individuals may perform other duties as assigned, including work in other functional areas to cover absences or relief, to equalize peak work periods, or otherwise to balance the workload.

NWRESD believes that every individual makes a significant contribution to our success. The administration reserves the right to modify, add or remove duties as necessary that still reflect the essential functions of the department. It is our expectation that every employee will offer his/her services wherever and whenever necessary to ensure the success of the ESD's goals.

Equal Opportunity Employer
Northwest Regional Education Service District is an equal opportunity employer; committed to building an inclusive community and an environment free from discrimination, harassment, and retaliation. We are proud to be an antiracist organization. We work to understand how racial ideology is manufactured and how it impacts the lives of our staff and those we serve.

Northwest Regional Education Service District is proud to be an antiracist, Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer. We are committed to ensuring diversity and inclusion in all aspects of recruitment, selection, and employment without regard to race, disability, gender identity/expression, sexual orientation, national origin, ethnicity, religion, veteran or military status, or any other category protected under the law.

Northwest Regional Education Service District is committed to providing reasonable accommodations in our recruitment procedures for individuals experiencing a disability. If you need assistance or accommodation due to a disability, please contact us at hrhelp@nwresd.k12.or.us. Speech/Hearing impaired persons may contact the district for assistance through the Oregon telecommunications Relay Service at 1-800-735-2900.

On August 19, 2021 Governor Brown ordered all public and private school teachers, educators, support staff, substitutes and volunteers to be vaccinated by October 18, 2021 or six weeks after FDA approval, whichever is later. Since the governor’s announcement, a COVID-19 vaccine (Pfizer-BioNTech) has received regular Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval meaning October 18, 2021 is confirmed as the mandatory deadline for vaccination. "Fully vaccinated" is defined as 14 days after receiving all required doses of an approved COVID-19 vaccine (currently two shots of Pfizer or Moderna vaccine, or one shot of Johnson & Johnson vaccine).

Starting October 18, 2021, testing will no longer be an option as the alternative to vaccination. All Northwest Regional ESD staff, substitutes, contractors, interns and volunteers will be required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 per the August 19, 2021 order from Gov. Kate Brown. All staff members will need to provide proof of COVID-19 vaccination. Exemptions may be made only for eligible medical or religious reasons. There will not be an option to opt out for other reasons or choose testing in lieu of vaccination, under the state mandate. In order to support students and families, the essential functions of this position may require physical presence in the workplace. All public health protocols will be followed.


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