[nfbwatlk] FW: [Nfb-announce] Job in Yakima Washington

Nightingale, Noel Noel.Nightingale at ed.gov
Mon Jun 21 15:36:11 CDT 2010

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Subject: [Nfb-announce] Job in Yakima Washington

Come be a Teacher of the Blind in Yakima Washington where all the Protechs are braille certified and learning Nemeth, technology and other blind skills to follow through on any lesson plans you set up. Monthly trainings for you also to gain more skills to become the best TVI you can. Tons of support. See below for details.
Certificated – Job Description
Teacher – Special Education – Visually Impaired
YEA Salary Schedule
Directly Responsible To: Building Principal and Executive Director of Special Education Services
Minimum Qualifications:
• Washington State Teaching Certificate; Special Education, Blind and Visually Impaired Endorsement is
• Bachelor’s Degree.
• Proficient in Literary and Nemeth Braille Codes.
• Knowledge of or Experience with Children with Multiple Disabilities.
• Successful teaching experiences with children with disabilities.
• Relates well with students, parents and fellow staff members.
• Creative in designing and implementing student programs.
• Flexible and receptive in working with school personnel.
• Communicates effectively orally and in writing.
• Dedication to professional growth and development.
• Desire to be a role model and to interact positively with students.
• Record of dependability, flexibility, and strong attendance.
• Maintain confidentially.
Primary Function: Responsible for providing Special Education Services to students with Visual Impairments in a
resource and integrated setting.
Other Functions and Responsibilities:
• Design and implement an appropriate educational program in the least restrictive environment for each student
assigned to the program.
• Develop diagnostic techniques, educational plans with long range and short term goals for each student assigned
to the classroom.
• Actively participate/collaborate in an instructional team with other Special Education staff who are serving
students with similar educational needs.
• Write Individual Educational Programs for all students placed in the classroom.
• Keep Individual Educational Programs updated as to the individual needs of the students placed in the classroom.
• Perform functional visual assessments (birth to 21).
• Help teachers facilitate integration into the classroom.
• Adapt classroom materials for all visually impaired students.
• Provide direct instruction in Braille.
• Provide direct or indirect instruction to visually impaired children with or without
multiple disabilities.
• Provide instruction in the use of low vision aids.
• Provide instruction in the use of assistive technology.
Human Resources Department
104 N. Fourth Ave
Yakima, WA 98902
(509) 573-7062 Fax (509) 573-7190
• Translate print into Braille using software programs.
• Provide training, technical assistance and support to teachers and staff working
with both regular visually impaired students and those with multiple disabilities.
• Responsible for implementing State and Federal guidelines for educating children with disabilities.
• Work cooperatively with general education classroom teachers.
• Participate in appropriate in-service and career development activities. Keep current in the educational field.
• Keep adequate records of student progress and communicate to parents/guardian regarding the progress of
student. Meet regularly with the parents of each student to inform of needs and progress.
• Directs paraeducators, volunteers and/or student aides for the purpose of providing an effective school program
and addressing the needs of individual students.
• Manage behavior of students and maintain an atmosphere conducive to learning.
• Demonstrate organizational and classroom management skills in the classroom.
• Record of dependability, flexibility, and strong attendance.
• Other duties as assigned.
Expectation for Continued Employment:
• Employment is contingent upon passing the Washington State Patrol and Federal Bureau of Investigation
Criminal Background Check and Drug/Alcohol screen.
• Maintain punctuality and regular attendance.
• Maintain certification at all times.
• Attend Yakima School District’s Harassment/Discrimination/Intimidation/Bullying Training and Bloodborne
Pathogens Training review offered by the district.
• Obtain a CPR and First Aid Card if needed.
“The Yakima School District complies with federal and state laws, and applicable regulations regarding discrimination
on the basis of any protected class as defined by law. This holds true for all district employment and opportunities.
Inquiries regarding compliance and/or grievance procedures may be directed to the school district’s Title IX compliance
officer and ADA coordinator, Jill Kelleher, (509) 573-7066, 104 N. 4th Avenue, Yakima, WA 98902. Inquiries regarding
Section 504 requirements may be directed to Lois Betzing, (509) 573-7018, 104 N. 4th Avenue, Yakima, WA 98902.”
“Individuals with disabilities who require assistance or special arrangements to attend a program or activity sponsored
by the Yakima School District should contact the district’s compliance officer, Jill Kelleher, 104 N. 4th Avenue, Yakima,
WA 98902, (509) 573-7066, 24 hours in advance of the event to inquire about reasonable accommodation. Inquires
regarding compliance, and/or grievance procedures may also be directed to Jill Kelleher. TTY/NexTalk services for the
deaf or hard of hearing are available at these District phone numbers: 573-7191 and 573-2292.”

Denise M. Robinson, TVI, Ph.D. 
Coordinator for Blind/VI students at ESD105
Teacher of the Blind & Visually Impaired

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