School District #001 Teacher, Special Education - Blind/Visually Impaired, Candidate Pool in Minneapolis, Minnesota

Below is specific information for you to consider about this position. Job Title: Teacher, Special Education - Blind/Visually Impaired, Candidate Pool and Requisition ID number: 55721 Site: Locations may vary on a routine basis. Close Date: No established closing date; open until filled Full/Part Time: Varies Union: Teachers(04) Functional Area: Teaching This position is a candidate pool and not a specific position at a school or department. This position may require an initial screening interview before being placed into the Candidate Pool. There may not be an available position(s) at the time of application but positions can become available at any time. The candidate pool is used to refer qualified applicants to the site/department with the open position. Human Resources will process your application, and once approved, your name will be sent to the Site(s) and or Department(s) with available positions. Resume and Cover Letter are mandatory to apply for any position. **************************************************************************************** Minneapolis Public Schools is currently collecting an applicant pool for Special Education Teachers to work with our blind/visually impaired student population. This applicant pool will be used to fill any current or future vacancies, with successful candidates being contacted for interviews when vacancies occur. Teacher, Special Education Blind/Visually Impaired FUNCTION: Work as a member of the Special Education Department and teams to meet the needs of staff and to foster quality instruction for students with disabilities RESPONSIBLE TO: Administrator, Director of Special Education Programs QUALIFICATIONS: Valid MN special education licensure in B/VI, expertise in the area of assistive technology specific to blind/visually impaired and training with low vision devices is required. Additional Orientation and Mobility certification preferred. Minimum of 3 years experience as a special education teacher; urban experience preferred. ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS AND RESPONSIBILITIES: Provides direct instruction, consultation, and evaluations to students (birth to 21 years). Provides services to students who have been medically diagnosed as having a visual impairment including, specialized curriculum modifications (enlarged print, Braille, taped materials,) environmental modifications, assistive technology, and provision and monitoring of low-vision devices. Strong skills in test administration, scoring and interpreting of norm-referenced and criterion referenced assessments. Experience in developing programs, orchestrating required services and resources to provide quality programming for students with disabilities. Advanced working knowledge of alternative curriculum, strategies and current best practices in provision of services for students with BVI. Assures that appropriate services are provided to students in compliance with Federal, state and local laws and MPS regulations and policies. Ability to plan, provide and evaluate effective professional development for small and large groups of teachers, administrators and other district staff. Excellent interpersonal skills particularly, collaboration, consultation, coaching, problem-solving and conflict resolution with teams. Successful experience working in partnership with families, students, staff, community agencies and other disability and adult service providers in a diverse community. Demonstrates excellent communication skills and maintain productive, positive and professional relationships. Maintains strict confidentiality of student and work-related issues, records and MPS information. Identifies strengths and areas for improvement in service delivery and plan staff development accordingly. Provides support and coaching to staff in implementing effective BVI services to students with disabilities. Meets regularly, a minimum of monthly, with BVI program personnel. Identi