Duties: Plans and provides music educational services to students at the SC School for the Deaf and the Blind - primarily working with visually impaired children and children with multiple disabilities as appropriate during the academic day and in the after school art clubs program. Carries out a program of academic/rehabilitation instruction in accordance with the Fine Arts State Standards: monitors individual student progress and revises teaching materials, methods and techniques as appropriate; teaches students to use a variety of adaptive devices and instruments. Plans and carries out a classroom management program in the classroom; advises students of acceptable behavior and corrects student behavior using the SCSDB Positive Behavior Support model and the SCSDB Student Code of Conduct. Makes necessary referrals; contacts parents concerning student success and involvement in student productions. Teaches based on individual student needs and state standards; plans and provides a variety of adaptive teaching materials.
Qualifications: Bachelor Degree and SC Teacher Licensure in Advanced Fine Arts or Music Education - Choral, Instrumental, Piano, Violin, or Voice. Must also have experience teaching special needs students in music education in an educational setting. Ability to teach general music, chorus, and instrumental skills to students who are blind/multi-handicapped and some children who are deaf/hard of hearing as appropriate. Must be willing to assist after school programming on a flexed schedule and willing to take additional training opportunities in teaching visually impaired students. Piano skills preferred. This position may required specific communication modalities dependent upon employment placement.