Duties: Plans and provides a program of academic instructional services to blind/visual impairment students at the School for the Blind. Conducts a comprehensive educational program that includes: assessing students' academic and habilitative needs, implementing curriculum (long and short terms, objectives, lesson plans and assessments), developing and utilizing appropriate teaching methods, and carrying out the IEP program. Plans, prepares and implements Individual Education Plan (IEP) of instruction for all assigned students. Maintains required documentation to include: student attendance, progress, difficulties, needs, etc.
Qualifications: Requires Bachelor's Degree and South Carolina Teacher Licensure in Early Childhood or Elementary and Certification in Visual Impairment. Must have the ability to plan and implement IEP's and carry out programs to met student needs. Must have knowledge in pre-braille teaching strategies, literary braille and Nemeth Code. Must be familiar with basic O & M techniques, as well as basic assistive technology devices and programs.
South Carolina School for the Deaf and the Blind is the state's specialized school for students who are deaf or blind. The main campus is located in Spartanburg, but the school serves students statewide through its campus and outreach programs.