Duties: Consult with local school districts and agencies to assist in the assessment and instruction of students who are blind or visually impaired and to families, if required, in accordance with Parts B and C of IDEA. Assist local school districts in the assessment of identified students who are blind or visually impaired and the reporting of educational and adaptive needs in the areas of cognition, literacy social, self-help and other areas specific to blindness. Works with local school districts to schedule lessons and provide itinerant instruction in Braille, use of residual vision, adaption of instructional materials and other unique needs of students with visual impairments.
Qualifications: Requires Bachelor's Degree in Orientation & Mobility and Visual Impairments or related field with current ACVREP certification in Orientation & Mobility; SC Teacher Licensure and two years experience working with students who are blind or visually impaired. Must be able to work effectively and cooperatively with parents, teachers, and other professionals in the provision of services. Must be proficient in the teaching of Braille and other adaptive skills needed by students who are blind. Must have considerable knowledge of methods to evaluate the educational needs of visually impaired students.
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.