Request/Posting Number 0711893
Classification Title Faculty Associate
Working Title HILIA Itinerant Teacher for Students with Visual Impairments
Job Class # 850000
Type of Position Faculty Associate
Percent Appointment: 1-100 (For Student Employment and Graduate Assistant Only; state hours per week) 100% (9.5 month position)
Department Thomas Metcalf School - 07000000
Job Category Laboratory School Faculty (K-12)
General Summary The HILIA Itinerant Teacher for Students with Visual Impairments will provide direct instruction to students with vision loss attending their home school and implement individualized services for elementary students at Thomas Metcalf Laboratory School. In addition to providing direct service per the IEP (Individualized Education Program) the HILIA Vision Itinerant may evaluate students who have been referred through the appropriate channels, conduct in-services to educate staff, and serve as a consultant to school personnel.
Required Qualifications 1. Bachelor's Degree in Special Education, Low Vision and Blindness
2. Professional Educator License
3. Experience with managing an itinerant caseload
4. A valid driver's license
5. Ability to travel within the HILIA (Heart of Illinois Low Incidence Association) member districts in a timely fashion. (https://roe17.org/resources/hilia)
6. If this position is Security Sensitive or if you are subject to a criminal background investigation based on University policy, employment is contingent upon you passing a satisfactory criminal background investigation. You may not begin work until the criminal background investigation results have been received and cleared by Human Resources.
Desired Qualifications: 1. One to three years' experience as a Teacher of Students with Visual Impairments
2. Good organization and communication skills to effectively collaborate with team members
3. Experience with varying vision diagnoses including those students with Cortical Visual Impairment
4. Ability to administer a Functional Vision Assessment, Learning Media Assessment, or other diagnostic assessments
5. Must demonstrate a firm knowledge in Expanded Core Curriculum
Skills needed to support teachers in the differentiation of instruction and use of accommodations
6. Demonstration of competent Assistive Technology skills
7. Ability to work with a team to develop and implement strategies to increase student independence
Necessary Licenses/Certifications/Degrees 1. Bachelor's Degree in Special Education, Low Vision and Blindness
2. Professional Educator License
3. A valid driver's license
Hiring Rate/Range Commensurate with experience and qualifications
Work Hours Typically Monday through Friday school hours with occasional weekend and evening hours.
Proposed Starting Date: August 2019
Posting date 04-12-2019
Closing date Open Until Filled
Special Instructions to Applicants Initial application review will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.
All application materials must be submitted online. Application materials submitted via fax, email, or mail will not be accepted.
Please prepare in advance separate documents representing a cover letter, reference list (at least three professional references and contact information), and resume/C.V. to attach to this application.
Illinois State University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.
If you are an individual with a disability and need a reasonable accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) or other state or federal law you may request an accommodation by contacting the Office of Equal Opportunity, and Access at 309-438-3383.
Contact Information Lisa Kendall
Departmental Homepage www.metcalf.ilstu.edu
Required Applicant Documents PLEASE NOTE: These documents are required to be submitted online in order to complete the application process. Please have these documents ready prior to clicking on "Apply For This Posting". Resume/C.V.
Optional Applicant Documents Certification of Retirement Annuity (required for SURS annuitants only)
Civil Service Test Not Applicable
Physical Requirements: Must be able to complete the following with or without a reasonable accommodation:
1. Ability to effectively communicate on daily basis
2. Ability to use a computer in a day-to-day work (i.e. type o a keyboard and use a mouse).
3. Ability to conduct or attend meetings in various locations on and off campus.
4. Ability to maintain a high level of concentration.
5. Must be able to lift 40 lbs.