Job Description

TEMPE ELEMENTARY

TITLE: Specialist - Visually Impaired DEPARTMENT: Student Support

WORK
YEAR: Specialist Calendar SALARY: Specialist Schedule

JOB DESCRIPTION:

To work on an educational team developing, implementing, and monitoring programs favorable to
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learning and personal growth for visually impaired students (preschool through 8 grade) in the least
restrictive environment.

QUALIFICATIONS:
1. Arizona Special Education Teacher certification with Visually Impaired special area
2. Master Degree in Special Education (preferred)
3. Ability to travel to more than one work location in the course of the day as assigned
4. Ability to assess needs, develop and implement the IEP, and evaluate outcomes in specialty

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: (Essential functions, as defined under the Americans with Disabilities Act,
may include any of the following tasks, knowledge, skills, and other characteristics. This list is
ILLUSTRATIVE ONLY, and is not a comprehensive listing of all duties and responsibilities performed by
the incumbents of this class.)

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
- Conduct appropriate language and academic evaluations; develop, implement and monitor
appropriate Individual Education Plans (IEP’s).
- Confer and consult with regular classroom teachers regarding student needs and progress.
- Maintain accurate records for documentation of student progress.
- Participate in the Multidisciplinary Evaluation Team (MET) process.
- Plan, conduct and/or participate in in-service professional development activities.
- Maintain on-going communication (verbal and written) with parents of special education students.
- Direct activities of instructional assistants and/or personal assistants if applicable.
- Provide input to performance evaluation for instructional and/or personal assistants to
administrators.
- May be required to participate in student’s meetings which occur beyond the staff’s work
assignment schedule.
- Perform other duties as assigned.

REPORTS TO: Coordinator of Special Needs and/or Director of Student Support

EVALUATION: Special Area Teacher Evaluation

SUPERVISES: Instructional Assistants and/or Personal Assistants
Prepared: June 2005
Revised: 4/4/12 Page 1 of 1

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