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Job opening: Vision Outreach Coordinator (Vancouver, BC)

Vision Outreach Coordinator
Provincial Resource Centre for the Visually Impaired
1.0 FTE
September 2013

PRCVI / ARC-BC is a provincial resource program established to support school districts and group I and II independent schools in meeting the needs of students with blindness/visual impairment and perceptual disabilities through the provision of alternate format materials and consultation support.

Your responsibilities will include:

  • Consultation; support to district administrators, vision teachers and other professionals who work directly with students who are blind or partially sighted including students with additional disabilities
  • Assistance in the selection, administration and interpretation of assessment tools and inventories, the development of Individual Education Plans in core and expanded core curriculum areas and the selection and adaptation of student learning materials
  • Leadership in research projects, best practice initiatives and the development of instructional resources
  • Presenting and coordinating professional development activities specific to best practices in the education of students with visual impairments
  • Review and approval of Certification of Eligibility for vision resources requests
  • Alternate format standards, implementation, resource development and training
  • Coordination and support of ARC-BC initiatives and training

Qualifications:

  • B.Ed with a Masters Degree or equivalent in the education of students with visual impairments and blindness
  • Membership in or ability to become a member of the Teachers' Regulation Branch
  • Expertise in the principles, best practice strategies, resources and technologies in the education of visually impaired students
  • Thorough knowledge of Braille codes including literary, math, science, computer and the Unified English Braille Code
  • Excellent skills in oral and written communication, computer technology, collaborative consultation and problem solving
  • Thorough knowledge of digital alternate formats and related assistive technologies to support the learning needs of students with perceptual disabilities
  • Flexibility to travel in order to support programs for students with visual impairments throughout British Columbia
  • Valid BC Drivers License

*The VSB has been given approval from the Human Rights Tribunal for a Special Program under s. 42(3) of the Human Rights Code. Under this special program, the VSB seeks to preferentially hire Aboriginal persons to a variety of teaching positions. Therefore, each applicant may wish to provide, on a voluntary basis, information whether she or he self-identifies as an Aboriginal person.

Please visit http://www.makeafuture.ca/vancouver for application details.

Archival Date: 
Wednesday, October 16, 2013
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