Teacher for Children with a visual impairment, Fife

Closing date:Expiring soon

Fife CouncilFife

Date posted:
Contract type: Part Time
Salary: £22,866-£36,480
Contract term: Permanent

The Supporting Learners’ Service (Visual Impairment) supports learners across Fife at all stages from pre-school to school leaving age.  The Teacher for Visual Impairment will have a peripatetic caseload.  Where possible the caseload covers a cluster area.  In order to meet the needs of the Service, allocation of caseloads are subject to change and may require the Teacher for Visual Impairment to be allocated a caseload in other clusters or areas of Fife

You will have responsibility for supporting schools and supporting and teaching learners on your caseload as assigned by the Headteacher.  You will be supporting blind learners and learners with a visual impairment to ensure access to the curriculum.  A Teacher for Visual Impairment will be expected to fulfil the following duties within the terms of their contract.

  • Supporting individual learners to develop as successful learners, effective contributors, confident individuals and responsible citizens.  Teaching in a variety of situations e.g. one to one, co-operative teaching, support teaching.  Learners with a visual impairment are taught using a variety of methods and may use braille, large print/adapted materials.
  • Specialist assessments and interpretation of results. This would include assessments of functional vision and other national assessments.  Developing an understanding of the effect of visual impairment on learning and development.  The assessment of vision of babies and of children with complex needs is also included.
  • Provision of advice. This would include consulting with teaching and non-teaching staff and with the learner about the learner’s needs in relation to visual impairment.  This would also include, understanding of the impact of the visual impairment, strategies to support the learner’s needs, including advising on adaptation to methods and materials and to build capacity within the school(s).
  • Partnership working. Meet with learners, their parents and the staff involved, including those from other agencies, to plan, record and evaluate additional support needs arising from a visual impairment.  Contribute to continuing professional learning opportunities for teaching the non-teaching staff at school and service level.
  • Working with learners and families. This would include supporting learners with a visual impairment and their families, according to your caseload, from the early years to school leaving age and through periods of transition.
  • Career Long Professional Learning.  You would keep, up to date with legislation, guidance relating to additional support for learning, technological developments.  You would develop and maintain your skills and understanding of the curriculum.  You would develop and maintain the specific competences for teachers of children and young persons who are visually impaired.  You would commit to the additional training required in order to achieve appropriate qualification within 5 years of taking up the post

For further information please contact: Jennifer Allan, telephone: 03451 555 555 ext: 442126, email: Jennifer.Allan@fife.gov.uk

 

Closing date: 18/11/2018

Reference: FIF11937

Rothesay House, North Street, Glenrothes

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