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Blind / Visually Impaired Licensed Teacher, Part-Time (0.8 FTE) -

Posted on 9/1/2017 9:10:37 AM

Listing expires 9/29/2017

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Date of Availability: ASAP


Date Posted: September 1, 2017

Position Title: Teacher of the Blind / Visually Impaired, Part-Time (0.8 FTE)

Assignment Location: Various Dakota County, MN locations

Anticipated Start Date: ASAP

Contract Length: 2017-2018 school year, continuing contract

Salary: Per contract


  1. Provide direct and consultative educational services to students with visual impairments in home, general and special education settings in local district schools, birth through age 21
  2. Conduct vision assessments and develop and implement individual educational plans (IEPs) in accordance with due process and district practice and child study procedures
  3. Work cooperatively with local district educational teams to develop and implement students' educational programs
  4. Comply with School Board policies and administrative practices, including procedures outlined in the Special Education Staff and Parent/Guardian Handbooks


  1. Minnesota Dept. of Ed. Blind/Visually Impaired Teaching License
  2. Proficiency in Braille required
  3. Experience teaching blind and visually impaired learners birth to 21 in a variety of educational settings.
  4. Skills at conducting evaluations and developing IEPs, and communicating with parents and interdisciplinary team members.
  5. Skills in communicating with parents and interdisciplinary team members
  6. Ability to lift up to 50 pounds of weight, tolerate sudden jarring movement, and tolerate frequent bending and lifting
  7. Valid driver's license and ability to provide travel for self between locations



Intermediate School District 917 serves the low incidence needs of students receiving special education services from our member school districts in the southeastern metropolitan area.  Students are referred to us by member school districts. Our programs and services include comprehensive options and efficient special education services that expand on what member districts may be able to offer students in their own schools. Programs provide special education and related service support to students from early childhood through age 21 in a variety of different, specialized settings for students with emotional/behavioral disorders, autism spectrum disorders, developmental and cognitive disabilities, mental health needs, those who are deaf and hard of hearing, and learning disabilities.

In our highly-structured and specialized educational environments, you will encounter:

  • Classrooms of 4-8 students supported by a teacher and 3-6 trained paraprofessionals.
  • Behavior support teams, including board certified behavior analysts.
  • Lead teachers to support due process and curriculum development.
  • Collaborative teams, which can include: audiologists, interveners, interpreters, teachers, paraprofessionals, developmental adaptive physical education teachers, occupational therapists, physical therapists, school psychologists, school nurses, health associates, school social workers, and speech language pathologists.
  • Functional spaces, which can include: individualized work spaces for each student, group instruction areas, sensory spaces, break spaces, playground/gym/area for gross motor movement, and safety features for staff and students.

District 917 also provides students from member districts a secondary education program, including Dakota County Area Learning Schools, which provide alternative learning programming both in-person and online to students in need of a positive, safe, and structured learning environment outside their resident high school, and Dakota County Secondary Technical Center, which provides technical education for high school students in 10th, 11th, and 12th grade.

Application Procedure: Can be completed at https://www.applitrack.com/isd917/onlineapp/

District 917’s Website: http://www.isd917.k12.mn.us/

To apply, please contact: lauren.kelly@isd917.k12.mn.us

Intermediate School District 917 is an equal opportunity employer

Intermediate School District 917 uses the applicant tracking system from Frontline Education to manage employment applications online