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Teacher of the Blind or Visually Impaired (TVI)

International Institute for the Brain (iBrain)
2.6 out of 5
311 E 94th St, New York, NY 10128
$80,000 - $90,000 a year - Part-time, Full-time


311 E 94th St, New York, NY 10128

Pulled from the full job description

  • Dental insurance
  • Health insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Vision insurance

Full job description

The mission of the International Institute for the Brain (iBrain) is to research, develop and implement special education and related services for students with a brain injury or brain-based disorder.

Teachers for the Visually Impaired: Full and Part Time Positions Available!

Student Population

Majority of students on caseload have cortical visual impairment (CVI)

  • Students are nonverbal, non-ambulatory and have significant motor and cognitive impairments

Program Features

  • Unique Opportunity to work collaboratively with a team of TVIs
  • Vision teachers have a small core caseload of students
  • Students have 60-minute therapy mandates
  • Vision teachers work primarily in pull-out individual sessions and also collaborate with classroom teachers regularly and support with push-in services as appropriate
  • Highly interdisciplinary nonpublic program for students ages 5-21

Position Functions and Responsibilities

  • Design and implements interventions that reflect knowledge of child development and specialized techniques appropriate for VI students
  • Works with students on an individual basis in classroom, treatment room, or home/community setting according to the mandates of IEP
  • Maintains compliance re: daily session notes, progress reports etc. as per school policy
  • Works effectively with parents, teaching staff and other professionals directly involved in the care and treatment of the student to enhance the use of vision and/or minimize the impact of visual impairments on learning
  • Participates as required in all meetings, conferences with parents and school districts regarding the student's progress and /or welfare
  • Uses accurate assessment skills to perform functional vision evaluations with written reports reflecting current knowledge of visual impairments and child development; able to communicate results effectively in both written and verbal formats
  • Actively participate in the creation and implementation of an individual professional development plan
  • Completes related service billing, progress notes and documentation in a timely manner according to established deadlines
  • Perform other tasks to support the operations of the school as assigned by School Administration

Required Skills


  • Experience with children with various orthopedic, developmental and/or multiple impairments especially those related to vision Education Requirements:
  • Current Certification as a Teacher of Students who are Blind or Visually Impaired (TVI)

Competitive Salary based on Experience.

Job Types: Full-time, Part-time

Pay: $80,000.00 - $90,000.00 per year


  • Teaching: 2 years (Preferred)


  • TVI (Required)

Work Location:

  • One location


  • Health insurance
  • Dental insurance
  • Vision insurance
  • Paid time off

Working days:

  • Monday
  • Tuesday
  • Wednesday
  • Thursday
  • Friday

Hours per week:

  • 10-19
  • 20-29
  • 30-39

Typical start time:

  • 9AM

Typical end time:

  • 5PM