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Qualifications

  • Education/Certification
    • High school diploma or GED
    • Valid Texas educational paraprofessional certificate desired, but not required.
  • Special Knowledge/Skills/Abilities
    • Ability to work well with children with disabilities, especially children with visual impairments
    • Ability to follow verbal and written instructions
    • Knowledge of general office equipment.
  • Experience
    • Have ____ [insert number] of years of experience working with children and/or have college credit with some emphasis on child growth and development or related areas

Major Responsibilities and Duties

  • Assist the VI and campus staff with modifications and supplemental services necessary for educational needs of students with visual impairment
  • Provide technological assistance and/or training to teaching staff or other appropriate personnel
  • Prepare materials and equipment to be transferred to appropriate campuses as needed and according to VI program procedures
  • Make photocopies, complete required forms, and perform other clerical tasks for VI staff as requested
  • Assist students, teachers, and other staff members as appropriate and according to state and district guidelines
  • Attend appropriate, approved staff development training and VI staff meetings
  • Assist in the ordering, dissemination, and return of braille, large type, audio materials, and assistive technology equipment
  • Maintain VI program equipment and make arrangements for necessary repairs, adhering to appropriate VI and district procedures
  • Maintain appropriate communication with the VI program supervisor and staff, other district personnel, and agencies
  • Maintain a current work schedule, providing copies to the VI supervisor, VI staff, and campus secretary

Evaluation

Accurate and timely work to be evaluated by VI professionals and special education administration in accordance with provision of school board policy.