Instructional Specialist: Collaboration & Transition Specialist

POSITION:  Instructional Specialist: Collaboration & Transition Specialist
DEPARTMENT:  Comprehensive Programs
POSTING #:  23-030
MONTHLY SALARY:  Based on AISD pay scale using education and years of experience
SHIFT:  Monday-Thursday, 7:45am-4:00pm; Friday 7:45am-2:45pm
OPENING DATE:  2/23/2023
CLOSING DATE:  Until Filled

Ways to Apply


  • Coordinates communication and planning with local school district representatives, families and TSBVI staff members — from student acceptance to TSBVI to return to the local school district — to ensure successful collaboration according to the school’s procedures.
  • Assures that written plans for collaboration with local school district representatives and families are developed as a part of the enrollment process, implemented and updated as needed.
  • Completes and monitors collaboration and documentation logs, contact information, and Out of District Placement Input forms.
  • Coordinates visits between local school districts and TSBVI to observe student programming before, during and after enrollment at TSBVI.
  • Coordinates, and may accompany students with, experiences visiting local school districts as needed (perhaps a few days per month).
  • Coordinates follow up collaboration efforts with local school district instructional teams for one school year after a student’s return to the local district.
  • In collaboration with the Transition Coordinator, facilitates transition to adult life planning and activities for each assigned student.
  • May serve as the supervising teacher for teacher interns obtaining Special Education or Teacher of Students with Visual Impairments (TSVI) certification.
  • May serve as the TSVI for assigned students with classroom teachers who have not yet obtained TSVI certification.
  • Continues professional growth and development; participates in all assigned in-service trainings.
  • Attend work regularly in accordance with TSBVI leave policy.
  • Comply with all applicable security and safety rules, regulations, and standards.
  • Perform related work as assigned.


  • Graduation from an accredited four-year college or university (Applicant selected for hire will be required to submit a copy of all college or university transcripts).
  • Must have Teacher of Students with Visual Impairments certification.
  • Skill in working cooperatively and effectively in a team model of service delivery and working with diverse groups of students, parents and staff members.


  • Master’s degree in related field.
  • Extensive experience as an itinerant Teacher of Students with Visual Impairments.
  • Bilingual in English and Spanish.

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