of Vacancy for Position of
Teacher of the Visually Impaired and/or Dual Certified (TVI/O&M)
2019-2020 School Year
Location: NIA Region
Job Type: Teacher of Students with Visual Impairments (Preference given to dual
certified applicants but TVI only are encouraged to apply).
Start Date: August 6, 2019
Compenstation: Competitive benefits and salary
Responsibilities include providing direct and consultative services to
students with blindness and visual impairments. Caseloads include
students between the ages of 3 and 21 years of age. Responsibilities
include completion of FVA and/or O&M evaluations, development and
implementation of IEP, consultation and training to staff, provide and
maintain materials, equipment and assistive technology. Travel required.
Applicant must be an Illinois licensed teacher of the visually impaired. ACVREP O&M endorsement required for dual certified applicants. Comprehensive technical knowledge of best practices related to students with vision loss.
Northwestern Illinois Association
245 W. Exchange Street, Unit 4
Sycamore, IL 60178
You can download the application
form here, or call the NIA office and request one
Application Process and Deadline
1. Completion of NIA online application
2. Formal letter of application
3. Personal Resume
4. List of References
5. Copy of appropriate certificate(s) and licenses
Deadline: Open until the position is filled
The Northwestern Illinois Association (NIA) is a regional special
education cooperative comprised of seventy-two school districts located
in the ten northwestern counties of Illinois. The primary mission of the
NIA is to provide special education services to children with low incidence
impairments (hearing, vision and orthopedic/multiple disabilities).
The NIA region has been divided into three sub-regions for more effective
planning and service delivery. The NIA maintains its administrative office
in Sycamore with satellite offices located in each of the NIA sub-regions.
Within the region there are fourteen special education districts or cooperatives,
and twenty nonpublic agencies with which NIA personnel work closely in
the provision of special education services.
The Northwestern Illinois Association is an Equal Opportunity Employer