The Northwestern Illinois Association

Vision/Ortho/Multi Department
Announcement of Vacancy for Position of
Teacher of the Visually Impaired and/or Dual Certified (TVI/O&M)
2019-2020 School Year

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

Position Description
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.

Job Requirements
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. 



Rebecca Moody
Northwestern Illinois Association
245 W. Exchange Street, Unit 4
Sycamore, IL  60178

Application Form
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

General Information
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