Vision/Ortho/Multi Department
Teacher of the Visually Impaired and/or Dual Certified (TVI/O&M)
Multiple Positions Available
2024 – 2025 School Year

Job Type: Teacher of Students with Visual Impairments
Start Date: August 1, 2024

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 Qualifications

Applicant must be an Illinois licensed teacher of the visually impaired. ACVREP O&M endorsement required for dual certified applicants; dual certification preferred. Comprehensive technical knowledge of best practices related to students with vision loss.

Position Location

NIA Region


Competitive Salary and Benefits

Contact Information

Rebecca Moody
Northwestern Illinois Association
245 W. Exchange, Suite 4
Sycamore, IL 60178
Phone: 779-248-1790

Application Process and Deadline
  1. Completion of the NIA on-line application (www.thenia.org)
  2. Formal Letter of Application, Resume, List of References
  3. Copy of appropriate certificate(s) and licenses

Deadline: Applications taken until positions are 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

Find us in Northwestern Illinois

4 Office Locations

  • Sycamore
  • Rockford
  • St. Charles
  • Sterling

5 Hearing Clinic Locations

  • Aurora
  • St. Charles
  • Rockford
  • Sterling