Perkins School for the Blind

Watertown, Massachusetts ( map )

Job Details

  • Job ID: 3077390
  • Application Deadline: Posted until Filled
  • Posted : April 4, 2019
  • Starting Date: June 24, 2019

Job Description


Under the general supervision of the Education Director or Assistant Education Director, the Teacher provides instructional services for students with sensory impairments, based on individual needs and evaluates students as required. They will plan, prepare and implement appropriate educational goals for each student as well as provide a variety of adapted materials and aids as appropriate for each student.


Meets educational requirements and qualifies for certification/licensure while updating and expanding knowledge
Demonstrates understanding of the general curriculum, expanded core curriculum, and subject matter/area of expertise
Determines present levels of performance by reviewing background information and conducting informal and formal assessments
Develops and prioritizes measurable objectives for learners; plans short term and long term instruction or clinical strategies to address individual objectives.
Establishes and maintains structures, rules, and procedures for learners and sets and maintains high expectations and standards of behavior
Establishes and adapts the environment to make it conducive to learning
Establishes good rapport and maintains respectful relationships with learners, adapting lessons for individuals with diverse needs and various backgrounds
Engages learners by using a variety of approaches and motivating strategies to convey knowledge and develop skills, maximizing instructional/clinical time
Provides positive reinforcement and constructive feedback
Develops performance measures and informs learners of the criteria for success; evaluates learner performance, keeps records, and reports progress in learning; revises instructional plans based on ongoing observation/evaluation information;
Helps create positive, inclusive interpersonal relationships
Shows respect for students, colleagues, administrators, family members, and others, communicating well with, supports, advises, and/or advocates for learners
Collaborates, consults with, and maintains effective communication with outside agency staff, staff at all levels, and family members, and when indicated, provides training
Maintains effective communication and works cooperatively with administrators
Maintains a safe environment and handles emergencies
Maintains a clean, neat, inviting, and well-designed learning environment
Ensures learners’ medical needs are met by altering teaching/clinical strategies and following protocols.
To perform other related duties and tasks as assigned.
  • Position Type: Summer
  • Positions Available: 1
  • Job Categories : Classroom Teacher > Alternative Learning Environment
    Special Education > Alternative Learning Environment
    Special Education > General Special Education
    Special Education > Hard of Hearing
    Special Education > Learning Disabled
    Special Education > Life Skills
    Special Education > Mentally Disabled
    Special Education > Mild/Moderate Disabilities
    Special Education > Multiple Disabilities
    Special Education > Visually Impaired
  • Welcome to Perkins School for the Blind!

    About Us

    Perkins School for the Blind is an innovative leader in serving people with visual impairments. Strong leadership from both staff and the Board of Trustees has created a legacy of education and discovery. We are always questioning how to best serve our students in the classroom, in the community and around the world. Learn more about us...

    Equal Opportunity Employer

    Perkins School for the Blind is committed to maintaining a work and learning environment free from discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, pregnancy, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital/civil union status, ancestry, place of birth, age, citizenship status, veteran status, political affiliation, genetic information or disability, as defined and required by state and federal laws. Additionally, we prohibit retaliation against individuals who oppose such discrimination and harassment or who participate in an equal opportunity investigation.

    Job Requirements

    • Minimum Requirements:

      Bachelor’s degree in education or relevant field
      Ability to complete and maintain First Aid and Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) Automated External Defibrillator (AED), and Crisis Prevention and Physical Intervention (CPPI) Certifications
      Ability to travel independently

      Preference may be given to candidates with:

      Master’s degree in Special Education and/or in specialized content area, Vocational Rehabilitation, or working toward a degree in teaching
      Previous experience working with students with visual impairments or students with multiple disabilities
    • At least 1 year of relevant experience preferred
    • Bachelor degree preferred
    • Citizenship, residency or work visa required

    Contact Information

    • Daniel O'Connell , HR Specialist
    • 175 North Beacon Street
    • Watertown, Massachusetts 02472

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