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Teacher of the Visually Impaired Assistant

October 8, 2021

CABVI is seeking a TVIA to provide vision services to infant, preschool, and school age children who are blind and visually impaired.


  • Teaches early development and educational skills including: concept development, vision training, compensatory skills, self-help skills, communication skills and socialization skills under the supervision and clinical direction of a Teacher of the Visually Impaired (TVI).
  • Implement lessons as specified on the child’s IFSP or IEP developed by the TVI.
  • Instructs students in the use of low vision aids and adaptive equipment; conducts non-physicians assessments of child’s functional vision skills.
  • Consults, teaches and provides support to family members, associated professionals, school districts, and other children’s care givers and service providers.
  • Represents CABVI in the community at professional, recreational and outreach activities associated with children’s services.
  • Completes and submits all required documentation in a timely manner.
  • Develops weekly schedules to achieve hourly expectations in a cost effective manner.
  • Maintains a reference library of current related materials and acquires information regarding research, development and technology.
  • Adapts to change and completes other duties as assigned.


Must have ability to effectively present information, and respond to questions from children, parents, professionals and the public. Must have ability to write effective plans, reports and correspondence. Must be able to give explicit visual cues according to child’s visual status and have ability to develop the child’s confidence and self-esteem.  Requires excellent listening skills.


General computer skills.  Must have good knowledge regarding adaptive equipment and low vision aids.


Frequently required to talk or hear.  Frequently required to stand; walk; reach with hands and arms; stoop and kneel.  Must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the key job elements.


Bachelors or Masters in Education. Desire to pursue Certification as a Teacher of the Visually Impaired required.  Experience and desire to work with children.  Must meet the Department of Special Education and the Department of Health personnel standards.

CABVI is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer and welcomes all qualified applicants. Qualified applicants will receive fair and impartial consideration without regard to race, sex, color, religion, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, genetic data or any other legally protected status.

Interested candidates please send completed resumes and applications to:
507 Kent Street
Utica, NY 13501

Attention: Julie Byrne

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