Arlington, VIRGINIA | 10 days | Deadline: 26 Jun 2021

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POSTING DATE:   04/05/2021
CLOSING DATE:   06/26/2021
LOCATION:   Multiple Locations

  • Must have or be eligible for Virginia licensure.

  • Must have or be eligible for endorsement in Teacher of the Visually Impaired.

  • Ability to travel between sites.


Orientation: July 2, 2021
Program Dates:
JULY 6 – JULY 30 (elementary school)
JULY 6 – AUG 6 (secondary school)
Location: TBD per Office of Special Education
Summer assignments will be staffed based on student needs. Employees can apply for either a virtual or in-person assignment, however offers will be extended to meet the student needs and the instructional model. APS will make every effort to assign staff based on preference, however there is no guarantee that you will be assigned to the preference you elected. If you are not assigned based upon your preference, APS will keep your application on file should that preference become available.


  • Perform functional vision and learning media assessments on new referrals and three-year re-evaluations. Interpret eye medical reports as they relate to educational environments.

  • Contribute to the development of the IEP with goals, modifications, learning styles. Recommend appropriate specialized evaluations as needed, such as low vision, orientation and mobility, psycho-social, and adaptive physical education.Consult with diagnosticians, classroom teachers, students, and parents concerning appropriate evaluations, modification, and test administration.

  • Assist in determining and procuring classroom equipment and materials necessary for the student with visual impairments to learn (brailler, low vision devices, assistive technology, computer) including ensuring necessary room modifications and lighting changes.

  • Provide the classroom teacher with information regarding the specialized strategies needed to teach a VI student.

  • Consult with other instructional staff to provide information to incorporate the expanded core curriculum into the entire instructional setting.

  • Provide modified materials to the classroom teacher. Provide braille, recorded/enlarged materials, and tactual symbols as appropriate for each child.

  • Monitoring the students' progress in academic subjects and provide instruction in compensatory skills as needed in the areas the students may have difficulty with as a result of the visual impairment.

  • Instruct students in using low vision devices and instruct students in braille reading and writing.


  • Provide assistance to students with visual impairments in understanding their attitudes and those of others concerning their visual impairment.

  • Provide training and support to parents of students with visual impairments to enhance their children's independence.

  • Provide the teachers, staff, and family of students with visual impairment with information regarding their individual need, methodology, and strategies.

  • Facilitate social integration and interaction with peers. Participate with other school personnel and agencies to secure job-related experience for students. Participate in transition planning.

  • Provide updated pupil information (VI registration, deaf blind census, textbook projections).

  • Submit requests for instructional materials, conferences, field trips, and personnel needs.

  • Inform various special education and campus personnel of progress and needs of the students with visual impairment on a regular basis.

  • Identify and set up a work and storage space at each school to be used by the VI teacher to instruct students as necessary.

  • Provide input into students' schedules, planning for all special services, such as direct instruction and orientation and mobility.

  • Maintain adequate record of all assessments, IEPs ARD paper, progress reports and signed parental release forms for things such as photographs and registration with various agencies. Provide 6-week, 9-week, or week progress reports as indicated by school policy on students with visual impairment in regular education classes and follow up with teacher and/or parent conferences as appropriate.

  • Register students with visual impairment with appropriate agencies such as Recordings for the Blind, and VA Textbooks Library, and assist with referral to the VA Services for the Blind.

  • Communicate with low-vision specialists, ophthalmologists, and optometrists concerning exams, and attend exams when appropriate.


You must submit an online summer school application to apply for a position. Follow these steps to apply to more than one position.

1. Log into your application.
2. Click on the Start Application button.
3. Click on the Continue button at the bottom of each page until you get to the Employment Openings page of the application.
4. Click the Add Job button.
5. Select the position you would like to apply for from the list.
6. Click on either the Continue or Add Another to add a different position
7. Click the Agreement section on the left next to the Red box.
8. Enter Yes if you agree to the Applicant's Authorization Statement then click Continue at the bottom of the page.
9. Click the Submit button on the left.
10.Click the Submit Application to finish applying for an APS position(s).


Arlington Public Schools is an Equal Opportunity Employer

 It is the policy of the Arlington School Board, as stated in the School Board Policy G-2.30, that employment opportunities shall not be restricted, abridged or otherwise adversely affected on the basis of race, national origin, creed, color, religion, gender, age, economic status, sexual orientation, marital status, genetic information, gender identity or expression, and/or disability.

APPLY TO:   Candidates may contact the Special Education Office at 703-228-6042 for additional information.

Summer School Teachers who are APS employees during the year will be paid the Non-VRS equivalant rate. (Please note Salary earned relative to summer school employment will not be included in the employee’s creditable compensation amount reported to the Virginia Retirement System (VRS).) Retired APS teachers will be paid $47.73 per hour per APS pay plan.Non-APS licensed summer school teachers will be paid $32.50 per hour.  If you resign effective the last day of the school year, you will receive a flat rate of $32.50 per hour for teachers.Pay Plan 20/21 SY  (Page 51)

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