Elem. Sp.Ed. Deaf & Hard of Hearing
District - Sp. Ed. Office will assign
(Contingent upon funding) - CBH (Phase V) position - full-time permanent teaching position beginning at the start of the 2019/20 school year.
Resume and cover letter required.
Individual will provide direct, intensive, services to deaf and hard of hearing students, particularly in the areas of language skills: listening comprehension, auditory training, speech, speech reading, vocabulary, reading, and written expression; works closely with school staff toward successful mainstreaming of deaf and hard of hearing students to the greatest extent appropriate.
Roles & Responsibilities
- Provide direct service to students with hearing loss.
- Provide consultative services to the classroom teachers of children with hearing loss.
- Monitor student progress.
- Assist in the development of individualized education plans.
- Develop a coordinated team effort for service delivery encompassing program staff, district staff, parents and students.
- Work collaboratively with building staff and parents to monitor the impact the hearing loss may have on the student’s educational progress.
- Provide consultation and intervention strategies to staff members and parents of specific students.
- Pre-teach, reinforce and/or reteach content area vocabulary and concepts where language deficiencies hinder understanding.
- Provide opportunities to develop student’s auditory and speech reading skills.
- Observe students in the classroom to evaluate attending skills, coping/repair strategies, use of residual hearing and effectiveness of hearing equipment.
- Support, interpret, and implement Board policies, administrative regulations and directives.
- Coordinate and provide programs for services to Deaf/Hard of Hearing (D/HH) students.
- Provide in-service training to administrators, support staff, teachers and parents regarding the characteristics and educational implications of a hearing loss.
- Assist in child find and identification of services, attending all IEP meetings and evaluation team meetings as necessary.
- Assist with planning and initiating new program offerings to staff, D/HH students and their hearing peers.
- Prepare and provide program requests for the purchase of recommended supplies, materials, equipment and services.
- Perform any duties that may be assigned by supervisor.
- Collaborate with other providers (i.e. Audiologists) around specific needs for individual students.
- Assist in the assessment and acquisition of FM equipment.
- Instruct student s and staff on the use and care of hearing aids and hearing equipment.
- Troubleshoot personal hearing equipment and classroom FM systems as needed.
Salary Rate Range
Teacher Salary Scale
Teacher of the Deaf/Hard of Hearing - Birth - Grade 12 - Special Education, with experience in deaf education
Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university, with specialization in Deaf Education.
Experience working with students who use hearing aids, cochlear implants and other assistive devices to access spoken language.
Experience using the auditory-oral or auditory-verbal approach to teaching deaf and hard of hearing students.
Sign language fluency preferred
Rhode Island Learning and Development Standards Training preferred
You must complete the new hire compliance training prior to your first day of employment