Deafblind Intervener

Job | Posted 2 months ago
Start Date
Position Areas
Special Education


Job Title:  Deafblind Intervener

Reports to:  Campus Principal

Dept/School:  Special Education Department / Central Administration Building

Work Year:  184 days
Base Salary:  $22,000  *Actual salary will be calculated based on experience.
Assist special education teacher to provide for physical and instructional needs of students with disabilities in special education setting. Provide direct support to a student with deafblindness for all or part of the instructional day as determined by the student’s Individualized Education Plan (IEP).

GED or High School Diploma
Associates degree or two years of higher education preferred
Valid certification as interpreter granted by the Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf or Texas Commission for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing
Must register with SBEC to obtain an Educational Aide Certification

Special Knowledge/Skills:
Knowledge of deafblindness preferred
Willingness to participate in ongoing training in the area deafblindness
Ability to use various modes of communication such as signing, coactive signing, objects, and/or pictures as documented in the student’s IEP
Ability to work with children with disabilities
Ability to follow verbal and written instructions
Ability to communicate effectively
Knowledge of general office equipment

A minimum of 2 years of related experience preferred
Provide direct support to a student with deafblindness during all or part of a school day as part of an educational team, and as indicated in the student’s IEP.
Follow the student’s IEP and the modifications and instructional techniques recommended by the student’s instructional and related service staff.
Implement instructional plans provided by the teacher and/or case manager.
Become proficient in student’s individual communication methods and strategies.
Help teacher prepare instructional materials.
Help teacher keep administrative records and prepare required reports.
Provide assistance to substitute teachers.
Accompany and support the student(s) during community-based instruction.
Help manage behavior of students.
Assume responsibility for learning and adapting to each student’s special needs.
Work with individual students or small groups.
Help supervise students throughout the school day, inside and outside the classroom.
Keep teacher informed of special needs or problems of individual students.
Maintain communications between home and school.
Keep a daily log of information about the student and his or her activities.
Participate in IEP Meetings and student staffing’s;
Participate in the assessment of the student and in the preparation of IEP’s, progress reports, behavior plans, data collection, and other documentation for program monitoring.
Maintain confidentiality.
Participate in staff development training programs and special events as assigned.
Serve as a resource to other staff on issues related to deafblindness.
Fulfill other responsibilities and duties as assigned.

Mental Demands/Physical Demands/Environmental Factors:
Maintain emotional control under stress. Moderate standing and walking; occasional kneeling, squatting, bending, and stooping. Repetitive hand motions. Work with frequent interruptions.  Must be physically capable to manage behavioral concerns through physical restraint, if needed.  Must be able to lift 25lbs.
Application Deadline: Until Filled

The foregoing statements describe the general purpose and responsibilities assigned to this job and are not an exhaustive list of all responsibilities and duties that may be assigned or skills that may be required.
Approved By:  Dr. Pamela Linton, Chief Human Resources Officer   Date:  4/22/2021

The Frisco Independent School District is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate against applicants or employees because of race, national origin, gender, age, religion, or disability status of otherwise qualified individuals. FISD does not discriminate on the basis of membership or application for membership in the uniformed services.

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Frisco ISD

7411 First Streeet , Frisco , TX 75033

At the following locations

Administration Building

5515 Ohio Drive , Frisco, TX 75035