Deaf and Hard of Hearing
POSITION: Teacher for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing
EFFECTIVE: 2015-2016 School Year
LOCATION: Various Locations (including home and community settings)
NATURE OF WORK:
This is a professional position to provide direct educational services and/or consultative services to deaf/hard of hearing students and related staff.
- Provide instruction in sign language to students and staff;
- Work collaboratively with teachers and staff to plan and implement lessons connected to the general education curriculum; and
- Provide support in building the capacity of staff and students in regional program sites to learn sign language to support peer and adult interaction with students who are deaf/hard of hearing.
- Meet with general education teachers at the beginning of the school year to discuss the educational implications of hearing loss as well as necessary accommodations and modifications to help deaf and hard of hearing students have full access to instruction;
- Provide specific instruction to help bridge the gap between American Sign Language and English;
- Collaborate with general education staff and provide necessary supports to enable students with hearing loss to access the general education curriculum;
- Provide direct services, including but not limited to:
- Language and vocabulary development
- Auditory training
- Resource teaching in academic areas
- Self-advocacy and equipment maintenance skills
- Sign language instruction
- Provide consultative services, including but not limited to:
- Ongoing support to staff working with deaf/hard of hearing students
- Work in coordination with the audiologist to train necessary staff with hearing equipment
- Perform basic equipment maintenance on auditory equipment
- Develop and implement Individualized Education Programs for students who are deaf or hard of hearing;
- Monitor and report student progress through regular data collection;
- Consult with teachers and parents regarding the various aspects of communication skills development and the impact on achievement;
- Serve as a resource person to school personnel in the development and selection of materials to address the needs of deaf and hard of hearing students in the area of communication skills development; and
- Complete and maintain Medical Assistance logs.
- Bachelor’s degree with MSDE certification in deaf education;
- Experience in a variety of school settings (preferred); and
- Proficiency and experience using multiple communication modalities.
Full-time, ten-month position.
SALARY GRADE RANGE:
The salary for this position will be based on the appropriate position on the teacher's salary schedule (#1).
BARGAINING UNIT ELIGIBILITY: EASMC