JobID 2000 : Teacher of the Deaf/Hard of Hearing (#1998186)
Title: Deaf/Hard of Hearing Itinerant Teacher
Supervisor: Director of Special Education
Contracted term: 182 day contract
Salary schedule: A competitive salary commensurate with education and experience: RSP – Related Service Providers
The Deaf/Hard of Hearing Itinerant Teacher serves students who require educational service due to a hearing loss. The TDHH Itinerant Teacher addresses the unique educational, communication, and social/emotional needs of the students with hearing loss and provides guidance to the student’s family and school personnel.
The TDHH Itinerant Teacher:
- Understands the philosophical, historical, and legal foundations of special education.
- Develops short and long-range plans consistent with curriculum goals, learner’s diversity, and learning theory for all TDHH students ages three to twenty-one.
- Demonstrates a working knowledge of hearing aids, cochlear implants, FM equipment and the interpretation of audiograms.
- Reviews/obtains updated, available audiological information regarding the student’s degree/type of hearing loss, discrimination ability, and use of amplification, and shares this knowledge with parents, teachers, and other appropriate staff. This information is used for planning student instruction and environmental needs including necessary accommodations and modifications.
- Provides in-service/consultation to teachers and other support personnel as appropriate.
- Provides specialized instruction in the hearing-related areas of: Auditory Training, Speech reading, Vocabulary Development, Speech/Language development, Social Skills Development, Hearing aid/FM use and maintenance, and TDHH Self Advocacy skill development. Mediates with TDHH students to generalize these skills across environment.
- Understands Common Core Standards and prepares effective instructional strategies for teaching academic domains.
- Plans effective instructional strategies for adapting or modifying the general curriculum to meet the individual needs of the TDHH student. Plans strategies to implement outcome-based curriculum.
- Understands assessment of the TDHH and implements progress monitoring of student needs.
- Plans and prepares for Individual Educational Program meetings.
- Consults with teachers and therapists to plan for student’s needs, required accommodations, modifications and use of assistive hearing technology.
- Demonstrates signing skills and fluency necessary to communicate effectively using American Sign Language or Total Communication approach (when applicable).
- Provides supervision and evaluation of sign language interpreters (as applicable).
- Has working knowledge of resources, strategies, networks, organizations, and unique services for individuals with hearing disabilities including career, vocational and transition support.
- Engages in professional development to stay current on research-based instructional strategies.
- Observes and follows all Montrose County School District policies and procedures; maintains high levels of professionalism and commitment through punctuality and attendance.
- All other duties as assigned.
Principles, procedures, methods, techniques, strategies and understanding the importance relative to the Teacher of the Deaf/HH serving as a role model and advocate for all students.
The physical requirements indicated below are examples of the physical aspects that this position classification must perform in carrying out essential job functions.
Person performing service in this position classification will exert 5 to 50 pounds of force frequently to lift, carry, push, pull, or otherwise move objects. This type of work involves sitting but will involve walking or standing for brief periods. Perceiving the nature of sound, near and far vision, depth perception, providing oral information, the manual dexterity to operate business related equipment, and handle and work with various materials and objects are important aspects of this job.
EXPERIENCE AND EDUCATION:
Any combination of experience and training that would likely provide the required knowledge and skill is qualifying. A typical way to obtain the required knowledge and skill would be:
Experience: Successful completion of student teaching at a recognized college or university and/or two years of full time classroom teaching experience with the special needs child.
Hold or be eligible to hold a Special Services Provider certification endorsed in Special Education Specialist: Deaf/Hard-of-Hearing (Ages Birth-21).
Must hold a master’s or higher degree from a regionally accredited institution in special education deaf/hard of hearing or its equivalent.
Must have completed an approved program from a regionally accredited institution for special education specialists: deaf/hard of hearing that includes prescribed field experience requirements.
Completed and passed an accepted PLACE, Praxis, or other related exam if required for the subject area.
Condition of Employment
Possession of a valid Colorado Motor Vehicle Operator’s License.