Hearing Impairment Teacher
Hearing Impairment Teacher:
Full-time Employment – 10 months
The person in this position is responsible for creating a flexible program and learning environment that provides specialized instruction for students with Hearing Impairment, such that the students benefit from the general education curriculum to the greatest extent possible when supported with supplemental aides, accommodations, and other needed supports.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
- Work directly with students identified as needing Hearing Impairment services or evaluation as governed by the Individualized Education Plans (IEPs);
- Ensure appropriate materials and devices/equipment are obtained to meet needs of each student;
- Maintain up-to-date and accurate documentation of progress of each student with progress reports to the school;
- Obtain and maintain confidentiality with current reports and all necessary medical records;
- Write and revise Annual IEPS and Team Reviews of those students currently on the caseload in accordance with division policies and procedures;
- Attend IEP meeting for students on the caseload when possible;
- Confer with parents/guardians, medical personnel, teachers and other school personnel as necessary;
- Adhere to pertinent laws, regulations, and policies as they relate to the assignment.
- Secure appropriate information from the Department of Student Services concerning students referred for Hearing Impairment evaluation;
- Maintain written and verbal confidentiality with all cases as required by law and in the best interest of the children;
- Contact and collaborate with schools to arrange evaluation schedules and testing areas;
- Log in and out through the school office on each visit;
- Notify school(s) in a timely manner when absences or alternate arrangements are necessary;
- Follow the Division/School calendar and emergency closing each year;
- Alert the Department of Student Services when testing materials need to be ordered;
- Upon Completion of Hearing Impairment evaluation as referred by Comprehensive Study Teams, provide written report for each case, including data results and testing protocols;
- Attend eligibility meetings to present results of evaluations for each case.
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE
Requires a Bachelor's Degree in an approved program for special education - general curriculum or have completed a major in special education - general curriculum, or have completed 27 semester hours in the education of students with disabilities in the assigned area required. Must be eligible or possess a valid Collegiate Professional License from the State of Virginia.