TEACHER OF THE DEAF AND HARD OF HEARING

Springfield Public Schools

Springfield, MA ( map )

Job Details

  • Job ID: 2994036
  • Application Deadline: Posted until Filled
  • Re-posted : February 4, 2019

Job Description

The Teacher of the Hearing Impaired is responsible for evaluating and providing educationally-based hearing habilitation services to hearing impaired students with Individual Education Programs in the schools. 

 

  • Serves as a resource to school staff members in the development of a balanced program to promote hearing disabled students’ communication and academic skills for school success. 
  • Provides an individualized education program to meet individual needs of hearing disabled students. 
  • Assists and guides teachers in the understanding of normal and disordered communication developmental milestones and referring suspected and identified students with hearing disabilities. 
  • In conjunction with an audiological evaluation report, provides a thorough assessment and diagnosis of students’ hearing disabilities using culturally and linguistically sensitive and appropriate methods. 
  • Assists in appropriate referrals of hearing impaired individuals to agencies and specialists in the community as necessary.  
  • Collaborates with classroom teachers and other school staff members to implement appropriate accommodations and intervention strategies in the classroom pertaining to hearing disabled students’ communication and academic enhancement.  
  • Provides information, support, and counseling to parents and families when appropriate in a multicultural and multilingual setting.  
  • Provides in-service education and serves as a consultant to teachers and school staff members related to hearing impairments and disabilities and communication development for school success.  
  • Keeps thorough ongoing records, including an audiogram, for the individual students receiving educationally-based hearing habilitation services.  
  • Maintains lists of referred, screened, and eligible students, as well as a directory of outside agencies, consultants, specialists and related services. 
  • Compiles case history date on those cases where additional family history, health history, early developmental history, and environmental history are deemed appropriate. 
  • Assumes primary responsibility for requisitioning and maintaining needed audiological equipment and devices.  

 

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES OF THE JOB:

(Minimum requirements)

  • Maintains and manages a caseload comprised of hearing disabled students in the schools.
  • Works collaboratively with the Evaluation Team Leader and school team to develop educationally based IEPs for hearing disabled students.   

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Masters Degree in Deaf Education
  • State Certification as a Teacher of the Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing
  • Position Type: Full-time
  • Job Category : Special Education > Hard of Hearing
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    • Springfield, Massachusetts 01103

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