PROGRAM CONSULTANT FOR THE DEAF AND HARD OF HEARING

Livingston ESA ( learn more )

Howell, MI ( map )

Job Details

  • Job ID: 3072854
  • Application Deadline: Posted until Filled
  • Posted : March 21, 2019

Job Description

Position Purpose
The Program Consultant for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing works in the areas of educational assessment and/or remediation consulting with administrative staff, teachers, ancillary support staff, and parents/guardians. Provides for and plans adaptive measures and meaningful curriculum and instructional adjustments aligned to the individual needs of the deaf and/or hard of hearing student.


Essential Functions
Note:  These duties and responsibilities are judged to be "essential functions" in terms of the Americans With Disabilities Act or ADA.   To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.  The statements below are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by a person in this position.  They are not to be construed as an exhaustive list of all duties that may be performed by such a person. Other duties may be assigned.

  • Provides consultative services to constituent school district and intermediate school district personnel regarding students who are deaf and hard of hearing.
  • Maintains up-to-date supportive equipment, materials, and adaptive devices for students who are deaf and hard of hearing.
  • Provides informal and formal evaluations of referred students and currently eligible special education students.
  • Attends Multidisciplinary Evaluation Team (MET) and Individualized Education Planning Team (IEPT) meetings when requested.
  • Initiates or assists parents/guardians in making referrals to community agencies.
  • Assists in securing medical information and interprets the data to school personnel and parents/guardians.
  • Provides pertinent information and resources to parents/guardians of students who are deaf and hard of hearing.
  • Provides or coordinates in-services for parents/guardians or teachers serving students who are deaf and hard of hearing.
  • Available to serve on committees or boards of agencies serving students who are deaf and hard of hearing. 


Additional Duties

  • Performs other duties as assigned.


Supervisory Responsibilities

  • May supervise students.


Education and/or Experience

  • Master's degree in education or a field of study related to special education.
  • Three years satisfactory teaching experience with no less than two years in a special education classroom.  Experience with students who have the diagnosis of autism is preferred.   


Certificates, Licenses, Registrations

  • Michigan Teaching Certificate with an Endorsement in Deaf and Hard of Hearing (SL). 
  • Teacher Consultant approval for Deaf and Hard of Hearing; or,
  • Possess certification per LARA Director’s Office: Audiologist


Language Skills
Ability to read, analyze, and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, or governmental regulations. Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals. Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of staff, parent, and the general public.  Sign Language fluency preferred.

Mathematical Skills
Ability to work with mathematical concepts such as probability and statistical inference. Ability to apply concepts such as fractions, percentages, ratios, and proportions to practical situations.

Reasoning Ability
Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions. Ability to interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions in mathematical or diagram form and deal with several abstract and concrete variables.

Other Skills & Abilities
Ability to apply knowledge of current research and theory to instructional program; ability to plan and implement lessons based on division and school objectives and the needs and abilities of students to whom assigned.  Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with students, peers, parents and community; ability to speak clear and concisely in written or oral communication.

  • Knowledge of special education laws, rules and regulations.
  • Ability to organize and manage a variety of responsibilities as an itinerant and to serve multiple local school districts
  • Interpersonal skills to involve parents, teachers, and administrators in effectively implementing programs and services for students who are deaf and hard of hearing.
  • Knowledge of Total Communication, Auditory Oral and Bilingual philosophies preferred.


Physical Demands
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is will occasionally sit and walk and sometimes stand.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision such as typed material. The employee will frequently interact with the public and other staff and occasionally work extended hours.

Work Environment
The noise level in the work environment is usually quiet.    Work is performed indoors.

 

 

The employee shall remain free of any alcohol or non-prescribed controlled substance in the workplace throughout his/her employment in the District.

 

The Board of Education does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, (including sexual orientation and transgender identity), disability, age, religion, height, weight, marital or family status, military status, ancestry, genetic information, or any other legally protected category, (collectively, "Protected Classes"), in its programs and activities, including employment opportunities.

 

Inquiries regarding non-discrimination policies should be directed to the Assistant Superintendent of Administrative Services.

  • Position Type: Full-time

Equal Opportunity Employer

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Contact Information

  • Jenn Damon
  • 1425 W Grand River Ave
  • Howell, Michigan 48843

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