Harwood Unified Union School District ( learn more )

Waitsfield, Vermont ( map )

Job Details

  • Job ID: 3593287
  • Application Deadline: Posted until Filled
  • Posted : July 1, 2021
  • Starting Date: August 26, 2021

Job Description

The HUUSD is seeking a licensed Teacher of the Deaf at one of our elementary schools.
General Description:
The Deaf and Hard of Hearing Teacher shall report directly to the designated program administrator and assume responsibility for planning, coordinating and implementing programs and services designed to address the unique needs of children identified as deaf or hard of hearing. The Deaf and Hard of Hearing Teacher shall observe, consult with, and assist special and regular education staff as they adapt classroom instructional strategies to accommodate students with varying degrees of hearing loss. The Deaf and Hard of Hearing Teacher shall also provide direct instruction and serve as a liaison between the school and various community
agencies and professionals that provide services to deaf and hard of hearing children and their families.

Minimum Qualifications:
Possess and maintain a valid Vermont Special Education credential to teach deaf and hard of hearing individuals.
? Demonstrate competence in communicating effectively with children, parents, staff members and representatives of other agencies, including being highly skilled in sign language.
? Possess specialized skills, experience and training in the areas of instructional methodologies, interpreting/tutoring skills, and the use of hearing assistive technology.
? Demonstrate knowledge of and experience with various community resources associated with the special needs of deaf and hard of hearing youth and their families.

Duties and Responsibilities:
? Assists the IEP team with student assessment, individualized instructional plan design, implementation and progress monitoring for each student.
? Provides advice on establishing and maintaining a classroom atmosphere and environment which lessens the impact of the student’s hearing loss on access to their education.
? Facilitates the student’s mainstreaming process by providing training to the regular and/or special education classroom teacher.
? Administers appropriate educational assessment instruments and interprets data derived therefrom.
? Assists in providing instructional leadership and coordination of special education services.
? Provides small group and individualized instruction when appropriate and within IEP guidelines.
? Develops methods, techniques and educational strategies to facilitate student learning.
? Develops modified lesson plans and regulated curricular materials for use by other special education, regular education staff and instructional aides as needed.
? Assists in transition of students from program to program in keeping with goals identified by IEP team.
? Designs, implements, monitors and reviews as needed appropriate IEP’s for students and records pupil progress accurately and timely.
? Establishes and maintains comprehensive student/program files as required.
? Provides a positive learning environment that stimulates student learning and maintenance of skills.
? Maintains professional competency by actively engaging in professional development related to the needs of deaf and hard of hearing students.
? Cooperatively engages in the professional evaluation process with the supervisor to ensure ongoing professional growth and competence.
? Effectively communicates with staff, parents and agencies.
? Responds effectively to the input from and coordinates tasks with district/school personnel as required by assignment.
? Performs other related duties.

  • Position Type: Full-time
  • Positions Available: 1
  • Job Category : Special Education > Hard of Hearing
  • Equal Opportunity Employer

    Harwood Unified Union School District is committed to maintaining a work and learning environment free from discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, pregnancy, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital/civil union status, ancestry, place of birth, age, citizenship status, veteran status, political affiliation, genetic information or disability, as defined and required by state and federal laws. Additionally, we prohibit retaliation against individuals who oppose such discrimination and harassment or who participate in an equal opportunity investigation.

    Job Requirements

    • Bachelor degree preferred
    • Citizenship, residency or work visa required

    Application Questions

    There ARE NO application questions required FOR this job posting.

    Contact Information

    • Stephanie Hudak , Director of Student Support Services
    • 340 Mad River Park
    • Suite 7
    • Waitsfield, Vermont 05673
    • Phone: 802-496-2272
    • Fax: 802-496-6515
    • Email: click here

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