Summary: Collaborate with an innovative team of teachers of the deaf/hard of hearing, SLPs, audiologists and education assistants as you deliver specially designed instruction for preschool/pre-K students who are deaf/hard of hearing. Class sizes typically include fewer than 10 students. Responsible for the education of the students, as well as developing, maintaining and implementing IEPs, and supporting/coaching families.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities but not limited to, the following:
- Create lesson plans for the purpose of facilitating the development of listening, language, speech, cognition and social skills.
- Maintain ongoing progress notes that include data collection and language samples.
- Maintain records and documentation of student progress.
- Communicate with families for the purpose of identifying family priorities and needs, in addition to guiding/coaching on strategies and techniques that support the child’s progress.
- Serve as Case Manager for student IEPs, and conduct regularly scheduled conferences with families in order to facilitate skill development and share progress updates.
- Review information with the educational assistant and coach him/her on appropriate use of strategies supporting successful implementation of lesson plans and IEPs.
- Collaborate with LSL therapists about IEP goals/targets.
- Write annual progress summaries that describe progress and needs for the purpose of developing appropriate educational programs.
- Collaborate with partners from other agencies for the purpose of supporting each child’s ongoing progress.
- Prepare any documents required for the continuation of public or private funding.
- Implement teaching practices consistent with the Principles of Listening and Spoken Language Specialists and best practices in early childhood education.
- Other duties as assigned in response to organizational needs.
Supervisory Responsibilities: This position guides and directs educational assistants within the classroom setting.
Qualifications: 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.
- Education/Experience: Bachelor’s or Master’s Degree in Deaf Education, Special Education or related field.
- Certificates and Licenses: WA State Teaching Certificate or eligible for WA State Teaching Certificate with a Deaf Education, Special Education or Early Childhood endorsement. LSLS or LSLS candidate preferred.
- Computer Skills: Working knowledge of Google Suite is required.
- Language Skills: Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from coworkers, colleagues, families, and external agencies.
Physical Demands and Work Environment: The physical demands and work environment described below represent the activities and surroundings of the position. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
The work is typically performed in a school environment and to perform the job, the employee is frequently required to talk, hear, stand, walk, stoop, climb, balance, kneel, bend, crouch, crawl, and reach with hands and arms. The employee will be required to carry children and materials weighing up to 40 pounds on an occasional basis. The employee is frequently required to talk and hear on the telephone and in person with individuals and groups. The employee is required to read and respond to documents in hard copy and electronic form.
Equal Opportunity Employer: Listen and Talk provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.
This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.
Contact: Interested applicants may submit a cover letter and resume to firstname.lastname@example.org