Summary: Responsible for the education of the students, as well as developing, maintaining and implementing IEPs, and maintaining student learning-related communication with families.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
- 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 sharing information related to strategies, techniques and 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 the appropriate use of strategies supporting successful implementation of lesson plans and IEPs.
- Participate in student care teams to ensure LSL therapists are aware of IEP/targets.
- Write annual summaries for students on IEPs addressing 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 an annual Progress Report for each child in the classroom, which includes recommendations for future services and placement options.
- 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.
- Other duties as assigned.
Supervisory Responsibilities: This position guides and directs the Educational Assistants in the areas of training, planning, assigning, and directing work 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 or related field plus a certification in Deaf, Special or Early Childhood Education is required.
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 Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook, and Powerpoint 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.