Closing Date: Open until filled
Location: Based out of the Northland Learning Center, Virginia, MN
- Degree in Deaf Education (Master’s Degree Preferred)
- Fluency in American Sign Language – preferred
- Eligible for State of Minnesota Certification
- Experience in working with families and young children ages 0-5, who are deaf/hard of hearing (D/HH) or multiply disabled with hearing loss
- Experience in working with school age DHH students in a school setting
- Criminal background check an drug screening required prior to employment
- Experience using auditory therapies, troubleshooting cochlear implants, and reading audiograms
Starting Date: 2023-2024 School Year
Salary: Teacher salary schedule based on experience and degree.
Position Description and Responsibilities: To plan, implement and monitor the Due Process for each student that will enable him/her to achieve IEP/IFSP goals and objectives as written by the multi-disciplinary team working with the student. The program must be in an environment favorable to learning and personal growth.
- Provide professional, regular home visits and consultation to families of D/HH children between the ages of 0-5, based on family’s and child’s respective needs
- Participate and collaborate in planning & implementing the Individualized Family Service Plan (IFSP) and assist with identified evaluations for child and family
- Assist families in understanding nature and degree of child’s hearing loss and the impact on language, cognition, speech, literacy, and academic achievement
- Provides families with techniques specific to child’s hearing loss
- Collaborate with other involved agencies/therapists and attend appropriate meetings as directed
- Have a working knowledge of bilingual education of D/HH children
- Case Manager of D/HH students in school settings
- Support district and staff in the areas of all curriculum, emphasizing problem solving and reasoning skill development
- Instruct students in citizenship and basic subject matter specified in state law and/or district policy
- Develop lesson plans and instructional materials to provide individualized and/or small group instruction, when appropriate or necessary
- Evaluate students’ academic and social growth, keep appropriate records and prepare progress reports
- Collaborate and communicate regularly with families in making educational decisions and use family and community resources to support learning and note student progress
- Maintain professional competence through in-service education activities provided by District and Statewide Programs and self-selected professional growth activities
- Acquire knowledge of the goals of the Statewide Programs and site/school goals. Work to support and achieve those goals.
- Establish developmentally appropriate instructional and behavioral expectations for students and for self and communicate those to students, their academic/IEP team, and their families.
- Facilitate positive interactions between students and teacher, student and peers and student and other adults.
- Have a working knowledge of and implement the Minnesota State Standards and the District Graduation Requirements.
- Travel required – dependable transportation is a must. (Mileage reimbursement at current federal rate.)