Position:  Teacher of Deaf/Hard of Hearing
Closing Date:  Open until filled
Location:  Based out of the Northland Learning Center, Virginia, MN
Qualifications:

  • 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:        2022-2023 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.)