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This is an oral EC classroom.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: 1. Review available medical/audiological information pertaining to the student’s performance and probable use of hearing; obtaining updated medical/audiological information and share with parent, teacher, and other appropriate staff 2. Knowledge of hearing aids, cochlear implants, and audiograms. 3. Share functional auditory and language information with the mainstream teacher so that the student receives any necessary classroom or acoustic modifications 4. Monitor the condition and use of appropriate amplification equipment for each student 5. Communicate with Consultant and Diagnostic staff as appropriate 6. Develop, as part of a team, an appropriate individualized educational program for each student on the class list, and implement this program 7. Provide instruction to each hearing impaired student on the class list 8. Develop lesson plans for implementing instruction 9. Deliver high quality Best Practice instruction 10. Evaluate student performance using data and assessment 11. Use positive behavior management strategies to monitor and manage classroom and student behavior 12. Assist students with toileting, feeding, and personal care 13. In-service mainstream teachers and other support personnel as appropriate, including suggestions for environmental modifications, as well as suggestions for materials, and use of an interpreter, if needed 14. Make regular contact with parents of students and keep records of contacts, including updating short range objectives and other appropriate records 15. Provide emotional support for students and families to promote understanding and coping skills for children’s hearing loss 16. Demonstrate knowledge and skills in the areas of language development and language refinement needed by hearing impaired children 17. Demonstrate skills necessary to communicate effectively and to provide a complete English model for DHH children using a Total Communication approach 18. Demonstrate knowledge and ability to implement the following specialized areas: auditory training, speech and speech reading, monitoring amplification, use and maintenance of hearing aids, use of interpreter, total communication 19. Establish open, frequent communication with parents, staff, and related services personnel. 20. Attend staff and professional meetings as requested 21. Appropriately provide and interpret progress and technical data for all personnel and parents at conferences, annual reviews, and staffings 22. Present appropriate and specific information at staff conferences 23. Maintain schedule, be punctual, and meet assigned responsibilities 24. Establish and maintain a positive atmosphere in working with staff and students 25. Use good organizational skills and flexibility to establish appropriate schedules for student and self 26. Maintain up to date skills related to teaching students by attending staff development opportunities PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: 1. Seeing: Must be able to see signs, read reports and assignments, use a computer, scan a classroom 2. Speaking: Must have intelligible speech to an unfamiliar listener when no sign is present. 75-100% 3. Hearing: Must have ability to hear well enough to communicate with: non signing staff, students, parents, etc. in the school environment 75-100% 4. Standing /walking/mobility: Must be able to stand to assist students, provide instruction. Must be able to walk or run quickly enough to maintain student safety in the classroom, on the playground, and around the school building. Must be able to assist students on/off the bus. 75-100% 5. Sitting: Must be able to sit on the floor or on chairs low to the ground 6. Climbing/stooping/kneeling/bending: Must be able to bend/stoop/kneel to assist students in the school environment 50-74% 7. Lifting/pulling/pushing: lift up to 60 lbs, pull or push a student in a wheel chair 25-49% 8. Dexterity/repetitive motion: Must be able to perform hand motions for signing, writing, and typing, etc 75-100% 9. Physical dimensions: Must be able to exert up to 20-40 pounds of force occasionally and /or up to 10 pounds of force frequently, and/or up to 5 pounds of force constantly to move objects. 10. Reaching: Must able to reach above the shoulder to assist students on the playground, and manage materials and instruction 25-49% - Nothing in this job description restricts management’s right to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time.


1. B.S. required, M.S. preferred. 2. Type 10 or Type 03 with DHH endorsement 3. Early childhood (approval, endorsement or certificate) or Early intervention credentials 4. Fluency in sign language required. Pass a SASED sign language test at 80%. Familiarity with ASL preferred 5. Pass a SASED test on audiograms and amplification systems with 80% accuracy 6. Written language demonstrates correct English grammar, spelling, and semantics 7. Recent coursework or work experience with preschool DHH children in the past 5 years 8. Highly qualified or HOUSSE qualified in subject


To begin as soon as possible through the end of the 12-13 school year at compensation set by the SASED Board of Control.

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