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Deaf Education Teacher-Regional Day School

Company: Temple Independent School District
Location: Temple
Posted on: May 3, 2021

Job Description:

SUMMARY

The essential duty of a teacher for the deaf and Hard of Hearing is to provide instructional services for students with an auditory impairment, whose age ranges from birth to 21 years. The teacher evaluates students who meet the TEA eligibility requirements to be classified as auditorally impaired. In order to determine the extent of services to be provided, teacher must examine and evaluate the student's condition by interpreting reports from an Audiologist and Otologist and conduct a Communication Competencies Report. These evaluations identify educational implications such as strategies for intervention, and adaptive equipment or materials needed to assist with the student's success in the least restrictive environment. In addition, the teacher is a member of the ARD committee and communicates with parents, agencies which serve students with auditory impairments, and school personnel, to coordinate services.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following:

Identify the educational intervention need of students with auditory impairments.
Interpret Audiologist and Otologist reports.
Conduct and provide a written Communication Competency Assessment within state adopted timelines.
Determine appropriate learning environment and communicate with staff to accommodate changes Direct, unique instruction to include sign language, assistive technology, reading, etc.
Provide support services that may include transition planning, social integration, job-related experiences, etc.
Provide strategies and assistance to classroom teachers regarding curriculum and activities of the classroom that, as a direct result of the student's auditory impairment, require adaptation or reinforcement for the student. Assist in making environmental adjustments in the school.
Provide in-service training.
Participates and is knowledgeable in the ARD process.
Assist with the development of Individual Educational Programs.
Maintain accurate records to reflect 100% on the PBMAS compliance monitoring document.
Assists with planning and presentation of professional development programs for special education personnel.
Assists with planning and presentation of professional development programs for general education personnel as requested by administration.
Assists in the revision of special education forms and procedures.
Ensure that the student has all needed material to be successful in the least restrictive environment.
Inform and instruct parents of their child's hearing needs.
Network with community agencies to assist with student's needs so they can be successful within the community.
Collaborate services with Early Child Intervention, DARS Division for the Deaf, Texas State School for the Deaf, and Region XII Educational Service Center.
Perform other duties as assigned by Supervisor/Superintendent.

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES

None

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. There may be alternatives to the below qualifications as the Board of Trustees may find appropriate. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE

Bachelor's Degree, Proficiency in signing; Certified to teach in Texas with a Deaf/Hard of Hearing or Deaf Certification

LANGUAGE SKILLS

Must be able to effectively communicate orally, in writing, or signing to a variety of audiences including conferences with parents, community service providers, district staff, chairing committee meetings, preparing written student evaluations, preparing written reports regarding program implementation/recommendations, preparing policies and procedures, and conducting staff development activities.

MATHEMATICAL SKILLS

Ability to perform basic math Ability to calculate figures and amounts such as discounts, interest, commissions, and percentages.

REASONING ABILITIES

Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form.
Ability to deal with problems involving several concrete variables in standardized situations.

CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS

Texas Teacher certification to include Teacher for the Deaf or Deaf and Hard of Hearing

PHYSICAL DEMANDS

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit and talk or hear. The employee is often required to stand and walk. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 75 pounds or assist in a 2 man lift up to 200 lbs. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, peripheral vision, distance vision, and ability to adjust focus.

WORK ENVIRONMENT

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Regular district-wide travel to multiple campuses as assigned.

Keywords: Temple Independent School District, Temple , Deaf Education Teacher-Regional Day School, Other , Temple, Texas

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