BENEFITS: Health, Dental and Vision insurance, 20.90% employer contribution to your PERA retirement plan, paid holidays, paid leave, tuition reimbursement, free CMC credits, amongst others.
HIRING SALARY RANGE: $42,798 – $60,147 per year
POSITION SALARY RANGE: $42,798 – $101,571 per year
*This position is eligible for a High Needs Teaching Bonus upon verification of licensure ($1,500 for 1.00 FTE)*
SUMMARY OF JOB DESCRIPTION: Teacher of the Deaf & Hard of Hearing is responsible for providing standards-based instruction and direct services to students age 3-21 who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing. Provides consultation services to classroom teachers, special education teachers, and special education service providers. Provides support to students’ parents. Ensures appropriate access to all components of the education program for students who are Deaf and Hard of Hearing.
SUPERVISED BY: Coordinator of Special Education, Assistant Director of Exceptional Student Services.
ESSENTIAL JOB ELEMENTS:
Major areas of Responsibility and Duties Specific to this Job
1. Collaborate and work with education team in assessing deaf/hard of hearing students and in incorporating the results into the IEP.
2. Ensure the inclusion of deaf/hard of hearing students in the IEP program placement, and adapt, implement, monitor, and provide feedback about educational programs.
3. Maintain records and coordinate required services for deaf/hard of hearing students
4. Support Educational Interpreters.
5. Utilize technology to model, teach, and assist students.
1. Manages oneself (is organized, prepared, and punctual; manages resources; meets deadlines; follows through on commitments; demonstrates appropriate physical appearance relative to job and environment expectations)
2. Consistently acts in ways that directly support various missions (CDE, schools, districts)
3. Effectively maintains relationships at multiple levels (individual, team, schools, districts)
4. Delivers significant, noteworthy contributions to team and organizational goals.
5. Responds to districts
6. Is respectful and collaborative
7. Handles disagreements and conflicts in a diplomatic manner that does not result in decreased effectiveness over time.
8. Enhances the image of public education
9. Displays a willingness to learn new information
10. Maintains ethics, legal responsibility, and confidentiality
11. Follows organizational and district policies
1. Displays effective interpersonal skills (has rapport with all, knows roles of co-workers, promotes information exchange such as through parent/teacher conferences or newsletters)
2. Uses strong verbal communication and strong listening skills
3. Uses appropriate written communication that is constructed with the purpose, audience, and intent in mind and with proper writing conventions and mechanics
4. Applies the appropriate mode of communication (e-mail, written, telephone, face to face) for specific situations
5. Maintains composure during difficult conflict situations
6. Communicates job related problems and difficulties to immediate supervisor
1. Develops and maintains rapport and effective relationships with children and adults contacted in the course of work by using courtesy, diplomacy, collaboration, cooperation, support, and professional conduct
2. Actively contributes to the goals and success of all teams and team members through collaboration, cooperation, and flexibility (give and take) in team discussions, activities, and decision making
3. When appropriate, seeks first to understand
4. Is able to effectively give and receive constructive feedback
5. Understands and conveys one’s role within each school setting
6. Serves as a liaison between District and Human Service Agencies, sharing appropriate information when needed, once proper parental consent is obtained.
1. Meets all licensing requirements for the position
2. Consistently meets all expectations listed in the job description
3. Delivers services as determined by the IEP or instructional schedule 100% of time
Personal Growth Progress
1. Stays current on professional knowledge and technical skills through training opportunities and participation in relevant professional committees and organizations
2. Formulates goals that reflect the organization’s strategic theme and include specific, measurable outcomes instead of just completing activities
3. Demonstrates objective and measurable achievement of individual goals
4. Develops new goals when current goals have been achieved
Students, parents, support staff, administrative staff, and community members
Masters Degree in Deaf Education
Colorado Department of Education licensure for Special Education Specialist: Deaf and Hard of Hearing
Proficient in ASL
SPECIFIC SKILLS RECOMMENDED:
Ability to communicate effectively with students who are Deaf/Hard of Hearing
Knowledge of adaptive equipment and assistive technology used with students who are Deaf/Hard of Hearing
Understand the IEP process
Knowledge of RtI Process
Knowledge of progress monitoring tools and techniques
Demonstrated ability to provide evaluation results clearly and concisely, verbally and in writing
Demonstrated organizational skills
Demonstrated communication skills, both written and oral