Itinerant Teacher of the Deaf/Hard of Hearing 6/6/2020
Allegheny Intermediate Unit
JOB DESCRIPTIONAPPLY The Allegheny Intermediate Unit is seeking a PA Certified Hearing Support Teacher for its Deaf/Hard of Hearing Support Program. This is an Itinerant Teacher which will work throughout Allegheny County. We are looking for an experienced and motivated person to join our team of professionals who make a positive difference in childrens lives every day. If you enjoy working in a fast-paced professional environment, this is the position for you. We look forward to hearing from you soon. Find a home at the AIU!
JOB TITLE: Itinerant Teacher of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing
POSITION SUMMARY: Responsible for the planning and implementation of a program of instructional services provided to students in districts, AIU schools, non-public and charter schools, and approved private schools in order to meet the needs of students who are deaf or hard of hearing.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
1. Provides instruction and support for students in developing auditory, language, speech reading, literacy, communication, and self-advocacy skills in an inclusive educational program. Provides academic support as designated on the students IEP.
2. Provides consultative services to school districts regarding hearing loss, its ramifications on learning, and the educational, social, and emotional needs of students with hearing loss.
3. Evaluates students to determine eligibility for Hearing Support services and the appropriate service delivery model.
4. Develops and writes comprehensive evaluation reports, re-evaluation reports, and IEPs following required compliance timelines.
5. Participates in MDT conferences to ensure compliance with PDE regulations regarding students with hearing loss.
6. Monitors student progress based on data collected, work demonstrated, and observation. Prepares progress reports and other state/district mandated paperwork/forms following stated guidelines and timelines.
7. Utilizes best practices, curriculum materials, teaching methods, in planning lessons.
8. Communicates with parents and school district personnel on a regular basis.
9. Prepares detailed daily/weekly schedules, yearly calendar and determines the most efficient travel routes.
10. Completes and submits roster information and updates accurately and in a timely manner.
11. Collaborates with school and administrative personnel to provide accommodations and adaptations to the regular education classroom/curriculum that are appropriate to meet the needs of the student with a hearing loss.
12. Troubleshoots Hearing Assistive Technology (HAT) and collaborates with the Educational Audiologists regarding audiology issues.
13. Collaborates with the educational interpreter regarding communication access.
14. Maintains complete working files of student records including all state mandated forms.
15. Maintains Act 48 hours as required for certification standards in order to keep current in the field of Deaf Education. Participates in staff development opportunities.
16. Ensures and maintains student confidentiality and protects student data in accordance with HIPAA/FERPA regulations and with the AIU policy.
17. Utilizes email, SKYPE, and MS Word, Excel and Power Point to facilitate and expedite communication with parents, faculty, and administration.
18. Maintain a professional demeanor at all times, following all AIU policies, building procedures and Pennsylvania professional code of conduct.
19. Work collaboratively with co-workers, including the proper management of support staff within the classroom.
20. Utilize e-mail, Microsoft Office programs, and student informational systems (i.e. IEP Writer) to manage communication, information and records.
* Bachelors or Masters Degree in Deaf Education required
* PA Certification in Teacher of the Hearing Impaired required
* Highly Qualified status in Reading and/or English desirable
* Sign Language skills desirable
* PA Drivers license and reliable transportation required for travel in Allegheny County
* Ability to effectively present information and articulately respond to questions from administrators, staff, parents, students, business and educational partners, and the general public
* Excellent written and oral communication skills.
* Self-motivator, independent, cooperative, flexible, creative, and responsible.
* Ability and experience working as a member of a team.
* Skilled in the use of Microsoft Office Suite including Word, PowerPoint, Access, Excel and Outlook, and willingness to experiment and work with new technologies.
* Ability to comply with the AIU Conduct Policy.
1. Current Act 114, Act 34 and Act 151 required prior to an offer (Must be dated within 1 year of hire date).
2. School Personnel Health Record and TB Test (Form H511.340) must be completed and received by Human Resources prior to hire date.
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.
1. Sitting for extended period of time.
2. Lifting, carrying, pushing, pulling 35 pounds.
3. Ability to kneel, crouch, bend and reach to retrieve and handle teaching materials and supplies.
4. Moving fingers and hands in a repetitive manner.
5. Ability to speak clearly and distinctly when communicating with limited English speaking customers.
6. Hearing clearly.
7. Adequate vision to perform duties.
The information contained in this job description is for compliance with Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and is not an exhaustive list of the duties performed for this position. Additional duties are performed by the individuals currently holding this position and additional duties may be assigned.
DISCLAIMER: The preceding description is not designed to be a complete list of all duties and responsibilities required of this position.
REPORTS TO: Director for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing Support Program
DEPARTMENT: Deaf and Hard of Hearing Support Program
POSITION SCHEDULE: 190 days August to June
SALARY: Per the AIUEA Bargaining Unit Agreement
BENEFITS: Per the AIUEA Bargaining Unit Agreement
TO APPLY: Create an on-line application and upload a cover letter, resume and transcripts at https://aa009.taleo.net/careersection/aiu3_external/jobsearch.ftl?lang=en.
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The Allegheny Intermediate Unit is an equal opportunity education institution and will not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, ancestry, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, handicap, or limited English proficiency in its educational programs, services, facilities, activities or employment practices as required by Title IX of the 1972 Educational Amendments, Title VI and Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, as amended, Section 504 Regulations of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1975, Section 204 Regulations of the 1984 Carl D. Perkins Act, the Americans with Disabilities Act, or any other applicable federal or state statute.