Special Education Teacher/Deaf and Hard of Hearing (18/19 SY)
Indianapolis Public Schools
120 E Walnut St
Certified - Special Education - Teacher - Hearing Impaired
Teaches academic and social skills to deaf/hard of hearing students (DHH) using various methods of communication to receive and convey language.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES INCLUDE the following. Other duties may be assigned.
Provide direct instruction, modeling and support of DHH students across educational settings.
Collaborate with classroom teachers to develop appropriate modifications and accommodations for DHH students in accordance with the IEP.
Encourage students to participate through their preferred manual sign system or primary mode of communication in classroom learning experiences in order to ensure comprehension of subject manner.
Plan, teach, support and document the development of effective friendships and social relationships.
Utilize an assessment system for progress monitoring student achievement toward IEP goals.
Demonstrate use of scientifically-based research best practice instructional strategies.
Monitors appropriate use and care of equipment and materials.
Develop, provide and implement appropriate individual student activity adjustments and assist in the development of behavior intervention plans as needed.
Communicate regularly with parents regarding their student’s progress, including contact with parents by weekly folder, note, e-mail or phone call.
Maintain confidentiality regarding records and information.
Conducts case conferences, write goals and maintain timelines using ISTART7.
Demonstrate a thorough knowledge of special education law. Perform the duties of Teacher of Record as outlined in Article 7.
No supervisory responsibilities
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE:
Bachelor’s Degree in Education (B.A. or B.S.)
At least two (2) years of successful teaching experience in working with students who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing.
Must hold a valid Indiana license to teach Deaf or Hard of Hearing students in appropriate school setting.
Ability to speak grammatically correct English. Ability to read, analyze and interpret professional journals, technical procedures, curriculum guides, or state and school board regulations. Ability to write reports, correspondence, and procedures. Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from students, parents, administrators, business and community.
Ability to add, subtract, multiply and divide. Ability to apply concepts such as fractions, percentages, ratios, and proportions to practical situations.
Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.
To perform this job successfully an individual should be knowledgeable with Microsoft Word, Powerpoint, and IPS On Line.
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 stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; and talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to stoop, kneel, or crouch down. The employee is occasionally required to sit or balance. The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 10 pounds, and occasionally lift/move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close, vision, distance, vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.
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.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally exposed to wet and/or humid conditions and outside weather conditions. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.