DEAF EDUCATOR CONSULTANT
The Learning Center for the Deaf (learn more)
Framingham, Massachusetts (map)
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THE LEARNING CENTER FOR THE DEAF
PUBLIC SCHOOL PARTNERSHIPS PROGRAM
POSITION: DEAF EDUCATOR
DEFINITION: Provide consultations to public schools with children who are deaf are hard of hearing.
• A Master’s Degree, 6 or more years of experience in a deaf education setting and MA Teacher Certification in Deaf Education, Special Education or Teacher of Speech and Hearing Impaired
• Other Certifications may be considered, given the applicant’s background and experience
At a minimum, teachers will adhere to the Code of Ethics (see link below) as identified by the Council of Exceptional Children. (http://www.cec.sped.org/Content/NavigationMenu/ProfessionalDevelopment/ProfessionalStandards/EthicsPracticeStandards/default.htm)
SUPERVISOR: Director of Public School Partnerships Program
FUNCTIONS AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
The Partnership consultants work independently in school districts, within a school-based team environment, with general /special educators and administrators, as well as the student and family under the supervision and mentorship of the program director.
The Partnership consultants must professionally and accurately represent The Learning Center for the Deaf in all interactions with public schools.
Provide appropriate recommendations based on classroom and student observations, which are within your scope of practice.
Provide in-services to help school-based professionals understand the implication of hearing loss on accessing the curriculum.
Provide curriculum support and modification expertise.
Work with The Partnership educational audiologists to implement technology and classroom acoustics recommendations.
Maintain accurate and confidential paperwork and documentation (observation and contact sheets, notes of visits).
Billing time (visits to the school district) must be accurate. Falsified billing reports are grounds for immediate termination.
Communication among The Partnership consultants, program director and school districts must be consistent and accurate. The program director must be copied on significant e-mails to school districts. The program director must also know when consultants are going to various districts once schedules are established.
Equal Opportunity Employer
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