The Maine Educational Center for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing/Gov. Baxter School for the Deaf is seeking to fill a full time, 185-day Early Childhood Teacher of the Deaf position.
The Early Childhood Programs at MECDHH are committed to the enhancement of the developmental needs of children. A central component of our program is the development of language and communication in young children, with full respect and support given to the array of language and communication features that families may choose for their child.
Job Description: This position is responsible for providing instruction and support to our children in our preschool program who are deaf, hard of hearing and may have additional special needs. This teacher will work collaboratively with an interdisciplinary early childhood team to meet the needs of our students.
Additionally, this position will be responsible for: ?Development of weekly lesson plans, curriculum planning, progress reports and documentation. ?Assessment of students. ?Collaboration with CDS and other service agencies and providers. ?Participation in IEP meetings. ?Ongoing parent communication. ?Follow National Association for the Education of the Young Child standards.
Educational background in Special Education/Deaf Education Fluency in American Sign Language or willingness to learn. Experience collaborating with families. Outstanding interpersonal and communication skills. Ability to work collaboratively with a team of professionals. Certification or eligibility for Special Educator (282) and/or Teacher of the Deaf (292) certification. Early Childhood Education experience.