Pennsylvania Certified Teacher of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing is needed for Philadelphia early intervention program serving preschool children in our "oral", self-contained classroom and as an itinerant teacher in their homes and community placements. This position is a full-time, twelve months per year assignment. In your classroom, you are responsible for following curriculum, developing lesson plans, coordinating all activities of the para-professional, leading , guiding, supervising, and stimulating the children in indoor and outdoor activities, being part of the IEP team, implementing goals, data collection, and progress monitoring. As an itinerant teacher, you are again part of an IEP team and responsible for associated educational documentation described above. You also provide primary consultation to the community education team and family regarding education strategies to promote the student's success. In all settings, you give instruction related to assistive technology to enhance hearing capabilities and work collaboratively with the education audiologist and other related services. In addition to the required Pennsylvania certification, experience working with young children, a strong background in the areas of early childhood and early intervention, experience in multiple approaches for providing speech training, open minded to various communication approaches, a commitment to inclusive practices, skill in sign language, and an ability to involve families in the educational process are desired. A very competitive salary and an excellent benefit package which includes, but not limited to health insurance, vested pension in three years, and 4 weeks vacation are offered.
Pennsylvania Certification Instructional I Hearing Impaired N-12