We are seeking a Full Time Teacher of the Deaf to join our team! Listen and Talk, located in a quiet residential Seattle neighborhood, provides expertise in deaf education, early childhood education, speech language pathology and listening and spoken language approaches.Come join our dedicated, energetic and collaborative team as we help infants and children, who are deaf or hard of hearing, communicate and learn through listening and spoken language.Summary: Responsible for education of the students, as well as developing, maintaining and implementing IEPs, and maintaining student learning-related communication with families.Essential Duties and Responsibilities: •Create lesson plans for the purpose of facilitating the development of listening, language, speech, cognition and social skills.•Maintain ongoing progress notes that include data collection and language samples.•Maintain records and documentation of student progress.•Communicate with families for the purpose of identifying family priorities and needs, in addition to sharing information related to strategies, techniques and the child’s progress.•Serve as Case Manager for student IEPs, and conduct regularly scheduled conferences with families in order to facilitate skill development and share progress updates. •Review information with the educational assistant and coach him/her on appropriate use of strategies supporting successful implementation of lesson plans and IEPs. •Participate in student care teams to ensure LSL therapists are aware of IEP/targets.•Write annual summaries for students on IEPs addressing progress and needs for the purpose of developing appropriate educational programs. •Collaborate with partners from other agencies for the purpose of supporting each child’s ongoing progress. •Prepare an annual Progress Report for each child in the classroom, which includes recommendations for future services and placement options.•Prepare any documents required for the continuation of public or private funding.•Implement teaching practices consistent with the Principles of Listening and Spoken Language Specialists. •Other duties as assigned.Supervisory Responsibilities: This position guides and directs the Educational Assistants in the areas of training, planning, assigning, and directing work within the classroom setting.Qualifications: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Education/Experience: Bachelor’s or Master’s Degree in Deaf Education or related field plus a certification in Deaf, Special or Early Childhood Education is required.Certificates and Licenses: WA State Teaching Certificate or eligible for WA State Teaching Certificate with a Deaf Education, Special Education or Early Childhood endorsement. LSLS or LSLS candidate preferred. Computer Skills: Working knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook, and Powerpoint is required.Language Skills: Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from coworkers, colleagues, families, and external agencies. Physical Demands and Work Environment: The physical demands and work environment described below represent the activities and surroundings of the position. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. The work is typically performed in a school environment and to perform the job, the employee is frequently required to talk, hear, stand, walk, stoop, climb, balance, kneel, bend, crouch, crawl, and reach with hands and arms. The employee will be required to carry children and materials weighing up to 40 pounds on an occasional basis. The employee is frequently required to talk and hear on the telephone and in person with individuals and groups. The employee is required to read and respond to documents in hard copy and electronic form.
Additional Salary Information: The position is a full time, exempt position, working primarily from September through Mid June. Summer work may be available for an additional stipend.
2016 marks the 20th anniversary of Listen and Talk, and there is much to celebrate. Listen and Talk has grown from being a small center providing 13 children with auditory-verbal therapy, to its current position as a recognized leader of listening and spoken language services in the Northwest, affecting the lives of more than 200 families annually.When Listen and Talk was first established in 1996..., there were no comparable organizations in Washington State. Technological advancements by way of cochlear implants and digital hearing aids, and the advent of newborn hearing screening in Washington State, has increased demand for our services every year.We currently offer a range of programs and services based in listening and spoken language approaches:-Birth to Three Services for babies and their families (birth-3 years old)-Blended Classrooms for children age 3-5 years old-Listening and Spoken Language Therapy sessions for children age 3 and older-Audiology Services-Consultations for families and school teams working with students in neighborhood schoolMISSIONListen and Talk teaches children with hearing loss to communicate and learn through listening and spoken language.VISIONNo child is limited by hearing loss.VALUESWe value a family centered approach, a collaborative environment, a knowledgeable team, an equitable and inclusive environment, and a visionary spirit.