Join a unique, family-centered team! Teachers of the Deaf are sought to collaborate with outstanding colleagues, a classroom assistant, and administrative team. Located in Shoreline (north Seattle), our school community is a fantastic place to work for those seeking a caring, mutually supportive workplace dedicated to best practices in Deaf Education. The program serves children who are deaf or hard of hearing (D/HH), preschool through 8th grade and are enrolled in a day school setting with almost daily mainstreaming at a nearby school. All students wear amplification and use state of the art Digital & soundfield systems. Class sizes are small.
Responsibilities include teaching a class of 4 to 8 like-aged students for all early childhood or elementary subject areas and supervising and training a full-time educational interpreter/assistant while integrating listening, articulation development and English grammar into lessons. Duties include implementing and modifying established curriculum, collaborating with specialists and general education teachers, monitoring student performance via daily & weekly data collection, reporting progress via trimester report cards and communicating with parents. Additional responsibilities include but are not limited to attending area parent & general educator trainings, developing and implementing IEPs, and participating in triennial re-evaluations with the supervision of administration.
Bachelor’s or Master’s Degree in Deaf Education or equivalent; Experience signing ASL or Signing Exact English (S.E.E.); Washington State Teaching Certification or provisional equivalent; demonstrated strategies to develop speech, auditory, and English abilities in learners; excellent instructional skills in early childhood or elementary curricula; ability to modify general education materials and curricula to meet the language & learning needs of students who are D/HH; excellent classroom behavioral and social skills management. Also of great importance is the desire to work in a positive, successful, collaborative school community that not only supports children who are D/HH and their families, but the staff as well. Candidates should be dedicated to working diligently to assist students in becoming self confident, articulate, academically-competitive learners and community members and demonstrate that hearing loss is a difference, not a disability.
Proficient S.E.E. skills or the willingness to attend weekly SEE classes; familiarity with up-to-date personal amplification, cochlear implants, Digital and soundfield systems; a working knowledge of the Common Core; use of SmartBoards, demonstration of instructional strategies commonly used in special education; Spanish proficiency.
Additional Salary Information: Based on experience
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About Northwest School for Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing Children
Using Signing Exact English (S.E.E.) and oral communication we prepare deaf and hard-of-hearing children to be self-confident, articulate and academically competitive learners, and engaged community members. Since our inception, NWSDHH has grown to partner with more than 20 school districts, offer a range of services for children ages birth through middle school, and we now serve 200 Western Washington families annually.