Presbyterian Ear Institute, a non-profit organization, dedicated to diagnosis, research and oral education for individuals who are deaf and hard-of-hearing, is seeking a highly qualified Oral Deaf Educator to join us in our mission to educate deaf and hard-of-hearing children. This person will be a Preschool Teacher and is responsible for preparing young children with age-appropriate pre-academics as well as supporting the development of their listening and spoken language.
Develop and maintain a program suitable for preschool children
Employ a variety of instructional techniques (storytelling, phonemic awareness, handwriting, educational play, media, use of curricula, etc.)
Write and submit weekly lesson plans
Observe each child to help them improve their social competencies and build self-esteem
Encourage children to interact with each other and resolve conflicts
Guide children develop skills to identify shapes, numbers, colors, art etc.
Facilitate snack/lunch/recess hours & supervise children to ensure they are safe at all times
Track children’s progress using protocols such as The New Mexico Early Learning Guidelines ,The Ages and Stages Questionnaire, and The Westby Play Scale
Communicate with parents regularly about their child’s progress
Collaborate with our other educators
Maintain a clean and organized classroom consistent with health & safety standards
Degree in deaf education or early childhood education
Teaching license or eligibility for licensure
Experience as a deaf educator, preschool or kindergarten teacher
Willingness to learn Listening and Spoken Language techniques and principles
Excellent understanding of child development principles & preschool educational methods
Familiarity with safety and sanitation guidelines for classrooms
Excellent communication and instructional skills
Ability to start August 2020
Ability to lift 30 lbs.
Presbyterian Ear Institute offers a competitive suite of benefits for our teaching staff including: Paid Sick Time, 403(b) Retirement Savings & Matching Program, and Affordable Health Insurance.
Presbyterian Ear Institute School for Oral Deaf Education is the only Listening and Spoken Language School in New Mexico for deaf and hard-of-hearing children. We do not use sign language at PEI. Here, we teach deaf/hard-of-hearing children to listen, learn and speak through the use of innovative teaching plans for children with any type of hearing loss, who use hearing aids and/or cochlear implants, or who have speech delays. We focus on developing listening and spoken language skills in a fun and engaging learning environment. Students receive individualized and small group instruction, where they engage in typical preschool activities including circle time, art activities, center-based play, and phonemic awareness skill development.
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About Presbyterian Ear Institute
Presbyterian Ear Institute (PEI) is New Mexico's premier center for hearing solutions for adults and children.
Here at PEI, we help deaf and hard-of-hearing adults and children develop and strengthen auditory and oral communication skills. Using the most advanced technology available, PEI helps children and adults realize their unlimited potential and actively participate in the hearing and speaking world. The world becomes a much bigger place when deaf and hard-of-hearing individuals can participate more fully in all aspects of life.