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Aberdeen School District Deaf Educator/Coordinator in Aberdeen, South Dakota

Category: Elementary School Teaching/SPED - Deaf EducatorDate Posted: 2/3/2021Location: Simmons Elementary SchoolDate of Availability: 2021-2022 school yearDate Closing: 02/17/2021Salary Range:According to negotiated agreementFTE:1.00REQUIREMENTS:Education Level:Bachelors Degree in Deaf Education and National Certification for the Education of the Deaf.Experience Desired:Minimum of three years in the field of deaf education.Other Requirements:Demonstrated skills in verbal and written communication. Knowledge in audiological amplification systems. Fluent in Sign Language. Knowledge of Special Education Law and its application to deaf education. Knowledge of interpreter code of ethics and state laws regarding interpreters.Physical Requirements:Must be able to lift 35 to 50 pounds intermittently during an eight-hour day. Requires constant hearing, hand-eye and mind-eye coordination; intermittent speaking and walking. Requires frequent keyboarding, repetitive motions with the wrists, hands, and fingers. Standing, turning, and stooping are required. A valid South Dakota drivers license and the ability to drive a car.Clearances:Employment is contingent upon a Criminal Justice Fingerprint/Background Clearance, paid for by the applicant.Essential Functions and Duties:Review available medical/audio logical information pertaining to the students performance and probable use of hearing; obtaining updated medical/audio logical information and share with parent, teacher, and other appropriate staff.Monitor and coordinate interpreters and their services.Observe interpreters and provide input into their annual evaluation.Monitor interpreters after-school interpreting hours.Monitor the condition and use of appropriate amplification equipment for each student.Provide instruction to each hearing impaired student on the class list, as appropriate.Develop lesson plans for implementing instruction.Assist with developing classroom schedules for deaf education students.Work cooperatively with audiologists and families to foster positive relationships.Demonstrate knowledge and skills in the areas of language development and language refinement needed by hearing impaired children.Demonstrate knowledge and ability to implement the following specialized areas: auditory trainingspeech and speech readingmonitoring amplificationuse and maintenance of hearing aidsuse of interpretertotal communicationAct as case manager for students involved in the Deaf Education Program.Maintain schedule, be punctual, and meet assigned responsibilities.Perform other duties as assigned by the Director of Special Education and Coordinator of Speech/Language Services.