The teacher in this position works in both the Early Intervention Program (center based) and Preschool Program. In the Early Intervention role, the teacher provides direct services to infants and toddlers who are deaf or hard of hearing and their families by planning/leading the Clarke’s Twos Group, a developmental group for children who are deaf or hard of hearing, the Parent/Child groups, which are designed to support parents and their infant or toddler who is deaf or hard of hearing, and Special Instruction sessions. The teacher may also conduct Early Intervention evaluations. Within the preschool program, the teacher shares responsibility with the lead teacher for planning and teaching a preschool class when the lead teacher is engaged in other responsibilities. Hours: Monday-Friday 8-4. 12 months (Summer Program and Academic Year)
- Lead teacher for each session of the Two’s group (EI) and for Parent/Child Groups
- Plan, prepare and execute developmentally appropriate lessons to target IFSP outcomes/objectives across all developmental domains
- Plan and implement sessions to support parents at different stages of learning about their child’s hearing loss, technology, and impact on development and plan activities that are fun and support bonding and development.
- Identify and share resources with parents to support their learning/needs
- Collaborate with co-therapist
- Maintain all required documentation for attendance, parental communication, IFSP, daily session notes, and quarterly progress reports
- Supervise children throughout the session
- Plan/collaborate with lead teacher
- Implement lessons as planned.
- Supervise recording, transcribing and analyzing language samples
- Facilitate children’s interaction with a curriculum that reflects the basic principles of child development
- Maximize opportunities for listening and spoken language development
- Facilitate children’s communication in the classroom and ensure carryover of activities between the classroom and individual speech-language sessions
- Perform any other tasks as assigned by the director to support the functioning of the school
MEETINGS AND PLANNING:
- Participate in meetings with educational team to discuss children’s progress
- Participate in staff meetings, weekly
- Participate in parent meetings as needed
- Participate in CASSLS conferences
WRITTEN PLANS AND REPORTS:
- Create written plans that are designed to meet the needs of the children in the group
- Communicate with parents.
- Prepare progress reports and IFSP proposals
- Daily assessment of progress
PROMOTE CLARKE’S MISSION AND GOALS:
- Participate in activities during and sometimes after school hours that create a sense of community
- Participate in community events
- NYS certification in Deaf/HH Education or Early Childhood Special Education
- Bachelors or master’s degree in Deaf/HH Education preferred
- Early Childhood Special Education, considered
- Experience and commitment to the listening and spoken language approach education of deaf and hard of hearing children required
- Experience with children birth-age 5 through work experiences and course work
- Experience working collaboratively with parents and a commitment to a parent coaching approach.
- Familiarity with assessment tools used for birth-5-year-old children
Title IX Notice of Nondiscrimination: Clarke Schools does not discriminate on the basis of sex in admission, administration of its educational programs or activities or employment. Clarke Schools is required by Title IX and its implementing regulations at 34 C.F.R. Part 106 not to discriminate on the basis of sex in admission, administration of its educational programs or activities or employment. The Chief Human Resource Officer, Karen Katsanos, MA, MBA, SPHR, SHRM-SCP, 45 Round Hill Road, Northampton, MA 01060, telephone number 413-582-1155, has been designated as the employee responsible for coordinating Clarke Schools efforts to comply with and carry out its responsibilities under Title IX. Inquiries concerning the application of Title IX and its implementing regulations at 34 C.F.R. Part 106 to Clarke Schools may be referred to Karen Katsanos or to the U.S. Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights, at 400 Maryland Avenue, SW, Washington, DC 20202-1100, telephone number 800-421-3481.