WORKING TITLE: Teacher, Deaf and Hard of Hearing (DHH)
REPORTS TO: School Principal and Supervisor, Related Services
DEFINITION: Provides direct instruction, support to school personnel, and administration of educational assessments based on the students' mode of communication (oral communication, simultaneous communication of sign and speech, American Sign Language). Performs other duties as assigned.
EXAMPLES OF DUTIES: Provides instruction through direct communication (i.e., simultaneous communication, oral communication) within a variety of classroom settings (itinerant or DHH regional program based), including adapted learning support classes for the deaf and hard of hearing, the co-teaching environment, and general education classes.
Provides direct instruction to students with hearing loss in the areas of language, academics, auditory/listening skills, and self-advocacy as identified on the Individualized Education Program (IEP).
Provides staff development to general education teachers and other staff members servicing students who are deaf and hard of hearing. Staff development includes information related to: hearing loss, its implication on students' development, effective instructional strategies and techniques, and specialized technology.
Collaborates and consults with school staff, families, and administrators in instructional strategies, environmental modifications and accommodations, and technology related to the students' hearing loss.
Plans and implements instructional services that adhere to the students' IEP or 504 Plans.
Assists general education teachers in the implementation of the students who are deaf and hard of hearing IEPs or Service Plans.
Facilitates proper use of equipment including daily listening checks and appropriate troubleshooting techniques.
Consults with BCPS audiologist to ensure student knowledge of their hearing loss, students' acceptance of their technology, and proper care of their equipment.
Maintains documentation of student progress, including data, in accordance with the Office of Special Education.
Attends staff meetings.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Education, Training, and Experience: Graduation from an accredited college or university with a bachelor's degree in the education of the deaf and hard of hearing, with an endorsement in a content area.
Licenses and Certificates: Possession of, or eligibility for, a Maryland Professional Certificate for the Teacher of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities: Knowledge of the principles and practices of special education including IEP Plans and 504 Plans. Knowledge of effective differentiated instruction, specialized instructional materials, appropriate supplementary aids and classroom modifications, and classroom technology for students who are deaf and hard of hearing. Knowledge and use of various communication modalities for the deaf and hard of hearing, including spoken and listening language, Total Communication through conceptually accurate signed English (CASE), and American Sign Language (ASL). Knowledge of hearing loss including etiology, types and degrees, impact on academic development and communication. Knowledge, care and maintenance, support of technology related to hearing loss, including cochlear implants, hearing aids, and FM systems. Skill in preparing and implementing lesson plans. Skill in classroom behavior management. Skill in communicating with students, their parents, administrators, team leader, and others. Knowledge of and skill in the use of database, internet, spreadsheet, word processing, and related applications. Knowledge of and skill in the use of technology and equipment to supplement instruction. Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships. Ability to maintain confidential information.
PHYSICAL AND ENVIRONMENTAL CONDITIONS: The work of this class is generally performed in a school environment. Work may require the ability to move around the school and classroom.
CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT: Requires attendance at after-school and evening meetings and events.
Eligible for membership in the Maryland State Retirement System
This document describes the duties and responsibilities of a position. It shall not be held to exclude duties not referenced nor limit the right of management to assign work to employees.
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