Education organization providing services to 6 school districts
Students who are deaf or hard of hearing (D/HH) have unique educational needs. This low incidence disability presents unique educational challenges and requires data based specialized instructional strategies. This service provides identification, assessment, consultation, evaluation, inservices, and direct and indirect instructional services for these students. Consultation with teams that include administrators, school psychologist, teachers, interpreters, case managers, and parents/guardians.
- Identification, Screening and Evaluation
- Provide pre-referral consultation to school staff for students with hearing loss
- Complete in-home evaluations and assessments of infants and toddlers ages birth to three as deemed appropriate by screening results, medical records, or evaluation team decision
- Complete school-based evaluations for students ages three through 21 for students suspected of having disabilities as well as those with disabilities who are currently receiving special education and related services
- Facilitate procurement and review of appropriate medical records as applicable
- Interpret results of audiological assessments and perform assessment of functional listening to determine the effect of a hearing loss on a students ability to learn
- Complete relevant portions of evaluation summary reports, including the documentation evaluation results and present levels, the identification of educational needs, and (when appropriate) additions and modifications necessary to promote adequate progress and access to the general curriculum
- Synthesize assessment data and evaluation results to make eligibility determinations using the D/HH criteria set forth by the state of Minnesota
- Service Delivery
- Facilitate accommodations and modifications to educational materials, assistive technology, and the instructional environment
- Provide direct and indirect D/HH services to infants and toddlers ages birth to three, with in-home setting throughout the calendar year
- Provide direct and indirect D/HH services to students ages three through 21 throughout the school year
- Provide Extended School Year (ESY) services to students who are D/HH, when necessary
- Gather accurate and timely progress monitoring data, regularly review student progress, and make instructional changes when necessary to allow students to make adequate progress and have meaningful and appropriate access to the general curriculum
- Maintain proper documentation of service, in accordance with state and federal requirements
- Identify the need for, assist in the selection of, and provides work direction to interpreters when necessary
- Curriculum and Instruction
- Provide input on curriculum and instruction development, selection, and implementation as requested
- Assist in the development and procurement of accessible instructional materials, as needed
- Consultation and Collaboration
- Assist in Individualized Education Program (IEP) planning for students who are D/HH, including attending IEP meetings, providing input on IEP goals related to D/HH service, and determining appropriate accommodations, modifications, and supports
- Participate in the planning and procedural committee meetings at SCRED
- In collaboration with the Educational Audiologist, advise on the selection of specialized equipment and instructional materials/supplies when the need for Assistive Technology (AT) is identified
- Monitor the use of necessary equipment to ensure proper functioning as well as consistency and fidelity of use
- Professional Learning
- Provide ongoing training to educational teams, including the initial training and ongoing monitoring of: the use and care of specialized equipment and curriculum materials, the provision of accommodations and modifications, and other related topics
- Facilitate professional learning in areas of expertise to individual student teams, parents, SCRED, and member district staff or other service providers, as requested
- Develop resources pertinent to D/HH services when the need for such resources are identified
- Actively participate in the regional D/HH community of practice (COP) as well as other relevant state or regional professional learning opportunities
- Other Duties
- Performs other duties as assigned
Education & Training:
- Minimum: Bachelor’s Degree in Special Education
- Preferred: Master’s Degree in Deaf Education
Work Experience: Preferred: Three or more years working in a related position
- Minimum: MN Teaching Licensure in Special Education or ability to obtain licensure
- Preferred: MN Teaching Licensure in Deaf/Hard of Hearing (D/HH); passing score on Sign Language Proficiency Interview
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