The Teacher of the Deaf is responsible to the Co-Directors of Clarke Schools for Hearing and Speech in Jacksonville, Florida. This is a contract position and the hours are 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. The teacher will be responsible for planning and implementing intensive auditory-oral intervention for a classroom of toddler and/or preschool children in Orlando, Florida.
To provide a comfortable, supportive environment for parents in which they are respected, encouraged to observe their children, and supported in their efforts to parent their hearing-impaired children.
To facilitate children’s interaction with a curriculum which is child-centered, based on basic principles of child development, and will provide children with problem-solving skills and a foundation for acquiring knowledge from preschool through high school.
To observe children and record information related to all aspects of the child’s developmental profile to be used for developing appropriate goals and tracking student progress.
To provide accurate information on the listening and spoken language outcomes that are possible for this population to both parents and professionals and to explain, model and encourage the techniques necessary to build age-appropriate skills.
To engage individual and small groups of students, on a daily basis, in activities that contribute to the development of auditory and spoken language skills.
To provide diagnostic information about auditory and spoken language skills of hearing-impaired students using formal tests, diagnostic teaching and observation.
To discuss concerns regarding individual children’s needs, abilities, etc., with the directors to ensure consistent and accurate communication with parents, thereby best serving the children.
To perform other tasks as requested by the co-directors considered necessary to provide a quality educational experience and meet requirements with contracting entities.
Meetings and Planning
Will participate in staff meetings of the classroom team to plan classroom activities as dictated by the developmental needs and interest of the children. Teacher will provide input regarding the progress of students, curriculum issues, concerns, etc.
Will attend other workshops/meetings for the hearing-impaired children, schedule permitting (e.g., cochlear implant workshops).
Written Plans and Reports
Lesson plans and therapy notes will be kept to ensure that information is available to all professionals working with the child.
Contributions to the hearing-impaired children’s Individualized Educational Plans will be in the form of supplying goals and objectives in the areas of cognitive, motor, social-emotional, auditory, speech and language development.
Semi-annual reports will be written for the students, and submitted on a timely basis on dates provided at the beginning of the school year (in November and June).
Master’s Degree in Education for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing and Certification as a Listening and Spoken Language Specialist.
Internal Number: #436
About Clarke Schools for Hearing and Speech
Clarke provides children who are deaf and hard of hearing with the listening, learning and spoken language skills they need to succeed. Annually, more than 1.000 children and their families benefit from programs and services at our five campus locations: Boston, Jacksonville, New York City, Northampton and Philadelphia.Clarke impacts the lives of children and adults through educational and early childhood programs, hearing services, mainstream services, research, curriculum development and the teachers and professionals trained by Clarke who take their special skills to all parts of the world.Formerly Clarke School for the Deaf / Center for Oral Education, in 2010, we changed our name to Clarke Schools for Hearing and Speech. This change reflects our distinct mission of teaching children who are deaf and hard of hearing how to listen and talk using the latest technology; and it also highlights our multiple locations - which continue to grow! Our new logo is a vibrant mark celebrating the growth and success of Clarke children. Each day, we watch and listen as they blossom - gaining confidence and acquiring the ability to reach their full potential.As Clarke reaches more children tha...n ever before, our mission remains unchanged: Providing children who are deaf and hard of hearing with the listening, learning and spoken language skills they need to succeed. Today, the possibilities for children who are deaf and hard of hearing are greater than ever before. We work with families and professionals to ensure that every child has the chance to reach their full potential.Clarke Schools for Hearing and Speech is an Equal Opportunity Employer.