The Department of Communicative Disorders and Deaf Education at Utah State University is seeking a Teacher of the Deaf to teach 3-5 year-old children who are deaf or hard of hearing (DHH) and who are developing listening and spoken language. Sound Beginnings is an early intervention and preschool program located on the Utah State University campus. The position also includes supervision and mentoring of graduate students in the listening and spoken language (LSL) graduate training program. The position is full-time for 9 months, with the option of one or two months of summer work depending on funding and mutual interest. Salary will be commensurate with the qualifications and experience of the person hired.
Responsibilities Essential Functions
Teach preschool-age children who are DHH in classroom or individualized settings using evidence-based LSL practices.
Complete standardized and curriculum-based assessments, obtain language samples, monitor child progress, write lesson plans, participate in IEPs, and maintain compliance in all aspects of special education laws and policies.
Collaborate with related service professionals and area school district representatives and staff.
Engage in and promote effective parent collaboration and communication regarding each child's services and progress.
Utilize technology (SMART Boards, iPads) in teaching methodologies.
Provide supervision and mentoring to undergraduate and/or graduate students from USU Department of Communicative Disorders & Deaf Education (COMDDE) in the LSL graduate training program.
Additional participation in COMDDE activities will depend upon the individual's qualifications and interests and may include:
Serving as member of graduate student committees.
Presentation of professional information to the public and to colleagues in the field.
Participation in state and national professional associations.
Qualifications Minimum Qualifications:
Master's degree in Deaf Education, Communicative Disorders, or related field.
Holds or is eligible for Utah teaching licensure.
Basic computer skills, including knowledge of word processing and spreadsheets.
Excellent oral and written communications skills.
Ability to work effectively as a member of an interdisciplinary team.
Education and training: Knowledge of principles and methods for curriculum and training design, teaching and instruction for individuals and groups and the measurement of training effects.
English Language: Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition and grammar.
Human Behavior: Knowledge of human behavior and performance, individual differences in ability, personality, and interest; learning and motivation; psychological research methods; and the assessment and treatment of behavioral and effective disorders.
Speaking: Strong written and verbal communication.
Problem-solving: Analyzes information and evaluates results to select the best solution and solve problems.
Monitoring: Measures performance of self; makes improvements and takes appropriate corrective action.
Critical Thinker: Uses logic and reasoning to identify solutions and approaches to problems.
Team building: Works to create a team-based environment.
Decision making: Makes coherent and appropriate decisions in a timely manner.
Customer services: Develop relationships that promote open communication.
Encourage change initiatives: Openly support and take action to find opportunities to help complete projects more quickly and effectively.
Commitment to ethical behavior
Strong work ethic
Commitment to the improvement of USU
Service oriented attitude with excellent customer service skills
Enjoy working with students and as a selfless member of a team
Dependable with a strong work ethic
Deductive reasoning, problem-solving, and prioritizing skills
Disclaimer This position description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this classification. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive list of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications required of employees assigned to the position.
Student supervisory experience.
LSLS Certification AVT or LSLS Certification AVEd.
Bilingual (Spanish and English).
Experience delivering family-centered services in various settings.
Willingness to work two summer months.
Two or more years working with children who are deaf or hard of hearing in programs that emphasize the development of listening and spoken language.
Along with the online application, please attach:
Resume to be uploaded to the applicant profile
Letter of recommendation to be uploaded to the applicant profile
Please do not attach cover letter; you will be instructed to copy and paste your cover letter in the application.
**Document size may not exceed 10 MB.**
Utah State University (USU) was founded in 1888 and is honored to be Utah's land-grant and space-grant university. USU is a Carnegie RU/H (Research University/High Research Activity) institution with approximately 28,000 students (25,000 undergraduates and 3,000 graduate students) on the Logan main campus, four regional campuses, two USU Eastern campuses, and 28 centers throughout the state. USU offers 162 undergraduate majors, 153 graduate programs, and a variety of innovative stackable associate and certificate credentials. The 2018 rankings from Washington Monthly ranked USU as one of the top 30 national Universities and the 5th best public national university in the nation. As one of the two premier research institutions in Utah, USU is proud to provide a high-quality education at an affordable price. Additional information about Utah State University can be found at: https://www.usu.edu/about/at-a-glance/.
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Sound Beginnings at Utah State University is an early education program that provides home and center-based services to children with hearing loss whose families want their children to learn to listen and talk.
Sound Beginnings is located on the campus of Utah State University, Communicative Disorders and Deaf Education Department, Logan, Utah.