06/28/2023Return to view all job openings
OFFICE OF SCHOOLS
Traditional 186 work days per year
Salary Range: See DCTA Teacher Salary Schedule at http://careers.dpsk12.org/teachercomp/compensation-your-first-year/
Essential Functions and Objectives:
Provides direct instruction to students with hearing loss or auditory difficulties in settings that provide a continuum of services from self-contained instruction to full inclusion in the regular classroom. Creates and makes available to students an environment where their language needs are central and essential to a free and appropriate education.
- Provides various support and conducts activities related to logistics, reporting, training, communications, and processes. Participates in the planning and implementation of new initiatives.
- Assesses and troubleshoots escalated problems and applies expert understanding to resolve complex challenges of stakeholders; focuses on root cause identification in order to achieve systemic and sustainable improvement. Approves and documents exceptions for compliance record keeping and reporting.
- Ensures appropriate key stakeholder involvement in planning, goal-setting, and implementation to achieve buy-in of work products. Ensures purposeful, positive and professional interactions and relationships with all stakeholders; enables consistent application of work products across the district.
- Identifies opportunities for improvement, prioritizes, and recommends solutions to management. Implements approved enhancements to ensure consistency across the district. Identifies opportunities to reduce costs; analyzes available data, trends, and feedback, and ensures compliance with expectations for optimal operation and goal achievement.
- Collaborates with and supports the needs of students, staff, and families by fostering an understanding of hearing loss.
- Implements instructional strategies emphasizing speech development and auditory training; provides a continuum of evidence-based intervention strategies and services to improve students' auditory access, communication abilities, and academic achievement.
- Develops and executes individualized lesson plans in all subject areas, providing for direct instruction while maintaining a focus on District standards and benchmarks; establishes and communicates to students clear objectives for lessons, units, and projects; and instructs students individually and in groups, adapting teaching methods and instructional materials to meet varying needs and interests.
- Administers and interprets both formal and informal individualized educational assessments; develops and maintains Individualized Education Plans (IEPs) for identified students.
- Counsels students to encourage and support student achievement.
- Monitors, supervises, and enforces rule of conduct and behavior of assigned students; reinforces positive student behaviors in accordance with school and District policy.
- Observes, evaluates, and records student performance, behavior, social development, and physical health and prepares student, attendance, and activity reports as required by administrators.
- Prepares, administers, assigns, and grades tests and assignments to evaluate student progress, reporting grades using District software.
- Assists hearing disabled students with use of hearing aids, cochlear implants, and/or assistive listening technology in collaboration with District audiologists; maintains assistive listening devices and troubleshoots when problems occur.
- Mentors educational interpreters and tutor-note takers and assists in hiring, supervising, and evaluating educational interpreters and tutor-note takers.
- Evaluates the impact hearing loss has in the educational setting through the use of appropriate assessments; interprets audiometric results.
Knowledge, Experience & Other Qualifications:
- Experience working with students with hearing loss and or auditory difficulties.
- Training and/or experience in auditory/oral methods.
- Experience working with young special needs children who represent the diversity of the District community preferred.
- Current Colorado Department of Education Teachers License with an endorsement in Special Education Specialist Severe Needs - Deaf/Hard of Hearing or Severe Needs – Communication OR qualify for Alternative License and passing score on the PLACE or Praxis II required.
- Proficiency with Google Suite.
- Effective time management, critical thinking, problem solving, and organizational skills.
- Effective verbal and written communication skills.
- Strong attention to detail.
- Effectively handles multiple demands and competing deadlines.
- The ability to take responsibility for one’s own performance.
- Ability to work effectively as a member of a multidisciplinary team.
- Aptitude for variety and changing expectations in a fast-paced environment.
- Knowledge of appropriate materials to evaluate young children.
- Knowledge of individualized teaching techniques, differentiated instruction, and the ability to appropriately select and implement instructional strategies.
- Knowledge of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Improvement Act (IDEIA), Early Childhood Initiatives, and the Exceptional Children's Educational Act (ECEA) 2008 rules and regulations.
- Knowledge of the Individualized Education Plan (IEP) process and Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) rules and regulations.
- Strong commitment to the developmental/educational growth of young students.
- Knowledge of cochlear implants desired.
- Skill in using American Sign language is preferred.
- Bilingual in Spanish or another language preferred and may be required for some positions.
- Bachelor's Degree in education or related degree with Colorado Department of Education Special Education endorsement required.
- Work Year Calendars (including accrued time off): http://thecommons.dpsk12.org/Page/1129
- Benefits (including DPS contributions): http://thecommons.dpsk12.org/Page/1397
- Compensation Structures: http://thecommons.dpsk12.org/Page/244
- Employee must live and work with a permanent home address in Colorado while working for Denver Public Schools.
About Denver Public Schools:
Denver Public Schools is committed to meeting the educational needs of every student with great schools in every neighborhood. Our goal is to provide every child in Denver with rigorous, enriching educational opportunities from preschool through high school graduation. DPS is comprised of nearly 200 schools including traditional, magnet, charter and alternative pathways schools, with an enrollment of more than 90,000 students.
DPS has become the fastest-growing school district in the country in terms of enrollment and the fastest-growing large school district in the state in terms of student academic growth. Learn more at dpsk12.org.
Denver Public Schools is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, age, disability, or any other status protected by law or regulation. It is our intention that all qualified applicants be given equal opportunity and that selection decisions be based on job-related factors.
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