Assist Pasadena ISD and the Region 4 Regional Day School Program for the Deaf (RDSPD) by providing students with specially designed instruction and instruction aligned to grade level standards based on students' individual education plans in general and/or special education settings.
- TEA Teacher Certification requirements
- Bachelor's degree from accredited university
- Valid Texas Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing certification
- Valid Texas Assessment of Sign Communication certification(Preferred)
- BEI or RID Interpreter Certification (Preferred)
Special Knowledge / Skills
- Demonstrate knowledge of hearing loss and its impact on students' educational, social, and emotional development
- Demonstrate knowledge of the IEP process, including evaluations, multidisciplinary approaches, goal setting, and implementation
- Demonstrate general knowledge of curriculum and instruction
- Demonstrate general knowledge of Universal Design of Learning principles and differentiated instruction
- Demonstrate knowledge general knowledge of assistive listening technologies as it relates to students who are deaf and hard of hearing
- Demonstrate ability to read and interpret evaluation and assessment results (i.e. audio-grams, state assessments, etc.)
- Demonstrate effective collaboration and facilitation skills
MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES AND DUTIES:
1. Collaborate with students, parents, campus, and district staff to provide high-quality specially designed instruction for students who are deaf and hard of hearing.
2. Implement an instructional or skill development program for assigned students and provide written evidence of preparation as necessary.
3. Plan and use appropriate instructional / learning strategies, activities, materials, and equipment that reflect accommodations and/or modifications for individual needs of students assigned.
4. Collaborate with general education teachers to accommodate and/or modify general education curriculum as needed for maximum student participation.
5. Conduct formal and informal assessment of students’ language, communication, and literacy performance and use results to inform instruction.
6. Prepare for Admission, Review, and Dismissal (ARD) Committee meetings by completing tasks outlined on full job description.
7. Present subject matter according to guidelines established by the IEP
8. Employ a variety of instructional techniques and media consistent with the needs and capabilities of each student assigned utilizing technology when appropriate
9. Create a classroom environment conducive to learning and appropriate to the physical, social, and emotional development of students
10. Manage student behavior and administer discipline, including non-verbal crisis intervention and physical restraint of students according to IEP
11. Consult with general education teachers and other staff (i.e. paraprofessionals, audiologist, occupational and physical therapists, interpreters, etc.) to provide a high quality program for students
12. Proactively seek parent support and input by completing tasks outlined on full job description
13. Troubleshoot and maintain auditory equipment, contacting the educational audiologist when problems arise, and train general education teachers regarding their use
14. Maintain confidentiality of student records and information discussing issues only with the educational team responsible for the student’s educational program
15. Attend all required district, campus, and Region 4 RDSPD meetings and trainings
16. Comply with all Region 4 RDSPD, campus, and district policies
17. Perform other duties and responsibilities as assigned by supervisor / principal
Supervise assigned instructional paraprofessionals and assist in the supervision of assigned student teachers/ interns and/or volunteers
Ability to communicate effectively (verbal and written); ability to instruct; maintain emotional control under stress.
Physical Demands / Environmental Factors:
Frequent standing; stooping; bending; kneeling; pushing and pulling; possible heavy lifting of students. Biological exposure to bacteria and communicable diseases; exposure to students who may display violent behavior