Provide diagnosis and remediation for students with hearing problems.
Implement screening and /or referral procedures to identify students needing hearing evaluations.
Review available medical/audiological information pertaining to the student’s performance and probable use of hearing; obtaining updated medical/audiological information and share with parent, teacher, and other appropriate staff
Obtain diagnostic information through formalized testing.
Gathers information from teachers and parents to assist in assessing specific student problems.
Collaborates with support staff, parents, other professionals, and agencies regarding student educational needs.
Teaches students who are hearing, deaf, and hard-of-hearing.
Plans instruction as needed per Individual Education Plans (IEPs).
Develops long-range goals and short-term objectives for students’ individualized education program (IEP).
Develops appropriate accommodations and services for students’ individualized education program (IEP).
Records student progress and other data as required per IEPs and school monitoring procedures.
Schedules and groups students according to the nature and severity of their condition.
Performs such other duties and assumes such other responsibilities as assigned by the Principal
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable individuals with disabilities, who are otherwise qualified, to perform the essential functions.
A valid Virginia teaching license with an endorsement in teaching the hearing impaired is required. A license from CAID (Conference on American Instructors of the Deaf) is also required. Competency in administering and interpreting tests for hearing impaired. A working knowledge of group application systems and skill in manual communication is required. Knowledge of local, state, and national facilities for serving the hearing impaired. Suck alternatives to the above qualifications as the School Board of Superintendent may find appropriate and acceptable.
Working Conditions & Physical Requirements
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions. Must have the ability to sit and stand for extended periods of time; exhibit manual dexterity, hear and understand speech at normal levels; speak in audible tones so that others may understand clearly; physical agility to lift up to 25 pounds; to bend, stoop, climb stairs, walk and reach overhead.
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. The noise level in the work environment is usually low to moderate.
This job description in no way states or implies that these are the only duties to be performed by this employee. The Teacher for the Hearing Impaired will be required to follow any other instructions and to perform any other related duties as assigned by the Principal or appropriate administrator. Bedford County Public Schools reserves the right to update, revise or change this job description and related duties at any time.
About Bedford County Public Schools
Bedford County is located in the Piedmont Region of the Commonwealth of Virginia, seated comfortably at the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains. The County is home to an abundance of natural beauty and historical sites, structures, and scenic tourist attractions including one of Virginia's largest lakes, Smith Mountain Lake.
With our mission, empowering learners for future success, Bedford County Public Schools is learner-focused.
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