The Maine Educational Center for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing/Gov. Baxter School for the Deaf wishes to fill a Full Time, 200-day, Public School Outreach Regional Program Teacher of the Deaf position within the MECDHH/Statewide Educational Services Program. Position will be based out of the Brewer MECDHH outreach office, but will be placed in a local public school where an MECDHH regional program will be housed.
Work collaboratively with the MECDHH Regional Program Team to:
- Provide direct instruction and support to deaf and hard of hearing students in the Brewer Regional Program, as well as consultation to teachers and specialists.
This position will be responsible for:
- Developing weekly lesson plans, progress reports and documentation.
- Collaborating with building level regular education staff, related service providers and other service agencies as appropriate.
- Collaborating with Public School Outreach providers from MECDHH.
- Participating in a strong collaborative Deaf and Hard of Hearing team.
- Co-Teaching and Team-teaching, where applicable.
- Supporting American Sign Language and listening and spoken language skills within a deaf education and regular education classroom.
- Integrating classroom instruction with the school’s curriculum (aligned with the State of Maine standards).
- Differentiated instruction.
- Formative/Summative assessment to determine educational levels.
- Developing and implementing Individual Education Plans (IEP’s).
- Evaluating and reporting on student progress toward IEP goals.
- Communicating with parents and staff about student progress an classroom activities.
- Making all work and student-related decisions within the parameters of Brewer area school and MECDHH policies, guidelines and state and federal regulations.
- Building professional practice and interactions based upon effective assessment and instructional methods for teaching D/HH students.
- Co-facilitating the “Kids Like Me” Programs in collaboration with the Public School Outreach Team.
- Participates in periodic program sponsored family activities.
- Supervising Educational Technicians (paraprofessionals).
- Eligibility for Maine Teacher of the Deaf certification.
- Strong knowledge base in language and literacy development.
- Prior teaching experience with children who are deaf or hard of hearing, (K-8th grade).
- Experience supporting students communicating via listening and spoken language and American Sign Language.
- Knowledge of hearing assistive technology (HAT) such as cochlear implants, hearing aids, and remote microphone systems.
- Knowledge of the variety of communication modalities used by students who are deaf or hard of hearing.
- Experience using social media and digital technology or a willingness to learn.
- Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
- Ability to work collaboratively with a variety of teams.
- Experience supervising Educational Technicians.
- Ability to communicate in American Sign Language or a willingness to learn.
- Masters Degree in Deaf Education preferred.
A competitive salary and benefits package, including medical/dental insurance, Maine State Retirement and paid sick/personal time, is offered.
If interested in applying for this position, please click the APPLY link next to the Teacher of the Deaf listing on the Maine Educational Center for the Deaf Career Opportunities website page.
PLEASE NOTE: Employment cannot be finalized until the applicant has completed requirements for complete background checks and fingerprinting as required by Maine State Statute.
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