Specialist, Special Education (Deaf & Hard of Heaing)
The Deaf/Hard of Hearing (DHH) Specialist works with the DHH special education supervisor to develop, coordinate, and implement programs and provide support to DHH teachers and the students on their caseloads.
* Works with the DHH special education supervisor to ensure that appropriate services are provided to students; attends IEP meetings as needed; informs school staff, parents, etc. of key aspects of the DHH program; responds promptly to requests for information from parents, principals, etc; assists in developing a DHH Program Handbook.
* Assists in recruitment and retention efforts for teachers and interpreters of DHH students.
* Develops, coordinates, and monitors programs for DHH students, PreK-12; assists in developing and presenting monthly staff development activities for staff and parents; collaborates with families, teachers, interpreters, audiologists, and others; provides direct support to classroom teachers needing assistance with instructional and/or behavioral strategies; serves as mentor for DHH teachers new to Loudoun County Public Schools; participates in evaluating DHH staff.
* Coordinates interpreter training efforts and serves as liaison for Region IV training grant.
* Monitors and evaluates DHH programs continuously and identify and plan for areas of improvement.
* Performs related work as required.
* Holds or be eligible for a valid license from the Virginia Department of Education in Hearing Impairment; Master's Degree preferred.
* Significant years of experience in the field of Deaf/Hard of Hearing with progressively increasing responsibilities.
* Demonstrated effective oral and written communication skills, including American Sign Language (ASL).
* Demonstrated excellent interpersonal skills and ability to work effectively with teachers, administrators, parents and students.
The DHH Specialist is jointly responsible to the Special Education Supervisor and Director of Special Education.