Specialist, Special Education (Deaf & Hard of Heaing)

Location
Ashburn, VA
Posted
Aug 02, 2018
Closes
Aug 14, 2018
Industry
Education
Hours
Full Time

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.

QUALIFICATIONS:
* 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.

ORGANIZATIONAL RELATIONSHIP:
The DHH Specialist is jointly responsible to the Special Education Supervisor and Director of Special Education.

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