As a classroom teacher, provide a comprehensive educational program to meet the needs of students who are deafblind/multi-disabled learners in a small private school setting at an Elementary School level (PreK-5th grade).
The candidate must have a strong ability to think creatively and problem-solve. They should also be able to work collaboratively in a large team of professionals (local and national level experts, therapists & specialized instructors) and have a high comfort level with technology based teaching & communication aids. This teacher would also work very closely with a highly trained aide/Intervener assigned to individual student(s).
Responsibilities include assessing and documenting students’ educational needs to develop and implement appropriate instructional plans for students who are deafblind/multi-disabled learners; developing appropriate instructional materials and utilizing acceptable and innovative instructional techniques and practices for students who are deafblind/multi-disabled learners.
Intensive and on-going in-service training will be provided by local and national level experts in the areas of deafblindness, communication strategies, cortical vision impairment, assistive technology and orientation & mobility. Collaborative working sessions will occur regularly and frequently to share information and cross-train all staff, therapists, teachers and specialized instructors.
Must possess or be eligible to obtain Georgia Professional Standards Commission Certification in the area of Special Education General or Adapted Curriculum P-12. Must have knowledge of assistive technology and basic understanding of the use of computer technology for multi-disabled learners. Candidates selected for employment must meet the “Highly Qualified” provision of the federal No Child Left Behind Act.
Note: Must submit required certification documentation with resume and cover letter.
Preference will be given to applicants who, in addition to meeting the minimum qualification, possess one or more of the following:
a. Master’s degree in Visual Impairments (K-12) and Deaf Education (K-12) or Master’s Degree in Deafblindness (K-12)
b. Graduate Certificate in Deafblindness by an Institute of Higher Learning.
c. Three or more years of experience in working with students who are visually impaired, blind, deaf, hard of hearing or deafblind
d. Elementary academic certification
Salary & Benefits:
Based upon years of experience and certification. This is a 220 day position paid on a 12-month basis. Salary will be based on the number of days worked.
School hours from 8:00am to 2:30pm daily, with additional planning time required.
Health insurance, dental/vision benefits are negotiable. Retirement/401K benefits are not available.
Job opening begins January 7, 2013 or as soon as applicant is available.