Hearing Impaired Consultant (part-time position)
The Hearing Impaired Consultant shall be responsible for providing diagnostic and/or therapy services to students who are suspected of being disabled and/or are disabled.
- Master’s degree, or better, in education or in a related field.
- Valid Michigan teaching certificate and/or State of Michigan approval to function in the specific discipline area; HII endorsement preferred.
- At least three years of successful teaching experience.
- Experience working with students with hearing impairments.
- Experience or training in making accommodations for students with hearing impairments.
- Extensive knowledge of current trends, supports and assistive technologies available and recommended for students with hearing impairments, including a variety of FM systems.
- Extensive knowledge of common behavioral supports to use with students with hearing impairments.
- Possession of solid organizational and planning skills.
- Ability to work as a member of a team and contribute to the agency vision and goals.
Essential duties shall include, but are not limited to:
- Participate as a member of the multi-disciplinary evaluation team to assist in the assessment of the educational needs of persons suspected of having a hearing impairment.
- Assist in the development of an educational program which can be used in the classroom, school building and community, as appropriate.
- Complete and present a written evaluation report to parents/guardians and local educational agencies within a required timeline.
- Keep apprised of new materials and methods of instruction and provide academic and behavioral support and modification of instructional materials for classroom teachers and students.
- Work and communicate effectively with teachers, classroom staff, principals, family members and other support services personnel.
- Work with other area professionals and educators to facilitate the effective integration of students with hearing impairments into educational and community environments.
- Consult with other personnel including teachers, principals, other ancillary staff, and parents to evaluate program effectiveness. Improve assessment procedures, programs and services for students with hearing impairments.
- Initiate and maintain regular contact with parents regarding student progress, program activities and available community resources.
- Develop and implement training and ongoing staff development for both general education and special education staff and parents/guardians.
- Establish and maintain appropriate records, reports, forms, and procedures.
- Consult with caseload providers and assistants regarding academic, hearing accommodations behavior, and social concerns typically related to students with hearing impairments.
- Consult with parents/caregivers regarding school/home concerns.
- Social Support consisting of the development of social stories, social skills groups, and community based instruction outings.
- Coordinate services for the purpose of student staffings.
- Staff training in the areas of universal strategies, hearing and auditory supports, transition supports, and academic accommodations/modifications.
- Sensitivity training for school staff members and classroom peers.
- Classroom observations to aide in the Child Study/Student Intervention process.