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Teacher of the Deaf/Hard of Hearing

Southern Oregon Education Service District

Southern Oregon Education Service District has a position opening for an Itinerant Teacher of the Deaf or Hard of Hearing.  This is an opportunity to join a passionate and professional group of Teachers of the Deaf or Hard of Hearing that serve all identified students, aged birth – 21, who live in the Southern Oregon area.  As an itinerant teacher, you have the opportunity to help design and provide educational support services to students living and learning in their home communities.  The current position is based in Jackson County.  Oregon certification as a Deaf or Hard of Hearing Teacher is required.  Our regional program currently employs 11 Teachers of the Deaf and supports over 30 Sign Language Interpreters.   This is a great opportunity to grow professionally and live in a beautiful part of the Pacific Northwest.   

Southern Oregon ESD is located in the Rogue Valley, the cultural and economic heart of southern Oregon, home to legendary snow-skiing, white-water rafting, kayaking, hiking, fishing, as well as numerous cultural venues and events such as art galleries, the Britt Music Festivals, the Ashland Independent Film Festival, and the renowned Oregon Shakespeare Festival. For more information on living in Medford, please go to:


POSITION GOAL:    Provide specialized instruction to assigned Deaf/Hard of Hearing children.
Note: OAR 333-019-1030 Proof of COVID full vaccination status or approved OHA exception is required for this position.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:                
Diagnose, prescribe, design and implement instruction for each child as determined by the IEP.
Diagnose, prescribe, design, and implement instruction for communication problems, including implementation of effective aural management and auditory training programs.
Utilize behavior management for instruction of appropriate personal and social behaviors.
Implement and/or organize language therapy based on the child’s needs.
Advise school personnel, parents and community members as to special need of the Deaf/Hard of Hearing child.
Organize, schedule and support inclusion of D/HH students in regular classroom and extra curricular activities as appropriate.
Schedule and supervise interpreters assigned to students on caseload.
Coordinate, participate, and/or lead referral, eligibility, IEP and placement meetings for assigned children.
Complete all reports, documentation and requests for information in the manner and timeline specified.
Establish and maintain positive, flexible, and cooperative relationships with ESD and local school district staff.
Participate in professional growth activities.
Comply with local district and ESD rules and policies.
Perform physical requirements unaided or with the assistance of reasonable accommodation.
Perform job related tasks as designated by coordinator/supervisor.

Teaching experience and/or practicum involvement with normal hearing students.
Teaching experience and/or practicum involvement with Deaf/Hard of Hearing students.
Oregon license as Teacher of Hearing Impaired.
Demonstrate sign language communication skills.

LENGTH OF POSITION:   190 days School Year 
SALARY RANGE:   $60,339 to $94,759 (this includes an annual stipend of $6500)

IMMEDIATE SUPERVISOR:   Program Administrator

SOESD Benefits (For .50 FTE and Over):  
Southern Oregon ESD contributes up to 2003.00 per month (family coverage) for health, dental and vision insurance premiums for qualified employees.   
Employer-paid PERS (Public Employee Retirement System), including additional 6% individual investment account with PERS.
9 paid holidays 
A generous sick, vacation and discretionary (personal) leave packet is also provided to qualified employees.  

Health Insurance:  
Includes medical, dental, vision & prescription insurance  
Monthly premium deducted pre-tax  

Health Savings Accounts  
Flexible Spending Accounts – medical, day-care expenses 
Optional Coverage for Additional Life, AD&D, Short Term Disability Insurance through Aflac or American Fidelity 
403(b) through Carruth Compliance Consulting  
Mercy Flights Membership                                   

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