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Teacher of the Deaf & Hard of Hearing

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Linn Benton Lincoln ESD

1.0 FTE on a 190 day work calendar
Location: Albany, OR
Competitive Salary and Benefits Package

Application process
Applications are available at http://www.lblesd.k12.or.us/employment
A complete application consists of
Online Application
Resume
Cover letter
Three current letters of reference
Copy of University Transcripts (Successful candidates will be required to provide official transcripts before completion of the hiring process)
Copy of License
All school employees are subject to the vaccine rules set forth by the Oregon Health Authority in OAR 333-019-1030, which means we are requesting proof of vaccination or one of the listed exceptions. Proof of vaccination or an exception must be requested and accepted through Human Resources upon hire.

Studies have shown that women and people of color are less likely to apply for jobs unless they believe they meet every one of the qualifications as described in the job description. We are most interested in finding the best candidate for the job, and that candidate may be the one who comes from a less traditional background. We would encourage you to apply, even if you don’t believe you meet every one of our qualifications described. If you are unsure whether you meet the qualifications of this position, or how this would be determined, please feel free to contact the Chief Human Resource Officer, Kate Marrone: kate.marrone@lblesd.k12.or.us. to discuss your application.

TEACHER OF THE DEAF & HARD OF HEARING – Cascade Regional Inclusive Services
Classification: Licensed 190 day calendar
Reports to: Cascade Regional Inclusive Services Director
FSLA Status: Exempt

POSITION OVERVIEW

Teachers of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing provide assessment, consultation, technical assistance and/or direct instruction for children and students who are deaf or hard of hearing. As a member of this dynamic team of professionals you will offer supports to school-district staff in Linn, Benton and Lincoln Counties. This rewarding role provides the necessary services for students who experience disabilities to access their education in a meaningful and successful way. As part of our regional delivery model, the specialist in this position is surrounded by a team of professionals to consult, problem solve and coordinate educational supports for students with hearing needs across our tri-county area.

QUALIFICATIONS
Master’s Degree or completion of a university training program in the education of Deaf/Hard of Hearing as required by the Oregon Teacher Standards and Practices Commission (TSPC)
Oregon TSPC license with Deaf/Hard of Hearing Endorsement
Proficiency in American Sign Language highly preferred
Training in diagnostic testing, behavioral objectives, prescriptive teaching, data and task analysis, and behavior modification
Ability to provide clear and effective written and oral communication with students, teachers, families and other professionals
Such alternatives to the above qualifications as the LBL Board of Directors/Superintendent may find appropriate and acceptable

GENERAL INFORMATION

This position has the following expectations and requisite abilities.

Maintain a high level of confidentiality in accordance with HIPAA, FERPA and conduct oneself in accordance with the Standards for Competent and Ethical Performance of Oregon Educators.
Maintain compliance with state and federal laws governing all aspects of our agency including ORSs, OARs, IDEA, FOIA and CIPA.
Promotion of equity and diversity in all settings and understanding and commitment to anti-racist principles.
Ability to work independently, prioritizing tasks to meet deadlines while maintaining a high level of accuracy.
Demonstrates flexibility and a professional disposition in working with co-workers, constituent district personnel, and the public.
Demonstrates exceptional skills in building and maintaining a positive culture, consensus building, and effective and efficient team facilitation.
Present self and LBL in a professional manner including: in oral and written communication and maintaining professional dress standards.
Maintain regular attendance at work. Be punctual in meeting deadlines, attending meetings, and following schedules.
Ability to lift, carry at least 25 pounds as well as ability to sit for extended periods of time in vehicle, desk and various sized school furniture.
Ability to provide own transportation to school, preschools, community settings and homes in locations throughout a three county region.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

The duties listed below are not inclusive, but characteristic of the type and level of work assigned for this position. Individual employees may perform all or some combination of the duties listed below as well as other related duties.

Participate in screening and comprehensive assessment of students with hearing impairment.
Participate as a specialist in the area of hearing impairment to determine eligibility.
Assist the education team in the development of appropriate goals, objectives, modifications, accommodations, strategies and behavior plans for identified students on the caseload.
Prepare records and reports for eligibility evaluations, services, IEPs/IFSPs and transitions according to program procedure or as directed.
Provide direct instruction to students as determined by IEP/IFSP.
Coordinate with audiologist to ensure optimal student audition.
Facilitate hearing aid, FM system and other assistive technology device use, maintenance, repair and replacement.
Serve as a resource, consultant and trainer to provide specialized suggestions and/or materials for use by educators and/or parents.
Designs materials to supplement curriculums.
Completes contact logs for each student on a monthly basis.
Collaborate with educational interpreters for the delivery of service.
Communicate regularly with parents, classroom teachers, principals and case manager regarding students’ needs and goal progress.
Utilize teleservice platform to provide services to educators, students and district staff as directed.

SALARY AND BENEFIT INFORMATION

Licensed employees are represented by Linn Benton Lincoln Education Association.
Salary and benefit information shown are based on full-time employment (1.0 FTE) based on the current school year
Placement on the Linn Benton Lincoln ESD licensed salary schedule will be commensurate with applicant’s qualifications, relevant training, and experience
Linn Benton Lincoln ESD will provide an Insurance CAP to assist with health, dental and vision insurance premiums
Employer paid PERS, holidays, sick leave and personal days are also provided
Employer paid Life Insurance 1 x annual salary
Employer paid Basic AD&D and Long Term Disability
Health Insurance

Oregon Educators Benefit Board (OEBB) provides insurance to school and education service district employees

Includes medical, dental, vision & prescription insurance
Monthly premium deducted pre-tax
LBLESD contributes a monthly CAP/Pool to help offset insurance cost
Health Savings Accounts for high deductible plans
Flexible Spending Accounts
Carriers offered are:

Moda
Kaiser
Willamette Dental Group
Retirement

PERS – Public Employee Retirement System
For more information visit: state.or.us
LBLESD pays the 6% employee contribution on behalf of each employee
Personal Leave

Up to 24 hours
Sick Leave

Up to 80 hours
Sick Leave Bank
Employees may opt to donate one day of sick leave to become a member of the Sick Leave Bank
Members may request leave from the sick leave bank in the event of a catastrophic illness or injury
Professional Development Opportunities

LBLESD hosts a variety of training classes
First Aid/CPR classes offered onsite
Includes workshops, conferences and mentorship programs

Reasonable accommodations for the application and interview process will be provided upon request and as required in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990. Individuals with disabilities may contact Human Resources at 541-812-2624 for additional information and assistance.

Linn Benton Lincoln ESD is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer.

Qualifying veterans and disabled veterans may obtain preference by submitting with their completed application a copy of the Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty (DD Form 214 or 215) or a letter from the US Dept. of Veteran's Affairs indicating receipt of a non-service connected pension as verification of eligibility. Disabled Veterans must also submit a copy of their veteran's disability preference letter from the Dept. of Veteran Affairs, unless the information is included in the DD Form 214 or 215.