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Columbia Regional Program - Deaf Education School Age Teacher

Portland Public Schools

This position is for the 2021/2022 SY.

Provides academic and communication (speech, language) intervention for Deaf or Hard of Hearing students in specialized classrooms or neighborhood school. Position will be either in a classroom or as an itinerant depending on program needs.

1. Provides direct instruction for IEP goals requiring special education services related to students' hearing loss. These areas include language development, communication, speech, audition skills and/or academic skill support

2. Communicates regularly with general education staff and other school personnel. Collaborates with classroom teachers and other IEP team members to develop and implement instructional programs designed to facilitate access to the general education classroom setting and curricula.

3. Provides trainings, consultation and/or coaching about deafness, hearing loss and its impact on learning. Explains use and role of an educational interpreter if needed. Is knowledgeable and can provide training on use and maintenance of equipment related to students' hearing loss

4. Develops long term goals and short-term objectives that meet students individual needs and abilities in functional and academic areas based on the impact of their hearing loss

5. Uses formal and informal assessments to collect progress data on specific learning goals and objectives. Uses this data to report IEP growth and to inform IEP decision-making. Completes IEP paperwork accurately to meet federal, state and district requirements.

6. Follows district and regional program policies, procedures and paperwork requirements. Attends scheduled staff meetings. Develops professional growth goals, maintains service logs, for students and reports complete and accurate information to supervisor when requested.

7. Writes lesson plans that can be clearly understood, tied directly to students' IEP long term goals and short term objectives and easily implemented during time allotted for service delivery. Establishes and maintains service delivery logs for students to document direct instruction, consultation, coaching and training.

8. Participates as a team member on District's eligibility, IEP and 3-year re-evaluation teams. Provides relevant data regarding the impact of the students' hearing loss on their educational progress.

9. Performs other reasonably related duties as assigned.

1. Oregon License with hearing impaired endorsement is required, or Oregon License with significant experience teaching students who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing and approval for a Conditional Permit for Hearing Impaired Endorsement. Commitment and ability to obtain hearing impaired endorsement if not already licensed.
2. Fluency in ASL preferred.
3. Experience in general educational program is preferred.
4. Master’s Degree preferred.

COMPENSATION: $43,382 - $88,216 (Annual Salary based on 1.0 FTE)


FTE: 1.0

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Portland Public Schools (PPS) offers several competitive and comprehensive benefit packages to employees. Fringe benefits include medical, dental, vision, prescription, life and disability insurance, employee assistance program, 403(b) retirement savings plan and various leave and professional development programs. Depending on the insurance option selected by the employee, there may be an employee contribution toward insurance. Portland Public Schools is a public employer and participates in the Public Employees Retirement System (PERS/OPSRP). Eligible employees are required by statute to contribute 6% of salary on a pre-tax basis to OPSRP/IAP, after serving six months under a PERS employer. For more information please visit our Benefits site at