Preschool Teacher – Indianapolis St. Joseph Institute for the Deaf – Indianapolis has an immediate opening for a full-time preschool teacher for the 2017/2018 school year. The teacher is a member of the faculty and creates and carries out lessons and activities which are designed to provide an appropriate education for each child in his/her class. The teacher assesses each student’s progress regarding audition, language, and speech while making decisions consistent with the school’s philosophy, policies and regulations. The teacher collaborates and communicates effectively with parents, therapists, supervisor, and other faculty members. This position follows the academic calendar and reports to the school’s director/president. Main Position Responsibilities:
  • Develop, plan, and implement an appropriate education program for each child in class.
  • Develop annual goals for each student designed to enable the child to reach his/her full potential in all areas.
  • Evaluate and document student progress on a regular basis ensuring adequate progress in the areas of listening, language and speech as well as academics is made.
  • Maintain an atmosphere conducive to learning, provides differentiated experiences to meet variable needs and abilities of students, and engender motivation and enthusiasm in the classroom.
  • Maintain professional standards and growth through attendance at workshops, participation in appropriate professional development opportunities, and reading professional literature.
  • Maintain necessary records and files and writes reports as required. Prepare progress reports, IEP goals, documentation, and evaluations per standards set in department; meets with parents to discuss goals, objectives and to report progress.
  • Complete daily hearing aid, cochlear implant, and FM system checks. Effectively use classroom amplification systems. Evaluate auditory status of students in classroom and seeks assistance as necessary.
  • Attend faculty, department meetings, as well as other meetings as requested by department supervisor or program director.
This position is eligible for medical, dental, vision, and short-term disability insurance. Life and long-term disability is provided at no cost to the employee. Participation in a 403(b) plan is also available as are reimbursement for CEUs and LSLS certification fees. Minimum of a Bachelors degree in Deaf Education, or in an appropriate related field. Masters degree preferred. Must be eligible for certification in the state of Indiana and appropriate professional boards. Please send cover letter and resume to Mrs. Marty Krug as soon as possible.   Teacher’s Assistant – Indianapolis Classroom Support:  Help teachers create general and learning experience materials;  assist teachers in the classroom; i.e. prepare and help serve classroom snacks; get children ready to take, and wake-up from, naps; assist children with personal hygiene; clean and sanitize student furniture; support classroom teachers with student behavior management and speech development. Student supervision:  Supervise children who arrive early and/or are picked up late; share in recess, lunch, and nap duties. Classroom material management:  Keep school-wide classroom supplies organized and inventoried; help teachers keep toys cleaned and sanitized. Education and/or Experience:  Bachelor’s degree in communication disorders preferred; must  hold or be eligible for an SLP assistant license. Please send cover letter and resume to Mrs. Marty Krug as soon as possible.   Mainstream / Outreach Coordinator – Indianapolis St. Joseph Institute for the Deaf – Indianapolis has an opening for a full-time Mainstream/Outreach Coordinator for the 2017/2018 school year. The mainstream / outreach coordinator is responsible for providing quality services and education for children transitioning from St. Joseph Institute to other school programs. This position is responsible for developing and maintaining effective relationships with the school districts under which children are currently placed and for receiving schools of children leaving St. Joseph Institute.  The mainstream / outreach coordinator also provides direct educational services to children through the auspices of the Center for Deaf and Hard of Hearing Education.    Position Responsibilities:  -Prepares current SJI students for future mainstreaming, observes and assesses students being considered for mainstreaming. Assists in the development of annual goals for students to address mainstreaming issues.  Conferences with SJI teachers as needed on the progress and needs of partially mainstreamed children. Consults with parents regarding self-advocacy skills and mainstreaming information.  Participates in IEPs for future mainstreaming students as necessary.   –Plans and implements programming to provide transitional mainstreaming experiences for students as appropriate. Participates in preparing mainstreaming options for SJI students. Does classroom observations of potential mainstream placements.  Communicates with parents and local school districts (teachers, speech – language pathologists, and administrators) about the needs of mainstreaming students.  Arranges for appropriate visits, observations and/or training for local school district personnel to prepare them for SJI mainstreaming students.  Enables parents to become effective advocates for their child by providing a thorough understanding of the role of school districts, the IEP process, and laws governing placement of children under school district contract.  Provides support services to families and students as appropriate. -Assists with marketing SJI transition support services to schools locally and in other areas and making personal contacts with parents and school district personnel. Provides support services for students in the mainstream.  Works with faculties to develop appropriate IEP goals and follows district protocols in reporting progress towards goals.  Serves as a liaison between SJI and the accepting school.  Coordinates provision of in-services to accepting school’s faculty, staff, and students on hearing loss, audiological needs, and the needs of DHH students in the classroom.  Does classroom observation for students placed in the mainstream.  Provides support to mainstreamed students through direct service as needed.  Coordinates lessons/programs/schedules with other professionals in a team-management atmosphere.  Checks amplification equipment and makes appropriate recommendations for repair, maintenance, or replacement as needed.  –Conferences on a regular basis with the accepting school’s teachers regarding the students’ progress and needs. Prepares regularly scheduled reports (at least annually) and meets with parents to discuss progress as needed.  Attends IEPs for the mainstreamed students.  Develops and implements a policy and procedures handbook for families who are transitioning their child to other school settings.  Maintains records and collects data on children who have transitioned from SJI to other settings.  Analyzes data to determine outcomes to support successful transitions for children.  –Assists the director in providing training opportunities (in-services and workshops) to professionals, parents/families, and graduate students. Assists in making physical arrangements for trainings, coordinating presenters and/or presents trainings as necessary.  Assists director in mentoring SJI-I teachers as requested.   –Actively participates in committee assignments, Open House, and other special activities. Attends staff meetings, as well as other meetings requested by the Director.  Maintains supplies and equipment in proper order.  Participates in student teacher and practicum programs – completes evaluations and tours as requested.  Maintains professional standards and growth through attendance at workshops, participation in appropriate academic programs and reading professional literature.  Performs other duties related to the academic program as requested.  May be called on to substitute teach. All other duties appropriate to the position or as assigned by the director.  Qualifications:  The mainstream / outreach coordinator must have a minimum of a B.A. degree in Deaf Education and be in pursuit of a Masters Degree. A Masters Degree is preferred.  Must be certified by the appropriate State and Professional Boards of Education, and either hold or be in pursuit of Listening and Spoken Language Specialist Certification. Please send cover letter and resume to Mrs. Marty Krug as soon as possible.