Preschool Teacher – Indianapolis

St. Joseph Institute for the Deaf – Indianapolis has an 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.

Position Responsibilities:

– Develops, plans, and implements an appropriate education program for each child in class. Uses appropriate instructional strategies and individualizes lessons to meet needs of each child. Develops annual goals for each student designed to enable the child to reach his/her full potential in all areas. Collaborates in a positive way with supervisor and departmental staff to ensure continuity and integration of curriculum at each instructional level. Evaluates and documents student progress on a regular basis ensuring adequate progress in the areas of listening, language and speech as well as academics is made. Will assess family needs, and develop and implement plans to benefit child and family.

– Maintains an atmosphere conducive to learning, provides differentiated experiences to meet variable needs and abilities of students, and engender motivation and enthusiasm in the classroom. Uses effective classroom management techniques; uses appropriate behavioral management strategies for his/her class and/or a specific child as set forth by SJI policies and procedures.

– Maintains professional standards and growth through attendance at workshops, participation in appropriate professional development opportunities, and reading professional literature. Is an active participant in presentations and/or workshops promoting professional development. Keeps abreast of current research and best practice in educational approaches to children’s learning. Collaborates with department to ensure the use of current best practices in the classroom.

– Maintains necessary records and files and writes reports as required. Prepares progress reports, IEP goals, documentation, and evaluations per standards set in department; meets with parents to discuss goals, objectives and to report progress. Maintains open communication with parents through regular contact. Ensures confidentiality of student information following guidelines set forth by SJI HIPAA standards.

– Completes daily hearing aid, cochlear implant, and FM system checks. Effectively uses classroom amplification systems. Is knowledgeable and can troubleshoot equipment used by children in classroom. Evaluates auditory status of students in classroom and seeks assistance as necessary.

– Attends faculty, department meetings, as well as other meetings as requested by department supervisor or program director. Actively participates in meetings designed to ensure each child’s needs are appropriately addressed within the context of the classroom. Actively participates in recess/lunch supervision, committee assignments, parent education, and other special activities as requested.

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.

 

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.

 

Speech-Language Pathologist – Indianapolis

St. Joseph Institute for the Deaf – Indianapolis has an opening for a full-time speech-language pathologist (SLP) for the 2017/2018 school year.  The SLP independently interprets test findings, diagnoses the specific errors, makes appropriate recommendations, and designs an individualized remedial program. The SLP directs and conducts the remedial program for individual children and assesses each student’s progress regarding audition, language, speech, and records results according to departmental guidelines. The SLP makes decisions consistent with the school’s philosophy, policies and regulations. The SLP collaborates and communicates effectively with parents, teachers, audiologists, supervisor, and other faculty members. The SLP must be able to determine when referral to other professionals is necessary and make appropriate recommendations.  This position follows the academic calendar and reports to the president/director.     

 Position Responsibilities:

 –Evaluates, analyzes and determines each child’s current level of auditory, speech, pragmatics and oral motor performance. Develops, plans, and implements appropriate therapeutic program for each child on his/her caseload.  Uses appropriate strategies and individualizes lessons to meet needs of each child.  Develops annual goals for each student designed to enable the children reach their full communicative potential.  Integrates audition and auditory training into all therapy activities. Evaluates and documents student progress on a regular basis ensuring adequate progress in the areas of listening, language and speech. 

 –Demonstrates competency in the evaluation and treatment in the areas of auditory, speech and language performance for each child on the caseload and will pursue continued knowledge as necessary for individual children. Demonstrates awareness and knowledge of physical, cognitive and linguistic variances with deaf children who have accompanying learning challenges.

 –Collaborates with supervisor and teaching staff to ensure continuity and integration of curriculum at each instructional level.

Maintains daily logs, attendance records, student files and writes all reports as required in a timely manner. Prepares IEPs, reports and evaluations per department standards, meets with parents to discuss IEP goals and objectives and to report progress. Ensures confidentiality of student information following guidelines set forth by SJI HIPAA standards. 

 –Completes daily hearing aid and cochlear implant checks with students. Is knowledgeable and attempts to trouble shoot equipment with their children.  Evaluates the auditory status of each child.

 –Uses therapy time effectively by being prepared for each session, following schedule, identifying and providing clear expectations, using appropriate treatment materials and strategies, modeling appropriately, providing specific, positive correction of student errors, adapting strategies and techniques for each child as needed.

 –Maintains an atmosphere conducive to learning, provides differentiated experiences to meet variable needs and abilities of students, and engenders motivation and enthusiasm in therapy session. Uses appropriate behavioral management strategies for each child as set forth by SJI policies and procedures.

 –Maintains open communication with parents via observations, phone calls or letters. Educates parents about speech, auditory, linguistic and oral motor development as it relates to their child. Empowers parents to promote listening, speech, language and communication development within the home

 –Provides mentorship and guidance to practicum students, student teachers and/or volunteers. Completes appropriate documentation and evaluation on those placed in classroom per guidelines set by program responsible for placing students.

 –Maintains professional standards (including ASHA certification and residing state SLP license) through attendance in workshops, participation in appropriate professional development opportunities, and reading professional literature. Will meet the annual CEU requirements as established by the residing State Board and ASHA.  Is an active participant in presentations, workshops, and seminars promoting professional development of others.  Keeps abreast of current research and best practice in therapeutic approaches to children’s listening, language and speech development.  Collaborates with department to ensure the use of current best practices. 

 –Upholds the professional, moral and ethical standards of the school. Actively supports the mission and values of the school.  Maintains professional demeanor.  Works cooperatively with all staff.  Collaborates in a positive way with supervisor departmental staff, and speech therapists to ensure continuity and integration of curriculum at each instructional level.  Coordinates with classroom teachers regarding class themes, academic vocabulary and updates on progress.

 –Actively participates in faculty, department and committee meetings, as well as other meetings as requested. Actively participates in meetings designed to ensure each child’s needs are appropriately addressed within the context of the therapy session.

 –Actively participates in supervision as requested (i.e., recess/lunch duty), committee assignments, Open House, graduation, and other special activities. Uses appropriate behavioral techniques as indicated in the employee and faculty handbooks.  Utilizes appropriate motivational strategies in order to fully engage children in therapy.  Demonstrates a positive demeanor and attitude with students, parents and staff. Helps maintain staff morale.  Maintains department supplies and equipment in proper order.

 –Perform other duties related to the academic program as requested.

 Qualifications:

Masters Degree in Speech-Language Pathology. Certification by the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association and/or hold a residing state license in Speech/Language Pathology or be eligible for same under state law.

Please send cover letter and resume to Mrs. Marty Krug as soon as possible.

 

iHear Therapist – St. Louis

St. Joseph Institute for the Deaf – St. Louis has an opening for a full-time iHear/EI Therapist. This position begins August 1, 2017. The iHear/EI Therapist (Therapist) works with students who have a hearing loss, to develop communication skills using the iHear or Early Intervention program. The therapist interprets test findings, diagnoses specific errors, makes appropriate recommendations, and develops outcome plans.  Each student’s progress regarding the specific outcomes will be recorded according to iHear /Molloy policies by the therapist. When appropriate, the therapist will make recommendations for referral to another professional as needed. The Therapist collaborates and communicates effectively with staff members and others. This position works on the Molloy schedule, including the possibility of some evenings and weekends, and reports to the director, St. Louis Operations.       

Position Duties:        

  • Assesses, analyzes and determines child’s current level of auditory, language and cognitive development.
  • Creates measurable long term and short term outcomes based on child’s assessments through iTOTS. Keeps accurate data in conjunction with outcomes derived from assessments (iTOTS) and individualized outcomes.
  • Designs individualized outcomes and specify targets for each iHear/Molloy session.
  • Establishes strategies for effective carryover weekly.
  • Plans for parent or coaches’ education in each session.
  • Selects materials/activities that are well organized, and appropriate to the student’s present level of functioning.
  • Uses good communication skills, verbal and written. Collaborates, relates well to others and has good interpersonal abilities. Collaborates with department to ensure that current best practices are being used.
  • Records timely and maintains accurate progress notes.
  • Utilizes appropriate motivational strategies in order to fully engage student in therapy.
  • Maintains professional standards (including ASHA certification, MO SLP license, MO Medicare provider status, and First Step provider) through attendance in workshops, participation in appropriate professional development opportunities and reading professional literature.
  • Ability to meet annual CEU requirements as established by ASHA and theAG Bell academy.
  • Active participant in presentations, workshops, and seminars promoting professional development of others. Writes and publishes with supervisor approval.
  • Keeps abreast of current research and best practice in therapeutic approaches to listening, language and speech development.
  • Comfortable with computers and the internet at a minimum; curious and excited to learn new teaching strategies using the computer.
  • Upholds the professional, moral and ethical standards of SJI and actively supports the mission and values of the SJI. Maintains professional demeanor at all times, and works cooperatively with all staff, students, and parents. Collaborates in a positive way with supervisor, and therapists to ensure continuity of program outcomes.
  • Actively participates in faculty, department and committee meetings, as well as other meetings as requested. Actively participates in meetings designed to ensure each child’s needs are appropriately addressed within the context of the therapy session.
  • Understand and strictly adhere to Intellectual Property guidelines and policies. Ensures confidentiality of student information following guidelines set forth by SJI and strictly adheres to HIPAA standards.
  • Performs other duties related to the iHear/Molloy program as requested.

 

Qualifications:

Masters Degree in Speech/Language with certification by the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association and/or hold a Missouri License in Speech/Language Therapy or be eligible for the same under Missouri Law. Maintains credential requirements for First Steps of Missouri.

  • Ability to use computers and is comfortable with computers for instructional use.
  • Minimum of two years of professional experience with children who are deaf or hard of hearing and experience in providing therapy to children with cochlear implants. Scope of experience may include both professional experience and experience obtained during clinical practicum.
  • Must demonstrate a desire for ongoing professional development.
  • Certification in Listening and Spoken Language (LSLSCert.AVEd.), or in the process to apply for certification, is a plus.
  • Experience with a coaching model of service delivery, and one-on-one therapy with active participation from parents and caregivers is desirable.
  • Experience in interpreting formal or informal assessments to develop measurable outcomes.

Please send cover letter and resume to Mrs. Marty Krug as soon as possible.