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Openings as of 9/18/2019
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      Exceptional Education

    Job Title: Teacher of the Deaf & Hard of
    Hearing - Itinerant
    FLSA/Exemption Code (if exempt):  
    Job Code & Family 80096, 88134 Teachers Revision Date: 12.10.2012
    Salary Plan & Pay Grade: Certificated, BA Revised By: Donna Gerstner
    EEO Code: 507:  Other classroom teachers Comp Reviewed By:
    Grant Funded? N=Local 10-, 11- or 12-mo? 10-month


    DEPARTMENT NAME:   Department of Exceptional Education
    JOB SUMMARY (2-3 sentences):  Provides support services and direct instruction to meet the needs of students who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing.
    PRIMARY JOB FUNCTIONS:  List, in the order of time spent, the essential tasks performed by the position.  Employees may be assigned additional duties by management as required:           
    Job Responsibility 1: Provides regularly scheduled direct instruction in the development of auditory skills, speech and language skills, and self-advocacy skills that align with Common Core Standards.
    Job Responsibility 2: Provides collaboration, consultation and in-service training to school staff regarding, but not limited to, the impact of hearing loss on academic progress, classroom acoustics, hearing aids, FM systems, and hearing evaluations.
    Job Responsibility 3: Develops and implements compliant IEPs, provides assistance to general and exceptional education teachers and staff working with students who are Deaf and Hard of Hearing, and manages a caseload of diverse learners from ages 3 to 22, including students who may have additional disabilities.
    Job Responsibility 4: Monitors and evaluates student’s academic progress using formal and informal measures and provides regular progress reports to school staff and parents.
    Job Responsibility 5: Maintains knowledge of grade level curriculum requirements and develops strategies with classroom teachers to effectively enable the student to access the curriculum.
    Job Responsibility 6: Remains current in technological advances, understanding and monitoring the use of all amplification equipment and technical devices, and serves as a resource to school staff, parents and students.
    Job Responsibility 7: Updates skills necessary to complete job requirements, i.e. sign language skills.
    Job Responsibility 8: Fosters emotional well-being and encourages social interaction with hearing peers within the school community.Provides opportunities, where possible, for social interaction among peers with hearing loss.

    DATA RESPONSIBILITY: “Data Responsibility” refers to information, knowledge, and conceptions obtained by observation, investigation, interpretation, visualization, and mental creation.  Data are intangible and include numbers, words, symbols, ideas, concepts, and oral verbalizations.
    Coordinates or determines time, place, or sequence of operations or activities based on analysis of data and possibly executes determinations or reports on events.
    PEOPLE RESPONSIBILITY: “People Responsibility” refers to individuals who have contact with or are influenced by the position.
    Instructs or trains others through explanation, demonstration, and supervised practice, or by making recommendations on the basis of technical disciplines.
    ASSETS RESPONSIBILITY: “Assets Responsibility” refers to the responsibility for achieving economies or preventing loss within the organization.
    Requires responsibility and opportunity for achieving considerable economies and/or preventing considerable losses through the management of a minor department, and/or handling of very large amounts of money.
    MATHEMATICAL REQUIREMENTS: “Mathematics” deals with quantities, magnitudes, and forms and their relationships and attributes by the use of numbers and symbols.
    Uses addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division; may compute ratios, rates, and percentages.
    COMMUNICATIONS REQUIREMENTS: “Communications” involves the ability to read, write, and speak.
    Reads journals and manuals; composes specialized reports and business letters using proper format and grammar; speaks to groups of coworkers and people outside the organization.
    COMPLEXITY OF WORK: “Complexity of Work” addresses the analysis, initiative, ingenuity, creativity, and concentration required by the position and the presence of any unusual pressures.
    Performs work involving the application of logical principles and thinking to solve practical problems within or applying to a unit or division of the organization; requires continuous, close attention for accurate results and frequent exposure to unusual pressure.
    IMPACT OF DECISIONS:  “Impact of Decisions” refers to consequences such as damage to property, loss of data or property, exposure of the organization to legal liability, or injury or death to individuals.
    Makes decisions with serious impact - affects most units in organization, and may affect citizens.
    EQUIPMENT USAGE: “Equipment Usage” refers to inanimate objects such as substances, materials, machines, tools, equipment, work aids, or products.  A thing is tangible and has shape, form, and other physical characteristics.
    Establishes methods and procedures for acquiring and handling machines, tools, equipment, or work aids involving extensive latitude for judgment regarding attainment of standard or in selecting appropriate items.
    SAFETY OF OTHERS:  “Safety of Others” refers to the responsibility for other people’s safety, either inherent in the job or to assure the safety of the general public.
    Requires considerable responsibility for the safety and health of others and/or continuous enforcement of the laws and standards of public health and safety.


    EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS: “Education Requirements” refers to job specific training and education required for entry into the position.
    Bachelors’ degree in Education of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing.
    LICENSES, CERTIFICATIONS, AND REGISTRATIONS REQUIRED: “Licenses, Certifications, and Registrations” refers to professional, state, or federal licenses, certifications, or registrations required to enter the position.
    Current Tennessee Department of Education licensure/certification in Hearing Impairments and a valid Tennessee Drivers’ License are required.
    EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS: “Experience Requirements” refers to the amount of work experience that is required for entry into the position that would result in reasonable expectation that the person can perform the tasks required by the position.
    Knowledge and experience of speech and language development as impacted by hearing loss; understanding of functioning of hearing aids, FM systems and cochlear implants; working knowledge of audiograms/audiological evaluations; and ability to modify curricula to meet students’ need are required.  Knowledge of sign language preferred.
    More specific degree, certification, and experience requirements will be included in the position announcement as vacancies occur.


    PHYSICAL DEMANDS: “Physical Demands” refers to the requirements for physical exertion and coordination of limb and body movement.
    Requires active work involving standing, sitting or walking for extended periods, exerting up to 70 pounds of force on an as-needed basis, and some dexterity in operating machines or office equipment.
    UNAVOIDABLE HAZARDS: “Unavoidable Hazards” refers to unusual conditions in the work environment that may cause illness or injury.
    Exposed to the elements and traffic while in route to school sites.  Exposure to moving mechanical parts, electrical shock, and other typical hazards in the workplace.
    SENSORY (ADA) REQUIREMENTS: “Sensory Requirements” refers to hearing, sight, touch, taste, and smell necessary to perform the tasks required by the position efficiently.
    The position requires normal visual acuity and field of vision, hearing, and speaking.


    Metropolitan Nashville Public Schools is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  ADA requires MNPS to provide adequate accommodations to qualified persons with disabilities. Prospective and current employees are encouraged to discuss ADA accommodations with management.

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