Website New York School for the Deaf

REPORTS TO: Director of PPS

● Works with the Deaf Infant Program team, PPS Director, and Superintendent to develop and maintain a vision for Deaf Infant Services at Fanwood
● Provide services for deaf children ages birth through three years, and their families
● Work with infants and toddlers with a range of cognitive and developmental abilities
● Provide services in the home, on the campus of the New York School for the Deaf, or by teleconference.
● Work as part of a team to assess the infant or toddler’s current levels of functioning in the areas of cognition, communication, language, and social-emotional development
● Provide resources and education on how families can support the development of their deaf infants and toddlers to include communication, language, and social-emotional development
● Collaborate with the Deaf Infant Program team to generate and update the infant/toddler’s Individualized Family Service Plan (IFSP)
● Serve as a specialist/resource person for the Deaf Infant Program and families, agencies, and the community
● Coach families on how to incorporate an ASL & English (or the family’s home language) bilingual approach into their daily routines
● Act as a language model for families
● Prepare lesson plans for all sessions with the families
● Maintain progress notes after each session with recommendations
● Collaborate with the Ongoing Service Coordinator(OSC), audiologists, and other related service providers, such as speech and language therapists, OT and PT
● Connect families to other New York School for the Deaf employees and services
● Support families in the transition from Early Intervention to preschool
● Support and lead Family Education workshops in related areas
● Participate in EI meetings and other internal school meetings
● Teach families about deaf culture and ASL
● Teach families how to read to their deaf infant or toddler

● NY State Teacher of the Deaf Certification and or other appropriate NYS certification required or willingness to obtain within one year of employment
● Master’s degree in Deaf Education, Early Childhood Education, Early Intervention
● Native or near-native ASL expressive and receptive skills as per a school-identified test
● Experience with the ASL-English bilingual approach and a willingness to support both languages and the family’s home language
● Must have experience and knowledge of both theory and practice of early childhood development
● Must have experience working with deaf infants and toddlers and their families
● Knowledge of and/or experience with education of deaf children; knowledge of language development for deaf children (oral/auditory and/or sign communication)
● Knowledge of or availability for training in curriculum for deaf infants/toddlers/families

SALARY: Per the Fanwood Teachers Association contract. $52,486 – $118,603

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New York School for the Deaf is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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