SUMMARY: Reports to the Hearing Resource Teacher/School Resource Teacher, and provides assistance and support to the teacher in the implementation of individual education programs for students who are Deaf and Hard of Hearing.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
•Interprets in sign language for deaf and hard of hearing students for a variety of school functions including classroom activities, assemblies, and integration into regular classes.
• Works with students one to one or in small groups to learn previously taught concepts through review, repetition, demonstration and drills.
• Works with students on social interaction and understanding of their hearing impairment.
• Implements and monitors behaviour management programs including observation, record keeping and follow-up.
• Tracks student's progress, specific and signing to the Hearing Resource Teacher.
• Advises regular class teachers and students regarding the presence of hearing impaired students and an interpreter in the classroom.
• Ensures proper functioning of hearing aids and F.M. auditory equipment.
• Checks cochlear implant equipment.
• Marks student assignments and tests, using a key, if required.
• Assists with student supervision, which includes, but is not limited to, crosswalk supervision, when and where required
• Prepares teaching materials such as display charts, flash cards, worksheets and bulletin boards.
• Operates equipment such as F.M. auditory equipment, close-captioned video camera, and computer. Performs other assigned comparable duties which are within the scope of knowledge, skills and abilities required by this class specification.
REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE:
• Grade 12 graduation and possession of a Special Education Teacher Assistant Certificate.
• Must be proficient in sign language at a minimum of intermediate level 6 - Ability to discuss with some confidence routine social work topics within a conversational format with elaboration; generally 3 to 5 sentences.
• Ability to communicate effectively using tact, discretion and diplomacy in contacts of a difficult or specialized nature.
• Completion of crosswalk supervision training
• Ability to determine, judge and select appropriate course of action within limits of established methods and procedures.
• Ability to be flexible to meet the varying academic, social, emotional and behavioural needs of students.
• Knowledge of behaviour management techniques.
• Ability to interact with students in an effective manner.
• Basic knowledge of computers.
• Physical ability to perform the required duties.
Please include the following in your application:
We appreciate all interest, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.
Successful Applicant(s) will be subject to a criminal records check.