iWe are hiring professional staff to work with VT’s Deaf and hard of hearing students – Current open positions include

Educational Consultants for Students who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing

Educational Audiologist

Educational Interpreter

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Educational Consultant for Students who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing

Nine East Network is hiring for fall of 2021. We are looking for qualified educational consultant candidates to work in various regions throughout the state. Deaf and Hard of Hearing (DHH) consultants provide support to school districts for children aged three through high school graduation. 

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Participates as an educational team member for students with hearing loss
  • Works with students around self advocacy 
  • Observes students and recommends classroom accommodations and instructional strategies
  • Conducts in-service trainings with school personnel
  • Manages student’s hearing assistive technology (HAT) in collaboration with Educational Audiologist
  • Conducts specialized DHH assessments 
  • Other tasks as they arise.

Candidates must have a Masters degree, be licensed (or obtain a VT license) as a Teacher of the Deaf, Speech Language Pathologist with training/or experience working with deaf and hard of hearing children or Educational Audiologist.  A minimum of three years of experience is preferred to be a consultant.  The position requires travel and communication with a variety of professionals, students, and families.  Basic sign language skills are preferred.  

Educational Audiologist

Position Summary: The primary role of the Educational Audiologist is to provide direct and consultative audiology services to children from birth through 22 in the school setting.  Educational audiologists serve as  members of the school multidisciplinary team who facilitate listening, learning and communication access via specialized assessments; monitor personal hearing instruments; recommend, fit and manage hearing assistance technology; provide and recommend support services and resources; and advocate on behalf of the students. 

 

Primary Responsibilities: 

  • Monitors student’s amplification to assure good condition, appropriate fit, and appropriate use.
  • Serves as an audiological resource for students, parents, and staff.
  • Communicates high expectations to all learners, regardless of race, sex, ethnicity, disability, and/or socio-economic status.
  •  Monitors maintenance of company  audiological equipment.
  • Provides information to supervising administrators to allow for long-term planning of audiological services.
  • Treats students with dignity and respect.
  • Provides student opportunity for shared control, empowerment, and responsibility.
  • Develops a climate that respects individual differences (gender, learning, physical, emotional, ethnic, cultural, SES, etc.).
  • Listens and responds appropriately to suggestions, requests, and concerns.

 

Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Excellent verbal, written and listening communication skills.
  • Demonstrates a broad and up-to-date knowledge of the field of educational audiology.
  • Demonstrates and communicates how to apply appropriate best practices in the field of educational audiology. 
  • Demonstrates a willingness to assist and learn from others.
  • Demonstrates flexibility in all areas (including use of space and resources) to achieve positive outcomes.
  • Ability to use a variety of verbal, nonverbal, and electronic techniques.
  • High degree of motivation, responsibility, and confidentiality.
  • Ability to work independently with minimal supervision.
  • Highly collaborative team player.

 

Qualifications: 

Required:

 

  • Master’s Degree or Doctorate (AuD) in Audiology from an accredited college/university
  • Hold or be eligible to obtain a Vermont Audiology License 
  • Hold ASHA Certificate of Clinical Competence
  • Ability to travel between sites as needed
  • Must be able to change schedule and daily routines on short notice
  • Effectively communicate solutions to complex problems

Educational Interpreter

Purpose of the Position: 

The Educational Interpreter will provide interpreting services for a student who is deaf in a classroom, school or community environment. 

 

Qualifications:

  • BA or BS Degree (preferred)
  • Native or fluent ASL user
  • Graduate of an Interpreter Training Program or equivalent
  •  A formal assessment of content knowledge related to educational interpreting by receiving  a passing score on the EIPA Written Test

 

Reports To: Sign Support Coordinator or Program Manager

 

Skills and Abilities:

  • Demonstrate ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with the assigned student.  
  • Knowledge of the role of the educational interpreter
  • Must provide accurate interpretation of all communication and information to and from the deaf/hard of hearing student.
  • Demonstrate a high degree of interpersonal and communication skills, flexibility and adaptability.  
  • Able to balance expectations of the assigned school, Nine East Network, and interpreting standards, including codes of ethics and conduct for interpreters.  

Duties and Responsibilities:  

  1. Provides access to communication between hearing and deaf/hard of hearing students and school staff within educational settings, including but not limited to: classroom instruction, assemblies, field trips, meetings, other school related activities, and after school activities.  
  2. Participates in meetings, including but not limited to: IEP meetings, in-service meetings, related workshops and conferences. The Educational Interpreter maintains confidentiality within the team, directing questions regarding the student to the appropriate personnel.
  3. Voices, as appropriate, for the deaf student.
  4. Is aware of the student’s language and skill level, ensuring appropriate interpretation.
  5. Prepares for daily classroom lectures and activities (e.g.: reviews text, audio/visual materials, special vocabulary) in order to provide a clear understanding and interpretation of academic materials.
  6. Adapts to the physical setting, ensuring effective communication.  This includes wearing appropriate clothing to allow for minimal visual distractions, maintaining the proper position and accounting for lighting and background setting in the classroom, as well as other visual or auditory inputs. 
  7. Under the supervision of the assigned classroom teacher or direct service provider, the Educational Interpreter may provide instructional support to the deaf or hard of hearing student in order to reinforce classroom objectives and curriculum content consistent with the student’s IEP.
  8. Provides training to the deaf/hard of hearing student(s), teachers, peers and others regarding the role of the educational interpreter.
  9. Participates in professional growth through readings, workshops/conferences, seminars, coursework or other staff development activities.
  10. Follows school district calendar and school rules.

Interested and qualified individuals may send their resume and a letter of introduction to:

[email protected] or

Ileene Therrien

9 West Street

Montpelier, VT  05602