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Hearing Itinerant Teacher

Position/Title: Hearing Itinerant
Responsible To: Director of Student Services
Classification: Exempt
Minimum Qualifications: Valid and Appropriate Illinois PEL with endorsement for the Hearing Impaired
Purpose Statement: The job of the Hearing Impaired Itinerant is done for the purpose/s of facilitating hearing impaired student success in academic and interpersonal skills through implementing state and district approved curriculum; documenting teaching and student progress/activities/outcomes; addressing specific educational needs of students', providing a safe and optimal learning environment; and providing feedback to students, parents and administration regarding student progress, expectations, goals, etc. Ensuring acknowledgement and adherence to codes of professional conduct and ethics.
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:
Instructional Planning
1. Plans and prepares for assigned students.
2. Provides written intervention plans or IEP's on each student
Competency in Subject Matter
1. Teaches content and skills to assigned student utilizing district curriculums and approved courses of study.
2. Strives to improve expertise in areas of specialization.
Instructional Methods and Practices
1. Participates in IEP conferences including behavior management plans, functional analysis of behavior, placement and annual reviews.
2. Develops strategies for maintaining a classroom environment conducive to effective learning and utilizes effective teaching methods and employs a variety of instructional techniques appropriate to the maturity, interests, and needs of the students.
3. Provides appropriate diagnostic testing, identifies student capabilities and monitors student progress on a regular basis.
4. Maintains accurate and complete records as required by law and the District policies.
5. Communicates with parents on an individual or small group basis.
6. Consults with appropriate professional staff regarding a student's educational program.
7. Initiates, facilitates and monitors mainstreaming into student's program when it is appropriate and consults with teacher to whom student is mainstreamed in the Least Restrictive Environment.
8. Provides direction and guidance to the teacher's Highly Qualified Assistant (when assigned).
Classroom Management
1. Establishes strategies for maintaining orderly classroom behavior on an individual and group basis.
2. Takes all necessary and reasonable precautions to protect students, equipment, materials and facilities.
Relationship with Students, Parents and Staff
1. Work to establish and maintain open and positive lines of communication with students and their parents concerning academics, language and behavior.
2. Establishes and maintains cooperative relations with other members of the staff.
3. Assists the administration in upholding and enforcing school rules and policies.
Professional Responsibilities
1. Meets accepted standards of professional behavior.
2. Observes and follows all District policies and procedures.
3. Exhibits professionalism and commitment through punctuality and attendance.
4. Performs other duties as assigned by the District administration.
OTHER FUNCTIONS:
Assists teachers for the purpose of implementing curriculum.
Directs student workers, volunteers, etc., for the purpose of maximizing their efficiency and meeting work requirements.
Participates in a variety of meetings, trainings and staff development for the purpose of maintaining and improving professional competency.
Perform other duties as assigned, including but not limited to classroom internal substitution.
Skills, Knowledge and Abilities
SKILLS are required to perform multiple, highly complex, technical tasks with a need to periodically upgrade skills in order to meet changing job conditions. Specific skill-based competencies required to satisfactorily perform the functions of the job include: applying assessment instruments; operating standard office equipment including using pertinent software applications; and preparing and maintaining accurate records.
KNOWLEDGE is required to perform algebra and/or geometry; read technical information, compose a variety of documents, and/or facilitate group discussions; and analyze situations to define issues and draw conclusions. Specific knowledge-based competencies required to satisfactorily perform the functions of the job include: appropriate codes, policies, regulations and/or laws; age appropriate activities; lesson plan requirements; stages of child development; and behavioral management strategies.
ABILITY is required to schedule activities, meetings, and/or events; gather, collate, and/or classify data; and use job-related equipment. Flexibility is required to work with others in a wide variety of circumstances; work with data utilizing defined but different processes; and operate equipment using standardized methods. Ability is also required to work with a diversity of individuals and/or groups; work with a variety of data; and utilize specific, job-related equipment. Problem solving is required to analyze issues and create action plans. Problem solving with data frequently requires independent interpretation of guidelines; and problem solving with equipment is moderate. Specific ability-based competencies required to satisfactorily perform the functions of the job include: establishing and maintaining constructive relationships; adapting to changing work priorities; maintaining confidentiality; exhibiting tact and patience; and ability to provide instruction and supervision to groups of 12-45 students.
Responsibility
Responsibilities include: working under limited supervision using standardized practices and/or methods; providing information and/or advising others; and operating within a defined budget. Utilization of some resources from other work units may be required to perform the job's functions. There is some opportunity to significantly impact the Organization's services.
Working Environment
The usual and customary methods of performing the job's functions require the following physical demands: occasional lifting, carrying, pushing, and/or pulling; some climbing and balancing; some stooping, kneeling, crouching, and/or crawling; and significant fine finger dexterity. Generally, the job requires 20% sitting, 40% walking and 40% standing. This job is performed in a generally clean and healthy environment.



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