Vancouver Public Schools Itinerant Teacher of the Deaf and Hard Hearing in Vancouver, Washington
For the 2023-24 school year
Part time position
Posting Period: Open until filled
Fair Labor Standards Act Status: Exempt
We appreciate your interest in employment with Vancouver Public Schools (VPS). All applications are considered and reviewed. The most qualified and competitive applicant(s) that possess directly related experience and expertise, training, and education may be invited to participate in the interview/selection process. As part of the selection process, the District conducts confidential reference checks to include former and present employers and also requires a criminal background investigation. Unfortunately, due to the number of applications received, not all applicants will receive an interview.
Résumés should include education, relevant experience (including current position), and skills which highlight the qualifications of the position to which a person is applying.
All district employees are encouraged to review their personnel file periodically to ensure that their file includes current and relevant documentation that supports their education, experience, training, etc., as it relates to qualifications described on job postings.
Valid Washington State special education teaching certificate appropriate for grade level and area, with specific training in developmental disabilities to include Deafness/Hard of Hearing
Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution of higher learning, Master’s preferred
Ability to use American Sign Language with proficiency
Ability to work cooperatively with students and their parents who are culturally, racially, and linguistically diverse
Advanced ability to use technology as an effective communication, planning and instructional tool
Willingness to participate in professional development courses aligned with the school and district initiatives
Successful teaching and/or training experience with Deaf or Hard of Hearing students
Ability to develop and implement Language acquisition programs
Experience with reviewing research and provide professional development to peers related to strategies/ methodologies/techniques to best serve Deaf/HH students
Ability to coordinate a team consisting of teachers, staff assistants, related service providers, and/or other community resources
Familiarity with a wide variety of techniques and instructional methods which may be used in teaching reading, writing, spelling, and mathematics, social skills, communication and social skills
Knowledge of effective supports for FM users, Students with cochlear implants, hearing aids and ASL users
Ability to use computers for instruction, IEPs, and assessment
Experience in administering and interpreting a wide variety of diagnostic tools relevant to the students to be served
Experience in collaboration with teams presenting the educational impact of a hearing loss for students
Experience with strategies for teaching Deaf/HH students
Fluency in American Sign Language
Ability to create a positive educational climate in the classroom and with colleagues
Ability to utilize and evaluate interpretive feedback
Actively engage students in using technology in individual and collaborative learning activities
Works in a flexible and cooperative manner
Treats co-workers, supervisors, students, parents, and others with dignity and respect at all times
Maintains regular and punctual attendance and hours of operation as set by the assigned building/location and the Comprehensive Professional Agreement to carry out the duties and responsibilities of the position to achieve program requirements
Supervision of students
Other duties as assigned
SOC Code: 252056
Salary range: $57,409 - $108,208 (includes Base & TRI enrichment; commensurate upon degree, credits and experience). 2023-24 school year salary schedule subject to change based on school board approval. Salary schedules can be accessed here (https://vansd.org/salary-schedules/) .
Additional Compensation: Certificated positions may have additional pay provisions above what is represented on the salary range such as, but not limited to TRI professional learning, extended year days, extra appendix E supplemental days and professional development reimbursement. Detailed information, including eligibility criteria, can be found in the VEA CPA (https://vansd.org/human-resources/collective-bargaining-agreements/) . Salary schedules can be accessed here (https://vansd.org/salary-schedules/) .
Benefits: Employees who are anticipated to work at least 630 hours may be eligible for health, dental, vision, flexible spending accounts, life, and disability insurance benefits. Detailed information, including further eligibility criteria, can be found here (https://www.hca.wa.gov/employee-retiree-benefits/school-employees) .
Retirement: Employees may be eligible for retirement benefits through the Washington State Department of Retirement Systems (DRS). Eligibility is based on FTE. Detailed information can be found here (https://www.drs.wa.gov/) .
Time Off: Includes paid time off, sick, personal, religious, military and bereavement leave.
Sick Leave: 8 hours per month (part-time employee accrual will be proportionate to their FTE).
Personal Leave: 3 days per school year
Detailed information, including accrual criteria can be found in the VEA CPA (https://vansd.org/human-resources/collective-bargaining-agreements/) .
Such alternatives to the above requirements and desirable qualifications may be made as the district finds appropriate and acceptable.