We Are Hiring!

June 14, 2017

MDE-LIO is hiring a full-time DHH Consultant to work in Lansing. View the listing below or download the PDF version.

Position: Michigan Department of Education – Low Incidence Outreach (MDE-LIO) Consultant for Deaf-Hard of Hearing

Status: Full-time employee (231 days), Lansing

Application Deadline: July 25, 2017

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Possess a valid teaching certificate and one of the following:
    • An endorsement in Deaf/Hard of Hearing (DHH).
    • Current enrollment in course work to complete the DHH endorsement.
    • Completion of course work in the area of DHH.
  • In depth experience working with students who are Deaf/Hard of Hearing.
  • Understanding of Federal and State of Michigan laws, regulations, and rules in special education.
  • Knowledge of DHH resources.
  • Proficient in the use of technology.
  • Ability to support families and schools using various philosophies, methods and communication options for children who are Deaf/Hard of Hearing.
  • Understanding of hearing loss, hearing aid devices, cochlear implants and listening and spoken language philosophy and strategies.
  • Ability to use American Sign Language in a fluent manner to communicate with students, staff, and the Deaf community.
  • Understanding of Deaf culture, American Sign Language, and the ASL/English Bilingual education philosophy.
  • Ability to provide unbiased support to families and staff in the implementation of their education philosophy and methodology.
  • Ability to communicate at all levels with parents, school administrators, teachers, and staff members.
  • Contribute and work as a team member of the Low Incidence Outreach team.
  • Administrative experience desired.
  • Five years documented successful teaching experience.
  • Experience planning and organizing events.
  • Ability to provide information to parents and staff in an unbiased professional manner with focus on how to meet the needs of the child.
  • Ability to keep accurate records.
  • Ability to collect and analyze data to improve services and plan future outreach.
  • Ability to travel as needed.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Coordinate all aspects of the Educational Interpreter Performance Assessment (EIPA).
  • Coordinate and organize workshops including EIPA Video Conferences, workshops, webinars, conferences, and other professional development opportunities.
  • Support or consult with districts and parents related to DHH educational issues.
  • Develop strategies to support Early Childhood DHH Needs.
  • Collaborate with and act as liaison to the Office of Special Education (OSE); Office of Assessment and Accountability (OAA), Division on Deaf, DeafBlind and Hard of Hearing (DODDBHH); Interpreter preparation programs; Teachers and Consultants of DHH; and MDE-LIO Consultants for Blind-Visually Impaired in matters involving DHH.
  • Coordinate American Sign Language-Performance Interviews (ASL-PI).
  • Collect, review, and analyze data related to DHH needs.
  • Identify additional DHH needs and collaborate with MDE-LIO supervisor.
  • Keep MDE-LIO DHH web site information up-to-date.
  • Provide/arrange for presentations as needed/requested.
  • Serve as a state and national liaison for DHH organizations.
  • Other duties as assigned.

APPLICATION DETAILS

To apply for this position, please submit a resume and letter identifying your qualifications to:

Michigan Department of Education – Low Incidence Outreach

702 W. Kalamazoo St., PO Box 30742

Lansing, MI 48909

Applications may also be submitted by fax to 517-335-1632, or by email to Melissa Salyer at SalyerM1@michigan.gov.

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