The role of the Preschool Teacher of the Deaf is primarily one of facilitator, diagnostician and observer. •Responsible for classroom activities and work as a cooperative teacher with the Director. •Provide audition, speech and language services and parent support and education for children who are enrolled in Parent/Infant program. •Create an environment which fosters independence, confidence, creativity and respect for materials and the people in the environment and is conducive to enjoyment in learning. •Facilitate children’s interaction with a curriculum which is child-centered, based on basic principles of child development. •Provide a comfortable, supportive environment for parents in which they are respected and encouraged to observe their children, and supported in their efforts to parent their hearing-impaired children. •Observe children in the classroom and record information related to all aspects of the child’s developmental profile to be used later in quarterly reports. •Facilitate children’s communication and ensure carryover of activities between the classroom and individualized sessions. •Engage individual and small groups of preschoolers, on a daily basis, in activities that contribute to the development of auditory and spoken language skills. •Provide diagnostic information about auditory and spoken language skills of hearing-impaired preschoolers using formal test, diagnostic teaching and observation. •Attend I.F.S.P./I.E.P. meetings. •Participate in regular meetings of the EI/Preschool team to plan classroom activities as dictated by the developmental needs and interest of the children.
•Must have an educational background and experience in early childhood education, training and expertise in listening and spoken language education of hearing-impaired children, speech and language •Experience in parent counseling is preferred but not necessary. •Master’s Degree in Education of the Deaf/Hard of Hearing
Clarke provides children who are deaf and hard of hearing with the listening, learning and spoken language skills they need to succeed. Annually, more than 1.000 children and their families benefit from programs and services at our five campus locations: Boston, Jacksonville, New York City, Northampton and Philadelphia.Clarke impacts the lives of children and adults through educational and early c...hildhood programs, hearing services, mainstream services, research, curriculum development and the teachers and professionals trained by Clarke who take their special skills to all parts of the world.Formerly Clarke School for the Deaf / Center for Oral Education, in 2010, we changed our name to Clarke Schools for Hearing and Speech. This change reflects our distinct mission of teaching children who are deaf and hard of hearing how to listen and talk using the latest technology; and it also highlights our multiple locations - which continue to grow! Our new logo is a vibrant mark celebrating the growth and success of Clarke children. Each day, we watch and listen as they blossom - gaining confidence and acquiring the ability to reach their full potential.As Clarke reaches more children than ever before, our mission remains unchanged: Providing children who are deaf and hard of hearing with the listening, learning and spoken language skills they need to succeed. Today, the possibilities for children who are deaf and hard of hearing are greater than ever before. We work with families and professionals to ensure that every child has the chance to reach their full potential.Clarke Schools for Hearing and Speech is an Equal Opportunity Employer.