To coordinate and provide services to deaf and hard of hearing infants and toddlers, ages birth through three, and their families/caregivers.
SUPERVISOR: Early Childhood Center Director
FUNCTIONS AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Conduct center-based playgroups for deaf and hard of hearing infants and toddlers and their families/caregivers.
Provide home visits to deaf and hard infants and toddlers and their families/caregivers.
Provide ongoing education to families/caregivers in the areas of language and communication skills development of deaf and hard of hearing children in regards to American Sign Language and Deaf Culture.
Complete all reports required by the Department of Public Health’s early intervention centers and attend team meetings with agency representatives as requested. Maintain on-going contact and coordination with early intervention providers and review bi-annual reports provided.
Coordinate and participate in intake visits for interested families/caregivers.
Supervise and coordinate billing and related business contracts for EI and PIP related services.
Lead multidisciplinary team meetings with program staff including the Early Childhood Director, PIP teaching staff, speech/language pathologists, the Parent Liaison, and other staff members as needed.
Complete ongoing assessments on children. Write final reports, participate in IEP meetings as requested.
Assist families/caregivers in discussing and planning transitions to appropriate preschool programs.
Participate in outreach and professional development activities including workshops, conferences, task force participation, early intervention center visits.
**May be required to drive students on field trips and/or to mainstreaming classes. Additional driving responsibilities as needed.
**Some lifting may be required when working with young students or students with special needs, however, TLC embraces and celebrates a spirit of inclusion and diversity, and reasonable accommodations and modifications will be made whenever possible. The diversity of our student population may require that some assignments have a heavier physical responsibility due to safety. If the opening for which you are applying will require more strenuous physical activity, the unique needs will be discussed at the time of interview.
*Perform other tasks as assigned by the Department Supervisor.
*Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties, or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities, and activities may change at any time with or without notice.
**TLC is proud to be an equal opportunity employer and all employees and applicants for employment are afforded equal opportunity in every area of hiring and employment without regard to race, color, religious creed, national origin, ancestry, sex, gender identity, age, criminal record (inquiries only), handicap (disability), mental illness, retaliation, sexual harassment, sexual orientation, genetics, active military, and any other legally protected characteristic.
**TLC embraces and celebrates a spirit of inclusion and diversity, and reasonable accommodations and modifications will be made whenever possible.
- Masters degree in deafness related field preferred.
- Ability to be certified as a Deaf Educator through the Department of Public Health Early Intervention program.
- Experience working with deaf and hard of hearing infants and toddlers and their families.
- Fluency in American Sign Language.