POSITION:                           Part Time Teacher of the Deaf, Parent Infant Program

 QUALIFICATIONS:              New York Certification as Teacher of the Deaf or Special Education Teacher

                                          Earned Masters Degree from an accredited program     

REPORTS TO:                     Parent-Infant Program Coordinator 

TERMS OF EMPLOYMENT:   3 day part-time position (8 AM - 1:30 PM)  Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday

                                          10 month position, Possibility of part-time 6 week summer program

PERFORMANCE:                  Classroom Observations

                                          Evaluated Annually 

                                          Abides by personnel policies of the school

Primary Responsibilities:  

   Communicate effectively with infants, toddlers, their parents, and other staff

   Provide quality, nurturing care to infants and toddlers enrolled in the program

    Demonstrate skills to properly address developmental needs of infants and toddlers

    Conduct and document developmental screenings and assessments of children

   Maintain effective, working relationships with children, parents, and staff

Essential Job Functions:   

    1. Train parents of deaf and hard of hearing infants and toddlers in understanding the impact of the disability, child development and intervention activities.
2. Communicate effectively and regularly with parents regarding the ongoing goals of the child.
3. Provide developmentally appropriate objectives in regards to the relevant domains (cognitive, social, motor, language)
4. Evaluate the infant and/or toddler for developmental planning every three months using standardized methods.
5. Has current knowledge of technology and participates in in-service training (when needed.)  ie:  hearing aids, cochlear implants, camera, soundfield system; FM trainers, iPad, Google)
6. Work with the Parent Counselor/Trainer in teaching developmentally appropriate practices for caregivers both individually and during support group sessions.
7. Provide home visits for the families when appropriate.
8. Assist audiologist in evaluation of program students when necessary.
9. Write Individual Educational Planned (IEP) goals and observations of students when appropriate.  (Meeting on CPSE, Transition periods, Pre-MDT)
10. Attend CPSE (Committee on Pre-School Special Education) meetings as the program representative                  when necessary.
11. Manage and maintain the safety and appearance of the program. (cleaning toys, bulletin boards,                        student art, organizing materials) in order to promote learning through active exploration and                          interaction.
12. Assist with the organization and scheduling of community activities for students and their families.
13. Assist with the development, organization and implementation of new program curricula.
14. Maintain an ongoing profile of each student.
15. Maintain accurate records and submit in a timely manner. 
16. Work with other members of the department in a coordinated team effort in a variety of situations.
17. Attend weekly department and supervisor meetings.
18. Works cooperatively with community agencies in coordination and delivery of services.  (Early                            Intervention, audiologists, cochlear implant centers, pediatricians)
19. Submit goals and objectives to supervisor as required.
20. Participate in Professional Development in order to remain current in the position
21. Attend staff meetings as required.
22. Will assist, as necessary, in meeting the childs medical, toileting and hygiene needs. 
23. Perform any other task deemed necessary by administration.

Physical Requirements: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. 

   Ability to lift infants and toddlers weighing up to thirty-five (35) pound

   Ability to sit on the floor, bend at the waist, kneel and/or stoop 75% of the time

Submit cover letter and resume to: 

Ellen McCarthy 
C/O Cleary School for the Deaf
301 Smithtown Blvd. 
Neconset, NY 11767 

or email: 

Ellen McCarthy  emccarthy@clearyschool.org