TEACHER OF THE DEAF AND HARD OF HEARING
DESCRIPTION OF DISTRICT LEVEL DELIVERY MODEL
The Teacher of the Deaf or Hard of Hearing will need:
a) the ability to cope with ambiguity and rapidly changing demands;
b) to be knowledgeable of current curriculum goals and instructional practices;
c) to participate in on-going professional development/in-service in both regular and
d) to be committed to inclusion.
The Itinerant District Hearing Teacher will:
a) participate as members of a collaborative team and consult with school-based, District and
outside agency personnel to assist with the integration into regular or special classes of
learners with identified significant hearing differences;
b) interpret the learner's hearing levels and the implications of these hearing levels;
c) assess the level of support required;
d) coordinate and prepare Individual Education Plans (IEP's);
e) coordinate hearing assessments, hearing aid repair, British Columbia Deaf Education
Committee (BCDEC) referrals, etc.;
f) provide curriculum-based instructional support through language development activities for
learners requiring direct service;
g) participate in the yearly placement review process;
h) identify and order materials and equipment;
i) monitor learner use of hearing aids, FM systems/other auditory equipment;
j) provide the classroom teacher with information regarding the role of Education Assistants
in the implementation of strategies for students who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing;
k) provide or arrange professional development/in-service surrounding hearing and hearing
differences for learners, teachers and paraprofessionals;
l) provide consultation for parents of learners with hearing differences;
m) model and provide information regarding inclusive practices.
2. MINIMUM ACADEMIC QUALIFICATIONS/EXPERIENCE
a) valid B.C. Teaching Certificate;
b) a Diploma in Education of the Deaf or Hard of Hearing;
c) minimum of two years satisfactory teaching experience.
3. PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS/EXPERIENCE
a) satisfactory experience as a Teacher of the Deaf or Hard of Hearing;
b) satisfactory teaching experience in either a regular or special setting where inclusion was
a significant focus;
c) a Master's Degree with a concentration in Deaf and Hard of Hearing.
4. REPORTING STRUCTURE
The personnel in this position are accountable in the execution of their assigned duties to a Director of Instruction, Student Support.
Qualified candidates can apply by clicking "apply online" below. Be sure to upload resume, cover letter and any relevant certificates. This posting will remain open until a successful candidate is found.
Note: In accordance with the Criminal Record Review Act, all successful applicants will be required to consent to a Criminal Record search prior to employment.
The Surrey School District thanks all those who apply, but only those selected for interviews will be contacted.