Teacher of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing -- Katherine Hamm Center
Start Date: August 2019
The mission of the Atlanta Speech School is to help each person develop his or her full potential through language and literacy. Established in 1938, the Atlanta Speech School serves children and adults with speech, hearing, language, or learning disabilities through clinical and educational programs, in addition to providing professional development for teachers and educators in partner schools and preschools. All of our programs are built upon a foundation of caring instruction, based on proven research, and strengthened with a depth of academic and clinical knowledge.
The Katherine Hamm Center has an opening for a full-time classroom teacher for the 2019-2020 school year. The Katherine Hamm Center is a program for children from birth through elementary school who are deaf or hard of hearing.
The teacher will provide excellent group experience to children who are deaf or hard of hearing, using an auditory verbal approach to develop communication. Therapeutic teaching takes place in a school setting with small groups. The teacher is responsible for evaluating, identifying appropriate goals, providing experiences to meet those goals, and reporting progress to parents.
Essential Duties and responsibilities:
Plan and implement lessons for preschool-aged children who are deaf or hard-of-hearing with particular emphasis given to facilitating speech, aural habilitation/phonetic listening skills, and literacy development
Participate in parent conferences at least three times a year
Maintain an effective system for communicating with parents, colleagues, and outside personnel regarding children’s development
Work collaboratively with teachers of the deaf, audiologists, psychologists, and occupational therapists to ensure exemplary services are provided for each child
Qualifications and Requirements:
Master’s degree in Education of Deaf and Hard of Hearing, Communication Disorders, or Speech-Language Pathology
Eligible for state certification
Strong understanding of auditory verbal principles, language and literacy development
Knowledge of cochlear implants, hearing aids and assistive listening devices
LSLS Certification preferred
A commitment to ongoing professional development is required.
Among the many programs at the Atlanta Speech School, children and adults with hearing loss and language processing difficulties are served. Therefore, the clarity and accuracy of an applicant’s speech and language may be part of the hiring decision as they relate to performing the essential functions of the position.
This 190-day, full-time school position offers a generous benefit package including health/dental/life/vision and long term disability insurance; the School subsidizes health insurance premiums of staff and families. Other benefits include Flexible Spending Account; 403(b) Plan; cost reduction of some Atlanta Speech School services; complimentary meals during working hours; and accrued sick leave.
Salary is commensurate with experience.
Please submit all of the following documents by May 15, 2019 to ensure that your information is considered: cover letter, resume, college transcript, and written submission describing how your particular skills, talents, and/or expertise could be beneficial to the Hamm Center (please limit to 500 words).