KSD Outreach Teacher

Published: 6/30/2014 3:34 PM
The Kentucky Department of Education (KDE), Office of Next-Generation Learners, Division of Learning Services, Kentucky School for the Deaf (KSD) has an opening for an Outreach Teacher Consultant.
 
This position will serve the West Kentucky Educational Cooperative area.  This area serves from Henderson County down to Christian County and Muhlenberg County all the way to Fulton County area.  The position will physically be located in one of the districts served and will be determined upon offer of employment.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
 
Provide leadership and technical assistance for assigned cooperatives. 
 
Conduct on-site consultation with written recommendations. 
 
Attend Admissions and Release Committee (ARC) meetings.
 
Assist with transition planning, recruitment of personnel, and the Director of Special Education with new students, referrals, and ARC meetings.
 
Facilitate quality educational programs for students who are deaf or hard of hearing.
 
Work collaboratively with school professionals to plan programs, implement change, and evaluate progress.
 
Coordinate and/or plan relevant professional development (PD) and resources to stakeholders following established KDE PD standards in partnership with the educational cooperatives.
 
Plan, promote, and implement collaborative activities that provide education, self-esteem building, and social health activities for deaf or hard of hearing students.
 
Plan networking opportunities for parents, teachers, and staff.
 
Address professionals on the problems and goals of modern education for deaf and hearing impaired students.
 
Provide guidance for assessments, evaluations, and educational programming as it relates to the unique challenges when working with students who are deaf or hard of hearing.
 
Represent the needs of deaf or hard of hearing students by serving on various statewide, regional, or local committees, organizations, Coop Cadres, professional learning community groups, university training groups, or school committees as they relate directly to the education of students who have various hearing levels and use the full continuum of communication options.
 
Research, review, and collect data to assist with program planning and keeping stakeholders informed.
 
Travel to school districts and other meetings on a regular basis.
 
Perform other duties as assigned.

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:
 
Applicants must possess certification to teach students who are Deaf/Hard of Hearing.  Applicants must also have experience in working with students who are deaf and hard of hearing; preference will be given to applications with 5 years or more experience. 
 
Applicant must be willing to learn and participate in sign language classes.  Expected to attain SLPI rating of Advanced within four years of employment as part of tenure consideration.
 
Applicants and employees in this classification may be required to submit to a drug screening test and background check.
 
In accordance with KRS 161.220 the applicant selected for this position will become a member of the Kentucky Teachers’ Retirement System.
 
2014-2015 Salary: Dependent upon qualifications, training, and experience. 
 
Position #: TBD
 
TO APPLY FOR THIS POSITION, applicants must complete an application via the Career Opportunities System (COS), submit their application, resume, and letter of interest to: Martha Robertson, Division of Resource Management, Kentucky School for the Deaf, P.O. Box 27, Danville, KY 40423-0027; fax: 859.239.7006; E-mail: Martha.Robertson@ksd.kyschools.us or to Walter T. Hulett, Interim State Supervisor, Kentucky School for the Deaf, P.O. Box 27, Danville, KY 40423-0027.
(859)-239-7017 (V/TTY) or by E-mail to Walter.Hulett@ksb.kyschools.us

This position will remain open until filled.
 
An Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer M/F/D
Tiffany Yeast
Division of Resource Management
Kentucky School for the Deaf
303 South 2nd Street
PO Box 27
Danville, KY 40423-0027
(859) 936-6703