Under the general direction of the Manager Teacher Early Education Program, this role provides teaching instruction per the instructional plans by the regular classroom teacher.
- Implements and modifies teacher's lessons plans to meet the needs of students.
- Works with classroom teacher assistants and supports staff to implement teacher's lesson plans.
- Implements developmentally appropriate behavior management strategies.
- Assists children with self-help skills to include dressing, diapering, toileting, and eating.
- Provides close supervision of students in all settings, including the playground.
- Communicates with staff and families in an effective and respectful manner.
- Complies with applicable policies and procedures.
Other Duties: This job description incorporates the essential functions and duties required for this position. However, other duties may be required and assigned at times and as determined by a supervisor in order to meet the needs of the organization.
- Ability to apply knowledge in the area of normal speech, language, auditory, child development, hearing disorders, amplification, communication devices, and hearing assistive technology.
- Ability to adapt teacher lesson plans to meet the needs of the children.
- Ability to develop sign language and spoken language and listening skills in children who are deaf or hard of hearing.
- Ability to apply knowledge and understanding of a variety of approaches to intervention with infants and children with hearing losses, including listening and spoken language, auditory and/or oral, total communication, bilingual/bicultural approaches.
- Ability to use or manage equipment such as hearing assistive devices, cochlear implants, hearing aids, video technology, alternative communication devices, and personal computers.
- Ability to function independently as a professional with general supervision.
- Ability to establish and maintain an environment that encourages teamwork, interdependence, communication and ethical actions.
- Provides patient care and education according to the patient population served.
- A Bachelor of Science (BS) or a Bachelor of Arts (BA) degree in Deaf Education, Early Childhood Special Education, Special Education, Elementary Education, Speech-Language Pathology, and/or another discipline dealing with child development, family systems, and/or other concerns related to deaf/hard of hearing is required; a Master of Science (MS) or Master of Art (MA) is preferred
- Nebraska Teacher Certification required, endorsement in early childhood special education or inclusive preferred, or a Certificate of Clinical Competency from ASHA (American Speech and Hearing Association)
- At least 2 years of experience preferred, in the area of evaluation and/or interventions with children who are deaf or hard of hearing (qualified new graduates will be considered)
- Early childhood education and experience in working with infants and preschool children
- Knowledge of psycholinguistics, psychology of deafness, speech, language and auditory development in young children, assessment and intervention techniques for infants and preschool children who are deaf or hard of hearing, hearing devices, hearing assistive technology, cultural considerations, family systems, and development along the life span.
About Boys Town:
Boys Town has been changing the way America cares for children and families since 1917. With over a century of service, our employees have helped us grow from a small boardinghouse in downtown Omaha, Nebraska, into one of the largest national child and family care organizations in the country. With the addition of Boys Town National Research Hospital in 1977, our services branched out into the health care and research fields, offering even more career opportunities to those looking to make a real difference.
Our employees are our #1 supporters when it comes to achieving Boys Towns mission, which is why we are proud of their commitment to making the world a better place for children, families, patients, and communities. Unique perks to Boys Town employees and their families include free visits to Boys Town physicians and free prescriptions under the Boys Town Medical Plan, tuition assistance, parenting resources from our experts and professional development opportunities within the organization, just to name a few. Working at Boys Town is more than just a job, it is a way of life.
Date Posted: 8/15/2022
This advertisement describes the general nature of work to be performed and does not include an exhaustive list of all duties, skills, or abilities required. Boys Town is an equal employment opportunity employer and participates in the E-Verify program. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or veteran status. To request a disability-related accommodation in the application process, contact us at 1-877-639-6003.