Careers

The success of our students depends upon the strength of our team. At DePaul School for Hearing and Speech, we are always looking for talented and dedicated people to join our team of experts.

DePaul School offers a professional work environment with school hours and holidays. We value continuing education and provide regular learning opportunities for our staff. Click here to learn more about DePaul School's programs.

Current Openings:

Full Time Teacher of the Deaf

Report to:  Education Director/ Principal

DePaul School for Hearing and Speech is a listening and spoken language school that services hearing-impaired children birth to 8th grade.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelors Degree required; Masters Degree preferred , teaching certificate in Deaf Education
  • A Pennsylvania teaching certificate (or the ability to obtain certification quickly)
  • A commitment to auditory/oral education
  • Training and experience in speech and language development with deaf and hearing - impaired children
  • An openness to learn and a willingness to work under the guidance of a mentor
  • The ability to work as a team member with other professionals in the field of deaf education
  • The ability to write and implement IEP goals and objectives
  • The ability to assume the responsibilities of a classroom teacher which includes: instructional planning, implementation of lessons, assessment progress and communication with parents.
  • Understanding and experience working in elementary education
  • Ability to monitor and document students’ progress
  • Actively participate in staffing for students
  • Open communication with parents

Salary & Benefits:

This 10 month position.  Benefits include worker’s compensation, FICA, participation in 403(b) pension plan,  life insurance, after 60 days of employment: health care coverage, dental & vision coverage.

 Interested applicants can submit a cover letter, resume and 3 professional references to info@depaulhearingandspeech.org or fill out the following form.

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Full Time Discovery Room Teaching Assistant

Reports to:  Principal

Work Hours: 7:30 to 3:30 or 8:00 to 4:00

Teachers and staff must be at their assigned duties by 8:00 am. Teachers and staff may not leave the building before 3:30 pm. The administration reserves the right to schedule a staff meeting when necessary any day from 3:15 to 4:00 pm.

Qualifications:

  • PA state clearances or the ability to obtain them
  • Experience working with young children in a structured learning environment
  • Degree in Early Childhood Education

 Ability Based Competencies:

  • Establish and maintain constructive relationships
  • Adapt to changing work priorities
  • Maintain confidentiality
  • Exhibit tact and patience
  • Demonstrate working knowledge of child development

 Responsibilities:

  • Transition small groups of children to classrooms
  • Supervise children in structured/unstructured settings
  • Support teacher in planning developmentally appropriate learning center activities
  • Engage children in center activities/play activities
  • Model and support the use of oral language
  • Assist teacher/teaching assistant with behavior management as needed
  • Model and encourage social interaction between children in the center areas
  • Oversee children cleaning up the center areas at the end of each class
  • Take children to restroom and change diapers as needed
  • Organize and prepare end of the day snack for preschool groups
  • Keep materials and work areas clean and organized
  • Supervise children during nap set up/clean up nap room
  • Complete other duties as assigned

 

Physical Responsibilities:

  • Occasional lifting, carrying, pushing and/or pulling
  • Frequent stooping, kneeling, crouching and crawling
  • Some climbing and balancing
  • Significant fine finger dexterity
  • Moving as needed in an early childhood work environment

Interested applicants can submit a cover letter, resume and 3 professional references to info@depaulhearingandspeech.org or fill out the following form.

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Part Time Educational Occupational Therapist

Job Description: This is a part time Independent Contractual position (16 hours/2 days per week) providing occupational therapeutic services to children ages 3 through elementary school. Occupational Therapy is designed in compliance with IDEA standards, developed through well-defined IEP goals which are measurable through data points. These goals help children overcome the effects of disability so they can carry out everyday tasks or occupations. Understanding of sensory integration needs as well as physical developmental needs are essential for success for children who are deaf or hard of hearing in a school setting.

Responsibilities:

Support the developmental goals of students through targeted goals

  • Conducts regular 30 minute sessions with individual students
  • Understands the developmental needs of preschool students, elementary students and can target specific skills essential for age-appropriate independence
  • Recognizes sensory integrations issues and develops appropriate activities to address those needs
  • Collaborates with classroom teachers to facilitate reinforcement of targeted skills in the classroom

Perform routine assessments and evaluations of individual students for annual Individualized Educational Plans (IEPs)

  • Gather data on student’s skill development to support IEP goals
  • Succinctly identifies and cultivates skill development through routine assessment
  • Writes measurable effective goals for student’s IEPs

Provide professional development for staff and parent education

  • Provide professional development for staff on relevant topics when appropriate
  • Participate in planning meetings with staff to determine parent education topics

 Physical Responsibilities:

  • Occasional lifting, carrying, pushing and/or pulling
  • Frequent stooping, kneeling, crouching and/or crawling; and significant fine finger dexterity
  • Some climbing and balancing
  • Performing required work and moving about as needed in a fast-pace, high-intensive work environment

Professional Occupational Therapy Certification Required

  • Current Pennsylvania license for Occupational Therapy
  • Responsible to provide current professional liability insurance
  • Background checks include:
    • Criminal Record
    • Fingerprint Credits
    • PA Childline Clearance
    • Protecting God’s Children Diocesan Workshop

Interested applicants can submit a cover letter, resume and 3 professional references to Dave Williams, Director of Pupil Services at dw@depaulhearingandspeech.org 

Rolling Applications

While there may not be a specific job opening at any given time, DePaul School accepts resumes year round to keep on file. To send your cover letter and resume, please complete the form or Contact Us.

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