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:

DePaul School is seeking a full time certified teacher for itinerant hearing services to local school districts, charter schools and other private schools. DePaul School will provide services based on the preferred communication mode identified in the communication plan of the individualized education program for each student.

Qualifications:
• Bachelor’s degree in education of the deaf required; Master’s degree preferred
• Pennsylvania State Certification for Teacher of the Deaf; or the ability to obtain certification within a designated time frame
• Ability to effectively communicate in writing and in person to students, other professionals and parents
• 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
• Knowledge of visual communication systems
• Demonstrate organizational skills sufficient to maintain data and student records
• Ability to use and integrate educational and hearing technology in daily work situations

Physical Requirements:
• Ability to travel between school/sites as assigned
• Normal routine levels of activity required to effectively perform the duties and responsibilities of the job

General Responsibilities:
• Follows all district policies and procedures
• Demonstrates professionalism at all times with parents, administration, professional colleagues, and other staff
• Maintains confidentiality in accordance with established policies and legal requirements (FERPA, HIPPA, etc.)
• Pursues and participates in professional development opportunities
• Demonstrates PA Educator’s Professional Code of Ethics in all aspects of the role as itinerant teacher

Specific Responsibilities:
• Provide in service training to administrators, support staff, and teachers regarding the characteristics and educational implications of hearing loss
• Work collaboratively with building staff to create a positive and effective learning environment for students with hearing loss
• Assist in the assessment and acquisition of hearing equipment
• Serve as a case manager for students’ IEPs,
     o Schedule IEP meetings with the appropriate team members
     o Provide assessment data for Re-evaluation Reports
     o Write IEP using designated program
     o Lead IEP meetings
• Assist in the development of student IEPs when another professional is serving as case manager by providing accurate present level information, progress data, appropriate goals and objectives, and specially designed instruction for hearing services
• Evaluate student progress through formal and informal assessments
• Monitor the progress of goals as indicated in the IEP.
• Provide progress reports to parents and schools using the designated format.
• Communicate consistently with parents on progress, attendance, behavior and other concerns that impact the students’ ability to achieve goals and objectives identified in the IEP and/or access the curriculum.
• Communicate consistently with district personnel on progress, attendance, behavior and other concerns that impact the student’s ability to achieve goals and objectives identified in the IEP and/or access the regular education curriculum.
• Observe student in classroom to evaluate attending skills, coping and repair communication strategies, and use of hearing devices/technology
• Monitor the student’s audiological needs and equipment consistently
     o Perform listening checks and basic troubleshooting procedures on hearing devices
     o Report concerns to the educational audiologist and/or parent as appropriate
• Instruct student on legal rights in accordance with state and federal laws
• Modify curriculum and materials according to the individual needs of the student
• Consults with regular education teachers as identified in IEP and when needed to identify and/or address specific concerns
• Create lessons in the areas of language and literacy development as identified in the student’s IEP
• Provide accommodations, adaptations and strategies for testing sessions and other identified times
• Guide the student in the completion of transition surveys and sections of the IEP when appropriate
• Participate in and complete DePaul School’s Induction Program

To send your cover letter and resume, please complete the form or Contact Us.

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DePaul School is seeking a part-time Independent Contractual position (16 hours/2 days per week) to provide physical therapy services to children ages 3 through elementary school. Physical Therapy is designed in compliance with IDEA standards, and 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. Understanding of sensory integration needs as well as physical developmental needs is essential for success for children who are deaf or hard of hearing in a school setting.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Documents screenings, evaluations, Individual Education Plans, progress reports, classroom/home programs and other data, as required.
  • Provides consultation with classroom teacher and other school staff regarding students’ optimal function in the school environment.
  • Adapts, fabricates and maintains specialized equipment required for therapy services or student needs.
  • Provides clinical education for therapy student interns from colleges and universities.
  • Plans, orders and maintains departmental supplies and equipment; maintains records as required.
  • Maintains clinical and administrative records in accordance IEP goals per each child,  in compliance with PDE Guidelines and school policy.
  • Minimum of 3 years’ experience with pediatrics AND sensory processing disorder 

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
  • Collaborates with classroom teachers to facilitate reinforcement  of targeted skills in the classroom

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

  • Gather data on student’s skill development to support IEP goals 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:  Performing the job's functions require the following physical demands: 

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

 

Professional Requirements: 

  • Current Pennsylvania license for Physical 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 persons should send resume, cover letter and three professional references through the below form and/or contact info@depaulhearingandspeech.org

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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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