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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:

Summary:

 The Teacher of the Deaf is responsible for creating a nurturing and inclusive learning environment that fosters their language and communication skills, social development, and overall growth.

Duties / Responsibilities:

  • Write and submit weekly lesson plans for each student.
  • Plan and implement learning activities that effectively meet the lesson objectives.
  • Conduct formative assessments of listening and spoken language skills.
  • Foster a supportive and inclusive classroom environment where students can develop positive self-esteem, build relationships with peers, and develop social skills.
  • Create and maintain an effective classroom management plan.
  • Supervise students in structured and unstructured settings throughout the school day.
  • Communicate regularly with parents or guardians to discuss student progress, successes, share strategies for supporting learning at home, and address any concerns.
  • Conduct parent-teacher meetings or workshops to facilitate collaboration and involvement in the child’s education.
  • Participate on the IEP team for assigned students; leading the meeting when assigned.
  • Write annual IEP present levels, goals, objectives and SDIs.
  • Monitor the progress of IEP goals and objectives and keep progress monitoring data on each student.
  • Report quarterly progress to parents.
  • Attend and participate in department and faculty meetings.
  • Collaborate with teachers, clinical professionals and administrators to address student needs, department needs and make curriculum adaptations.
  • Maintain a clean and safe classroom environment.
  • Complete other duties as assigned.

Ability Based Competencies:

  • Establish and maintain constructive relationships with students, colleagues and parents
  • Exhibit professionalism and sound judgement 
  • Adapt to changing work priorities / assignments
  • Maintain appropriate confidentiality as required by PA code of conduct, FERPA and HIPPA
  • Follow the policies and procedures identified within the school handbook

 

Qualifications (Education and Experience)

  • PA state certification for teacher of the hearing impaired
  • Bachelor’s degree in education or a related field
  • PA state clearances or the ability to obtain them

Professional Development:

  • Stay updated on current research, best practices, and advancements in deaf education and early childhood development
  • Attend workshops, training sessions, or pursue further education related to their role

Physical Responsibilities:

  • Safely move around the school building
  • Move within the classroom to attend to students’ academic and physical needs
  • Support the physical needs of children
  • Safely escort a student to any area of the building

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

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Summary:

The Speech-Language Pathologist (SLP) will be responsible for working individually and in small groups with a caseload of students from the preschool, elementary, and speech/language preschool classroom. She/he will perform regular assessment of students’ speech, language, and listening skills and report evaluation results.  Progress will be monitored and reported quarterly for each student on the caseload.  

The SLP will maintain organized and accurate information in each student’s file. For children with IEPs, the SLP will report the students' present levels and generate individualized goals based on formal and informal assessment.  She/he will use best practice methods in therapy sessions and will work with students and families to promote and build spoken language and communication skills.

Supervision: This position is supervised by the Director of Early Intervention.

Physical requirements of the position:  Must be able to lift up to 10 pounds.

Required clearances: Criminal Record, Child Abuse Clearance and FBI clearance.

Skills/Requirements:

  • Energetic and warm with students and able to manage behavior when needed.
  • Has a high level of interest in working with students who have significant speech/language delays and may be nonverbal at the start of therapy
  • At least 3 years of experience in pediatrics
  • Experience or willingness to learn techniques and strategies specific to the student population at DePaul, including diagnosis and treatment of apraxia of speech, use of AAC devices as a bridge to spoken language, use of listening and spoken language strategies for children with hearing loss, and troubleshooting assistive listening devices
  • Works well with parents and is willing to invite them into individual sessions or meetings
  • The SLP will maintain ASHA certification and PA licensure
  • Willingness to continue to grow and develop professionally is required.

Responsibilities include:

  • Perform initial evaluations, record reviews, create evaluation reports, and develop speech/language goals.
  • Participate in IEP development, staffing meetings and IEP progress reporting
  • Provide daily individual and small group speech/language therapy sessions
  • Maintain weekly lesson plans and have plans available for subbing.
  • Obtain language samples and video samples of students at the beginning and end of the school year.
  • Participate in subbing with speech department staff when one SLP is absent
  • Track individual speech/language goals and report written progress to parents quarterly
  • Communicate frequently with parents and invites them to participate in individual sessions as needed
  • Communicate with outside SLPs and other agencies as needed
  • Provide written summary report for each student at the end of the school year or at the end of the student’s IEP period
  • Participate in weekly speech department meetings
  • Other duties as assigned

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

Application for Open Position
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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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Maximum file size: 134.22MB

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