2021-2022 School Year: Hard of Hearing Teacher

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As the highest performing open-admission charter network in the city of New Orleans, InspireNOLA is working to inspire and transform an educational movement where students can develop the academic and personal skills necessary to be prepared for college, their community and the world. InspireNOLA currently operates eight public charter schools and educates over 5,500 students, the majority of whom are African American and qualify for free or reduced lunch. With a focus on providing outstanding instruction and differentiated support to meet the needs of all students, InspireNOLA is achieving outstanding results and is a model for excellence within the education community. The work of our team makes a profound and enduring contribution to the revitalization of New Orleans. 

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Position Summary 

InspireNOLA Charter Schools is seeking passionate, talented, and dedicated Hard of Hearing Special Education Teacher for the 2021-2022 academic year. We are pursuing candidates who are committed to the intellectual, emotional, physical, and social growth of our students and who have a strong desire to continuously develop in their profession.  

Position Qualifications & Competencies 

  • Belief in the mission and values of InspireNOLA;  
  • Bachelor’s degree (required); 
  • Experience working with deaf and hard-of-hearing students (required); 
  • Background in oral education/Listening & Spoken Language (preferred); 
  • Ability to communicate via ASL (American Sign Language) with students; 
  • Two or more years of teaching experience (preferred); 
  • Current Louisiana Teacher Certification or certification in progress;  
  • Proven success raising the achievement levels of historically under-served students; 
  • Expertise in content area and strong classroom management skills; 
  • Ability to work collaboratively with school team, families, and community members; 
  • Desire to continuously improve instructional practices and willingness to engage in ongoing professional development;
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills. 


Essential Job Duties & Responsibilities 

  • Shares responsibility with the classroom teacher in the identification of instructional areas in which the student requires specialized assistance/supports specific to their needs. 
  • Develop transition plans to targeted career, vocational and life skills. 
  • Develop and implement an Individual Education Plan (IEP) for each student on assigned caseload. 
  • Provide instruction and implement a variety of instructional techniques to address curriculum goals in the areas of functional academics, communication, motor skills, social skills, vocational skills and self-care. 
  • Plan and provide systematic instruction designed to increase functional, age appropriate skills in various community settings. 
  • Conduct continuous monitoring of students' progress throughout the year. 
  • Maintain accurate, updated records for all students on caseload. 
  • Participate enthusiastically in structured and informal learning and development opportunities, including seeking and accepting continual feedback from staff and administration. 
  • Design and implement rigorous unit and engaging lesson plans that incorporate all components of the InspireNOLA instructional model; 
  • Create a structured, achievement-oriented learning environment, and develop a positive rapport with students; 
  • Utilize student data to drive instruction, re-teaching and classroom interventions; 
  • Teaches hearing, deaf, and hard-of-hearing pupils.  
  • In-services parents, teachers, students, and aides on various issues regarding working with children who have a hearing loss.  
  • Employs amplification devices.  
  • Meets with parents, teachers, other professionals, and students to provide information and support regarding hearing loss.  
  • Plans instruction as needed per Individual Education Plans (IEPs).  
  • Records student progress and other data as required per IEPs and school monitoring procedures.  
  • Develop appropriate IEP goals based on data and the educational needs of the child 
  • Exemplify InspireNOLA’s core values in all interactions with students and their families to demonstrate your commitment to students’ academic and behavioral success; 
  • Proactively manage student behavioral issues and adhere to school policies for infractions and incentives; 
  • Consistently engage in school-based professional development sessions (cluster and data review meetings) as well as additional professional development opportunities offered by the InspireNOLA Support Team office;
  • Perform other additional duties as specified. 


Compensation & Benefits 

Salary for this position is competitive and depends on prior experience. A comprehensive benefits package, including medical, dental, and vision coverage, as well as TRSL, our employer retirement contribution, is included. 

InspireNOLA is an equal opportunity employer and an organization that values diversity. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, handicap, age, religion, sexual orientation, or national or ethnic origin. People from all backgrounds are strongly encouraged to apply. Spanish language proficiency is a plus. 

 

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