MDE-LIO is hiring a full-time education consultant. View the listing below for more information.

Position: Consultant for Deaf/Hard of Hearing (DHH)

Location: Lansing (statewide travel is required as needed); may temporarily require offsite/teleworking

Start Date: Mid-July 2021, or negotiable

Application Deadline: May 14, 2021

Qualifications

  • Possess a valid Michigan Teaching certificate with SL endorsement (DHH)
    • Or equivalent to Michigan Teaching certificate with SL endorsement (DHH)  
  • Demonstrated knowledge of Federal and State of Michigan laws, regulations, and rules in Special Education
  • Demonstrated knowledge of DHH resources 
  • Experience supporting families and schools using all evidenced-based philosophies, approaches, and languages for students who are Deaf/Hard of Hearing
  • Demonstrated knowledge of hearing loss, hearing aids, cochlear implants, and Hearing Assistive Technology (HAT) 
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate using American Sign Language 
  • Experience in collaboration/outreach with the Deaf/Hard of Hearing community
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate at all levels with parents, school administrators, teachers and staff members
  • Demonstrated proficiency in the use of technology
  • Demonstrated ability to work/contribute as a team member

Responsibilities

  • Collect, review, and analyze data related to DHH needs in Michigan
  • Develop strategies to support DHH needs statewide
  • Coordinate/organize workshops, conferences, events in response to needs assessments, evidence-based practices, and input from the field 
  • Support and consult with districts and parents related to DHH educational issues
  • Collaborate with, and act as liaison to, MDE offices, outside agencies, collaborative partners, and stakeholders in matters involving the needs of students who are DHH and the field overall
  • Identify additional statewide DHH needs 
  • Keep MDE-LIO DHH web pages and information up-to-date
  • Provide or arrange for presentations as needed/requested
  • Serve as a liaison for state and national DHH organizations
  • Contribute and work as a team member of the MDE-LIO team

Apply

To apply for this position, please submit your cover letter and resume to mde-lio-business@michigan.gov by May 14, 2021.