MDE-LIO is hiring a full-time DHH Consultant to work in Lansing. View the listing below or download the PDF version.
Position: Michigan Department of Education – Low Incidence Outreach (MDE-LIO) Consultant for Deaf-Hard of Hearing
Status: Full-time employee (231 days), Lansing
Application Deadline: July 25, 2017
- Possess a valid teaching certificate and one of the following:
- An endorsement in Deaf/Hard of Hearing (DHH).
- Current enrollment in course work to complete the DHH endorsement.
- Completion of course work in the area of DHH.
- In depth experience working with students who are Deaf/Hard of Hearing.
- Understanding of Federal and State of Michigan laws, regulations, and rules in special education.
- Knowledge of DHH resources.
- Proficient in the use of technology.
- Ability to support families and schools using various philosophies, methods and communication options for children who are Deaf/Hard of Hearing.
- Understanding of hearing loss, hearing aid devices, cochlear implants and listening and spoken language philosophy and strategies.
- Ability to use American Sign Language in a fluent manner to communicate with students, staff, and the Deaf community.
- Understanding of Deaf culture, American Sign Language, and the ASL/English Bilingual education philosophy.
- Ability to provide unbiased support to families and staff in the implementation of their education philosophy and methodology.
- Ability to communicate at all levels with parents, school administrators, teachers, and staff members.
- Contribute and work as a team member of the Low Incidence Outreach team.
- Administrative experience desired.
- Five years documented successful teaching experience.
- Experience planning and organizing events.
- Ability to provide information to parents and staff in an unbiased professional manner with focus on how to meet the needs of the child.
- Ability to keep accurate records.
- Ability to collect and analyze data to improve services and plan future outreach.
- Ability to travel as needed.
- Coordinate all aspects of the Educational Interpreter Performance Assessment (EIPA).
- Coordinate and organize workshops including EIPA Video Conferences, workshops, webinars, conferences, and other professional development opportunities.
- Support or consult with districts and parents related to DHH educational issues.
- Develop strategies to support Early Childhood DHH Needs.
- Collaborate with and act as liaison to the Office of Special Education (OSE); Office of Assessment and Accountability (OAA), Division on Deaf, DeafBlind and Hard of Hearing (DODDBHH); Interpreter preparation programs; Teachers and Consultants of DHH; and MDE-LIO Consultants for Blind-Visually Impaired in matters involving DHH.
- Coordinate American Sign Language-Performance Interviews (ASL-PI).
- Collect, review, and analyze data related to DHH needs.
- Identify additional DHH needs and collaborate with MDE-LIO supervisor.
- Keep MDE-LIO DHH web site information up-to-date.
- Provide/arrange for presentations as needed/requested.
- Serve as a state and national liaison for DHH organizations.
- Other duties as assigned.
To apply for this position, please submit a resume and letter identifying your qualifications to:
Michigan Department of Education – Low Incidence Outreach
702 W. Kalamazoo St., PO Box 30742
Lansing, MI 48909
Applications may also be submitted by fax to 517-335-1632, or by email to Melissa Salyer at SalyerM1@michigan.gov.