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Role of a Teacher of the Deaf

As a Teacher of the Deaf at Shenton College Deaf Centre, you will have responsibility for a designated group of students.

You will:

  • Provide academic support on an individual or small group basis (within or withdrawn from the classroom);
  • Provide guidance, information and resources to the class teacher to empower the teacher in catering for the additional needs of students within the classroom setting;
  • Collaborate with each subject teacher regarding special provisions/accommodations and the construction of specific educational activities or programs to enhance the learning of case managed students within the classroom setting;
  • Construct IEPs in collaboration with each subject teacher and parents of assigned students –
    • conduct pre and post-intervention assessments;
    • use pre-assessment to set intervention goals and guide intervention implementation
    • use post-assessment tools to gauge progress and report to parents and classroom teachers and make recommendations;
  • Implement appropriate direct instruction programs for small groups of students;
  • Participate in weekly staff meetings and report on the status of assigned students;
  • Liaise with external agencies to co-ordinate education support efforts within and outside the school;
  • Implement appropriate social/emotional programs or guidance for individuals or small groups of students;
  • As necessary, communicate with parents to address issues as they arise;
  • Seek and participate in professional development relevant to the position.