Northeast Deaf and Hard of Hearing Services

Career Opportunities

Check back here often for open positions within our organization.

Ongoing Opportunities
We are always searching for qualified providers to join our outreach team through contract opportunities. Some of our biggest needs include educational interpreters, SLPs, Listening and Spoken Language Specialists, and communication facilitators. Please reach out to us if you are interested in learning more!

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Teacher of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing

Are you passionate about impacting the lives of deaf and hard of hearing students? We are seeking a dedicated Teacher of the Deaf (TOD) to join our team to provide exceptional educational services to students and school districts. As a Teacher of the Deaf, you will play a crucial role in empowering students, collaborating with educators, and supporting families to optimize educational outcomes.

Position Title: Teacher of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing

Job Responsibilities:
• Direct Services and Consultation: Deliver educational services to deaf and hard of hearing students and provide consultation to school districts and educational teams.
• Assessments and Reports: Conduct comprehensive assessments to identify students’ needs and document progress. Prepare detailed reports and recommendations for services in students’ Individualized Education Plans or 504 Plans.
• Support and Communication: Offer guidance and support to families, educators, and the community through various channels. Develop and maintain professional relationships to foster collaboration.
• Contract Development: Collaborate with relevant stakeholders in creating contracts and agreements to facilitate seamless service delivery.
• Travel: Required to extend your expertise and services to schools and students in different locations.
• Stakeholder Presentations: Deliver engaging and informative presentations to various stakeholders, raising awareness and promoting understanding of deaf education and best practices.
• Adaptability: Accept additional duties as assigned by the Executive Director and program coordinator, contributing to the overall growth and success of the organization.

Qualifications:
• Education: A Master’s Degree is preferred, along with certification as a Teacher of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing.
• Experience: Demonstrated experience in deaf education to bring valuable insight and strategies to students and their educational teams.
• Knowledge: Familiarity with the statewide educational services available for deaf and hard of hearing students, staying informed about current research and best practices in the field.
• Communication Skills: Exceptional verbal and written communication skills to convey information effectively and build strong relationships with students, colleagues, and families.
• Organizational Skills: Excellent organizational skills to provide services, conduct assessments and reports, and complete documentation.
• Legal Knowledge: Understanding federal and state laws and procedures relevant to deaf education to ensure compliance with regulations.

Salary and Benefits: We offer a competitive salary based on qualifications and experience. The position can be part-time, full-time, or contract; full-time employees will receive a comprehensive benefits package.

Application: If you are ready to make a difference in the lives of deaf and hard of hearing students, we would love to hear from you. Please provide a compelling letter of interest and your updated resume to HR@ndhhs.org. Join us in our mission to create an inclusive and enriching learning environment for all students. Apply today!

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Communication Facilitator

Position Title: Communication Facilitator

Job Responsibilities and Requirements:

● Assist in bridging communication between deaf/hard of hearing student(s) and their classroom teachers, peers and other school staff–using a variety of communication methods (e.g. signs, voice, gestures, print).
● Monitor student’s understanding of all auditory information within the educational environment.
● Work cooperatively and collaboratively with teachers and other staff members, administrators, and parents.
● Demonstrate professionalism, applying appropriate codes of conduct to the educational setting.
● Provide one-to-one support to students in activity based learning via explanation and demonstration.
● Work with students, peers and teachers on strategies for interactive communication, mobility and life skills independent of communication facilitator.
● Participate in team meetings with the classroom teacher, special service providers and parents, as requested.
● Manage the student’s amplification and communication equipment, if applicable.
● Assist with management of personal care and hygiene needs (e.g. feeding and toileting), if applicable.

Qualifications:
● High school diploma (required), Bachelor’s Degree (preferred).
● Fluency in child’s language/communication mode such as: American Sign Language, Cued Speech, Total Communication, etc with flexibility in using skills to support child’s needs.
● Experience working with children who are deaf and hard of hearing with varying communication needs within the public school setting (preferred).
● Ability to adapt information, language and curriculum to individual learning style.
● Ability to work as a collaborative team member.
● Creative, energetic, flexible and patient.
● Punctual and professional.

Compensation: Contractor-hourly rate. Competitive – based on qualifications and experience.

Application: Please provide a letter of interest and resume to HR@ndhhs.org

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Educational Interpreter

Position Title: Educational Interpreter

Job Responsibilities and Requirements:

  • Interpret all classes, social and academic activities, formal or informal, in the spirit and
    content that it is presented, in which the assigned student is involved during the day.
  • Work cooperatively and collaboratively with teachers and other staff members,
    administrators, and parents.
  • Perform according to State Regulations for Interpreters and comply with the Interpreters
    Code of Ethics, as well as perform within the professional guidelines of the school
    district in which you work.
  • Collaborate with teachers and other staff members to prepare for interpreting
    assignments.
  • Consult with the classroom teacher and position themselves so that lighting, location, and
    vision is adequate for the student to see the interpreter and the teacher, as well as the
    material presented.
  • Direct student questions to teacher(s) to encourage direct interaction between the
    teacher(s) and student.
  • Team with other interpreters when necessary for class assignments, assemblies, field trips,
    plays, etc.

Qualifications:

  • Degree in Interpreting from an accredited Interpreter Training Program (preferred)
  • Educational Interpreter Performance Assessment (EIPA) Certification, written and
    performance 3.5 or higher (preferred) OR
  • Hold a current national certification from either the national office of the Registry of
    Interpreters of the Deaf (RID) or National Association of the Deaf (NAD) of at least
    level III, PLUS EIPA written OR
  • ALT-4: Degree in Interpreting from an accredited Interpreter Training Program, state
    screening, and complete the EIPA written and performance within 3 years

Compensation: Contractor-hourly rate. Competitive – based on qualifications and experience.

Application: Please provide a letter of interest and resume to HR@ndhhs.org

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