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Deaf Blind Intervener (2024-2025 School Year) - Intermediate District 287

Posted on 2024-02-09 3:06:47 PM

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Intermediate District 287 is looking for a Deaf Blind Intervener for an opening with our Itinerant Programs for Fall 2024! This position will provide individual support to students who are DeafBlind, which refers to a combination of hearing and vision loss that affects the way a student is able to access information and function in the educational environment. Intermediate District 287 is a west metro district for learners with unique needs. As an intermediate district, we provide specialized services, primarily setting IV special education, to students from 12 member districts in the west metro - Brooklyn Center, Eden Prairie, Edina, Hopkins, Minnetonka, Orono, Osseo, Richfield, Robbinsdale, St. Louis Park, Wayzata, and Westonka. What Makes Us Special: * We are a trauma-informed district. We take into account past trauma and the resulting coping mechanisms when attempting to understand behaviors and best serve our students. * There is a variety of support services in each school including School Social Workers, Psychologists, Counselors, Behavior Intervention Specialists and Student Safety Coaches. All of whom are student-centered and focused on building relationships with each child. * We value diverse perspectives and life experiences and our strategic vision includes hiring and retaining racially diverse and racially conscious staff across all levels of our organization. * To better understand our student population and work environment check out this video<https://nam02.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.youtube.com%2Fwatch%3Fv%3DrAtUHS7EjBc%26feature%3Dyoutu.be&data=05%7C02%7Cscsu-edpost%40stcloudstate.edu%7Cd614c9f36f8a4769dd0008dc29b30596%7C5011c7c60ab446ab9ef4fae74a921a7f%7C0%7C0%7C638431096075702338%7CUnknown%7CTWFpbGZsb3d8eyJWIjoiMC4wLjAwMDAiLCJQIjoiV2luMzIiLCJBTiI6Ik1haWwiLCJXVCI6Mn0%3D%7C0%7C%7C%7C&sdata=MvAA4EYdZSFXo6LnamOa4pA4R%2BhuI%2BwQTjLeH%2Fd%2FFys%3D&reserved=0>. Position Details: * Provide visual and auditory information to DeafBlind students. * Support learners who are deafblind in communication, language, mobility, personal care, sensory, and other developmental needs through sign language and/or other visual supports throughout all activities in the school day in special education and/or general education settings based on learner needs. * Provide access to information, environments, and material for the student who may otherwise be unable to access or understand due to sensory impairments. * Guide students through activities and hands-on exploration of materials as appropriate. * Adapt instructional materials, equipment, or strategies, under the direction of the teacher or other licensed professionals. * Help to maintain safety of the student and the environment. * Participate in training/in-service as assigned. Position Details: * Competitive Pay: $18.15 - 26.52 hourly depending on experience and education * Generous Benefits: Medical (including infertility benefits), dental, life insurance, long-term disability insurance, paid leave, pension, optional 403b, and an incredible employee assistance program (includes 6 free counseling sessions) Education & Experience Requirements: * Interested in candidates who are: diverse, bilingual, or have experience working with diverse populations. * High school diploma or a general education development (GED) certificate * Two (2) years of full-time employment or equivalent working with individuals with special needs. * Substitution Allowed: College training may be substituted for the General Experience on the basis of fifteen (15) semester hours equaling one-half (&#189;) year of experience to a maximum of two (2) years. * Willingness to complete a district-paid certification program for Deaf Blind Intervener Certificate. * District will provide training through Bright Works, Inc. (formerly Metro ECSU) for candidates who do not already have the training. Commitment to Equity: Studies have shown that women and people of color are less likely to apply for jobs unless they believe they meet every one of the qualifications as described in a job description. We are most interested in finding the best candidate for the job, and that candidate may be one who comes from a less traditional background. We would encourage you to apply, even if you don't believe you meet every one of our qualifications described. Complete the online application at https://district287.tedk12.com/hire/ViewJob.aspx?JobID=1498<https://nam02.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fdistrict287.tedk12.com%2Fhire%2FViewJob.aspx%3FJobID%3D1498&data=05%7C02%7Cscsu-edpost%40stcloudstate.edu%7Cd614c9f36f8a4769dd0008dc29b30596%7C5011c7c60ab446ab9ef4fae74a921a7f%7C0%7C0%7C638431096075711525%7CUnknown%7CTWFpbGZsb3d8eyJWIjoiMC4wLjAwMDAiLCJQIjoiV2luMzIiLCJBTiI6Ik1haWwiLCJXVCI6Mn0%3D%7C0%7C%7C%7C&sdata=ZYGHOOgZ6MOH8%2BVIFplb735Hus3JgT7lA%2BWLusL1EHs%3D&reserved=0> Intermediate District 287 1820 Xenium Lane North Plymouth, MN 55441 Attention: This message may contain private or confidential data and is intended only for the person(s) named. If you are not the intended recipient, then disclosing, copying, or distributing the contents of this message is strictly prohibited. If you received this message in error, please notify the sender and delete the message.

Intermediate District 287 is looking for a Deaf Blind Intervener for an opening with our Itinerant Programs for Fall 2024! 

 

This position will provide individual support to students who are DeafBlind, which refers to a combination of hearing and vision loss that affects the way a student is able to access information and function in the educational environment. 

 

Intermediate District 287 is a west metro district for learners with unique needs. As an intermediate district, we provide specialized services, primarily setting IV special education, to students from 12 member districts in the west metro - Brooklyn Center, Eden Prairie, Edina, Hopkins, Minnetonka, Orono, Osseo, Richfield, Robbinsdale, St. Louis Park, Wayzata, and Westonka.

 

What Makes Us Special:

  • We are a trauma-informed district. We take into account past trauma and the resulting coping mechanisms when attempting to understand behaviors and best serve our students.
  • There is a variety of support services in each school including School Social Workers, Psychologists, Counselors, Behavior Intervention Specialists and Student Safety Coaches. All of whom are student-centered and focused on building relationships with each child.
  • We value diverse perspectives and life experiences and our strategic vision includes hiring and retaining racially diverse and racially conscious staff across all levels of our organization.  
  • To better understand our student population and work environment check out this video.

 

Position Details: 

  • Provide visual and auditory information to DeafBlind students.
  • Support learners who are deafblind in communication, language, mobility, personal care, sensory, and other developmental needs through sign language and/or other visual supports throughout all activities in the school day in special education and/or general education settings based on learner needs.
  • Provide access to information, environments, and material for the student who may otherwise be unable to access or understand due to sensory impairments.
  • Guide students through activities and hands-on exploration of materials as appropriate.
  • Adapt instructional materials, equipment, or strategies, under the direction of the teacher or other licensed professionals.
  • Help to maintain safety of the student and the environment.
  • Participate in training/in-service as assigned.

 

Position Details:

  • Competitive Pay: $18.15 - 26.52 hourly depending on experience and education
  • Generous Benefits:  Medical (including infertility benefits), dental, life insurance, long-term disability insurance, paid leave, pension, optional 403b, and an incredible employee assistance program (includes 6 free counseling sessions)

 

Education & Experience Requirements:

  • Interested in candidates who are: diverse, bilingual, or have experience working with diverse populations.
  • High school diploma or a general education development (GED) certificate
  • Two (2) years of full-time employment or equivalent working with individuals with special needs.
  • Substitution Allowed: College training may be substituted for the General Experience on the basis of fifteen (15) semester hours equaling one-half (½) year of experience to a maximum of two (2) years.
  • Willingness to complete a district-paid certification program for Deaf Blind Intervener Certificate.
  • District will provide training through Bright Works, Inc. (formerly Metro ECSU) for candidates who do not already have the training. 

 

Commitment to Equity: Studies have shown that women and people of color are less likely to apply for jobs unless they believe they meet every one of the qualifications as described in a job description. We are most interested in finding the best candidate for the job, and that candidate may be one who comes from a less traditional background. We would encourage you to apply, even if you don't believe you meet every one of our qualifications described.


Complete the online application at https://district287.tedk12.com/hire/ViewJob.aspx?JobID=1498



Intermediate District 287

1820 Xenium Lane North

Plymouth, MN 55441


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