• Job Title: Long Term Substitute Itinerant Teacher of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing

    Position Summary:

    Responsible for the planning and  implementation of a program of instructional services provided to students in districts, AIU schools,  non-public and charter schools, and approved private schools in order to meet the needs of students who are deaf or hard of hearing.

    Duties and Responsibilities:

    1. Provides instruction and support for students in developing auditory, language, speech reading, literacy, communication, and self-advocacy skills in an inclusive educational program. Provides academic support as designated on the student’s IEP.
    2. Provides consultative services to school districts regarding hearing loss, its ramifications on learning, and the educational, social, and emotional needs of students with hearing loss.
    3. Evaluates students to determine eligibility for Hearing Support services and the appropriate service delivery model.
    4. Develops and writes comprehensive evaluation reports, re-evaluation reports, and IEPs following required compliance timelines.
    5. Participates in MDT conferences to ensure compliance with PDE regulations regarding students with hearing loss.
    6. Monitors student progress based on data collected, work demonstrated, and observation. Prepares progress reports and other state/district mandated paperwork/forms following stated guidelines and timelines.
    7. Utilizes best practices, curriculum materials, teaching methods, in planning lessons.
    8. Communicates with parents and school district personnel on a regular basis.
    9. Prepares detailed daily/weekly schedules, yearly calendar and determines the most efficient travel routes.
    10. Completes and submits roster information and updates accurately and in a timely manner.
    11. Collaborates with school and administrative personnel to provide accommodations and adaptations to the regular education classroom/curriculum that are appropriate to meet the needs of the student with a hearing loss.
    12. Troubleshoots Hearing Assistive Technology (HAT) and collaborates with the Educational Audiologists regarding audiology issues.
    13. Collaborates with the educational interpreter regarding communication access.
    14. Maintains complete working files of student records including all state mandated forms.
    15. Maintains Act 48 hours as required for certification standards in order to keep current in the field of Deaf Education. Participates in staff development opportunities.
    16. Ensures and maintains student confidentiality and protects student data in accordance with HIPAA/FERPA regulations and with the AIU policy.
    17. Utilizes email, SKYPE, and MS Word, Excel and Power Point to facilitate and expedite communication with parents, faculty, and administration.
    18. Maintain a professional demeanor at all times, following all AIU policies, building procedures and Pennsylvania professional code of conduct.
    19. Work collaboratively with co-workers; including the proper management of support staff within the classroom.
    20. Utilize e-mail, Microsoft Office programs, and student informational systems (i.e. IEP Writer) to manage communication, information and records.



    1. Bachelors or Master’s Degree in Deaf Education required
    2. PA Certification in Teacher of the Hearing Impaired required
    3. Highly Qualified status in Reading and/or English  desirable
    4. Sign Language skills desirable
    5. PA Driver’s license and reliable transportation required for travel in Allegheny County
    6. Ability to effectively present information and articulately respond to questions from administrators, staff, parents, students, business and educational partners, and the general public
    7. Excellent written and oral communication skills.
    1. Self-motivator, independent, cooperative, flexible, creative, and responsible.
    2. Ability and experience working as a member of a team.
    3. Skilled in the use of Microsoft Office Suite including Word, PowerPoint, Access, Excel and Outlook, and willingness to experiment and work with new technologies.
    4. Ability to comply with AIU Conduct Policy.


    Additional Requirements:

    1. Current Act 114, Act 34 and Act 151 required prior to an offer (Must be dated within 1 year of hire date).
    2. School Personnel Health Record (Form H511.340 (8/2011)) must be completed and received by Human Resources prior to hire date.

    Working Conditions:

    The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

    When performing activities throughout the day related to the education of students, the teacher spends the majority of the day standing/walking in the classroom.  Working with students may entail kneeling or squatting, stooping and bending from 50-70 degrees at the waist on an occasional to frequent basis. 

    The teacher must be able to exert up to 20 pounds of force occasionally and/or up to 10 pounds of force as frequently as needed to move objects (textbooks/materials and equipment such as wheelchairs).  The teacher may rearrange the layout of the classroom furniture to enhance the learning situation.  The teacher must see and hear on a continuous basis as well as speak frequently.  Positions may vary from standing, sitting or walking.  On a rare occasion it may be necessary to move quickly, or run.  The teacher must have manual dexterity to use office equipment, manipulate books and other learning materials, and assist students with various activities.  The teacher must have repetitive movement of fingers and hands for keyboarding.

    1. Be able to lift or carry up to 25 pounds.


    1. Be able to bend or twist at the neck and back.


    1. Specific vision includes peripheral vision, close vision, and color vision.


    1. Be able to stand for extended periods throughout the day.

    The information contained in this job description is for compliance with Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and is not an exhaustive list of the duties performed for this position.  Additional duties are


    The information contained in this job description is for compliance with Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and is not an exhaustive list of the duties performed for this position.  Additional duties are performed by the individuals currently holding this position and additional duties may be assigned.

    Disclaimer: The preceding description is not designed to be a complete list of all duties and responsibilities required of this position.

    Reports To: Director      

    Department: Hearing Support Program

    Position Schedule: Monday through Friday, based on assignment

    Salary: $150-$170/day plus mileage as applicable

    Benefits: Individual Health Benefits, paid sick days, professional development, PSERS

    To Apply: Send cover letter and resume to HRWEB@aiu3.net