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Teacher of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing at Orange County Department of Education

Application Deadline

7/1/2022 4:00 PM Pacific

Date Posted
6/13/2022
Contact
Zainab Nuhaily
714-966-4091
Number of Openings
Not Specified
Add'l Salary Info
$262.46 to $516.97 daily. (Placement based on education and years of experience with up to 10 years experience credit)
Length of Work Year
185 days
Employment Type
Full Time

About the Employer

The Orange County Department of Education (OCDE) serves some of Orange County’s most vulnerable student populations and provides support and mandated fiscal oversight to 28 school districts serving more than 600 schools and approximately 475,000 students. In addition to providing direct instruction to students through its own alternative and special education programs, OCDE administers an array of programs and services that are critical to the operations of local school districts and community colleges, facilitating professional development, legal guidance, payroll, career and technical education support, high-speed internet access, Local Control and Accountability Plan assistance and approval, resources for families, and student enrichment. OCDE’s vision is that “Orange County students will lead the nation in college and career readiness and success.” Department staff are working to achieve this goal in collaboration with educators at all levels of student development, from early childhood through higher education, and in partnership with families, businesses and community organizations.

Job Summary

Job Summary

The goal of our Special Schools Program is to provide the most meaningful education program designed to meet each student's individual needs. Our program provides an appropriate special education program for students referred from local school districts. Educational programs are provided in three educational placements, including special classes for student's with severe disabilities, classes for students who are deaf and hard of hearing (DHH), and interagency assessment center (IAC) classes for students with autism who are under three years of age. We are currently recruiting for a professional educator to serve as a Teacher for our D/HH Program. Our D/HH Program utilizes a Total Communication approach which employs American Sign Language (ASL) as the primary signing system. This professional will provide instruction in a special day class setting on a college campus serving D/HH students. Instruction will include life skills, vocational training and transition planning. 

Requirements / Qualifications

Requirements / Qualifications

Education, Experience, and Training Guidelines: Any combination of education, training, and experience that would likely provide the required knowledge and abilities is qualifying. A typical way of obtaining the knowledge and abilities would be: • Recent experience working in a public school setting with students who are deaf or hard of hearing. • Bachelor’s degree or higher from a regionally accredited college or university. •Must be fluent in ASL

Licenses, Certificates, Special Requirements: • Possession and maintenance of a valid California teaching credential authorizing instruction to deaf and hard of hearing students. • Meet the Basic Skills Requirement through one of the methods listed on Form CL-667 on the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing website. • English Learner (EL) Authorization: All new teachers hired under a Preliminary or Clear credential must possess an authorization to provide instruction for English language development (ELD) and specially designed academic instruction delivered in English (SDAIE) to English learners. Appropriate credentials include Education Specialist Instructional Credential with English learner authorization; CLAD (Crosscultural, Language and Academic Development) or BCLAD (Bilingual Crosscultural, Language and Academic Development) authorizations; or Certificate of Completion of Staff Development (AB2913/SB395 training). **Preference will be given to fully credentialed teachers.** There are supplemental questions in the application. Please note that the EdJoin system will time-out after a 20-minute period of perceived inactivity. To assist you in the preparation of your application, the supplemental questions are listed here. Your responses should be thoughtful and thorough, and within the limit of 5,000 characters or less. We recommend that you prepare your responses in advance of beginning the application. 1. Please elaborate on your experience/training in an educational settings with Deaf and Hard of Hearing students participating in Special Education Programs. 2. Please describe your experience teaching Deaf and Hard of Hearing adult students with varying language needs. 3. Describe your experience developing Individualized Education Plans (IEPs). Notice to Applicants: If you require accommodation in the application process, please inform us.


      Education, Experience, and Training Guidelines: Any combination of education, training, and experience that would likely provide the required knowledge and abilities is qualifying. A typical way of obtaining the knowledge and abilities would be: • Recent experience working in a public school setting with students who are deaf or hard of hearing. • Bachelor’s degree or higher from a regionally accredited college or university. •Must be fluent in ASL

      Licenses, Certificates, Special Requirements: • Possession and maintenance of a valid California teaching credential authorizing instruction to deaf and hard of hearing students. • Meet the Basic Skills Requirement through one of the methods listed on Form CL-667 on the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing website. • English Learner (EL) Authorization: All new teachers hired under a Preliminary or Clear credential must possess an authorization to provide instruction for English language development (ELD) and specially designed academic instruction delivered in English (SDAIE) to English learners. Appropriate credentials include Education Specialist Instructional Credential with English learner authorization; CLAD (Crosscultural, Language and Academic Development) or BCLAD (Bilingual Crosscultural, Language and Academic Development) authorizations; or Certificate of Completion of Staff Development (AB2913/SB395 training). **Preference will be given to fully credentialed teachers.** There are supplemental questions in the application. Please note that the EdJoin system will time-out after a 20-minute period of perceived inactivity. To assist you in the preparation of your application, the supplemental questions are listed here. Your responses should be thoughtful and thorough, and within the limit of 5,000 characters or less. We recommend that you prepare your responses in advance of beginning the application. 1. Please elaborate on your experience/training in an educational settings with Deaf and Hard of Hearing students participating in Special Education Programs. 2. Please describe your experience teaching Deaf and Hard of Hearing adult students with varying language needs. 3. Describe your experience developing Individualized Education Plans (IEPs). Notice to Applicants: If you require accommodation in the application process, please inform us.

          Comments and Other Information

          Resumes will not be accepted in lieu of the completed online application. Before receiving authorization to work in this position, the individual selected will be required to provide a current negative TB authorization, within the last 60 days, and submit fingerprints for the purpose of conducting a confidential background investigation and record check. The tests are arranged and paid for by OCDE. The Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986 requires employers to verify the employability of all new employees. Before the Department will finalize an offer of employment, the candidate selected will be required to show original documents which establish both the individual’s identity and employment authorization. The candidate must also sign a statement under penalty of perjury regarding his/her employability. We reserve the right to reopen, readvertise, or delay filling this position. AA/EOE/ADA

          Comments and Other Information


          Resumes will not be accepted in lieu of the completed online application. Before receiving authorization to work in this position, the individual selected will be required to provide a current negative TB authorization, within the last 60 days, and submit fingerprints for the purpose of conducting a confidential background investigation and record check. The tests are arranged and paid for by OCDE. The Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986 requires employers to verify the employability of all new employees. Before the Department will finalize an offer of employment, the candidate selected will be required to show original documents which establish both the individual’s identity and employment authorization. The candidate must also sign a statement under penalty of perjury regarding his/her employability. We reserve the right to reopen, readvertise, or delay filling this position. AA/EOE/ADA