Apr 04, 2019

Education Specialist I, Deaf and Hard of Hearing

$70,391 - $84,301 yearly
  • Region 4 Education Service Center
  • Houston, TX, USA
Full-time Education

Job Description

Job Goal:
Provide professional development and services, develop products, and participate in special project activities in the area(s) of deaf education that support the ESC’s core purpose and strategic goals.


Master’s degree

1. Texas Educator Certificate or professional license/certificate in related field
2. Certificate in Special Education with Deaf Education endorsement

1. Three years district and/or campus level leadership positions related to programming for students who are deaf/hard of hearing
2. Five years of experience working with students who are deaf/hard of hearing
3. Experience developing and presenting professional development

Special Knowledge and Skills
1. Broad-based knowledge in rules and regulations related to special education
2. Exemplary written and oral communication skills

Preferred Qualifications:
Mid-management, Supervisory Certificate or equivalent

Major Responsibilities:
1. Develop, present, and facilitate effective professional development on a variety of topics to meet the needs of various stakeholders who educate students who are deaf or hard of hearing
2. Provide technical assistance and customized services.
3. Develop products to support instruction and programming.
4. Provide leadership in planning, developing, implementing, and evaluating professional development, services, and products in the area(s) of responsibility.
5. Assist with planning and implementation of ongoing needs assessment and services for Region 4 customer districts.
6. Participate in developing communication networks between Region 4 customer district personnel.
7. Assist in planning and developing special project activities, e.g., grant proposals, interdepartmental services, demonstration sites, research studies, and other customer-based projects.
8. Engage in professional development to maintain knowledge and skills in area(s) of responsibility.
9. Provide technical assistance and services as specified by any applicable federal grant that funds this position.
10. Participate in state level functions related to area(s) of responsibility.
11. Provide technical assistance and services as specified by any applicable federal grant that funds this position.

Supervision/Personnel Management

Physical Demands/Environmental Factors/ Mental Demands:
Frequent use of standard office equipment; prolonged sitting; occasional bending/stooping, pushing/pulling, and twisting; repetitive hand motions (keyboarding and use of mouse); occasional light lifting and carrying (less than 20 pounds); may work prolonged and irregular hours; occasional statewide travel; work with frequent interruptions; maintain emotional control under pressure.

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