The Role of Teachers of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing in Schools
As a Teacher of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing, you act as a bridge between students and their academic curriculum so they can fully access their education. In addition to providing instructional services, you play a key part in helping students communicate while addressing their social-emotional learning needs. Throughout the day to day, you may also:
- Instruct students using a range of communication methods.
- Make recommendations for modifications that benefit students.
- Lead trainings for fellow service providers, teachers, and support staff.
- Evaluate and assess students’ current functioning and continually monitor progress.
- Support students who are deaf and hard of hearing in general and in special education.
To provide services to students who are deaf and hard of hearing in special education, you will also help create IEPs. When working alongside PTS, you can expect to collaborate with a multidisciplinary team of service providers and share your expertise in language acquisition to ensure students get the best possible support.
Applying MTSS & Integrated Systems of Support Models to Related Services
PTS applies a Multi-Tiered Systems of Support (MTSS) Model to related services. By matching students with the right level of support, this approach helps build capacity rather than dependency. The three tiers include classroom-level, small-group, and individual interventions.
To help maximize the benefits of related services for each student even more, we also use an Integrated Systems of Support Model. This consultive model uses a range of strategies to integrate services across disciplines and treatment sessions to create more inclusive interventions and classrooms.
Benefits of Engaging With PTS
PTS differs from other staffing agencies because we continue to provide the independent contractors who work alongside us with access to support after we make a placement. If you join our network, you will have access to our free library of proven interventions as well as:
- Private community Facebook group
- Networking and career advancement opportunities
- Optional annual School-Based Academy orientation for new teachers
On top of these resources, you will have access to support should you need it from one of PTS’s Clinical Directors. They provide day-to-day program oversight, coordinate teacher trainings, and facilitate communication across educational teams.
Apply for Teacher of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing Jobs
If you want to work in a collaborative, team-based environment in a school where you can support students who are deaf and hard of hearing, engaging with PTS could be the right move for you. Contact us with any questions and apply to Teacher of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing opportunities in our partnering school districts today!