Early Childhood Special Educator
Company: Boys Town National Research Hospital
Posted on: August 6, 2022
Business: Boys Town National Research Hospital Job Summary:
Under general direction of the Director, Center for Childhood
Deafness, and the Associate Director of Clinical Services, this
role performs professional work of considerable difficulty as a
member of the multidisciplinary team with particular
responsibilities for providing evaluation and intervention services
as a preschool teacher or parent-infant specialist for selected
Boys Town National Research Hospital patients and school-based
services. No matter the role you play at Boys Town, you further our
commitment to making the world a better place for children,
families, patients, and communities. Schedule : 8:00am-5:00pm
Monday to Friday 11 Month Position Approx. August to mid-July
- Provides evaluations of auditory, communication, developmental,
academic and pre-academic skills for infants and children who are
deaf or hard of hearing.
- Designs programs of intervention and educational services in
the areas of speech production, pre-academic skills,
social-emotional development, language use and understanding, and
auditory development for infants and children with hearing
- Works independently with families to coordinate services
provided at BTNRH and school from a variety of disciplines.
- Implements monitoring protocols for sensory aids such as
hearing aids, cochlear implants and remote microphone systems
systems; consults with other staff members and provides training on
the use of these devices in intervention and education. Evaluates
effectiveness of assessment protocols.
- Serves as a mentor for graduate students and clinical fellows
in the area of assessment and intervention with children who are
deaf or hard of hearing.
- Assists and participates in the design and implementation of
selected clinical research projects.
- Participates in conferences and school functions with families
and educational staff.
- Conducts seminars, in-service training programs, sign language
instruction, and BTNRH sponsored workshops for various groups.
- Provides outreach consultative services upon request from
- Prepares and maintains records/reports on
- Assists in the quality improvement program for monitoring
hospital or school records for patients with hearing loss and
- Other Duties: This job description incorporates the essential
functions and duties required for this position. However, other
duties may be required and assigned at times and as determined by a
supervisor in order to meet the needs of the organization.
- Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Required
- Ability to apply knowledge in the area of normal speech,
language, auditory, child development, hearing disorders,
amplification, communication devices, and hearing assistive
- Ability to develop sign language and spoken language and
listening skills in children who are deaf or hard of hearing.
- Ability to apply knowledge and understanding of the
communication disorders of children who are deaf or hard of
- Ability to apply knowledge and understanding of a variety of
approaches to intervention with infants and children with hearing
losses, including listening and spoken language, auditory and/or
oral, total communication, bilingual/bicultural approaches.
- Ability to communicate using proficient spoken and written
English communication, providing an excellent speech and language
- Ability to communicate in sign language proficiently or ability
to develop sign language skills.
- Ability to serve as a professional advocate for children who
are deaf or hard of hearing at BTNRH and in the schools.
- Ability to use or manage equipment such as hearing assistive
devices, cochlear implants, hearing aids, video technology,
alternative communication devices, and personal computers. Required
- A Bachelor of Science (BS) or a Bachelor of Arts (BA) degree in
Deaf Education, Early Childhood Special Education, Special
Education, and/or another discipline dealing with child
development, family systems, and/or other concerns related to
deaf/hard of hearing is required; a Master of Science (MS) or
Master of Art (MA) is preferred
- Nebraska Teacher Certification required, endorsement in early
childhood special education or inclusive preferred, or a
Certificate of Clinical Competency from ASHA (American Speech and
- At least 2 years of experience preferred, in the area of
evaluation and/or interventions with children who are deaf or hard
of hearing (qualified new graduates will be considered)
- Early childhood education and experience in working with
infants and preschool children
- Knowledge of psycholinguistics, psychology of deafness, speech,
language and auditory development in young children, assessment and
intervention techniques for infants and preschool children who are
deaf or hard of hearing, hearing devices, hearing assistive
technology, cultural considerations, family systems, and
development along the life span. About Boys Town: Boys Town has
been changing the way America cares for children and families since
1917. With over a century of service, our employees have helped us
grow from a small boardinghouse in downtown Omaha, Nebraska, into
one of the largest national child and family care organizations in
the country. With the addition of Boys Town National Research
Hospital in 1977, our services branched out into the health care
and research fields, offering even more career opportunities to
those looking to make a real difference. Our employees are our
supporters when it comes to achieving Boys Towns mission, which is
why we are proud of their commitment to making the world a better
place for children, families, patients, and communities. Unique
perks to Boys Town employees and their families include free visits
to Boys Town physicians and free prescriptions under the Boys Town
Medical Plan, tuition assistance, parenting resources from our
experts and professional development opportunities within the
organization, just to name a few. Working at Boys Town is more than
just a job, it is a way of life. Boys Town National Research
Hospital is a tobacco free campus. This advertisement describes the
general nature of work to be performed and does not include an
exhaustive list of all duties, skills, or abilities required. Boys
Town is an equal employment opportunity employer and participates
in the E-Verify program. All qualified applicants will receive
consideration for employment without regard to race, color,
religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or
expression, national origin, age, disability or veteran status. To
request a disability-related accommodation in the application
process, contact us at 1-.
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