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Minimum USD Salary: 59,385
Maximum USD Salary: 137,433

Industry: Special Ed Sensory Services

Company: Seattle Public Schools

Salary: $59,385.60 – $137,433.60 Annually

Location : John Stanford Center for Educational Excellence, WA

Job Type: Part-Time

Job Number: 24599

Department: Special Ed Sensory Services

Opening Date: 06/21/2024

Closing Date: Continuous

Subject Area: Special Education – Elementary

FTE: .8

Overview of Position

This position is part-time .8FTE; therefore, the annual salary will be 80% of the full time salary listed in this posting.

General Summary:
This position provides individual, direct and consultative services to students who are deaf or hard of hearing in the least restrictive environment as required by the Individual Educational Plan (IEP).

Position reports to: Special Education Supervisor.

To learn more about our special education service types, please follow this link to the SPS Special Education Department website:
Essential Functions

Essential Functions:

1. Assists general education teachers in planning and differentiated instruction that meets the needs of individual students who are deaf and hard of hearing for the purpose of allowing individual students who are deaf and hard of hearing to access core curriculum. (20% of the time)

2. Collaborates with audiologists for the purpose of determining the needs of students who are deaf and hard of hearing. (10% of the time)

3. Collaborates with parents, teachers and other specialists for the purpose of planning appropriate educational programs for students who are deaf and hard of hearing. (20%)

4. Provides individualized instruction to students who are deaf and hard of hearing based on the current IEP goals for the purpose of allowing students who are deaf and hard of hearing to access the core curriculum. (40%)

5. Maintains student records for the purpose of compliance of state and federal laws pertaiing to students with a disability requiring special education services.

6. Evaluates personal professional growith needs and attends in-services as appropriate for the purpose of remaining current with present trends in instructional materials and practices that can be implemented to enhance daily instruction of students wo are deaf and hard of hearing. (5%)

Typical Qualifications

Minimum Qualifications:

Education: Bachelor’s degree in Education (Hearing Impaired)
Preferred: Master’s degree in Special Education (Hearing Impaired)
Experience: Three ( 3) years experience working with D/HH
Preferred: Five (5) years experience
Certifications & Licenses: Washington State Teacher Certificate , D/HH
Clearances: Criminal justice fingerprint & background check

Required knowledge, Skills & Abilities:
Knowledge of:
the deaf community and culture
various communication methods used with deaf and hard of hearing students
Skills in:
assisting of writing IEPs for students who are deaf and hard of hearing
differentiating instruction needs of students who are deaf and hard of hearing
training students and teachers in the use and care of amplification systems used by students who are deaf and hard of hearing.
proficiency in ASL and SEE.
Abilities to:
communicate with students who are deaf or hard of hearing
make instruction exciting and challenging to motivate students
use IEPO
collaborate and consult with assisting technology staff
observe students to assess student access to instruction.

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by those assigned to this position and are not to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills. Employees may be required to perform duties outside of their normal responsibilities from time to time as needed. District employees are not authorized to make promises of employment for a particular period of time, or promises of a particular level of compensation or benefits to job applicants for certified or classified positions, and that any such agreement must be in writing and signed by the Superintendent. Any verbal or written statements to that effect by District employees other than the Superintendent are null and void.
Additionally, nothing in this job description restricts management’s right to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time.

Seattle Public Schools benefits are administered by the Washington State Healthcare Authority (HCA) under the School Employees Benefits Board (SEBB). Click for an overview of available benefit options.

Eligibility for benefits is determined by the number of hours employees are anticipated to work during the school year (September 1 through August 31). Any employee who is scheduled to work 630 hours or more in a year is eligible for benefits.

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Are you a current Seattle Public Schools employee with a certificated contract for the next school year?

  • Yes
  • No


Have you been notified by your supervisor or human resources that you are displaced for the next school year?

  • Yes
  • No


Are you a current Seattle Public Schools certificated substitute?

  • Yes
  • No


Are you a current or future SPS Student Teacher or Intern?

  • Yes
  • No


Do you hold a Bachelor’s degree in Education (Hearing Impaired)?

  • Yes
  • No


Are you under contract with a district other than Seattle Public Schools for the next school year?

  • Yes
  • No


Please check ALL endorsement(s) that will appear on your Washington State certificate or will be added to your current or newly issued certificate by September 1, 2024.

  • Agricultural Education
  • Arts: Visual
  • Bilingual Elementary
  • Bilingual Secondary
  • Biology
  • Business and Marketing
  • Chemistry
  • Counseling
  • Dance
  • Deaf Education
  • Early Childhood
  • Elementary Education
  • English Language Arts
  • English Language Learners
  • Environmental and Sustainability
  • Family and Consumer Sciences
  • Gifted Education
  • Health and Fitness
  • Humanities: Middle Level
  • History
  • Library Media
  • Mathematics
  • Mathematics: Middle Level
  • Music: Choral
  • Music: General
  • Music: Instrumental
  • Reading
  • Science
  • Science: Earth and Space
  • Science: Middle Level
  • Science: Physics
  • Social Studies
  • Social Work
  • Special Education
  • Special Education: Early Childhood
  • Technology Education
  • Theater
  • Traffic Safety
  • World Languages: Arabic
  • World Languages: Chinese
  • World Languages: French
  • World Languages: German
  • World Languages: Hindi
  • World Languages: Japanese
  • World Languages: Korean
  • World Languages: Latin
  • World Languages: Spanish
  • Not Applicable – I do not, nor will not hold a Washington State Teaching Certificate/Permit
  • I hold an “unendorsed” Washington State Teaching Certificate/Permit
  • I hold, or will hold, an endorsement that is not currently listed


Please indicate your preference related to grade level K-12 in your ideal position. Please feel free to indicate or check multiple or all selection boxes.

  • Kindergarten
  • 1st – 3rd
  • 4th – 5th
  • MS 6th – 8th
  • Post Secondary Transition


Please indicate your regional preference in relation to school location.

  • Central
  • North East
  • North West
  • South East
  • South West


I understand this position is part time and salary placement for this position will be prorated to align with the FTE.

  • Yes
  • No

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