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Statewide Educational Consultant

at New Mexico School for the Deaf

Posted: 9/25/2019
Job Status: Full Time
Job Reference #: 57
Keywords: planning

Job Description

Summary

The Statewide Educational Consultant provides leadership, training and supervision of NMSD's Statewide Educational Consultation Department that provides consultation to families and school programs throughout the state of New Mexico. Partner with school districts statewide to support D/HH students attending school in their home districts. Provide educational consultation to LEA administrators, classroom teachers and other members of the educational team. Design and co-plan learning events for students, families and LEA staff. It is anticipated and expected that all functions of this position will be performed in a positive and receptive manner, while helping to advance the mission and vision of New Mexico School for the Deaf.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities: (Other duties may be assigned)

  • Knowledge of public school systems and special education regulations as applied to children who are deaf and hard of hearing. 
  • Provide formal and informal presentations in a variety of environments.
  • Provide student-specific and program-specific technical assistance/strategic planning for assigned Local Education Agencies (LEAs).
  • Conduct classroom observations, providing feedback and reports to the educational team.
  • Share information about professional development, training events and on-site workshops offered by NMSD.
  • Provide consultation at IEP meetings.
  • Provide coordination for student evaluation services as appropriate.
  • Plan, support and/or facilitate department-sponsored events that take the form of workshops, trainings and conferences that sometimes take place on weekends during the school year and the summer.
  • Possess a professional demeanor while building strong working relationships with school district staff, administrators, parents and NMSD colleagues.
  • Work with consultation colleagues to design training and professional development opportunities for district staff, families and students.
  • Work with families to support appropriate educational services to deaf and hard of hearing children. 
  • Assist families in accessing other services from NMSD (including but not limited to early childhood, evaluations, literacy, ASL instruction, workshops and trainings) and a wide range of objective information related to the needs and options for their deaf or hard of hearing child. 
  • Provide educational and liaison services to families of children enrolled at NMSD Santa Fe as assigned. 
  • Have a valid NM driver's license in order to travel to locations throughout New Mexico to provide department services.

Competencies: To perform the job successfully, an individual should demonstrate the following competencies:

  • Organization- Must be organized and detail-oriented.
  • Analytical- collects and aggregates data for program maintenance and improvement.
  • Continuous Learning- Seeks feedback to improve performance; pursues training and development opportunities; strives to continuously build knowledge and skills.
  • Job Knowledge- Competent in required job skills and knowledge; exhibits ability to learn and apply new skills; keeps abreast of current developments; requires minimal supervision; displays understanding of how job relates to others; uses resources effectively.
  • Use of Technology- Adapts to new technologies; troubleshoots technological problems; uses technology to increase productivity.
  • Problem Solving- Gathers and analyzes information skillfully; develops alternative solutions; works in group problem solving situations.
  • Cooperation- Establishes and maintains effective relations; exhibits tact and consideration; offers assistance and support to co-workers; works cooperatively in group situations; works actively to resolve conflicts.
  • Teamwork- Balances team and individual responsibilities; exhibits objectivity and openness to others' views; gives and welcomes feedback; contributes to building a positive team spirit; supports everyone's efforts to succeed.
  • Written Communication- Writes clearly and informatively; varies writing style to meet needs.
  • State and Federal IDEA Compliance- exhibits knowledge of and adherence to all legal requirements related to early intervention.
  • Diversity- Shows respect and sensitivity for cultural differences; educates others on the value of diversity; builds a diverse workforce.
  • Ethics- Treats people with respect; keeps commitments; inspires the trust of others; works with integrity and principles; upholds organization values.
  • Organizational Support- Follows policies and procedures; completes tasks correctly and on time; supports organization's goals and values.
  • Adaptability- Manages competing demands.
  • Personal Appearance- Dresses appropriately for position; keeps self well groomed.
  • Attendance/Punctuality- Is consistently at work and on time; ensures work responsibilities are covered when absent.
  • Dependability- Follows instructions, responds to management direction; takes responsibility for own actions.
  • Initiative- Seeks increased responsibilities; asks for and offers help when needed.
  • Quality- Demonstrates accuracy and thoroughness; looks for ways to improve and promote quality.
  • Safety and Security- Observes safety and security procedures; determines appropriate action beyond guidelines; reports potentially unsafe conditions.

Qualifications: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Education and/or Experience: Master's Degree in Deaf Education or related field required (or Bachelor's Degree with extensive teaching/classroom experience).Minimum of three (3) years of experience teaching or related experience with deaf and/or hard of hearing students. NM Teacher licensure or ability to attain.

Language Skills: Ability to read, analyze, and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, or governmental regulations. Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals. Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, and the general public. Demonstrated skills in formal presentations and working within the scope of multi-cultural and family systems.

Sign Language: Fluent American Sign Language and English skills (additional Spanish or Navajo skills are desirable).

Mathematical Skills: Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals. Ability to compute rate, ratio, and percent and to draw and interpret bar graphs.

Reasoning Ability: Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form. Ability to think independently, problem solve and work with the whole team. Strong organizational and documentation skills with the ability to navigate a fast-paced environment. Possess a professional demeanor while building strong working relationships with school district staff, adminstrators, parents and NMSD colleagues. Ability to adapt content and communication strategies according to environment and audience. Attends to details, understanding how it contributes to the broad picture. Ability and commitment to represent the Vision, Mission and Beliefs of NMSD as both a school and a statewide outreach agency.

Computer Skills: To perform this job successfully, an individual should have working knowledge of Microsoft Windows, Excel, as well as various software packages including Microsoft Office.

Physical Demands: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this Job, the employee is occasionally required to stand; walk and sit. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. The employee must be able to answer the phone and respond to callers. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision and peripheral vision.

Work Environment: The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.

NMSD conforms to all the laws, statutes, and regulations concerning equal employment opportunities and affirmative action. We strongly encourage women, minorities, individuals with disabilities and veterans to apply to all of our job openings. We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, or national origin, age, disability status, Genetic Information & Testing, Family & Medical Leave, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.



Primary Location: CECT - Center for Educational Consultation and Training

Shift Type: Full-Time

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Applications will be accepted beginning
Monday, January 7, 2019 12:00 AM
(Central Standard Time)