Works with Deaf and Hard of Hearing children ages 0-6 in the skill development of audition, cognition, language, socialization, emotional well-being and play skills. Delivers services on-site and at off-site locations throughout the province such as the child’s daycare, nursery school, home or kindergarten.
Provides early intervention services to First Nations’ preschool age (birth to school entry) Deaf and Hard of Hearing children as part of Jordan’s Principle – Child First Initiative. Services may be provided on-site and/or by distance technology such as Telehealth. All services are provided with a family centred, multi-disciplinary approach in a consultative manner.
- Planning and provision of comprehensive intervention programs as related to a child’s overall development and more specifically, the child’s development as related to hearing loss.
- Manage caseload according to current service delivery models.
- Prepare/submit required reports to parents and other professionals.
- Initiate/develop effective collaborative relationships with inter-sectoral partners and key stakeholders having an interest in or contributing to the delivery of services for children with disabilities in Manitoba.
- Organize/host workshops that support the educational needs of clients and the professional community, and/or the professional development of staff.
- Respond to requests for therapist participation in community in-servicing.
- Liaise with educational facilities regarding practicum placements for students in Teacher of the Deaf education programs.
- Support/contribute to public relations, public education or community liaison requests.
- Ensure adherence to SMD policies and procedures and ensure service provision meets the requirements of external regulatory bodies.
- Master of Education degree specializing in Education of the Deaf
- Bachelor of Education with post baccalaureate diploma in Education of the Deaf
- Certification or eligibility for certification by the Canadian Association of Educators of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing (CAEDHH)
- Work experience with preschool children and children with special needs
- Knowledge of family-centered practice
- Knowledge of early childhood development
- Experience with preschool/early years education
- Fluent proficiency in ASL and Spoken English
- Valid Driver’s License and access to a vehicle