Career Opportunity

Deaf/Hard of Hearing & Deaf-Blind (Principal Consultant #1310)
1310
Springfield or Chicago Office
IFSOE
Special Education Services
Lane 4 – Minimum Salary $3,946
Monday – Friday 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Open Until Filled

​This position is responsible for the development, implementation and evaluation of programs which impact the services to students who have or are suspected of having a disability; monitors programs; acts as a communication link between various publics; provides programmatic consultation and assists in the division’s overall activities related to the support and improvements of educational programs. This position reports to the Division Administrator of Special Education Services.

  • Participates in statewide program development activities and provides programmatic technical assistance to educators, administrators, parents, organizations, other agencies and the community on recommended educational practices and special education service delivery in the disability areas of Deaf/Hard of Hearing and Deaf-Blind. 
  • Serves as the agency representative on and provides technical assistance to the Blind/Visually Impaired Advisory Council and various councils and committees. 
  • Serves as the agency representative on and provides technical assistance regarding collection and reporting of statewide assessment outcomes data including the development and implementation of activities associated with this indicator of the State Performance Plan. 
  • Assists in the accomplishment of the division’s regulatory functions, including complaint investigation, policy and procedures review, and others as necessary. 
  • Participates in the development and ongoing review/revision of publications, documents and other materials that are required to carry out the division’s activities. 
  • Performs other duties as assigned, including participation in professional development activities to improve knowledge and skills.
  • Master’s Degree in Special Education, Education, Educational Administration, Pupil Personnel Services (School Counselor, School Psychologist, School Social Worker) or Rehabilitation Services, or a Bachelor’s Degree in one of these areas plus two years of relevant professional experience. (COPY OF TRANSCRIPTS REQUIRED AT TIME OF APPLICATION) 
  • Training in the area of Deaf/Hard of Hearing. 
  • Two years of experience (in additional to education requirements) providing education, special education, or pupil personnel services to students who are deaf/hard of hearing and/or deaf-blind required. 
  • Working knowledge of federal and state laws and regulations regarding students with disabilities. 
  • Competency in sign language. 
  • Ability to communicate clearly verbally and in writing. 
  • Knowledge of current issues and best practices in the field of special education. 
  • Knowledge of methods, practices and procedures for serving students with disabilities in the least restrictive environment.
  • Licensure in Deaf/Hard of Hearing. 
  • General experience working with students from diverse social and cultural backgrounds. 
  • Experience in a variety of educational settings. 
  • Knowledge of methods, practices and procedures for serving students with disabilities from diverse social and cultural backgrounds.