The Northwestern Illinois Association
  EMPLOYMENT
             
 

Announcement of Vacancy for Position of
Counselor-Deaf and Hard of Hearing Instructional Program
(2017-2018)

Individualized counseling services will be provided to deaf and hard of hearing students according to needs identified on their IEP. Counseling services will be provided in the students’ home schools, which are located in various districts in the Northwestern Illinois region.

Position Description
7.0 hours/day
Salary based on experience, qualifications, and placement on the NIA Teacher's Salary Schedule
Eligible for NIA Benefits Package

Qualifications
Must hold appropriate Illinois certification and/or Illinois license as well as a Master's Degree in Counseling or Social Work.

Fluent in use of conceptually accurate Signed English.

Experience or coursework in counseling students who are deaf or hard of hearing.

Salary based on experience, qualifications, and placement on the NIA Teacher's Salary Schedule
Eligible for NIA Benefits Package

   
Position Location  
Various Districts

Start Date ASAP
   
Contact
Information

Diane Finn, Educational Coordinator
Northwestern Illinois Association
4920 E. State Street, Unit 6
Rockford, IL 61108
(815) 964-0937
dfinn@thenia.org



Application Form
You can download the application form here, or call the NIA office and request one


Application Process and Deadline 

1. Completion of NIA online application
2. Formal Letter of Application
3. Letters of Recommendation (3)
4. Official and copy of appropriate certificate(s)


Deadline:  Until filled


General Information
The Northwestern Illinois Association (NIA) is a regional special education cooperative comprised of seventy-two school districts located in the ten northwestern counties of Illinois. The primary mission of the NIA is to provide special education services to children with low incidence impairments (hearing, vision and orthopedic/multiple disabilities).

The NIA region has been divided into three sub-regions for more effective planning and service delivery. The NIA maintains its administrative office in Sycamore with satellite offices located in each of the NIA sub-regions. Within the region there are fourteen special education districts or cooperatives, and twenty nonpublic agencies with which NIA personnel work closely in the provision of special education services.

The Northwestern Illinois Association is an Equal Opportunity Employer