The Northwestern Illinois Association

Announcement of Vacancy for Position of
Teacher - Deaf and Hard of Hearing (DHH) Instructional Program

Full-time Position

Position Description

The NIA DHH Program is in search of a Deaf/Hard of Hearing Teacher for the Total Communication Program.  This would be a Pre-K Teacher fluent in sign language to develop vocabulary, auditory and language skills with students of various abilities.

Full-time, 182 days, 7.0 hours/day

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

Illinois Professional Educator License (PEL) with Deaf/Hard-of-Hearing Endorsement; Fluent in Sign Language

Position Location  
NIA Hearing Impaired Program, Westfield School, Algonquin, IL

Start Date August 9, 2017

Rebecca Hanson
Hampshire High School
1600 Big Timber Road
Hampshire, IL 60140
(847) 792-3500

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. Personal Resume
4. Letters of Recommendation (3)
5. Transcripts
6. Copy of appropriate certificate(s)

Deadline: June 30, 2017

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