Teacher - Deaf and Hard of Hearing (DHH) Instructional Program
Elementary Grades - 2 Positions Available

Job Type: Full-time, 182 days, 7.0 hours/day

Start Date: August 5, 2020

Position Description

The NIA DHH Program is in search of two Teachers of the Deaf/Hard of Hearing for Total Communication self-contained classrooms. Job responsibilities include developing language, communication, and self advocacy skills with students of various abilities; developing and implementing IEPs; developing and implementing lesson plans within the classroom; collaborating with the NIA and district staff and communicating effectively with families.

Job Qualifications

Professional Educator License (PEL) with Deaf/Hard of Hearing Endorsement. Must be fluent in Sign Language.

Position Location

NIA Hearing Impaired Program located in Westfield School, Algonquin


Salary based upon experience and qualifications
Eligible for NIA Benefits Package

Contact Information

Rebecca Moody, Education Department Executive
Northwestern Illinois Association
2422 W. Main Street, Suite 3A
St. Charles, IL 60174 331-442-8766

Application Process and Deadline
  1. Completion of NIA on-line application: www.thenia.org
  2. Formal letter of application
  3. Personal Resume
  4. Letters of Recommendation (3)
  5. Official Transcripts
  6. Copy of appropriate certificate(s)

Deadline: Posting open until position 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

Find us in Northwestern Illinois

4 Office Locations

  • Sycamore
  • Rockford
  • St. Charles
  • Sterling

5 Hearing Clinic Locations

  • Aurora
  • St. Charles
  • South Beloit
  • Rockford
  • Sterling