Whether you are a new graduate or needing a change of work environment, you may find what you are looking for through employment at Iowa School for the Deaf! As a state of Iowa employee, you will enjoy competitive wages and benefits and the opportunity to make a positive impact in the department in which you work.
Open positions can be seen by clicking ‘Employment Opportunities’ to the right or viewed on our LinkedIn page.
Employment Opportunities contact:
Contact Deb LeHeup, Human Resources Director
Whether there is a current opening or not, there is great demand for skilled professionals working in the field of deaf education.
Teachers of the Deaf require a regular classroom teaching license (such as elementary education or secondary education with a subject area endorsement) as well as the Deaf and Hard of Hearing (D/HH) endorsement. Information on Iowa’s teaching licenses and the application process to get an Iowa teaching license can be found at: http://www.state.ia.us/boee/. The website: www.deafed.net lists many Deaf education preparation programs in the US.
Residential Counselor positions require a BA or BS degree (many majors are acceptable) as well as sign language skills. Residential Counselors provide after-school supervision, tutoring, enrichment programming, and informal counseling.
Educational Interpreters are in great demand. Interpreter Training Programs (ITP) can be found at Augustana College in Sioux Falls, South Dakota; Southeast Community College in Lincoln, Nebraska; UNO; as well as other universities nationwide. Sign language interpreters have a licensing requirement in Iowa. Information about interpreter licensure can be found at: https://idph.iowa.gov/Licensure/Iowa-Board-of-Sign-Language-Interpreters-and-Transliterators
School Assistants work primarily one-on-one with multi-disabled students. It is preferred that applicants have the Iowa Paraeducator Certification. Information about paraeducator preparation programs can be found at: https://educateiowa.gov/pk-12/learner-supports/paraeducators