Employment

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
PH: 712.366.3283

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 Deaf Ed 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, SD; Southeast Community College in Lincoln, Nebraska; UNO; as well as other universities nation-wide. Sign language interpreters have a licensing requirement in Iowa. Information about Interpreter licensure can be found at: http://www.idph.state.ia.us/licensure/SignLanguageInterpretersandTransliterators.aspx

School Assistants work primarily one-on-one with multi-disabled students. It is preferred that applicants have the Iowa Paraeducator Certification. Information about the Paraeducator preparation programs can be found at: http://www.boee.iowa.gov/para.html.

 

Iowa School for the Deaf
3501 Harry Langdon Blvd.
Council Bluffs, IA 51503


PH: 712.366.0571