Be a part of our team!
Do you have a passion for serving Deaf and hard of hearing children, and their families? Check out our current openings below.
If you are interested in a position at Happy Hands Education Center, please contact Jan Pride via email at Jan@HappyHands.org
Teacher of the Deaf
The teacher shall be a college graduate, certified or certifiable in Deaf Education, Early Childhood Education and/or Special Education with an emphasis on the Deaf. The teacher be a born-again Christian and will provide a loving, caring, Christ-like atmosphere where nurturing and learning take place. The teacher shall be fluent in ASL receptively and expressively. The teacher will supervise interns teachers, assistant teachers and volunteers.
The assistant teacher will be a highly qualified individual who feels called of God to teaching and caring for children. A CDA or equivalent, or an associate’s degree in early childhood or 12 hours of training in early childhood is preferred as well as experience in Deaf culture, ASL and/or special needs. The assistant teacher shall be a born-again Christian and will work together with the teacher to provide a loving, caring Christ-like atmosphere where nurturing and learning take place.
Child and Family Advocate
The Child and Family Advocate will hold a bachelor’s or master’s degree in social work, mental health, family studies, deaf services, early education, deaf education, counseling or other related field and will coordinate the social-emotional program through training, mentoring, and supporting both the classroom environment and the home environment. The CFA will be a born-again Christian and will work together with the classroom staff to support and strengthen the parents’ roles in their child’s development. The CFA should be fluent in ASL and knowledgeable of deaf culture and the needs of deaf children.
The Speech/Language Pathologist will be certified by ASHA in Speech and Language Pathology and will demonstrate a knowledge and proficiency of ASL in treating the language needs of deaf children. The SLP will be a born-again Christian and will work together with classroom staff and parents to treat speech/language disorders in children, implement and attend parent conferences and provide therapeutic services for a full range of students.