Head of Hearing Unit

Position closing: 21-Aug-2017

Yarra Valley Grammar is a co-educational school in the Anglican tradition catering for students from our Early Learning Centre through to Year 12.  Yarra Valley Grammar aims to provide a quality, co-educational learning environment, creating opportunities for the growth and development of each student.

Applications are invited for the position of Head of Hearing Unit.  

Deaf or hard of hearing students are integral members of the regular classroom at Yarra Valley Grammar, supported by Teachers of the Deaf.  The needs of each student are met through classroom support, individual withdrawal sessions, auditory training, note-taking, oral interpreting and language teaching.  Programs are flexible and determined by the individual needs of the student, which are continually reviewed and assessed.

As part of this program, the students have access to assistive hearing technologies and may use FM systems in the classroom and in environments with competing background noise.  The language program is based on age appropriate language experiences, the classroom curriculum and the natural language of the student's peer group.  Deaf or hard of hearing students are supported in the development of skills that enable them to acquire and express information, gain an understanding of their community and current events, understand their own needs, take responsibility for their listening and communication and develop social awareness.  Students are encouraged to achieve their full potential, academically, emotionally, socially and physically.  Full and active participation in the School's curricular and co-curricular program is encouraged and celebrated.

The Head of the Hearing Unit is accountable for the management and development of the department, its staff and support for the implementation of the curriculum for all hearing impaired students.  The role works closely with the Heads of School and Year Level Coordinators to ensure a holistic approach is taken to the education of all hearing impaired students at the School and will provide latest research and information on best practice for deaf or hard of hearing education. 

This position is full time and will commence in January 2018.

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Applications with three referees must be received via email by 4.00pm on Monday 21 August 2017 addressed to:

Dr Mark Merry
Yarra Valley Grammar
Kalinda Road, Ringwood, 3134


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