Early Childhood Teacher Blind/VI-2433, Arizona State Schools for the Deaf and the Blind

Early Childhood Teacher Blind/VI-2433



Job ID:


April 26, 2022

Contact Information:
Arizona State Schools for the Deaf and the Blind
1200 W Speedway Blvd
Tucson, Arizona 85745
District Website

Jocylin Ruble
Phone: 520-770-3245
District Email

Job Description:

ASDB’s Early Learning Program serves children across the state, birth to age five, who are deaf/hard of hearing (D/HH), blind/visually impaired (BVI), and deafblind. We are seeking teachers with expertise in providing data-driven services and supports in DHH, BVI, early childhood, and/or multiple disabilities. Birth to three and preschool teachers work together to support families in the transition from IDEA Part C services (birth to age three) to IDEA Part B services (age three to age five). Our teachers believe in the unique potential of each child and the central role communication plays in the development of the whole child. To that end, teachers have frequent opportunities to network with other professionals and participate in ongoing staff development to ensure they are current on research-based practices in the field. 


The Early Learning Program offers family-centered, home- and community-based services in urban and rural areas across the state for families with children who are DHH, BVI, and deafblind. Teachers work in cooperation with the Arizona Early Intervention Program in designing and implementing services to families. As part of the early intervention team, teachers

  • prepare for and conduct home visits;

  • coordinate and conduct relevant assessments;

  • work with families in understanding sensory impairment;

  • provide families and teams with strategies and activities to support child development and IFSP outcomes; and 

  • monitor progress.



The Early Learning Program offers student-centered, site-based preschool services in Phoenix and Tucson for students who are DHH. Teachers work in cooperation with IEP teams in providing students access to the Arizona Early Learning Standards. As part of the preschool team, teachers

  • use current diagnostic practices to design individualized education plans; 

  • design and implement evidence-based, quality instruction to children individually and in small groups 

  • create language-rich environments to support IEP goals; and

  • conduct ongoing progress monitoring to inform instruction.



  • Must be able to pass FBI and State background check.

  • Bachelor’s degree (Master’s preferred) in DHH, BVI, early childhood, and/or multiple disabilities.

  • Certified/certifiable by the AZ Department of Education in hearing impaired or visually impaired. 

  • Applicants without a certificate in hearing or vision impairment, but with a degree/certification in mild/moderate disabilities, moderate/severe disabilities, or early childhood special education, may be considered if willing to seek endorsement in hearing or vision impairment.


BA with 0-20 years experience-$38,677-$58,010

BA plus 30 credits with 0-20 years experience-$40,612-$60,910

MA with 0-20 years experience-$42,642-$63,954

MA  plus 30, 45, or 60 credits with 0-20 years experience-$44,744-$74,043


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ASDB is an AA/EOE/ADA Reasonable Accommodation Employer