11/13/2023Return to view all job openings
BROAD SCOPE OF POSITION:
This position reports to the Principal, School for the Deaf, and is responsible for providing standards-based instruction and support to K-12th grade learners who are Deaf/hard of hearing and who may have additional needs. Utilizes Colorado Academic Standards and benchmarks in establishing instructional goals; and provides assessments that monitor learner progress, in a safe and civil school environment.
MAJOR DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
- Performs work associated with standards-based instruction: prepares lesson plans, develops input for and presents daily instructional/learning activities based upon the Individualized Education Program (IEP) and school reform tenets under the direction of the Principal, maintains a positive learning environment utilizing appropriate positive behavior support strategies, keeps learners on task and engaged.
- Demonstrates knowledge / skill in the development and use of accommodations for learners who are Deaf / hard-of-hearing, and further, in the areas of: task analysis, assessment, progress monitoring, behavior management, organization / planning, curriculum development, current technology practices, parent relations and teamwork.
- Utilizes technology to model, teach, and assist learners relative to instruction and activities.
- Demonstrates knowledge / skill in the areas of project and technology-based learning.
- Organizes the instructional environment for collaborative group work.
- Works in co-teaching teams with others.
- Works as part of the education / assessment team responsible for identifying, developing, implementing, monitoring and evaluating individual objectives for assigned learners.
- Utilizes appropriate communication skills with a commitment to literacy development for each learner.
- Understands and supports learners' social-emotional development.
- Serves as an Advocate for assigned learners.
- Coordinates effectively with other staff in facilitating instruction, supporting school reform efforts, strategic planning, and positively contributing to co-curricular activities.
- Positively serves as a team member in the School for the Deaf, and of the Colorado School for the Deaf and the Blind (CSDB) as a whole; and participates in regular team and departmental meetings, school and instructional meetings as required.
- Provides parent consultation; participates in selected parent-focused activities, etc.
- Seeks opportunities for and participates in activities related to professional development and training/workshops as appropriate.
- Performs other appropriate duties as assigned.
- Master's Degree in Education or closely related field from a regionally accredited college or university, with specialization in Deaf Education
- Must hold or be eligible for appropriate educator licensure in the State of Colorado, endorsed as a Special Education Specialist: Deaf/Hard-of-Hearing, or comparable endorsement
- Subject area endorsement or specialization
- Experience teaching / working with children (in an educational environment) who are Deaf / hard-of-hearing, or/or who may have multiple disabilities
- Proficiency in American Sign Language (ASL) at the Advanced (3+) skill level as demonstrated through an appropriate assessment tool and according to school policy / procedures