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THE LEARNING CENTER FOR THE DEAF

 

EDUCATIONAL DEPARTMENT

 

POSITION: CLASSROOM TEACHER

 

DEFINITION:

 

Classroom teachers create, with the students, a community of

learners where students feel respected and honored. Teachers

set instructional objectives, design and prepare instruction and

plan and implement various supportive activities that meet age

appropriate emotional, physical and instructional needs of

students. Teachers communicate learning goals and high

standards and expectations to students. Teachers build positive

relationships with parents and colleagues, in order to enhance

each student’s ability to learn effectively.

 

REQUIREMENTS:

 

MA degree in Deaf Education preferred.

Fluency in American Sign Language.

Written language competency.

Licensed or able to be licensed by Massachusetts DESE.

Ability to work effectively as part of an educational team.

 

SUPERVISOR:

 

Department Supervising Teacher

 

FUNCTIONS AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

 

Establishes an organized physical space and a creative classroom environment that is

positive for student learning and involvement.

Complies with school, state, and federal policies and procedures and supports the mission of

the school.

Communicates clearly with students in their first language.

Maintains a current working knowledge of the TLC curriculum, the MA Curriculum

Frameworks, and MCAS procedures.

Develops and uses authentic assessment of student learning.

Uses assessment to drive classroom instruction (formative and summative assessments).

Plans instruction effectively, engages learners and uses appropriate instructional techniques.

Monitors student understanding of the curriculum and adjusts instruction, materials, or

assessments, where appropriate.

Maintains appropriate classroom standards of behavior, mutual respect, and safety.

Makes learning goals clear to the students and maintains high standards and expectations.

Promotes confidence and perseverance in the students, while stimulating increased personal

responsibility for achieving individual goals.

Demonstrates appreciation for and sensitivity to the diversity among individual students.

Cooperates in a constructive relationship with parents and is receptive to their contributions.

Maintains professional boundaries.

Works collaboratively with other school staff on planning and implementing

interdisciplinary curriculum and works constructively to suggest improvements and possible

approaches.

Uses available resources to analyze, expand, reflect upon, and refine professional knowledge

and skills.

Plans and completes necessary testing or data collection, documentation, and interpretation

of data.

Maintains student and staff confidentiality.

Maintains a professional appearance in accordance with TLC’s policy.

Contributes to self-growth and continuous improvement of the department through active

participation in professional development activities and meetings.

Writes annual IEP student goals and works steadily to help students attain these goals.

Monitors and reports IEP progress quarterly; Attends IEP meetings.

Maintains accurate records.

Demonstrates flexibility and responsiveness to the needs of the students, the department, and

the school.

Oversees the implementation of behavior plans designed for individual students, as needed.

May be delegated medication administration or certain medical procedure responsibilities if

needed by a student under the teacher’s care.

Performs other tasks, as directed by the Department Supervising Teacher.

 

Each application will be carefully reviewed, and those candidates who are most qualified

 

will be invited for an interview. The Learning Center for the Deaf is an Equal Opportunity

 

Employer.