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THE LEARNING CENTER FOR THE DEAF
SECONDARY DEPARTMENT
POSITION: SECONDARY SCIENCE TEACHER
DEFINITION: Provides classroom instruction in the field of general science, biology, chemistry
and other related science fields to secondary (grades 6-8 or 9-12) deaf students.
Plans, develops, presents, modifies curricula; and, prepares lesson plans and other
instructional materials to student ability levels and in accordance with student’s
Individual Educational Plan (IEP). Evaluates and documents appropriate data to
monitor student progress and serves as an advisor/advocate for students. Works in
self-contained, team, or departmental capacity as assigned. Grades and subjects
vary.
REQUIREMENTS: • Bachelor’s degree in content area or related area.
• Fluency in American Sign Language.
• Written English language competency.
• Licensed by Massachusetts DESE as a Teacher of the Deaf or a Teacher of
Moderate or Severe Disabilities.
• Ability to work effectively as part of an educational team.
• A valid drivers’ license and a clean driving record as determined by
Human Resources is required.

DESIRED
REQUIREMENTS:
• Master’s degree in Deaf Education, Special Education, or related field.
• Certification in areas of science (i.e. general science, biology, chemistry).

SUPERVISOR: Secondary Principal
FUNCTIONS AND
RESPONSIBILITIES:
• 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.
• Works collaboratively with other school staff on planning and
implementing interdisciplinary curriculum and works constructively to
suggest improvements and possible approaches.
• Plans and completes necessary testing or data collection, documentation,
and interpretation of data.
• Maintains student and staff confidentiality.
• Writes annual IEP student goals and works steadily to help students attain
these goals.• Monitors and reports IEP progress quarterly; Attends IEP meetings.
• Oversees the implementation of behavior plans designed for individual
students, as needed.
• 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.
• Maintains a current working knowledge of the TLC curriculum, the MA
Curriculum Frameworks, and MCAS procedures.
• Performs other tasks, as directed by the Secondary Principal.
PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS
Must be physically able to perform all duties of the job including restraining assaultive students
when necessary, pursuing running students and participating in sports and recreation activities
with students. Job may also include prolonged standing, frequently lifting up to 50 pounds,
pushing, pulling, bending, stooping, twisting, reaching above shoulder level as well as reacting
quickly to minimize escalating behavioral outbursts.
Your employment with The Learning Center for the Deaf is a voluntary one and is subject to termination by you or The Learning Center for the Deaf at will, with or without cause, and with or
without notice, at any time. Nothing in these policies shall be interpreted to be in conflict with or to eliminate or modify in any way the employment-at-will status of The Learning Center for the
Deaf employees.
This policy of employment-at-will may not be modified by any officer or employee and shall not be modified in any publication or document. The only exception to this policy is a written
employment agreement approved at the discretion of the President or the Board of Directors, whichever is applicable.
These personnel policies are not intended to be a contract of employment or a legal document.
The Learning Center for the Deaf is an Equal Opportunity Employer.