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THE LEARNING CENTER FOR THE DEAF
POSITION: CLASSROOM TEACHER
DEFINITION:
Provides classroom instruction in the field of English and literature 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:
• Minimum of a 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.
Moderate/Severe Special Needs rather than Special Needs.
• Certification in areas of ELA.
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 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.