DEFINITION: Classroom Teachers of the Deaf 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.
• Licensed by Massachusetts DESE as a Teacher of Moderate and/or
Severe Disabilities required.
• MA degree in Special Education.
• Fluency in American Sign Language.
• Written language competency.
• Ability to work effectively as part of an educational team.
• A valid drivers license and a clean driving record as determined by
Human Resources.
SUPERVISOR: Department Supervising Teacher
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.
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
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.