Teacher - Deaf and Hard of Hearing
Is this position exempt from overtime pay?
Provides specialized instruction through a continuum of services (itinerant or school based) to address the unique needs of students who are deaf and hard of hearing. Plans, develops, selects and modifies instructional materials/lessons while considering the language and communication needs of students' and provides support/training to school staff to increase opportunities for students to access, participate in and progress in the general education curriculum. The nature of the work may include supervising students in a variety of school-related settings; keeping attendance and grade records as required by board policy/administrative regulation. Confers with parents and students regarding progress/problems of assigned studies. Arranges and participates in teacher in teacher-parent or teacher-student conferences as necessary. Attends and actively participates in staff meetings and professional development. Provides input regarding the planning of instructional goals, objectives and methods for students who are deaf or hard of hearing.
Essential Duties & Responsibilities
Does this position have supervisory responsibilities?
1. Plans, prepares and presents lessons, assignments, and instructional materials for students who are deaf or hard of hearing including provision of support to students in the general education setting, curriculum development, pilot testing of new materials, development of awareness/orientation programs for staff members, and coordination on inter- and intra-agency support services for students.
2. Develops, selects and modifies instructional plans and materials to meet the needs of students.
3. Demonstrates and uses teaching strategies to present content to students.
4. Provides an atmosphere and environment conducive to the intellectual, physical, social, and the emotional development of children.
5. Maintains discipline in the classroom conducive to effective learning.
6. Keeps attendance and grade records as required by board policy/administrative regulation.
7. Confers with parents and students regarding progress/problems of assigned students; arranges and participates in teacher-parent or teacher-student conferences as necessary.
8. Serves on special committees.
9. Attends and actively participates in staff meetings and professional development.
10. Provides input regarding the planning of instructional goals, objectives and methods.
11. Performs other related duties as assigned.
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.
The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skills, and/or abilities required. Reasonable accommodations may be made on request to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
· Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
· Knowledge of school organization, goals and objectives with special emphasis on teaching techniques related to providing instruction to students who are deaf and hard of hearing.
· Knowledge of materials, current trends and research in field of specialization.
· Knowledge of varied language and communication modes/methods used by students who are deaf and hard of hearing.
· Knowledge and facility of signing and interpreting.
· Ability to speak and write effectively.
· Ability to interact effectively with students, staff and parents.
· Knowledge of and proficiency in technical areas of instruction.
· Demonstrated ability to work effectively with diverse populations.
· Ability to effectively communicate with diverse communities and develop outreach strategies to encourage parental involvement in student learning.
· Demonstrated ability to work effectively and engage diverse parents/guardians with varied communication styles, levels of skill and experience to support their child's education experience.
· Ability to employ a variety of teaching styles to respond to the needs of diverse learners.
· Eligible for Maryland State Board of Education professional certificate appropriate to teaching students who are deaf or hard of hearing.
Career Ladder Requirements
· As required by the duties and responsibilities of the job.