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Job Details

  • Job ID: 3170156
  • Application Deadline: Posted until Filled
  • Posted : September 9, 2019
  • Starting Date: Immediately

Job Description

The Worcester Public Schools is seeking a Teacher of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing effective immediately. This teaching position is accountable for providing services to students with disabilities including but not limited to Sensory Impairment – Deaf/ Hard of Hearing, and assuming the responsibility for delivering high quality instruction through creativity, resourcefulness and sound judgment consistent with the curriculum frameworks, standards, the rules and regulations of the Worcester Public Schools and in compliance with state and federal Special Education regulations.

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As a teacher in the Worcester Public Schools you will be expected to provide rigorous instruction to the diverse population of students in your classroom. You will be expected to align your teaching to the district and state curriculum; to regularly assess students for learning comprehension and to modify your teaching to ensure that students are learning; to provide a classroom that is conducive to the learning needs of all students, especially students who are learning English and students with disabilities.

The Worcester Public Schools is wonderfully diverse and our successful teachers capitalize on this diversity to provide rich learning environments. Being an educator in the Worcester Public Schools will require that you have patience, perseverance, creativity, excellent content knowledge, and a true desire to prepare all students for successful lives.

For applicants who are committed to the work of preparing Worcester students to excel in college and beyond, we offer a competitive salary package and participation in federal loan forgiveness programs (more information about these programs is available on our website in the Human Resources section).

Primary Job Duties:

1. Responsible for serving as a member of the Special Education Team in writing educational plans and progress reports on SAGE-IEP, and completing assessments within the required timelines.
2. Responsible for following the student IEP and ensuring compliance with state and federal SPED regulations including the delivery of high quality services, the provision of accommodations/modifications for instruction and assessment and the implementation of BIPs.
3. Responsible for remaining up to date with curriculum content and for modifying the curriculum and instruction for students who are Deaf/ Hard of Hearing as identified on their IEPs.
4. Responsible for implementing high quality teaching and learning in inclusion and/or separate classes using appropriate differentiated instructional techniques.
5. Responsible for communicating and collaborating with regular education teachers and other personnel in the educational programming for students with disabilities.
6. Responsible for understanding the state required guidelines around standardized testing and for providing appropriate accommodations as identified on student IEPs during the administration of these tests.
7. Responsible for assessing student knowledge using formal and informal means to develop measurable IEP goals and to support student learning.
8. Responsible for creating and coordinating a schedule of services for students to ensure all IEP requirements are met.
9. Responsible for guiding and supervising paraprofessionals in the instruction/support of students with disabilities.
10. Responsible for implementing appropriate assistive technologies to support and enhance the students’ communication and learning.
11. Responsible for the promotion of equity and appreciation of diversity to ensure equitable opportunities for student learning in the least restrictive environment.
12. Responsible for assuring equal educational opportunity to all individuals regardless of race, color, gender, age, marital status, religion, gender identity, natural origin, sexual orientation, homelessness, or disability.
13. Performance of other job-related duties as assigned


1. Massachusetts License as Teacher of the Deaf
2. Fluency in American Sign Language
3. Experience with and knowledge of teaching students who are Deaf/ Hard Of Hearing in inclusion settings


1. Academic degree major in deaf studies and/or special educaion
2. SEI training
3. Demonstrated experience supporting students with special needs

WORK YEAR: 183 days

SALARY: Appropriate step on teacher’s salary schedule

TO APPLY: Apply on-line at www.worcesterschools.org

This deadline does not preclude further advertisement or recruitment.

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  • Position Type: Full-time
  • Positions Available: 1
  • Job Category : Special Education > Hard of Hearing
  • Equal Opportunity Employer

    The Worcester Public Schools is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer/Educational Institution and does not discriminate regardless of race, color, ancestry, sex, gender, age, religion, national origin, gender identity or expression, marital status, sexual orientation, disability, pregnancy or a related condition, veteran status or homelessness. The Worcester Public Schools provides equal access to employment and the full range of general, occupational and vocational education programs. For more information relating to Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action contact the Human Resource Manager, 20 Irving Street, Worcester, MA 01609, 508-799-3020.

    Job Requirements

    • Citizenship, residency or work visa required

    Application Questions

    This employer has requested that ALL applicants answer the following questions. It IS highly recommended that you type ANY essays IN a word processing program, save them, AND THEN paste them ON the proceeding job application page.

    • 1. Have you ever worked for the Worcester Public Schools? When? What capacity?
      Brief Response (Answer limited TO 200 characters, including spaces)
    • 2. Do you have any relatives employed by the Worcester Public Schools or the School Committee? If yes, please list name, title, and relationship.
    • 3. Have you ever been terminated for cause from a prior position? If so please explain.
      Brief Response (Answer limited TO 200 characters, including spaces)

    Contact Information

    • Kay Seale , Manager of Special Education
    • 20 Irving Street
    • Worcester, Massachusetts 01609

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