Rhode Island School for the Deaf ( learn more )

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Job Details

  • Job ID: 3439762
  • Application Deadline: Posted until Filled
  • Re-posted : June 7, 2021
  • Starting Date: August 2021

Job Description


Position:Teacher - Rhode Island School for the Deaf, Teacher of the Deaf Secondary Social Studies
General Duties: Teachers provide instruction to deaf, hard-of-hearing, and/or language delayed children. Teachers 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, high standards, and expected outcomes to students. Teachers build positive relationships with parents and collaborate with colleagues, in order to enhance each student’s ability to learn most effectively.

•Highly qualified credentials, as established by RI Department of Educator Certification
•RI Certificate(Secondary Social Studies or ability to obtain this certification)
Certificate in Deaf Education and/or Special Education
Advanced ASL proficiency required
Written language cometency

• Ability to work effectively as part of an educational team
• Knowledge and respect for the cultural norms and language of the Deaf community

Supervision:Works under the general supervision of the Director

Functions and Responsibilities:

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 at all times.

Communicates clearly with students in their identified language of instruction.

Maintains a current working knowledge of the Common Core Standards, the RI Standards, and state testing procedures.

Plans instruction effectively, creatively and engages learners. and uses appropriate instructional techniques for deaf and hard-of-hearing learners.

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.

Demonstrates flexibility and responsiveness to the needs of the students, the department, and the school.

Promotes confidence and perseverance in the students, while stimulating increased personal responsibility and independence for achieving individual goals.

Demonstrates appreciation for and sensitivity to the diversity among individual students.

Engages and cooperates in a constructive relationship with parents and is receptive to their contributions.

Maintains professional boundaries and refrains from gossip. Maintains student and staff confidentiality

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.

Develops and uses authentic assessment of student learning and uses assessment to drive classroom instruction (formative and summative assessments).

Participates in diagnostic and other planning meetings.

Plan and completes necessary testing or data collection, documentation, and interpretation of data.
nd other planning meetings.

Maintains a professional appearance in accordance with RISD's handbook.

Contributes to self-growth and continuous improvement of the school through active participation in professional development acti
vities and meetings.

Complete case management responsibilities including scheduling meetings, scheduling and conducting evaluations, developing
IEP's monitoring Medicaid related services, monitoring student progress, communication with outside support staff and student's
LEA and maintaining complete and organized student records.

Integrates the implementation of behavior plans designed for individual students.

Prepares and submit lesson plans, maintains accurate records and submits required data/paperwork on time.

May occasionally participate in certain health care responsibilities assigned by the school nurse, if needed.

Performs other tasks, as directed by the Director or Assistant Principals.

Reasonable accommodations can be made for qualified individuals with a disability.
  • Position Type: Full-time
  • Positions Available: 1
  • Job Category : Classroom Teacher > Social Studies: General
  • Equal Opportunity Employer

    Rhode Island School for the Deaf is committed to maintaining a work and learning environment free from discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, pregnancy, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital/civil union status, ancestry, place of birth, age, citizenship status, veteran status, political affiliation, genetic information or disability, as defined and required by state and federal laws. Additionally, we prohibit retaliation against individuals who oppose such discrimination and harassment or who participate in an equal opportunity investigation.

    Job Requirements


      1. Teacher of the Deaf
      2. Secondary Social Studies
      3. Proficiency in American Sign Language-Advanced Level of ASL
      4. At least 3-5 years of relevant experience preferred
      5. Master's degree preferred
      6. Citizenship, residency or work VISA in United States required
      7. Background Check Required
    • At least 3 years of relevant experience preferred
    • Master degree preferred
    • Citizenship, residency or work visa required

    Contact Information

    • Helen Edwards , Staff Assistant - HR and Operations
    • One Corliss Park
    • Providence, Rhode Island 02908

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