Rhode Island School for the Deaf ( learn more )

Providence, Rhode Island ( map )

Job Details

  • Job ID: 3444207
  • Application Deadline: Posted until Filled
  • Re-posted : April 12, 2021
  • Starting Date: August 2021

Job Description


Position:Teacher - Rhode Island School for the Deaf, Teacher of the Deaf with additional Special Education experience.
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.

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.

• Knowledge and respect for the cultural norms and language of the
Deaf community.

Ability to modify curriculum and workplace activities

•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, determined by language planning and assessments.

•Maintains a current working knowledge of the Common Core Standards, the RI Standards, IEP process and special education regulations and state testing procedures.

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

•Monitors student understanding of the curriculum and adjusts/modifies 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).

•Plans and completes necessary testing or data collection, documentation, and interpretation of data. Administers State testing and Alternative State Assessments as needed.

•Modifies curriculum and supports regular education teachers with curriculum modification for students on IEPs.

•Contributes to self-growth and continuous improvement of the school through active
participation in professional development activities and meetings. Applies new learning to personal professional practice.

•Attends IEP meetings. Serves as a special education case manager, writes annual IEP student goals and works steadily to ensure that students attain these goals. Monitors and reports IEP progress quarterly.

•Design and Integrates the implementation of behavior plans designed for individual students as needed.

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

•Participates in diagnostic and other planning meetings.

•May occasionally be delegated certain health care responsibilities by the school nurse, if needed.

•Performs other tasks, as directed by the Director or Curriculum Supervisor

Reasonable accommodations can be made for qualified individuals with a disability.
  • Position Type: Full-time
  • Positions Available: 1
  • Job Category : Classroom Teacher > Middle Grades
  • 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. Special Education - Severe & Profound (Certified or qualified to be certified)
      3. Proficiency in American Sign Language-Advanced Level of ASLPI
      4. At least 3-5 years of relevant experience preferred
      5. Master degree preferred
      6. Citizenship, residency or work VISA in United States required
      7. Background Check Required
      8. Written language competency
    • 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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