Chicopee Public Schools
Employment Opportunities

AMERICAN SIGN LANGUAGE TEACHER - HIGH SCHOOL (#0504202117)


Chicopee Public Schools
Chicopee, Massachusetts

Job Details
Job ID: 3516828 Application Deadline: Posted until Filled
Posted: May 4, 2021 Starting Date: August 26, 2021

Job Description
1. General Duties and Instruction

•Strives to provide an engaging learning environment for all students.
•Prepares, administers, corrects and analyzes student assessment data.
•Utilizes the conclusions derived from assessment analysis in developing rigorous lessons.
•Instructs students on rules of conduct and expected behaviors.
•Manages his/her class as well as other students wherever those students may be located whether on campus or at off campus events.
•Identifies students with academic issues and refers those students to appropriate service providers.
•Regularly informs parents or guardians of their students academic performance and behavior.
•Maintains records, attendance and grades as required by the district.
•Assigns lessons and corrects homework in a timely manner.
•Instructs students, using various teaching methods, such as lecture and demonstration, and uses audiovisual aids and other materials to supplement presentations.
•Plans, organizes and delivers differentiated instruction in an appropriate manner consistent with district curriculum.
•Maintains school and classroom discipline.
•Meets or calls parents to discuss student progress and issues.
•Capable of teaching Multi-level courses to students.
•Provides timely feedback to students, parents, and guardians on evaluations.
•Use appropriate techniques and strategies that promote critical, creative, and evaluative thinking skills.
•Strives to maintain a learning environment that is both physically and emotionally safe.
•Effectively and regularly communicates with fellow staff members and school administration.
•Participates in faculty and professional meetings, educational conferences, and teacher training workshops.
•Performs related duties, such as sponsoring one or more activities or student organizations, assisting students in selecting course of study, and counseling student in adjustment and academic problems.
•Other duties as assigned by the principal, school administration or superintendent of schools.
  • Willingness to Co-teach is a must.

    Administration
    •Assist in the communication and enforcement of federal and state laws and regulations as well as district policies and procedures.
    •Works cooperatively with school administration, staff, and special education.

    3. School/Community Relations
    •Respects students, parents, guardians and community.
    •Assists parents with questions and concerns.
    •Maintain professional relationships with students, parents and guardians.
    •Respects and embraces students of diverse backgrounds and experiences.

    4. Operations
    •Assist in the protection of students and property.
    •Assists Principal or Vice Principal in fire and other emergency drills.
    •Assists the Principal or Vice Principal in the management of students e.g. dismissal, field trips, Fire Drills etc…

    5. Professional
    •Maintains a high level of personal integrity, confidentiality and a strong work ethic.
    •Participates in district professional development


    ADA & MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

    Physical Requirements: Must be physically able to operate a variety of equipment including computers, copiers, adding machines, etc. Must be able to exert up to 10 pounds of force occasionally, and/or a negligible amount of force constantly to lift, carry, push, and pull or otherwise move objects, including the human body. Must be able to stand, crouch and bend over for a long period of time at intervals throughout the day.

    Data Conception: Requires the ability to compare and/or judge the readily observable, functional, structural or composite characteristics (whether similar or divergent from obvious standards) of data, people or things.

    Interpersonal Communication: Requires the ability to speak and/or signal people to convey or exchange information. Includes giving instructions, assignments or directions to subordinates or assistants.

    Language Ability: Requires the ability to read a variety of correspondence, reports, forms, newsletters, schedules, manuals, invoices, requisitions, menus, recipes, journals, etc. Requires the ability to prepare correspondence, reports, forms, evaluations, procedures, charts, surveys, articles, bid specifications, brochures, news releases, handbooks, budgets, etc., using prescribed formats and conforming to all rules of punctuation, grammar, diction, and style. Requires the ability to speak before groups of people with poise, voice control and confidence.

    Intelligence: Requires the ability to apply principles of logical or scientific thinking to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions; to interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions in mathematical or diagrammatic form; and to deal with several abstract and concrete variables.

    Verbal Aptitude: Requires the ability to record and deliver information, to explain procedures, to follow oral and written instructions. Must be able to communicate effectively and efficiently in a variety of technical or professional languages including medical, legal, accounting and marketing terminology.

    Numerical Aptitude: Requires the ability to utilize mathematical formulas; to add and subtract; multiply and divide; utilize decimals and percentages; and to apply the principles of algebra and geometry.

    Form/Spatial Aptitude: Requires the ability to inspect items for proper length, width and shape.

    Motor Coordination: Requires the ability to coordinate hands and eyes rapidly and accurately in using office equipment.
    Manual Dexterity: Requires the ability to handle a variety of items such as office equipment and hand tools. Must have minimal levels of eye/hand/foot coordination.

    Interpersonal: Requires the ability to deal with people beyond giving and receiving instructions. Must be adaptable to performing under stress and when confronted with emergency situations.

    Physical Communication: Requires the ability to talk and hear: (Talking: expressing or exchanging ideas by means of spoken words. Hearing: perceiving nature of sounds by ear.) Must be able to communicate via telephone

    Position Type: Full-time
    Positions Available: 1

  • Equal Opportunity Employer
    Chicopee Public Schools is committed to maintaining a work and learning environment free from discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, pregnancy, gender, sexual orientation, marital/civil union status, ancestry, place of birth, age, citizenship status, veteran status, political affiliation or disability, as defined and required by state and federal laws.

    Job Requirements
    1.Bachelor’s Degree or Master’s degree from an accredited college or university. 2.Licensed by the Massachusetts Department of Elementary & Secondary Education
  • At least 2 years of relevant experience preferred
  • Bachelor degree preferred
  • Citizenship, residency or work VISA in United States 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. APPLICANTS WHO DO NOT PROVIDE A THOUGHTFUL ANSWER TO THE FOLLOWING QUESTION WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED. Please describe a difficult moment you have had as a teacher and what did you learn from that experience? – Current CPS employees are exempt from this requirement.
    Extended Essay (Answer limited to 15000 characters, including spaces)

    2. APPLICANTS WHO DO NOT PROVIDE A THOUGHTFUL ANSWER TO THE FOLLOWING QUESTION WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED. Please describe your best moment or time as a teacher and what does that best moment illustrate about your personality? – Current CPS employees are exempt from this requirement.
    Extended Essay (Answer limited to 15000 characters, including spaces)

    Contact Information
    Andrew Lamothe, Principal
    617 Montgomery Street
    Chicopee, Massachusetts 01020
    Phone: 413-594-3534
    Fax: 413-594-3492
    Email: alamothe@cpsge.org