TEACHER: SPECIAL EDUCATION: TEACHER OF THE DEAF AND HARD OF HEARING


Worcester Public Schools - Anticipated
Worcester Public Schools
Worcester, Massachusetts

Job Details
Job ID: 3640375 Application Deadline: November 15, 2021
Posted: August 11, 2021 Starting Date: Immediately

Job Description
PLEASE READ: FOR ALL POSITIONS THAT REQUIRE A MA DESE LICENSE, PLEASE BE SURE TO INCLUDE YOUR LICENSE NUMBER OR VISIBILITY TO YOUR LICENSE. IF THAT INFORMATION IS NOT EASILY ACCESSIBLE, YOU WILL BE CONSIDERED UNLICENSED.

The Worcester Public Schools is seeking a Teacher of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing for the 2021-2022 school year. All principals who have vacancies will be able to review the applications in this pool.

To maximize the effectiveness of your application, it is recommended that you provide a cover letter which describes the specific training and experience that you have for the position(s) that you are applying for and that you ensure that the certification information in your SchoolSpring profile is updated. Your certification will allow us to verify that you possess the correct license. Please ensure that your SchoolSpring resume, specifically, is updated as this will be used to determine your Degree and Step placement on the Teachers salary schedule.

ACCOUNTABILITY OBJECTIVE: 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.


PRINCIPAL RESPONSIBILITIES:

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


REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:

1. MA DESE License Teacher of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing: American Sign Language/Total Communication or Oral/Aural- All Levels
2. BA Degree
2. Fluency in American Sign Language
3. Experience with and knowledge of teaching students who are Deaf/ Hard Of Hearing in inclusion settings
4. SEI Endorsement


PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:

1. Academic degree major in deaf studies and/or special education
2. Demonstrated experience supporting students with special needs
3. Ability to speak Albanian, Arabic, Nepali, Portuguese, Spanish, Vietnamese, Twi or an African Language
4. Experience teaching students who are English language learners
5. Demonstrated experience with second language acquisition.
6. Candidates who are licensed in another state will be considered if they qualify for the temporary license from DESE (must possess the equivalent license from another state and must have documented proof of working under that license for at least three complete school years). Candidates will need to apply for and pay for the
DESE license as a condition of employment

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.

Please Note:
Your account will read “review” once we open your application, this does not necessarily mean we are interviewing at this time.
Please ensure all of your contact information on school spring is accurate, including your phone number, as we will reach out as needed throughout hiring process.


Position Type: Full-time
Positions Available: 1

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 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. 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.
    Yes/No

    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)

    4. Do you have experience working in a public school system?
    Yes/No

    5. Do you have experience with Special Education students?
    Yes/No

    6. Do you have demonstrated experience supporting students with special needs?
    Yes/No

    Contact Information
    Triada Frangou-Apostolou, Assistant Director of Special Education
    20 Irving Street
    Worcester, Massachusetts 01609
    Phone: 508-799-3093
    Email: FrangouApostolouT@worcesterschools.net