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Company: American School for the Deaf
Location: Hartford
Posted on: March 18, 2023

Job Description:

CLOSING DATE: Until filledREV: 3/13/2023POST: 3/13/2023
The American School for the Deaf (ASD) is the oldest permanent school for the deaf, founded in 1817 by Thomas Hopkins Gallaudet and Laurent Clerc. At the American School for the Deaf, students and families are surrounded by inspiring peers, guided by dedicated and committed staff, and supported by robust technology. We foster a language-rich communication environment that maximizes each student's potential, empowering them to become educated and self-directed lifelong learners. ASD is accredited through the New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC), as well as the Conference of Educational Administrators of School Programs for the Deaf (CEASD).ASD is located in West Hartford, a town recognized as one of the top ten towns for raising families. West Hartford residents value education, evidenced by the high quality of public and private schools. There is also much to do in West Hartford. There is a wide array of parks and recreation. There are pools and hiking trails. There are historic sites to visit as well. If shopping is on the list then Blue Back Square, located in the center of town, offers many retail stores and a variety of restaurants to satisfy everyone.SCOPE OF DUTIES:Under the supervision of the departmental principal, instructs Deaf and Hard of Hearing students. PRIMARY DUTIES:

  • Provides specially designed instruction to students.
  • Teaches a variety of academic and/or vocational subjects.
  • Prepares appropriate materials and lesson plans.
  • Writes report cards, progress reports and other documents, as needed.
  • Assists in developing and implementing I.E.P.s and participates in PPT and team meetings.
  • Evaluates and reports on student performance using evidence-based assessments.
  • Participates in school curriculum development.
  • Implements behavior intervention plans.
  • Participates in staff development.
  • Directs the work of Teacher Aides and/or Residential Counselors in the classroom.
  • Instruct students using an ASL/English Bilingual approach.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned
    • Ability to work in a collaborative team setting.
    • Proficient with planning and preparing effective lesson plans and integrated units
    • Ability to differentiate instructional methods and assessments for students.
    • Ability to ensure a safe and supportive place to learn with clear routines and expectations.
    • Ability to manage student behavior; ability to anticipate potential issues and redirect or de-escalate behavior
      • Master's Degree in Education of the Deaf or Special Education, and appropriate State of CT Teacher Certification; (057 and/or 065).
      • Ability or willingness to learn to communicate effectively using American Sign Language (ASL). ASLPI rated preferred.
        • Salary based on Professionals Union Pay Scale
        • This is an Exempt, 10-Month position following the ASD Academic calendar
        • Group health insurance and other fringe benefits are available.
        • $1000 sign on bonus after one year of service for newly hired employees

Keywords: American School for the Deaf, Hartford , Teacher, Education / Teaching , Hartford, Connecticut

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