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Elementary School Level Teacher of the Deaf

Maine Educational Center for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing Governor Baxter School for the Deaf
City: Falmouth
State: ME
School Website URL: http://www.mecdhh
Reports To (Position Title): Director of Mainstream and Deaf Education Programming
Position Start Date: August 2018
Position Description: The Maine Educational Center for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing/Gov. Baxter School for the Deaf (MECDHH/GBSD) seeks to fill a full time, 185-day Elementary School Teacher of the Deaf position. This position supports and provides the education of students who require direct instruction via Spoken Language (per the child’s IEP goals) as well as classroom supports and consultation services. The K-5 program is located within the East End Community School in the Portland Public School System. This position is responsible for providing instruction and support to our children in the K-5 program. This position will be responsible for:  Developing weekly lesson plans, progress reports and documentation.  Collaborating with building level regular education staff, related service providers and other service agencies as appropriate.  Participating in a strong collaborative Deaf and Hard of Hearing team.  Co-Teaching and Team teaching, where applicable.  Supporting listening and spoken language skills within a regular education classroom.  Integrating classroom instruction with the school’s curriculum (aligned with the Maine’s Learning Results, Early Learning guidelines and Common Core).  Differentiated Instruction.  Formative/Summative assessment to determine educational levels.  Developing and implementing Individual Education Plans (IEP’s).  Evaluating & reporting on student progress toward IEP goals.  Communicating with parents and staff about student progress and classroom activities.  Making all work and student-related decisions within the parameters of school policies, guidelines and state and federal regulation.  Building professional practice and interactions based upon effective assessment and instructional methods for teaching D/HH students.  Supervising Educational Technicians (paraprofessionals). Minimum Qualifications:  Educational background in Deaf Education.  Experience collaborating with other professionals and families.  Outstanding interpersonal and communication skills.  Ability to work collaboratively with a team of professionals.  Certification or eligibility for Teacher of the Deaf (292) certification.  Experience in supporting listening and spoken language skills of students.  Elementary Education experience preferred.  Fluency in American Sign Language preferred.  Must pass Maine Dept. of Education fingerprint and background check (CHRC).
Application Procedure: Please send cover letter and resume to: Doreen Spear, HR Generalist MECDHH/GBSD One Mackworth Island Falmouth, ME 04105 Email: doreen.spear@mecdhh.org We strongly encourage women, minorities, individuals with disabilities and veterans to apply to all of our job openings.
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