Full time- Exempt/Salary
- $1,500 Sign-on Bonus
- Housing Resources Available
- Tuition Reimbursement
- Benefits include: Health; Dental; Vision; Life and Disability Insurance; Employer-Matching 403B; Sick/Personal/Vacation Time; Flexible Spending and Dependent Care
ASL Proficiency Required
TLC Diversity Statement:
The Learning Center for the Deaf is on a journey to create an inclusive and welcoming space for people of all backgrounds. Together, we continue to build an inclusive culture that encourages, supports, and celebrates our TLC community members' diverse narratives. We embrace and value multiple approaches, experiences, and perspectives. TLC believes that diversity fosters innovation. We are committed to cultivating a place where everyone can feel they belong.
About Marie Philip School:
MPS enrolls nearly 200 deaf and hard of hearing students on our Framingham, MA campus in an ASL/English bilingual, bicultural educational model.
The Learning Center for the Deaf is a nationally-recognized leader of services for deaf and hard of hearing children, adults and families. To learn more, click here.
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Facilitates and supports the overall administration of state mandated testing including alternative assessments for all TLC school programs. Supports students who are participating in mainstream classes within the local public schools.
FUNCTIONS AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
- Comply with school, state, and federal policies and procedures, as well as support the mission of the school.
- Communicate clearly with students in their first language.
- Maintain a current working knowledge of The Learning Center curriculum, the MA Curriculum Frameworks, and MCAS procedures.
- Demonstrate appreciation and sensitivity to the diversity among individual students.
- Cooperate in a constructive relationship with parents and be receptive to their contributions.
- Maintain professional boundaries.
- Use available resources to analyze, reflect upon and refine professional knowledge and skills.
- Plan and complete necessary testing or data collection, documentation and interpretation of data and effectively share with staff, students and IEP team members as needed.
- Maintain student and staff confidentiality.
- Contribute to self-growth and continuous improvement through active participation in professional development activities and meetings.
- Maintain accurate records.
- Demonstrate flexibility and responsiveness to the needs of the students and the school.
State Testing Coordinator Role:
- Oversee the administration of MCAS and ACCESS testing at TLC.
- Ensure TLC compliance with DESE requirements regarding MCAS and ACCESS testing.
- Ensure TLC compliance with DOE requirements regarding state testing in other sending states (e.g., NH state testing).
- Train and support staff in MCAS/MCAS Alternative Assessment administration.
- Order and organize MCAS materials, set up rooms for testing, schedule MCAS volunteers (e.g., hall monitors).
- Provide regular and ongoing support for principals, and teachers completing MCAS portfolios.
- Review all portfolios for all TLC programs.
- Access MCAS, MCAS Alt and ACCESS results from DESE website and enter results into TLC database.
- Facilitate the sharing of MCAS reports with families and LEAs.
Mainstream Coordinator Role:
- Collaborate with students, families, TLC Teachers, Interpreter Coordinator as well as outside providers (e.g., public schools staff) to provide ongoing and appropriate support to TLC students who are mainstreaming in the local public schools.
- Work with families, TLC teaching staff and interpreters, and public school staff to schedule TLC students in appropriate (e.g., Advance Placement, College Preparatory) classes within the local public schools.
- Work with TLC interpreting team to provide professional development to those public school teachers who will have TLC students in their classes.
- Facilitate and/or conduct quarterly observations of all mainstream classes.
- Weekly communication with TLC interpreting team mainstream coordinator, public school teachers, and TLC teaching staff. At least quarterly contact with families in order to improve planning and communication related to students taking mainstream classes.
- Represent and report on mainstream classes in quarterly reports, report cards and during IEP meetings.
**May be required to drive students on field trips and/or to mainstreaming classes. Additional driving responsibilities as needed.
• A minimum of 3 years teaching experience
• MA degree in Deaf Education
• A minimum of conversational fluency in American Sign Language required, with native, or near-native ASL fluency preferred
• Written language competency
• Experience with MCAS testing preferred
• Massachusetts State Teacher Certification (or certification from a reciprocal state) or ability to be licensed in the state of Massachusetts
• Ability to work effectively as part of an educational team
Note: In the event that a viable licensed candidate does not apply for any of the above teaching positions, a candidate may be eligible to be employed under a 1-year waiver from MA DESE. The unlicensed candidate must submit documentation of completion of all requirements for the position except for DESE testing (written, performance, and literacy skills) in order to be eligible to be granted a waiver allowing one year to complete the testing requirements and acquire a preliminary vocational technical educator license.