Clarke K-8 school program teaches students who are deaf and hard of hearing in self-contained classrooms. This position requires differentiation of curriculum material to meet the needs of all students. All students have daily speech and language services and some also receive the services of a special education teacher. The Massachusetts Curriculum Frameworks are followed; daily classes taught include reading, writing, math, social studies and science.
- Prepare lesson plans to meet IEP goals and objectives and state learning standards and frameworks.
- Implement the curriculum
- Maintain a positive classroom learning environment conducive to optimum student achievement.
- Determine standards for classroom behavior and provide discipline measures for students according to the standards set by school policy. Assist in development and implementation of behavior management programs as deemed appropriate.
- Assist students in developing personal/social skills, which may include proper personal hygiene skills, interpersonal relationship skills, etc.
- Exhibit competency in use and maintenance of auditory equipment, including student personal hearing aids and processors and classroom amplification. Insure proper student use and care of personal and school amplification.
- Exhibit competency in use and maintenance of instructional media equipment, including Smartboards, computers and computer programs.
- Maintain appropriate records and reports (grades, attendance, progress reports, clinic reports, permanent records) and assist in conferencing with parents.
- Become familiar with all emergency procedures and school rules, and enforce all policies, rules and procedures.
- Be responsible for the effective utilization of teacher aide within classroom setting.
- Assist in the preparation of students’ IEP’s and participate in team meetings.
- Assist in development of curricular materials.
- Cooperate effectively and professionally in all matters maintaining student confidentiality.
- Exhibit appropriate grooming and dress serving as an acceptable role model for students.
- Adhere to all policies and procedures as stated in the Clarke Schools for Hearing & Speech Employee Handbook Guidelines.
- Use formal and informal procedures to evaluate student progress and achievement.
Education, licenses, certifications, skills and experience:
- Master degree in Deaf Education with an emphasis on listening and spoken language.
- MA Department of Education License as a Teacher of the Deaf.
- Teaching experience with students who are deaf or hard of hearing and use listening and spoken language.
- Stamina to teach a group of elementary school students
- Able to be on one’s feet for most of the day.
*Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.
**Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the job.
*** Title IX Notice of Nondiscrimination: Clarke Schools does not discriminate on the basis of sex in admission, administration of its educational programs or activities or employment. Clarke Schools is required by Title IX and its implementing regulations at 34 C.F.R. Part 106 not to discriminate on the basis of sex in admission, administration of its educational programs or activities or employment. The Senior Manager, HR, BS, SHRM-CP, 45 Round Hill Road, Northampton, MA 01060, telephone number 413-582-1155, has been designated as the employee responsible for coordinating Clarke Schools efforts to comply with and carry out its responsibilities under Title IX. Inquiries concerning the application of Title IX and its implementing regulations at 34 C.F.R. Part 106 to Clarke Schools may be referred to Andrea Harkins or to the U.S. Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights, at 400 Maryland Avenue, SW, Washington, DC 20202-1100, telephone number 800-421-3481.