Teacher of the Deaf
Job Type
Full-time, Contract

Clarke Schools for Hearing and Speech seeks two (2) FT Teachers of the Deaf to join its education team in Jacksonville, FL. These are full-time contract positions for FY24-FY25 academic year and summer program with hours from 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. 

Clarke teachers are responsible for planning and implementing intensive auditory-oral intervention for a classroom of toddler and/or preschool children.


  • Create an environment which fosters independence, confidence, creativity, respect for materials and the people in the environment and is conducive to enjoyment in learning.
  • Facilitate children’s interaction with a curriculum which is child-centered, based on basic principles of child development, which will provide children with problem-solving skills and a foundation for acquiring knowledge which is more content-related in the elementary years.
  • Provide a comfortable, supportive environment for parents in which they are respected, encouraged to observe their children, and supported in their efforts to parent their hearing-impaired children.
  • Observe children in the classroom and record information related to all aspects of the child’s developmental profile to be used later in reports.
  • Maximize opportunities for auditory and language learning in the classroom.
  • Facilitate children’s communication in the classroom and ensure carryover of activities between the classroom and individualized sessions.
  • The role of the classroom teacher is  one of facilitator, diagnostician and observer.
  • Engage individual and small groups of students, on a daily basis, in activities that contributes to the development of auditory and spoken language skills.
  • Provide diagnostic information about auditory and spoken language skills of hearing-impaired students using formal tests, diagnostic teaching and observation.
  • Educate parents and provide them with follow-up activities which will enhance the development of their child’s communication skills.
  • Discuss concerns regarding individual children’s needs, abilities, etc., with the director to ensure consistent and accurate communication with parents, thereby best serving the children.
  • Participate in staff meetings of the classroom team to plan classroom activities as dictated by the developmental needs and interest of the children. Teacher will provide input regarding the progress of students, curriculum issues, concerns, etc.
  • Attend other workshops/meetings for the hearing-impaired children, schedule permitting (e.g., cochlear implant workshops).
  • Contributions to the hearing-impaired children’s Individualized Educational Plans will be in the form of supplying goals and objectives in the areas of cognitive, motor, social-emotional, auditory, speech and language development.
  • Semi-annual reports will be written for the students, and submitted on a timely basis on dates provided at the beginning of the school year (in November and June).
  • Regular entries in a communication notebook provided by the classroom teacher will be one way of informing parents about audition, speech, language, and skill development which takes place with their children.
  • Degree in Early childhood education
  • Training in auditory/oral education of hearing-impaired children and/or experience in parent counseling is preferred.  
  • Master’s degree in Education required
  • Master’s degree in Education of the Deaf preferred but not required
  • Must be eligible for Florida certification as a teacher of the deaf
  • Candidates must also be willing to meet additional requirements of contracting school districts including ESOL and/or site requirements related to accreditation or licensing by Department of Children and Families. 


*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 Human Director, Andrea Harkins, MBA, 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.