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2023-24 Deaf Education Teacher 7-8

Company: Arlington Independent School District
Location: Arlington
Posted on: September 10, 2023

Job Description:

Teacher/Professional - Special Education - Deaf Education Teacher

Grades 7-8

Job Number 0000743681

Start Date

Open Date 01/17/2023

Closing Date 05/03/2024

ROLE AND PURPOSE: The primary responsibility of the deaf education teacher is to provide academic instruction which will enable the deaf / hearing impaired student(s) to access the curriculum as determined by the Admission, Review and Dismissal committee with an emphasis on language and communication skill development.


  • Bachelor's degree from accredited university required
  • Master's degree preferred
  • Valid Texas teaching certificate in Deaf/Hard of Hearing (EC-12) and Generalist
  • TASC (Texas Assessment of Sign Communication) or equivalentSPECIAL KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS:
    • Knowledge of Deaf / Hard of Hearing instructional services including:
      • Auditory/listening skills training
      • Oral speech modeling and reinforcement
      • Vocabulary and language development using visual modality and oral / aural methods ie. Visual Phonics
      • Use of Total Communication to provide instruction through SEE sign language modality
      • Use and maintenance of amplification equipment
      • General knowledge of academic instruction in math, reading, writing, social studies and science
      • Ability to instruct students and manage their behavior
      • Strong organizational, communication and interpersonal skillsMAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES AND DUTIES:

        Instructional Strategies
        • Develop and implement lesson plans that fulfill the requirements of district's curriculum program and show written evidence of preparation as
        • Prepare lessons that reflect accommodations for differences in student learning
        • Present subject matter according to guidelines established by Texas Education Agency, board policies and administrative
        • Plan and use appropriate instructional and learning strategies, activities, materials, and equipment that reflect understanding of the learning styles and needs of students
        • Conduct regular assessments of students as indicated by the RDSPD, Regional Day School Program for the Deaf.
        • Work cooperatively with general education teachers to modify curricula as needed for special education students according to guidelines established in Individual Education Plans (IEP).
        • Work with other members of the RDSPD staff to determine instructional goals, objectives and methods according to district
        • Communicate with students in signed English during instruction.
        • Provide communication access to students who are deaf / hard of hearing at all times (interpreting).
        • Provide an oral emphasis for students as specified in the IEP suing oral/aural instructional techniques.
        • Provide instruction in the State Adopted Extended Core Curriculum for students receiving instruction from a teacher of the deaf / hard of hearing.
        • Plan and supervise assignments of teacher aide(s), interpreter(s) and volunteer(s).
        • Use instructional technology to strengthen teaching/learning Student Growth and Development
        • Help students analyze and improve study methods and
        • Conduct ongoing assessment of student achievement through formal and informal
        • Participate as a member of the Admission, Review and Dismissal Committee.
        • Document student progress on IEP's.
        • Assume responsibility for extracurricular activities as Sponsor outside activities approved by the campus principal.
        • Be a positive role model for students, support mission of school Classroom Management and Organization
        • Create classroom environment conducive to learning and appropriate for the physical, social and emotional development of
        • Manage student behavior in accordance with Student Code of Conduct and student
        • Take all necessary and reasonable precautions to protect students, equipment, materials and
        • Assist in selection of books, equipment and other instructional Communication
        • Establish and maintain open communication by conducting conferences with parents, students, RDSPD administrator, principals and
        • Maintain a professional relationship with colleagues, students, parents and community
        • Provide consultation and collaborate with ECI staff, otologists, audiologists, sign language interpreters on staff and from agencies, classroom teacher assistants, SSA member districts and AISD support staff including RDSPD administrative staff.
        • Use effective communication skills to present information accurately and Professional Growth and Development
        • Participate in staff development activities to improve job-related skills:
          • SEE Skillshop
          • Deaf Education Professional Learning Communities
          • Visual Phonics (as opportunities arise)
          • Statewide Conference for the Deaf (as opportunities arise)
            • Keep informed of and comply with the Regional Day School Program for the Deaf Shared Service Arrangement.
            • Keep informed of and comply with state, district and school regulations and policies for classroom
            • Compile, maintain and file all reports, records and other documents
            • Attend and participate in faculty meetings and serve on staff committees as required

              NOTE: In order to minimize current campus disruption, current teachers and classroom assistants may only apply to job postings if the position is a promotion. A promotion is defined by an increase in salary grade or incremental stipend. This does not apply if the transfer window is open.

              AISD Salary Schedule

              Duty Days 187

              Additional Job Information
              This is a pooled position. It is open year round even if no current openings exist.

              Pay Grade Teacher/Librarian

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