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Teacher of the Deaf:

COLORADO SCHOOL FOR THE DEAF AND THE BLIND

33 NORTH INSTITUTE STREET

COLORADO SPRINGS, COLORADO 80903

http://www.csdb.org

DATE: February 2007 – ANTICIPATED VACANCIES for the 2007/2008 school year

POSITION: TEACHER OF THE DEAF

TERMS OF EMPLOYMENT: The annual employment contract shall be based on the standard number of working days in the academic year (currently 183 days, August to June), beginning with the 2007/08 school year. Base salary shall be established pursuant to the Teacher Salary Schedule, and based on appropriate education and experience. Excellent benefits.

APPLICATION PROCEDURE: Send letter of interest, current resume, completed Employment Application (including salary history and references), recent letters of recommendation, copies of transcripts, and a copy of teacher certification to:

ATTENTION: Human Resources Office Colorado School for the Deaf and the Blind

33 North Institute Street

Colorado Springs, Colorado 80903

(719) 578-2114 (v/tty) FAX: (719) 578-2239

E-mail: clutz@csdb.orq or kqonzalez@csdb.orq

CLOSING DATE:OPEN UNTIL FILLED

CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT:

– Selected applicants must verify experience/highest degree held

– Direct deposit of paycheck is required

– No smoking is allowed at any CSDB working/meeting area

– Selected applicant must comply with the Colorado School for the Deaf and the

Blind Drug-Free Workplace policy

– As required by the Immigration Reform and Control Act (IRCA), selected

applicant must verify, within 72 hours of employment, his/her legal right to be

employed in the United States

– Upon an offer of employment, background checks will be conducted through

the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Colorado Department of Social Services

CSDB is an EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

CSDB is committed to a policy of nondiscrimination in relation to race, color, sex, sexual orientation, religion, national origin, ancestry, age, martial status, disability or handicap in admissions, access to, treatment, or employment in educational programs or activities which it operates. The following person has been designated to handle inquiries regarding CSOB’s compliance with Title IX and Section 504: The Human Resources Manager; Colorado School for the Deaf and the Blind; 33 North Institute Street; Colorado Springs, CO 80903; (719) 578.2100. NOTE: The State of Colorado encourages all qualified minorities and persons with disabilities to apply.

BROAD SCOPE OF POSITION

This position reports to the Principal, School for the Deaf, and is responsible for providing standards¬based instruction to elementary, middle school, high school, and transition-age students who are Deaf /hard-of-hearing. Utilizes Colorado State Standards and benchmarks in establishing instructional goals; and provides assessments that measure whether students meet standards, in a safe and civil school environment.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

Master’s Degree in Education or closely related field from an accredited college or university, with specialization in Deaf Education; specialization / endorsement in other content areas may also be required.

Must hold or be eligible for appropriate educator licensure in the State of Colorado, endorsed as a Special

Education Specialist: Deaf / Hard-of-Hearing, or comparable endorsement.

Experience teaching / working with children (in an educational environment) who are Deaf / hard-of-hearing.

Proficiency in American Sign Language (ASL) at the Advanced skill level as demonstrated through an appropriate assessment tool and according to school policy.

PREFERRED KNOWLEDGE I SKILL I ABILITY:

Knowledge of and ability to apply current educational practices associated with students who are Deaf / hard¬-of-hearing

Ability to communicate effectively with Deaf children

Ability to respond effectively and positively to feedback

Ability to participate effectively in team setting

Strong interpersonal skills

Major Duties and Responsibilities

Performs work associated with standards-based student instruction: prepares lesson plans, develops input for and presents daily instructional/learning activities based upon the Individualized Education Plan (IEP) and school reform tenets under the direction of the Principal of the School for the Deaf, maintains a positive classroom environment utilizing appropriate classroom management, keeps students on task and engaged in learning.

Demonstrates knowledge/skill in the areas of task analysis, assessment, behavior management, organization/planning, curriculum development, parent relations and teamwork.

Works as part of the education/diagnostics team responsible for identifying, monitoring, evaluating, developing, and implementing individual objectives for assigned students.

Utilizes appropriate communication skills with a commitment to literacy development in each student.

Serves as a Student Advocate for assigned students.

Coordinates effectively with other service staff in providing student instruction, supporting school reform efforts, strategic planning, and positively contributing to extracurricular activities.

Positively serves as a team member in the School for the Deaf, and the Colorado School for the Deaf and the Blind (CSDB) as a whole; and participates in regular team and departmental meetings, school and instructional meetings as required.

Provides parent consultation; participates in selected parent-focused activities, etc.

Participates in activities related to staff development and training/workshops as appropriate.

Performs other appropriate duties as assigned.

TO OBTAIN ADDITIONAL INFORMATION, please contact:

Chelle Lutz, CSDB Human Resources Specialist at (719) 578-2114
E-mail: clutz@csdb.orq

Barb Meese, Interim Principal, School for the Deaf at (719) 578-2221 E-mail: bmeese@csdb.orq

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