NON-CLASSIFIED: Teacher of the Deaf / Outreach Programs

Colorado State

Colorado Springs, CO 80932

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NON-CLASSIFIED: Teacher of the Deaf / Outreach Programs


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NON-CLASSIFIED: Teacher of the Deaf / Outreach Programs


Salary


Depends on Qualifications


Location


Colorado Springs, CO


Job Type


Full Time


Department


Department of Education


Job Number


DBA-21411-03/2019


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Department Information


https://csdb.stg.colorado.gov/


Vision Statement: CSDB aspires to be an exemplary global resource for families and professionals that excels in preparing diverse learners to transform the world with PRIDE: Positive attitude, Respect, Independence, Determination, and Excellence.


Mission Statement: The Colorado School for the Deaf and the Blind (CSDB), in collaboration with families, school districts and community partners, ... educates and inspires learners throughout the state, birth through age 21, to achieve their full human potential through comprehensive, individualized academic, transition, residential and outreach programs and resources.


Description of Job


THIS JOB ANNOUNCEMENT IS OPEN UNTIL THE POSITION IS FILLED.


BROAD SCOPE OF POSITION:


This position reports to the Director of Outreach Programs, and is responsible for providing standards-based instruction to students in Pre-K through 12th grade who are Deaf / hard-of-hearing and who may have additional disabilities. The services are provided through contracts between the Colorado School for the Deaf and the Blind (CSDB) and school districts and Boards of Cooperative Education Services (BOCES) in the state of Colorado. The teacher utilizes Colorado Academic Standards and benchmarks in establishing instructional goals; and provides assessments that measure whether students meet standards, in a safe and civil school environment. Additional duties include developing and organizing events for students and/or their parents according to the CSDB Strategic Plan.


MAJOR DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:


+ Performs work associated with standards-based student instruction: prepares lesson plans, adapts instructional materials, develops input for and presents instructional/learning activities based upon the Individualized Education Program (IEP). Maintains a positive instructional environment utilizing appropriate behavior management strategies, keeps students on task and engaged in learning.


+ Demonstrates knowledge / skill in the areas of task analysis, assessment, progress monitoring, behavior management, organization / planning, curriculum adaptation, current technology practices, parent relations and teamwork.


+ Utilizes technology to model, teach and assist students relative to classroom instruction and activities.


+ Demonstrates knowledge and understanding of services in public school settings for students with hearing loss.


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


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


+ Understands and supports students' social-emotional development.


+ Provides consultation and professional development activities for school staff throughout Colorado, as needed.


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


+ Positively serves as a team member of Outreach Programs and of the Colorado School for the Deaf and the Blind (CSDB) as a whole. Participates in regular team and departmental meetings, school and instructional meetings as required.


+ Provides parent consultation; participates in selected parent-focused activities.


+ Seeks opportunities for and participates in activities related to professional development and training/workshops as appropriate.


+ Performs other appropriate duties as assigned.


Minimum Qualifications, Substitutions, Conditions of Employment & Appeal Rights


QUALIFICATIONS:


+ Master's Degree in Education or closely related field from an accredited college or university, with specialization in Deaf Education


+ 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.


+ Preferred: five (5) years successful experience working in public school settings


+ Proficiency in American Sign Language (ASL) at the Advanced (3+, ASLPI) skill level as demonstrated through an appropriate assessment tool and according to school policy/procedures


KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, ABILITIES:


+ Knowledge of and ability to apply current standards-based educational practices associated with students who are Deaf / hard-of-hearing to a variety of settings.


+ Knowledge of and ability to assess and apply technology to perform the requirements of the position; ability to effectively utilize a variety of computer software applications, which may include but is not limited to e-mail, Internet, word processing, electronic calendar, presentation development, spreadsheet, database, video-conferencing technology, etc.; willingness to stay current and develop skills as needed with or without direct support from CSDB.


+ Knowledge of and ability to effectively adapt and apply teaching skills, classroom management and lesson preparation to a technology rich environment, which may include but is not limited to on-site classroom, tele-intervention, and multiple distance education technologies and delivery modes; ability to effectively implement technology necessary to model, teach, and assist students relative to classroom instruction and activities.


+ Ability to establish high standards for what students must know and be able to do.


+ Knowledge of and ability to apply listening and spoken language strategies within instructional environments.


+ Ability to communicate effectively with students who are Deaf / hard-of-hearing.


+ Ability to respond effectively and positively to feedback.


+ Ability to work cooperatively with others and participate effectively in a team setting.


+ Strong, positive interpersonal skills and leadership skills.


+ Ability and willingness to travel (frequently) throughout the state of Colorado.


TERMS OF EMPLOYMENT:


+ Full-time; scheduled to work the standard number of days in the academic year (as per established School Calendar, currently 195 days, August to June).


+ The annual base salary shall be established pursuant to the Teacher Salary Schedule, based upon appropriate education and experience.


+ Employment is at-will, with no actual, expressed or implied contract.


CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT:


+ Selected applicants must verify experience / highest degree held.


+ Direct deposit of paycheck is required.


+ CSDB is a non-smoking facility in its entirety.


+ Selected applicant must comply with the Colorado School for the Deaf and the Blind Drug-Free Workplace Policy, and other policies.


+ 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.


+ Selected applicant(s) will be required to submit to and pass a background check, to include Colorado and Federal criminal history checks, employment verification, and professional/personal reference checks.


Supplemental Information


THIS JOB ANNOUNCEMENT IS OPEN UNTIL THE POSITION IS FILLED.


How To Apply:


In addition to the submission of a complete on-line application (to include references), please upload the items listed below to your on-line application:


Formal Letter of Interest


Current Resume


Recent Letters of Recommendation, with signature


Copies of All Transcripts


Copy of Educator Certification, if applicable


Compensation / Benefits:


The State of Colorado and CSDB demonstrate commitment to our employees with a competitive benefits package. The average annual teacher base salary at CSDB is $60,175. Although individual benefits will vary, in general, for every $100 that employees earn, the state contributes approximately $25 in additional compensation. For example, the State contributes to employee health/dental/vision care coverage, life insurance coverage, short-term disability insurance coverage, retirement, and personal leave. For more information about insurance benefits, visit the State of Colorado website: https://www.colorado.gov/dhr/benefits.


The State of Colorado believes that equity, diversity, and inclusion drive our success, and we encourage candidates from all identities, backgrounds, and abilities to apply. The State of Colorado is an equal opportunity employer committed to building inclusive, innovative work environments with employees who reflect our communities and enthusiastically serve them. Therefore, in all aspects of the employment process, we provide employment opportunities to all qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, pregnancy, medical condition related to pregnancy, creed, ancestry, national origin, marital status, genetic information, or military status (with preference given to military veterans), or any other protected status in accordance with applicable law.


The Colorado School for the Deaf and the Blind (CSDB) is committed to the full inclusion of all qualified individuals. As part of this commitment, our agency will assist individuals who have a disability with any reasonable accommodation requests related to employment, including completing the application process, interviewing, completing any pre-employment testing, participating in the employee selection process, and/or to perform essential job functions where the requested accommodation does not impose an undue hardship. If you have a disability and require reasonable accommodation to ensure you have a positive experience applying or interviewing for this position, please direct your inquiries to our ADAAA Coordinator, Chelle Lutz / Human Resources Manager, at email: clutz@csdb.org or call (719) 578-2114.



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