Job Title:                      Teacher

Position Status:             Exempt

Reports to:                   Principal

Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following.  Other duties may be assigned.

  • Plan and implement daily lessons developmentally appropriate for class grouping reflective of school and state curriculum.
  • Administer the appropriate evaluations yearly to plan, implement and modify IEP objectives.
  • Meet with school Principal as determined by placement.
  • Participate in Staffing’s and CST’s as needed.
  • Participate in PTG meetings and activities.
  • Consistently records spontaneous language samples, analyze, and update CASLLS.
  • For EC:  Report individual student progress (see school handbook for specific class group requirements, in initial mid-year and end of year reports.
  • For Elem:  Report individual student progress (see school handbook for specific class group requirements), in grading period report cards and end of year reports.
  • Include language targets in weekly lesson plans (groups and/or individual.
  • Post weekly lesson plans on school server for principal review.
  • Responsible for appropriate student programming and maintaining current student notebook for annual review by Principal.
  • Conduct parent-teacher conferences monthly and/or as needed.
  • Report individual student progress (see school handbook for specific class group requirements), in initial mid-year and final reports.
  • Turn in weekly lesson plans to Principal.
  • Perform out of classroom duties as established in school handbook, (e.g. loading duty) and by administrative request.
  • Troubleshoot personal hearing aids, FM units, sound field systems, and cochlear implants (with assistance from audiology department and teacher assistants, if appropriate).
  • Update families on classroom activities as expected, (e.g. permission slips, weekly letters, monthly calendar and classroom website).
  • Review weekly plans and responsibilities with teacher assistants.
  • Make annual recommendation for student placement based on student’s progress supported by language samples, teacher observation, formal and informal assessments.
  • Follow code of ethics and procedural guidelines as outlined in school handbook.
  • Keep and maintain ACT, (Auditory Communication Therapy) documentation / notebook and be able to communicate student’s progress to parents and appropriate staff.
  • Observe and submit annual observation peer report to Principal.
  • Responsible for lesson plans and materials needed to implement classroom activities in teacher’s absence.

Supervisory Responsibilities:  As applicable, monitor and supervise work performance for associate teacher, work study student, and/or teacher assistant.  

Qualifications:  To perform this job successfully, individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.  The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.  (Must be computer literate, (MAC), and White Interactive Board.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Education:  Master’s in Deaf Education from an accredited institution.

                   LSLS Certification preferred or must attain within five years of employment.               

Certificates:  Certified in General Ed and Deaf Education. Valid Texas Teaching Certificate with required endorsement for subject and level assigned.

Licenses:  Valid Texas driver’s license.

Physical Demands:  While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to perform for the age level assigned such as: stand; walk, kneel, crawl, squat; sit; use hand to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; talk; hear and have good vision.  The employee must regularly lift and/or move 0-30 lbs.

Please forward application, resume and cover letter to HR at mbueno@sunshinecottage.org or fax to 210 824=8852. Applications will be accepted through March 15, 2019.