Sunshine Cottage School for Deaf Children / Job Description

Job Title: Teacher (Deaf/General/Bilingual/Special Education)

Position Status: Exempt

Reports To:        Principal

Completed By: Human Resources

Last Updated:   March 11, 2023

Specifics for Classroom Teacher:

  • Valid ID required with background check
  • Work Days are Monday through Friday
  • 186 Contract Days per year
  • Hours are 7:30 am to 3:30 pm
  • Paid Monthly, on the 25th of the month
  • Must be enthusiastic with a happy disposition
  • Work Attire is Business Casual; Friday’s are designated Jean Days

Job Description:

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.
  • Collaborate with other professionals working with each student to determine educational programing.
  • Monitor and implement identified listening and spoken language goals and educational needs for all students.
  • 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 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 AVT, (Auditory Verbal 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 that are required of the teacher.

Must have a minimum of one year Deaf Ed classroom experience in Early Childhood and/or Elementary. Must be computer literate.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


Bachelors in Deaf/General/Bilingual/Special Education (required)

Master’s in Deaf/General/Bilingual/Special Education from an accredited university (preferred)


Deaf Education Teacher-Certified in Deaf Education & General Education (required), LSLS Certification (preferred)

Bilingual Education Teacher-Certified in Bilingual Education & General Education (required), ELL Certification (preferred)

Special Education Teacher-Certified in Special Education & General Education (required), ELL Certification (preferred)

Valid Texas Teaching Certificate with required endorsement for subject and level assigned.

Language Skills

Must have good enunciation and communicate effectively with both teachers and students alike.

Bilingual preferred.

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.

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