Teacher for the Deaf/Hard of Hearing
According to adopted salary
BASIC FUNCTION & RESPONSIBILITY: Provide students with appropriate learning activities and experiences in the core academic subject area assigned to help them fulfill their potential for intellectual, emotional, physical, and social growth. Enable students to develop competencies and skills to function successfully in society.
CHARACTERISTIC DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES: The essential functions, pursuant to the Americans with Disabilities Act, may include the characteristic duties, responsibilities, knowledge, skills, and abilities noted herein; however, this is not a comprehensive listing of all functions and tasks performed by positions found in this job description.
• Work collaboratively with other members of staff to determine instructional goals, objectives, and methods according to District requirements and from recommendations made by the Admission, Review and Dismissal (ARD) committee.
• Work closely with related service personnel and classroom teachers to ensure that services and modifications for students with disabilities are implemented.
• Develop and implement behavioral intervention plans in accordance with assessment and ARD committee recommendations.
• Develop and deliver lessons according to guidelines established by the Texas Education Agency, board policies, and administrative guidelines that incorporate accommodations for differences in student learning styles.
• Use appropriate instructional and learning strategies, activities, materials, and equipment that reflect understanding of the learning styles and needs of students assigned.
• Conduct ongoing assessment of student achievement through formal and informal testing.
• Use effective communication skills to present information accurately and clearly. • Use technology to strengthen the teaching/learning process.
• Help students analyze and improve study methods and habits.
• Support and participate in meeting the objectives of the campus/department improvement plans.
• Implement an instructional, therapeutic, or skill development program for assigned students and show written evidence of preparation as required.
• Work cooperatively with classroom teachers to modify regular curricula as needed and assist special education students in regular classes with assignments.
• Participate in ARD Committee meetings on a regular basis.
• Create a classroom environment conducive to learning and appropriate for the physical, social, and emotional development of students.
• Report student progress according to campus and District guidelines in a timely manner.
• Take necessary and reasonable precautions to protect students, equipment, materials, and facilities.
• Resolve parent/student issues and concerns in a timely manner.
• Be a positive role model for students.
• Manage student behavior in accordance with Student Code of Conduct and student handbook.
• Provide or supervise personal care, medical care, and feeding of students as stated in IEP.
• Consult with classroom teachers regarding management of student behavior according to IEP.
• Manage student behavior and administer discipline, intervening in crises and physically restraining students, as necessary according to the student's IEP. Page 1 4/15/2018 7:33 PM
• Management of Administrative, Fiscal and/or Facilities Functions:
• Develop and submit lesson plans, including substitute lesson plans, as required.
• Work collaboratively with District staff to serve the needs of all student groups according to the guidelines established in policy.
• Assist in monitoring students and creating a safe campus environment by reporting to duty assignments as assigned by principal.
• Attend campus events and extracurricular activities, as assigned.
• Assist in selection of books, equipment, and other instructional materials.
• Compile, maintain, and submit reports, records, and other documents, as required.
• Plan and supervise assignments of volunteers in the classroom, when applicable.
• Follow District and department policies and procedures.
• Support the mission and vision of the campus and District.
• Analyze critical needs in assigned areas and work collaboratively to implement and improve programs.
Professional Growth and Development:
• Participate in professional development activities to improve job-related skills that are aligned with campus and District needs.
• Attend and participate in faculty meetings and serve on staff committees, as required.
Texas Academic Performance Indicators and Campus Performance Objectives:
• Analyze data to determine and address individual student needs.
• Administer state-mandated testing at campuses in compliance with state and federal guidelines.
• Monitor and review campus test data and use findings to assist with planning corrective action for the affected group of students and/or campuses.
• Maintain a professional relationship with colleagues, students, parents, and community members.
• Establish and maintain open communication by conducting conferences with parents, students, principals, and teachers.
• Interface with governmental agencies, business and civic organizations, and the community to provide needed information and to promote the District's initiatives.
• Foster positive morale by participating in team building activities and the decision-making process.
• Communicate and collaborate with campus/department staff to enhance service delivery, program development, and customer satisfaction.
• Comply with policies established by federal and state law, including but not limited to State Board of Education and local Board policy.
• Perform other job-related duties as assigned.
SUPERVISION EXERCISED: Provide guidance and direction as assigned.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES:
• Knowledge of Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS) for assigned area.
• Knowledge of curriculum design, implementation, evaluation, and refinement.
• Knowledge of effective instruction and evaluation methodologies.
• Knowledge of special needs students in assigned area
• Knowledge of Admission, Review, and Dismissal (ARD) Committee process and Individual Education Plan (IEP) goal setting process and implementation
• Knowledge of continuous improvement process.
• Skill in using technology as a learning tool in all content areas.
• Skill in engaging others in collective inquiry and problem solving.
• Skill in collecting, analyzing, and using data to support student learning.
• Skill in communicating effectively, both verbally and in writing.
• Ability to collaborate with colleagues to enhance instructional practices.
• Ability to organize and prioritize work responsibilities.
ENTRY QUALIFICATIONS: Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university and valid Texas Teacher Certificate with required endorsements or required training for subject and level assigned.
PREFERRED QUALIFICATION: ESL Supplement preferred
PHYSICAL & MENTAL DEMANDS:
• Maintain emotional control under stress.
• Work with frequent interruptions.
• Use computer for prolonged period resulting in repetitive hand motions.
• Lift and carry up to 20 lbs.
• Move textbooks, media equipment, desks, and other classroom equipment.
• Sit, walk, stand, stoop, and bend on a frequent basis, to include pushing wheelchairs, using lifts, ramps, and other specialized medical equipment.
• Work occasional prolonged or irregular hours.
• Work is performed in both indoor and outdoor environments.
• Work involves moderate to frequent exposure to bacteria, communicable diseases, unusual elements, such as extreme temperatures, dirt, dust, unpleasant odors, and/or loud noises.
• Work may involve aggressive, physical contact initiated by students.
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