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State of Montana Teacher of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing -OYO in Great Falls, Montana


The purpose of this job is to assist students identified with different hearing levels in achieving their maximum potential, utilize Montana Common Core State Standards as well as students' Individual Education Plans (IEPs) in establishing instructional goals for each individual student, provide assessments that measure whether students meet standards, and provide a safe and pleasant school environment where all of these goals can be achieved.

  • Provides instruction to students who are deaf, hard-of-hearing, and/or deafblind.

  • Collects baseline data, uses data to create learning goals and objectives for the IEP, implements instruction to address goals, and monitors progress on those goals.

  • Selects, prepares and implements curriculum materials for appropriate instruction.

  • Works collaboratively with any assigned paraeducator and provides gives necessary directions and plans to the paraeducator.

  • Prepares, collects, and gives feedback on homework assignments as appropriate.

  • Assesses student progress continually and makes modifications to instruction based on assessment data.

  • Completes report cards and progress reports using appropriate records.

  • Evaluates and recommends instructional materials.

  • Refers students for evaluation, counseling, and other support services.

  • Participates in extra-curricular assignments.

  • Establishes effective behavior management system for all students.

  • Monitors and reports all safety concerns to supervisor.

  • Works with collaboratively with other teachers and support staff in curriculum planning and implementation to provide an integrated and well-rounded instruction program for each student.

  • Maintains effective communication with parents and residential staff.

  • Pursues professional development opportunities.

  • Other duties as assigned. Detailed Job Description available upon request.

Master's degree in Deaf Education or like field is preferred.Degree in Special Education will be considered. Degree in**Elementary Education and/or Secondary Education might be considered.

Must be able to obtain a Montana Teacher's Certificate and posses or willing to complete requirements for obtaining a Special Education or Deaf Education.Must have a working knowledge of modern theories, principles and practices of education in general and special education in particular. Possess good planning and organizational skills, knowledge of current diagnostic and educational practices as they apply to educating students who are deaf or hard of hearing. Working knowledgeof compensatory skills and assistive technology related to the education of students who are deaf, hard of hearing, deafblind or multiply involved preferred.Experience teaching students, in a variety of settings, with program needs including self-help/independence, communication and social/behavioral training preferred. Experience with special education processes and paperwork is preferred.

The successful candidate will be required to have fluent ASL and English skills to communicate with staff. New employees must meet the requirements of MSDB Policy 5124Employee Sign Language Skillsand will be evaluated through the Sign Language Proficiency Interview (SLPI). New employees to this position must meet the Target Skill Level Standard of “Intermediate” on the date of hire and a Target Skill Level Standard of “Advanced” within three (3) years of hire.

Job: *Education/Training

Title: Teacher of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing -OYO

Location: Great Falls

Requisition ID: 20142021