Curriculum/Language Arts Support Teacher
May 15, 2000
188 Work Days
Term of Employment:
Full-Time 10-Month Position
1. A Master's Degree in a related field (Deaf Education, Curriculum and Instruction, subject area specialty).
2. At least five years of teaching experience in an educational program.
3. Experience in teaching with interdisciplinary curricula.
4. Knowledgeable about curriculum and learning theory.
5. Willingness and ability to do demonstration teaching when appropriate.
6. Knowledgeable about first and second language acquisition.
7. Knowledgeable about current research in reading and writing instruction.
8. Able to work effectively with and within instructional teams.
9. Excellent interpersonal skills.
10. Excellent organizational and writing skills.
11. Advanced Level (SCPI) sign competence.
Summary of Work and Responsibilities:
1. Work collaboratively with school-wide instructional supervisors and instructional teams to:
Knowledge and Skills Needed:
Applicants should possess the following general knowledge/skills/attitudes:
1. Knowledge about normal child development as well as all aspects and
ramifications of deafness (linguistic, social and cognitive domains).
2. Support for and ability to explain and implement an integrated,
experientially-based educational program.
3. Strong positive interpersonal and communication skills necessary
working closely with other educational program leaders as well as direct
4. Strong commitment to and understanding of PSD's principles of providing
fully accessible communication environment, including the recognition of the
importance of self-expression and respect for each individual's communication
5. Demonstrated ability to develop and maintain a positive working
environment for students and staff.
6. Ability to support and encourage family participation in their child's
program on a variety of levels.
7. Willingness to support and contribute to programming that appreicates
celebrates cultural diversity.
8. Demonstrated willingness to infuse current research findings into
program and an ability to aid teachers in applying research to their pedagogy.
9. Ability to function as a positive change agent.
Applicants for this position should consider themselves flexible, eager
learn, hard working, enthusiastic, and involved in sharing in the joy of
learning with others...a teacher's teacher.
Request/Submit Application To:
The Pennsylvania School for the Deaf
100 W. School House Lane
Philadelphia, PA 19144
Uploaded by Kim Williams/Kent State University/Deaf Education