Classroom Teacher - Cobre Consolidated School District
Position: Classroom Teacher
Subject Area: Miscellaneous
Job Title: Teacher of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing
Job Location: Cobre Consolidated School District
Beginning: Apr 05, 2024
Deadline: Open until filled **
District: Cobre Consolidated School District
Bayard, NM 88023
Telephone: 575-936-9095
Job Description:

Supervisor: Coordinator of Special Education FLSA Status: Exempt
Department:  Special Education Terms of Employment: 168 Days; 7.75 hours/day
Supervises: none
Position Type: Full-Time

Nature of Work
Create an appropriate environment favorable to learning and personal growth; to motivate each student to develop skills, knowledge and attitudes in accordance with his/her ability; to develop his/her special talents while addressing the deaf needs of each student.

Duties and Responsibilities
  • Perform case management responsibility for assigned caseload, which include but are not limited to creating Individual Educational program (IEP), scheduling IEPs at least annually, provides special education services as per IEP and provides accommodations/modifications to staff who work with the students.
  • Meet and instruct assigned classes in the location(s) and at time designated.
  • Utilize American Sign Language (ASL) to communicate with students, as appropriate.
  • Teach skills, knowledge, and attitudes to students on grade academic level in the curriculum area of assignment, utilizing district curriculum guides prescribed by the Board of Education or other appropriate agencies.
  • Develop lesson plans and supplementary materials compatible with basic instructional philosophy.
  • Provide individualized and small group instruction and establishes a classroom environment in order to adapt the curriculum to the needs of the students with varying intellectual abilities, attitudes, cultural backgrounds and learning styles.
  • Provide instruction whereby students may develop concepts and appreciation for the course of study, enhancing their ability to make qualitative judgments.
  • Evaluate student performance and maintain an accurate written record of each student’s individual progress.
  • Provide for the appropriate development organizational skills and social/emotional growth.
  • Identify student needs and cooperate with other professional staff members in helping students solve health, attitudinal, and learning problems.
  • Utilize technology in planning, developing, and implementing instructional objectives.
  • Establish and maintain standards of student behavior needed to provide an orderly and productive environment and encourage students to take responsibility for their own behavior.
  • Maintain professional competence through in-service education activities provided by the district, and/or in self-selected professional growth activities.
  • Plan and supervise purposeful assignments for educational assistant when appropriate.
  • Maintain appropriate confidentiality and professional communication concerning students, staff, and parents.
  • Display professional behavior toward all staff, students, parents and community members.
  • Exhibit professionalism by maintaining good attendance and adhering to established work schedule.
  • Comply with the Code of Ethics, administrative directives, board policies, state and federal statutes and rules and regulations.
  • Communicate and display courteous and professional behavior towards students, the public, the Immediate Supervisor, School and District Administrators, staff and peers.
  • Safeguard the confidentiality of information pursuant to the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) and other applicable state and federal statutes.
  • Evenings and weekend work may be required.
  • Perform such other tasks as may be assigned.
Minimum Qualifications
    1. Bachelor’s and/or Master’s degree in education from a regionally accredited college or university
    2. Valid New Mexico Public Education Department (PED) Teaching license with endorsement in Deaf Education
    3. Must pass background check
    4. Ability to communicate fluently with American Sign Language (ASL)
Knowledge, Abilities, and Skills
Knowledge of: various machines and equipment including but not limited to computer, telephone, instructional technology.
Ability to:  verbal ability required to understand oral and written instructions; motor coordination required to coordinate eyes, hands and fingers when operating machines and equipment essential to the job; manual and finger dexterity required to operate machines and equipment precisely and rapidly.

** District reserves the right to close any Job Posting when a suitable applicant has been found before the deadline date.
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