Teacher, Deaf/ Hard Of Hearing D/Hh (2019-2020 Candidate Pool)

Minneapolis Public School District Minneapolis , MN 55415

Posted 1 week ago

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First, submit your application; if you meet minimum qualifications, you will receive an invitation to participate in a screening interview. Candidates who pass screening will have an opportunity to apply for open positions at specific MPS schools as they become available this spring and summer. To learn more about the hiring process for teaching positions, visit http://bit.ly/TeachMPS or call the Office of Human Capital at 612-668-0500.

This position is a candidate pool and not a specific position at a school or department.

SUMMARY:

To plan, implement and monitor the Due Process for each student that will enable him/her to achieve IEP goals and objectives as written by the multi-disciplinary team working with the student. The program must be in an environment favorable to learning and personal growth.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

Essential functions, as defined under the Americans with Disabilities Act, may include any of the following representative duties, knowledge, and skills. This list is ILLUSTRATIVE ONLY, and is not a comprehensive listing of all functions and duties performed by incumbents of this class. Employees are required to be in attendance and prepared to begin work at their assigned work location on the specified days and hours. Factors such as regular attendance at the job are not routinely listed in job descriptions, but are an essential function. Essential duties and responsibilities may include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Conduct comprehensive initial assessments and 3-year reassessments for B-21 D/HH students.

  • Case Manager of D/HH students.

  • Teach language, reading, language arts, social studies, mathematics, science, health and social skills. Teacher is expected to follow curriculum developed by MPS D/HH staff. Instructional materials designed for use with D/HH students will be utilized.

  • Instruction students in citizenship and basic subject matter specified in state law and/or district policy.

  • Develop lesson plans and instructional materials to provide individualized and/or small group instruction.

  • Evaluate students' academic and social growth, keeps appropriate records and prepares progress reports.

  • Maintain regular communication with parents through conferences, telephone, notebooks and other means to discuss student's progress and interpret the school program

  • Create an effective environment for learning through functional and attractive displays, bulletin boards and Learning Centers.

  • Maintain professional competence through in-service education activities provided by MPS/D/HH program and self-selected professional growth activities.

  • Experience with cochlear implanted students desirable.

  • Experience with auditory training desirable.

  • Other duties as assigned by administration.

  • Acquire knowledge of the goals of the Minneapolis Public School District Improvement Agenda and site/school goals. Work to support and achieve those goals.

  • Establish developmentally appropriate instructional and behavioral expectations for students and for self and communicate those to students and their families.

  • Create lessons and learning environments that are safe, respectful and interesting as well as multicultural/gender and ability fair/developmentally appropriate. Select, adapt and individualize materials appropriate for diverse student populations and skill levels.

  • Teach students the required curricula using strategies that foster thinking, reasoning and problem solving.

  • Collaborate and communicate regularly with families in making educational decisions and use family and community resources to support learning.

  • Assess students' developmental, cognitive and social needs and provide developmentally appropriate instruction to meet those needs.

  • Regularly assess student learning by using multiple forms of assessment.

  • Facilitate positive interactions between students and teacher, student and peers and student and other adults.

  • Model learning and behavior consistent with the expectations for students.

  • Assess own instructional effectiveness through the Professional Development Process (PDP).

  • Participate in ongoing and regular staff, team and individual professional development.

  • Collaborate with peers to develop, plan and implement best practices based on the needs/abilities of the students.

  • Participate in site-based management and shared decision making.

  • Always keep the students' needs and rights first and foremost in any educational decision making.

  • Demonstrate competence in the Minneapolis Standards of Effective Instruction.

  • Have a working knowledge of and implement the Minnesota State Standards and the District Graduation Requirements.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

Education, Training and Experience

  • Bachelor's Degree from an accredited university.

  • Fluency in ASL/Manually Coded English.

  • Prior successful experience student teaching or teaching in urban, multicultural education setting.

  • Demonstrates continued professional development through course work, research, peer collaboration and/or job-embedded staff development.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Master's or PhD

LICENSE AND CERTIFICATION REQUIREMENTS

  • A valid Minnesota teaching in Deaf/Hard of Hearing Teaching License or proof of pending approved licensure.

Final appointment to this position will be contingent upon passing a criminal background check.

COMMITMENT TO DIVERSITY:

Diversity is one of Minneapolis Public Schools core values and is essential to our goal of putting children first and making them college-ready. Diversity of our workforce provides us with a competitive advantage and allows us to better understand, communicate with and educate our diverse student body. Minneapolis Public Schools will not deny anyone the opportunity for training or employment because of sex, race, religion, color, creed, national origin, marital status, age, sexual preference, disability or status with regard to public assistance.

Final appointment to this position will be contingent upon passing a criminal background check.

COMMITMENT TO DIVERSITY:

Diversity is one of Minneapolis Public Schools core values and is essential to our goal of putting children first and making them college-ready. Diversity of our workforce provides us with a competitive advantage and allows us to better understand, communicate with and educate our diverse student body. Minneapolis Public Schools will not deny anyone the opportunity for training or employment because of sex, race, religion, color, creed, national origin, marital status, age, sexual preference, disability or status with regard to public assistance.

Minneapolis Public Schools strongly encourages diverse candidates to apply.

Posting Notes: | [No Established Closing Date] | [Varies] | [Varies] | Teaching


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