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High School Science Teacher

at North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services

Pay: $35000 to $65970/year
$35000 - $65970
Posted: 9/27/2019
Job Status: Full Time
Job Reference #: 2352129

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The Eastern NC School for the Deaf will offer a SIGN ON BONUS OF up to $7500 TO Highly Qualified candidates.  Highly qualified is defined as having obtained a NC DPI Certified Teaching License in High School Science AND Deaf and Hard of Hearing. 

The Eastern North Carolina School for the Deaf (ENCSD), located in Wilson, North Carolina provides specialized instruction for deaf, hard of hearing, and deaf-blind students.  ENCSD was founded in 1964 and serves the 54 easternmost counties in North Carolina. As a part of the NC Department of Public Instruction's Education Services for the Deaf and Blind; the mission is to provide individualized comprehensive educational, vocational, and residential programs for deaf, hard of hearing, and deaf-blind students leading to productive, independent, and successful lives.  To learn more about ENCSD, please visit our website: http://www.encsd.net

Are you a deaf and hard of hearing teacher who has a passion for improving the lives of children?  If you have a collaborative spirit and a desire to grow and develop within your field, we would love to hear from you!  Our school is actively recruiting for a School Educator I, working title:  High School Science Teacher. 

This is a 10 month position that follows the ENCSD Academic/Instructional period calendar.  The school has an immediate opening for for a School Educator I, working title: High School Science Teacher. The primary purpose of this position is to provide academic instructional activities with children who are deaf or hard of hearing in one or more of the following areas:  linguistic development, motor skills, self-help, social emotional, pre-vocational, pre-academic, academic, health, hygienic, cognitive and/or behavioral in K-12 programs working directly under the academic supervisor. Providing instruction in an individual or small group setting, in the area of science as well as any non-academic areas, if necessary, as addressed by the IEP.  Effective instruction requires becoming knowledgeable about and implementing assigned curricula, implementation of daily-prepared lessons, utilization of acquired and accumulated materials, resources and manipulatives as well as assessing and documenting student progress and performance.  NOTE:  Lesson plans and/or assessment documentation will be supplied for review by supervisor upon request.  Perform related activities such as: planning instructional activities; attending to individual problems relating to student progress, performance, or behavior; preparing report cards; supervising and instructing teaching assistants; gathering and/or preparing instructional materials; supervising student teachers and/or observers from various colleges; participating in school related activities; attending committee meetings and in-service workshops; planning and implementing field trips; administering formal and informal test/assessments.  Communicate with other programs (residential, student support, etc.) on and off campus.  Serve as liaison between the residential and academic staff, between academic staff and parents, between academic staff and local educational agencies, etc. and serve as resource person for other schools.  Administering, proctoring, compiling and submitting any and all state mandated tests, portfolios & inventories.  State policies/procedures for testing are too be upheld at all times.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities / Competencies

An ideal candidate will have considerable knowledge and understanding regarding functioning, behaviors, needs, problems and attitudes of children who are deaf/hard of hearing including children who are deaf/hard of hearing who may have additional disabilities; knowledge of child development and ability to develop rapport with children; and general knowledge of state and federal laws, division and school policies. They should also be able to maintain records, update and monitor progress towards IEP goals, present information at meetings, lead IEP and other meetings related to the student, and coordinating paperwork through a data analysis system and maintain the confidentiality of these records.  The candidate should have the ability to comprehend and implement curricula objectives, to create and implement appropriate daily lesson plans and exercise good judgment in observing and recording behaviors, academic progress, etc.; to understand and effectively carry out oral and written instructions and to quickly analyze situations and make decisions; ability to use a computer accurately and to make and correct change; and ability to prioritize, organize, and complete duties effectively and efficiently and to perform duties and functions independently with minimal supervision.

Minimum Education and Experience Requirements

The Eastern NC School for the Deaf will offer a SIGN ON BONUS of up to $7500 to High Qualified candidates.  Highly qualified is defined as having obtained a NC DPI Certified Teaching License in High School Level Science and Deaf and Hard of Hearing. 

The current minimum qualifications for the School Educator I:  Bachelor's degree or above in applicable teaching area with or eligible to receive a license level of one of the following:  A, M, S or D.  Must be Highly Qualified for Exceptional Children or Core Area. 

Management will give preference to licensed teachers who already possess the ability to use American Sign Language.

Supplemental and Contact Information

****Please follow instructions to apply on-line (www.oshr.nc.gov).
 
Technical Support questions pertaining to NEO Gov please call 1-855-524-5627
 
Due to the volume of applications received, we cannot provide feedback as to the status of your application via telephone call.  To check the status of your application after submittal, please sign in to your state application account on line. It can take approximately 5-8 weeks to fill a position. If you do not receive a telephone call to schedule an interview, please feel free to apply for other jobs of interest and qualifications. We thank you for your interest in employment at Eastern NC School for the Deaf and wish you success in your job search.
 
The Department of Public Instruction selects applicants for employment based on job-related knowledge, skills, and abilities without regard to race, color, gender, national origin, religion, age, disability, political affiliation or political influence.  
*Degrees must be from an appropriately accredited institution. 
*Pre-employment drug testing and criminal background checks are required for all positions at Eastern NC School for the Deaf.
*Applicants seeking Veteran's Preference for employment with State Government must attach either a Form DD-214. 
*The work experience section on the application must be completed ~~ resume in lieu of work experience will not be accepted. 
*The following question must be answered on the application in order to be considered: # 8. Have you ever been convicted of an offense against the law other than a minor traffic violation?