Anticipated openings for the 2023-2024 School Year.
Maryland School for the
Deaf (MSD) is a diverse, bilingual community who in partnership with families,
provides an equitable and exemplary education in a nurturing, engaging, and
challenging environment to ensure our students achieve personal excellence and
become lifelong learners. As such, we are looking for dedicated
individuals who can join us in the education of the children at MSD.
LOCATION OF POSITION
MSD, Frederick Campus, 101 Clarke Place, Frederick, MD 21705
Main Purpose of Job
To develop and implement a bilingual educational program for Deaf students in a language accessible environment as well as provide an enriched bicultural environment conducive to the development of the optimal social and emotional growth of Deaf students. To provide a language enriched environment through use of sign language and printed word to meet the varied needs of Deaf students.
Assess and teach Deaf students including the implementation of
Maryland’s state standards and the development of IEPs. Create and maintain
a classroom conducive to learning. Prepare solid lesson plans based on
student assessments and data, and teach lessons using the best practices of
bilingual pedagogy and differentiated instruction. Design and make
materials to facilitate student learning. Develop IEPs and write
quarterly progress reports; maintain lesson plan book, grade book, portfolios,
unit plans, daily attendance, emergency classroom lesson plans. Utilize
effective classroom management for optimal learning including managing student
behavior; model appropriate behavior and promote self-control. Collect
data and follow individualized planning.
Candidates must be
eligible to apply for or be willing to obtain certification by the Maryland
State Department of Education within a prescribed amount of time. Fluency
in American Sign Language and written English required. Knowledge of the Deaf
culture, Deaf Education, students with additional disabilities and ability to
teach students on different levels and with varying educational and language
acquisition backgrounds is required.
DESIRED OR PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS
Master's degree in Education or Special Education of Deaf students,
Maryland State Department of Education Certification
New hires are
subject to a criminal background investigation at their own expense.
(Maryland Code, Family Law Article 1, Sections 5-560-568)
Candidates will need to
provide three letters of recommendation with their application.
Applications will be prescreened before candidates are invited to an
interview. As an equal opportunity employer, MSD is committed to recruiting,
retaining, and promoting employees who are reflective of the State's diversity.
Contractual employees who work for an agency covered under the State Employee and Retiree Health and Welfare Benefits Program, have a current employment contract and work 30 or more hours a week (or on average 130 hours per month) may be eligible for subsidized health benefits coverage for themselves and their dependents. As a contractual employee, you will be responsible for paying 25% of the premiums for your medical and prescription coverage, including any eligible dependents you have enrolled. The State of Maryland will subsidize the remaining 75% of the cost for these benefits. You can also elect to enroll in dental coverage, accidental death and dismemberment insurance, and life insurance, but will be responsible to pay the full premium for these benefits.
Leave may be granted to a contractual employee who has worked 120 days in a 12 month period. This leave accrues at a rate of one hour for every 30 hours worked, not to exceed 40 hours per calendar year.
Online application process is
STRONGLY preferred. If online access is not available or if you encounter
difficulty, you may submit via mail, e-mail, fax, or deliver in person before
the closing date and time. Please include your name and recruitment number
on any documentation to ensure timely processing. Resumes will NOT be
accepted in lieu of completing the online or paper application.
Additional or supplemental information must be submitted by the closing date
and time. A copy of your college transcripts must accompany your
application. The preferred method to receive transcripts and additional
information is for them to be uploaded.
Application inquiries or
supplemental information can be directed to the following:
Mailing Address: Maryland
School for the Deaf Recruitment Department, P. O. Box 894, Columbia, MD 21044
Phone: 410-696-3031, TTY Users:
call via Maryland Relay
traditionally underserved and underrepresented groups are strongly encouraged
to apply. Bilingual applicants are encouraged to apply. As an equal
opportunity employer, Maryland is committed to recruiting, retaining, and
promoting employees who are reflective of the State's diversity. We thank our Veterans
for their service to our country, and encourage them to apply.