St. Joseph’s School for the Deaf is seeking an ASL teacher to work in a collaborative manner with colleagues to assure the educational, social-emotional development of students with various disabilities; teach Upper or Lower School students according to NYS Common Core Standards, Department requirements.  Collaborate in the development and implementation of an ASL curriculum. Follow NYS Education Department (SED) Part100 and 200 school regulations with necessary adaptations for individual IEP goals.


Hours:     8:30a.m – 3:00 p.m.; Thursday 8:30a.m – 4:00p.m

  • 10-month position                                                       Schedule-Follow Professional Calendar
  • 182 days
  • Plus 2 parent meetings (evenings) CLASS RATIO:   6:1:1 or 6:1:2

Develop unit plans, lesson plans and maintain plan books in curriculum area according to NYS requirements, Department requirements and developing ASL curriculum with consideration of needs and abilities of diverse student learners.

  • Follow daily program teaching points of lesson plans, and best practices as they relate to the lesson.
  • Leave planned lessons and materials available at all times for acquired substitute.
  • Implement special education approaches with approval of Supervisor and within framework of school philosophy and goals.
  • Prepare special programs and/ or shows for school-wide activities as needed. Review and update student records as required.
  • Keep current and aware of capabilities and limitations of each child through daily ongoing evaluation of student records, and teacher developed and standardized testing.
  • Study and utilize each child’s learning style.
  • Obtain and analyze student language samples.
  • Use appropriate communication modalities to maximize language access, acquisition and development.


  1. A. or B.S. in an Education related area.
  2. MA in Education of the Deaf or complementary area of Education if B.A. or B.S. in Education of Deaf.
  3. NYS Certification in Education of Students who are Deaf
  4. N-6 or Early Childhood Education, if applicable.
  5. For Speech Teachers: A. or B.S in Speech/Audiology and NYS License in Speech/Language Pathology.
  6. SCPI or ASLPI rating score (proficient or above).


  1. Participation in in-service programs and to engage in course work recommended by administration as an indication of continuing professional growth.
  2. Ability to work with typical and atypical learners.
  3. Ability to utilize multi-disciplinary recommendations, in overall programming and/or specific interventions.
  4. Possess positive preventative behavior management skills.
  5. Ability to work as a team with another adult in the classroom setting.
  6. Ability to work collaboratively with school staff across grades, disciplines and responsibilities.

BENEFITS Available:

  • Multi-discipline staff available for consultation.
  • Mentor assigned for the first year.
  • Opportunity to participate in professional courses, trainings, conferences or other Professional Development.
  • Develop an inventory of classroom materials as program needs indicate.
  • Preparation periods in accordance with school policy.
  • Participation in NYS Health, Accident, Disability & Retirement programs (additional Annuity, Vision and Dental plans).
  • Leave time as defined by personnel policies.


Department Supervisor, Executive Director

Closing Date: Open until filled. For a position descriptions please visit our website under the contact us tab.

*This position is included in the Jointly Organized Essential staff bargaining unit.

“An Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer”


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