Our Oregon School for the Deaf (OSD), located in Salem, Oregon, provides direct 24-hour educational and residential services to approximately 130 students who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing, kindergarten through age 21. OSD also acts as a resource to the entire state, providing special activities, consultation, and educational services to students, professionals, families, and the public.
All students enrolled at the Oregon School for the Deaf (OSD) are entitled to the best education that our resources can provide. Each student is valued as a unique individual, to be treated with dignity, in an atmosphere where individual differences are accepted. The ideal candidates are committed to ensuring that students reach their maximum potential in ASL and English, while also supporting their individual communication needs.
What You Will Do:
The academic program at the Oregon School for the Deaf consists of three departments and two programs. Each component of our academic program is designed to equip our students with the necessary tools and skills to succeed at every developmental stage. Our staff work together to ensure that every student receives the support they need to flourish as individuals and prepare for their future beyond school.
As our Supervising Teacher, you administer the academic program including curriculum, textbook selection and adoption, and supporting teachers through lesson plans, syllabi, placing charts, and aligning with Common Core State Standards, directing and facilitating large annual conferences, mentoring and evaluating student teachers and interns, and facilitating professional development and trainings.
What We Are Looking For:
A Master’s Degree in Deaf Education
An Oregon Principal or Professional License, the ability to obtain, or in the process of obtaining at the time of hire. For information on how to apply for an Oregon teaching license and/or certificate you may contact the Oregon Teacher Standards and Practices Commission by calling (503) 378-3586 or at their website at http://www.oregon.gov/tspc.
ASLPI Level 3 or SLPI:ASL Intermediate or better upon hire. You must provide OSD with certification that you are ASLPI or SLPI:ASL certified within 12 weeks of start date.
Desired Knowledge, Skills and Attributes:
Experience working in Deaf Education.
Experience in various aspects of school administration.
Experience and/or training in Bilingual Education methodology.
Ability to establish and maintain an effective learning climate in the school.
Ability to supervise school personnel for the purpose of monitoring performance, providing for professional growth and achieving overall objectives of the school’s instructional program.
Ability to facilitate the development, revisions and evaluation of the curriculum and instructional services.
Ability to develop school plans and organizational procedures for the health, safety, discipline and conduct of students as established in district procedures.
Ability to serve as liaison between the school and community, interpreting activities and policies of the school and encouraging community involvement with the school.
Ability to provide direction to others and to make independent judgments.
Ability to work harmoniously with others and to communicate effectively with students, parents, teachers and community.
Ability to maintain confidentiality.
Demonstrated strong personal and professional honesty, integrity, and fairness.