Support and communicate with teachers in recommending appropriate ASL/English objectives, instructional techniques and materials.
Provide direct ASL instruction and support in development of age‐appropriate ASL skills and knowledge (i.e. in classroom group instruction and 1:1 tutoring support); including designing and implementing lessons/activities that support student needs using best practice strategies.
Create, maintain and coordinate administration on of ASL assessments for entering students, 3-year evaluations, annual evaluations and classroom progress monitoring.
Promote ASL proficiency and appreciation of Deaf Culture awareness school‐wide through coordination of the ASL/Deaf Culture Events Committee, Statewide ASL Poetry Competition and other similar activities and events in conjunction with department supervisors.
Work with the school librarian to expand and maintain digital and non-digital ASL and Deaf Studies resources for students and staff.
Work collaboratively with Literacy Specialist.
Work collaboratively with Family Liaison Coordinator.
Keep abreast of current research and best practices in ASL teaching and learning.
Provide ASL Linguistics training for staff.
Coordinate and assist with family signacy and literacy events.
Perform other duties as assigned by the Principal
Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:
Knowledge of the unique educational needs of deaf students.
Knowledge of ASL Linguistics and Grammar.
In‐depth knowledge and appreciation of Deaf culture and community.
Ability to communicate effectively with teachers, school staff, parents, administrators and deaf students using ASL and English.
New York State Teaching Certification. (Certification information: “www.nysed.gov”)
Master’s degree in American Sign Language Education, Deaf Education or related field.
Fluency in American Sign Language and in written English.
Experience providing instruction to students who are deaf and hard of hearing.
Knowledge of child language development.
Teamwork and leadership skills.
Demonstrated commitment to the school vision and mission.
Commitment to be flexible and open to updated and on-going research in the field of Deaf Education and data- based decision-making.
Recognition of self as a learner, able to identify areas for growth and commitment to working in these areas.
Position Type: P/T 10-months, Benefit Eligible
2020 2021 school year
Open until filled To Apply, Contact:
[email protected] or 718-350-3027/3028
(Please indicate “ASL SPECIALIST” in subject line)