Based on the difficulty and shortage of Skilled, Highly Qualified teachers, we are designating a sign on bonus amount of $7500 for 115c licensed educators whose primary duties are classroom instruction. Highly Qualified is defined as having obtained a NC DPI Certified Teaching license with EC (Exceptional Children), DHH (Deaf and Hard of Hearing) endorsement(s) as is applicable to the student population/classroom served.
The Eastern North Carolina School for the Deaf (ENCSD), located in Wilson, North Carolina provides specialized instruction for deaf and hard of hearing 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, and vocational programs for deaf, and hard of hearing students leading to productive, independent, and successful lives.
The School is actively recruiting for an American Sign Language Teacher to serve grades K-12 for the 2021-2022 School Year. This position will plan, organize, design and deliver instruction to students in the area of American Sign Language.
The ideal candidate will have prior experience collaborating with teachers, clinical professionals and administration to address student needs, department needs and make curriculum adaptations; prior experience advising parents and/or legal guardians of student progress for communicating expectations, student achievements, developing methods for improvements and/or reinforcing classroom goals in the home environment; administering, proctoring, complying, submitting all state mandated test, portfolios, and inventories; and be familiar with state policies/procedures for testing.
This is a 10-month position that follows the Academic Calendar. School Educator monthly pay is based on education level and years of experience applicable to the 2020-2021 NC Dept of Public Instruction Certified Teacher Salary Schedule. In addition to base pay, teachers at ENCSD are paid an additional 6% (of monthly base salary) supplement.
This position will remain open until filled.
Posses a broad knowledge of the principles and practices of current American Sign Language (ASL) educational trends in curriculum and instruction.
Comprehensive knowledge of the methods, materials, procedures and practices of educating Deaf and hard of hearing students, including Deaf and hard of hearing students with additional disabilities.
Extensive knowledge of current content standards adopted by the State of North Carolina.
Extensive knowledge of research-based, language rich instructional strategies and curriculum design.
Considerable knowledge of best practices to influence ASL students. Effective oral and written communication skills.
Critical thinking and problem-solving skills.
Ability to raise students' consciousness and skillfulness through effective ASL instruction.
Ability to use multiple data sources for ASL problem solving.
Extensive knowledge and ability to utilize best practices in instructional technology for ASL students.
Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with school staff, students, parents and other stakeholders
Bachelor’s Degree in teaching area, and/or qualifying education which enables the applicant to receive a NC Dept of Public Instruction Teaching License with the Special Subjects (grades K-12) ASL endorsement and be an active member of the American Sign Language Teachers Association (ASLTA).
Graduation from the following programs (at the bachelor’s degree level) may qualify an individual for a NC Dept of Public Instruction (grades K-12) American Sign Language Teacher license:
ASL and Deaf Studies with a Sign Language Teaching Concentration
American Sign Language
American Sign Language Teacher - Licensure Concentration
ASL and Deaf Studies Education American Sign Language Studies
Professions in Deafness, concentration in K-12 Deaf and Hard of Hearing Teacher Licensure • ***Please follow instructions to apply online (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 online. 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