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American Sign Language Teacher

Oregon Trail School District

American Sign Language Teacher – Sandy High School
Job ID: 2020-798

Position: American Sign Language Teacher / Full-time (1.00FTE)

Date Posted: Date Available: Closing Date:
1/14/2019 8/26/2019 When Filled

Position Summary:
The employee is primarily responsible for effective teaching and learning for the assigned subject(s) following district approved curriculum, instruction and assessment practices. Primary responsibility shall include student safety and appropriate collaboration and attention to each student’s readiness to learn including needed guidance, discipline, and welfare. In carrying out their responsibilities, teachers follow District policy and standard practices and administrative unit regulations.

• Must have the “Hearing Impaired” endorsement on a valid Oregon Teaching License from TSPC.
• Have demonstrated fluency in American Sign Language (NOT teaching other varieties of signing systems, such as Signed Exact English (SEE) or "Pigin Signed English (PSE).
• Successful performance of duties requires competency and a comprehensive understanding of sign language with an emphasis on communicating using the American Sign Language techniques.
• Degree from an accredited institution of higher education in deaf studies, deaf education, or hearing impaired education.
• Two years, or more, of teaching experience is preferable.
• ASLTA Certification is also preferable.
• Interpersonal Skills: Works well with others from diverse backgrounds. Focuses on solving conflict; maintaining confidentiality; listening to others without interrupting; keeping emotions under control; remaining open to others’ ideas and contributing to building a positive team spirit. Demonstrated ability to successfully work with adolescent students and public.
• Language Skills: Ability to communicate fluently verbally and in writing in English. Ability to respond to common inquiries or complaints from students, parents, staff or members of the community. Ability to draft simple correspondence and some routine reports. Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions and procedure manuals.
• Mathematical Skills: Ability to add, subtract, multiply and divide. Ability to perform these operations using units of American money and weigh measurement, volume and distance.
• Reasoning Ability: Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral or diagram form. Ability to deal with problems involving several concrete variables in standardized situations.
• Proficiency in the usage of database software, internet software, e-mail and word processing software. Ability to proficiently use the following programs strongly preferred: Synergy, MS Word, Outlook, and Excel. Ability to type accurately and proficiently.
• Ability to appropriately communicate with students, teachers, parents, members of the community and others including vendors, law enforcement and other agencies. Ability to exercise good judgment and work in an environment with constant interruptions.

Salary: Annual Salary Range $39,999 - $77,518
Plus a 6% district contribution to PERS upon eligibility.
Initial placement based on education and experience.

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Required Documents:
• Application
• Letter of interest
• Resume
• 3 current letters of recommendation
• Transcripts (may be unofficial until hired)
• Copy of Oregon teaching license
• Copy of ORELA or Praxis scores

District / School Profile: Available at web site:

Oregon Trail School District is an Equal Opportunity Employer and Educator. Reasonable accommodations for application opportunity will be provided upon request to the Personnel Department (503) 668-5541. Speech/hearing impaired assistance is available through Oregon Relay at 1-800-735-2900