Tucker Maxon School in Portland, Oregon is looking for a full time teacher of the deaf and hard of hearing to start the last week of August 2017. The position is likely to be in the preschool division where there are 3 classes. This is your opportunity to become part of an amazing and dedicated team. Our mission is to teach deaf AND hearing children to listen, talk, learn, and achieve excellence together. Our goal is to help every child reach their potential in school and life. Our highest values are conversation, confidence, creativity, and community. In typical classes 25 to 30% of the students are deaf or hard of hearing. This is a full time, exempt position reporting to the school Principal. Tucker Maxon is one of only 4 schools in the nation to meet or exceed the OPTION Schools Standards of Excellence in Listening and Spoken Language Education. Our independent, nonprofit school currently has 110 students and 30 dedicated staff. We also have an onsite Audiologist and Speech Language Pathologist on the team. Start date is Aug. 29-30 when we have our annual offsite staff retreat then school starts after Labor Day on Sept. 5. See www.tuckermaxon.org for more information. Tucker Maxon: Where Every Child has a Voice.
Job Description: - Teach a preschool class of less than 12 students with a full time Educational Asst. - Create positive, well-organized and orderly learning environment where children feel welcome and comfortable. - Demonstrate unconditional respect for children and their well-being without regard to race, religion, socioeconomic, gender and physical limitations. - Integrate needs related to deafness into a well-balanced classroom. - Promotes interaction and learning among peers. - Provide an appropriate example for students with personal conduct. - Foster positive relationships with students, parents, fellow teachers, non- teaching personnel, and administration through excellent communication. - Actively support the nonprofit mission of the school. - Performs other duties as assigned by the Principal and/or Executive Director.
- Master's degree in Education of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing with a specialization in Listening and Spoken Language (LSLS certification preferred). - Certification by the Oregon State Department of Education or eligible. - Oregon Teachers License or eligible. - Minimum 2 years of equivalent experience in working with students who use hearing aids, cochlear implants and other assistive devices to access spoken language. - An interest or background in social and emotional learning (SEL). - Bilingual Spanish a plus.
Additional Salary Information: Compensation: Range of $30,000 to $37,000, depending on level of education and experience, for an annual contract for 171 student days, 14 planning days and 23 holidays plus excellent benefits including health, dental, short and long term disability, retirement and life insurance. Small class sizes. Teachers are required to be present on campus for 8 hours per day 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. all school and work days with some flexibility.
The Tucker Maxon School was founded in 1947 by a Harvard-educated attorney, Paul Boley, whose daughter became deaf at the age of 18 months due to meningitis. Initially, Paul Boley enrolled his daughter in the preschool program at Portland’s Hosford Public School for Deaf Children. At Hosford, he was introduced to instructor Alice Maxon who believed ‘Deaf children can talk.’ Boley dreamed of a smal...l school in Portland where his daughter Barbara Ann and other deaf children could learn to speak. At the request of Boley, the then president of Cascades Plywood Corporation, Max Tucker, sponsored the school during its earliest years.Tucker Maxon has been ranked among the top schools in the country and valued for its innovative service and dedication to teaching hearing impaired and typical hearing children to speak, learn, laugh and sing together!