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FACULTY MSD - Substitute Teacher

Contractual Position

Recruitment #16-009009-0022

Introduction

The Maryland School for the Deaf (MSD) is a diverse, bilingual community who in partnership with families, provides an equitable and exemplary education in a nurturing, engaging, and challenging environment to ensure our students achieve personal excellence and become lifelong learners.

We are currently accepting applications to create a pool of qualified individuals who can work on an as needed basis to temporarily continue the lessons planned for the children on any given day.

LOCATION OF POSITION

MSD, Frederick Campus, 101 Clarke Place, Frederick, MD 21705

Main Purpose of Job

Substitute teaching assignments may change based on the needs of the school.  A substitute teacher may be asked to accept assignments outside his/her background or educational training.  They may also be asked to cover classes during a planning period.  It is not expected that a substitute teacher be able to teach new or unfamiliar materials, but rather make every attempt to follow the lesson plan and manage student behavior in the most positive way possible.

POSITION DUTIES

Follow the lesson plan left by the teacher and ensure students complete all assigned tasks, maintain a safe environment, keep students under direct supervision at all times, leave information concerning the day's activities for the teacher, and maintain strict confidentiality of students and school personnel information.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Bachelor's degree required.  Fluency in American Sign Language and written English required.

DESIRED OR PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

Experience working with a diverse student population including underserved students, strong classroom management skills, and knowledge of the Deaf Community preferred.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS

New hires are subject to a criminal background investigation at their own expense.  (Maryland Code, Family Law Article 1, Sections 5-560-568)

Candidates will need to provide three letters of recommendation.

SELECTION PROCESS

Applications will be prescreened before candidates are invited to an interview.

As an equal opportunity employer, MSD is committed to recruiting, retaining, and promoting employees who are reflective of the State's diversity.

BENEFITS

Contractual employees who works for an agency covered under the State Employee and Retiree Health and Welfare Benefits Program (the Program), have a current employment contract and work 30 or more hours a week (or on average 130 hours per month) may be eligible for subsidized health benefits coverage for themselves and their dependents.  As a contractual employee, you will be responsible for paying 25% of the premiums for your medical and prescription coverage, including any eligible dependents you have enrolled. The State of Maryland will subsidize the remaining 75% of the cost for these benefits. You can also elect to enroll in dental coverage, accidental death and dismemberment insurance, and life insurance, but will be responsible to pay the full premium for these benefits.

FURTHER INSTRUCTIONS

Online application process is STRONGLY preferred.  If online access is not available or if you encounter difficulty, you may submit via mail, e-mail, fax, or deliver in person before the closing date and time.  Please include your name and recruitment number on any documentation to ensure timely processing.  Resumes will NOT be accepted in lieu of completing the online or paper application.  Additional or supplemental information must be submitted by the closing date and time.  Application inquiries or supplemental information can be directed to the following:

Mailing Address: Maryland School for the Deaf, Recruitment Department, P. O. Box 894, Columbia, MD 21044

E-mail: emily.hicks@msd.edu

Fax: 410-480-4536

Phone: 410-480-4535, TTY Users: call via Maryland Relay

Individuals from traditionally underserved and underrepresented groups are strongly encouraged to apply.  Bilingual applicants are encouraged to apply.  As an equal opportunity employer, Maryland is committed to recruiting, retaining, and promoting employees who are reflective of the State's diversity.