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Elementary Grades Teacher (K-6)


The Eastern NC School for the Deaf will offer a SIGN ON BONUS of up to $7500 to Highly Qualified candidates. Highly Qualified is defined as having obtained a NC DPI Certified Teaching license AND Deaf and Hard of Hearing endorsement.

The Eastern North Carolina School for the Deaf (ENCSD) is a state school serving the 54 easternmost counties that provides a specialized learning environment for deaf and hard of hearing students, kindergarten through 12th grade, following a typical school calendar. The ENCSD offers students an academic setting with standards-based instruction, low classroom ratios, career and vocational skills development, current technology, and an overall accessible environment for learning through American Sign Language. A boarding program is available for enrolled students residing outside of Wilson County. The ENCSD seeks to promote both intentional and experiential learning to provide continued advancement in student academic achievement and social/emotional well-being.

Our school is actively recruiting for a School Educator I, working title: Elementary Grades Teacher for the 2022-2023 School Year.

This is a 10-month position that follows the ENCSD Academic/Instructional period calendar. The primary purpose of this position is to provide academic instructional activities with children who are deaf or hard of hearing in one or more of the following areas: linguistic development, motor skills, self-help, social emotional, pre-vocational, pre-academic, academic, health, hygienic, cognitive and/or behavioral in a K-6 classroom, working directly under the academic supervisor. This position provides instruction in an individual or small classroom setting and must be a licensed as a Certified Teacher in the State of NC or be eligible to be licensed.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities / Competencies

An ideal candidate will have considerable knowledge and understanding regarding functioning, behaviors, needs, problems and attitudes of children who are deaf/hard of hearing including children who are deaf/hard of hearing who may have additional disabilities; knowledge of child development and ability to develop rapport with children; and general knowledge of state and federal laws, division and school policies. They should also be able to maintain records, update and monitor progress towards IEP goals, present information at meetings, lead IEP and other meetings related to the student, and coordinating paperwork through a data analysis system and maintain the confidentiality of these records. The candidate should have the ability to comprehend and implement curricula objectives, to create and implement appropriate daily lesson plans and exercise good judgment in observing and recording behaviors, academic progress, etc.; to understand and effectively carry out oral and written instructions and to quickly analyze situations and make decisions; ability to use a computer accurately and possess the ability to prioritize, organize, and complete duties effectively and efficiently and to perform duties and functions independently with minimal supervision.

Minimum Education and Experience Requirements

Bachelor's degree or above in the applicable teaching area with or eligible to receive a NC Certified Teaching License.

Management will give preference to licensed teachers who already possess the ability to use American Sign Language and who have both content and DHH certifications.

School Educator pay is based on education level and years of experience applicable to the 2021-2022 NC Dept of Public Instruction Certified Teacher Salary Schedule. In addition to base pay, teachers at ENCSD are paid an additional 8% (of monthly base pay) supplement.