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401 Turin Street, Rome, NY 13440
An Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer

Instructor (Teacher of the Deaf/Hard of Hearing), NS (PEF)

The NYS Education Department’s School for the Deaf is seeking applicants to fill an Instructor (Teacher of the Deaf/Hard of Hearing) position.  Major responsibilities of this position will include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Provide direct instruction in the English/Language Arts content subjects;
  • Provide direct instruction in American Sign Language;
  • Provide academic intervention services to students deemed necessary by the Multi-Disciplinary Team;
  • Assure that all Individualized Educational Programs (IEPs) for students are being followed and that all accommodations are being adhered to;
  • Prepare students for the New York State Assessments in English/Language Arts and mathematics;
  • Work with the Multi-disciplinary Team to develop, modify, and implement IEPs;
  • Write age and ability-level goals;
  • Ensure that all State and local assessments are administered;
  • Contact parents and home districts with regards to progress and program needs;
  • Communicate with content area teachers on academic and behavioral progress;
  • Maintain all academic records, complete all necessary paperwork, and attend staff and committee meetings; and
  • Attend educational and department meetings as required. 
Minimum Qualifications: 

Candidates must have a Bachelor’s degree or higher AND a valid NYS teaching certificate AND a valid NYS Teacher of the Deaf certificate.

Preferred Qualification: 

Candidates with multiple certifications in Special Education, American Sign Language and/or English may be given priority.

Conditions of Employment: 

Fingerprinting through the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Department of Criminal Justice Services, a background check with the Office of Children and Family Services and clearance from the Justice Center Staff Exclusion List is required for employment.  Fees associated with this process are at the applicant’s expense.  This will be a permanent, 10-month position.  Promotions and transfers may change appointees’ negotiating unit.  Applicants should be aware that changes in negotiating units may affect their salary, insurance, and other benefits. 

*Leads to a maximum salary of $63,607-$81,091 with annual performance advances.


Applications are accepted on a continuous basis; applicants will be contacted when a vacancy is available.  Qualified candidates should send a resume and letter of interest to (email submissions are preferred).  You must include the Box number (Instructor TOTD - Rome) of the position in the subject line of your email and/or cover letter to ensure receipt of your application.

Grade Level: 
Negotiating Unit: 
$38,694-$45,041* (Depending on education level)
Box #: 
Instructor TOTD - Rome
Email Address: 
New York State School for the Deaf

Office Information

Office of Human Resources Management
NYS Education Department
89 Washington Avenue, Room 528 EB
Albany, NY 12234
Fax (518) 486-5631

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