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Date: Sep 12, 2021

Location: SAINT AUGUSTINE, FL, US, 32084

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Requisition No: 426021 

Agency: School for the Deaf & Blind

Working Title: RANK II-A-DEAF AND BLIND - 48008294 1

Position Number: 48008294 

Salary:  $42,706.00 - $47,634.00 

Posting Closing Date: 09/23/2021 

Job Advertisement

ELA Teacher - Position Number 48008294

Department – Deaf High School

Position Type - BOT



About Our Organization and Mission

The Florida School for the Deaf and the Blind (FSDB) is a state public school available at no cost to eligible pre-K and K-12 students who are deaf/hard of hearing, blind/visually impaired or deafblind, including boarding and transportation services. FSDB is nationally recognized for its comprehensive educational services, designed for the unique communication and accessibility needs of students. FSDB also provides educational outreach programs for children ages 0-5 and their families.  The FSDB experience provides students with the edge to do more, be more, and achieve more, fulfilling our vision of preparing them for a lifetime of success.


The mission of FSDB is to utilize all available talent, energy, and resources to provide free appropriate public education for eligible sensory impaired students of Florida. As a school of academic excellence, the school shall strive to provide students an opportunity to access education services in caring, safe, unique learning environment to prepare them to be literate, employable, and independent lifelong learners. The school shall provide outreach services that include collaboration with district school boards and shall encourage input from students, staff, parents, and the community. As a diverse organization, the school shall foster respect and understanding for each individual. (Section 1002.36, Florida Statutes)


How You Will Grow 

FSDB provides staff members with opportunities to grow professionally, enhancing their ability to support students' growth. School- and state-required training and skills development is offered both online and in-person for academic and non-academic staff members.


Where You Will Work

The FSDB campus is situated in the Uptown area of historic St. Augustine, by the Intracoastal Waterway. St. Augustine, also known as the nation’s oldest city, has a rich heritage that makes the city and its surroundings a charming and distinctive place to live and to visit.


St. Augustine has its own unique character, with friendly local people at farmers markets, nearby beaches, entertainment venues, shopping areas, community events, restaurants, and more. The links below give insight into the city we love:

Florida, the Sunshine State, is known for warm climates, friendly residents, and exceptional outdoor and recreational opportunities.  It offers a great quality of life with a reasonable cost of living without a state income tax.  Florida continues to be a magnet for new residents each year.


The Benefits of Working for the State of Florida

FSDB is a state of Florida agency and a major employer in St. Johns County. Working for the state of Florida is more than a paycheck. The state’s total compensation package for our SES and Career Service employees features a highly competitive set of benefits including:


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Salary Range

10-month position (190 Days) $$42,706.00 - $47,634.00 annually. FSDB hires from a minimum of qualification, plus increases above minimum based on verified full time experience and education. 



Monday – Friday, 8:00am – 3:30pm


Your Specific Responsibilities

Teach sensory impaired students in a state-mandated academic program. Conduct and direct student learning experiences using written lesson plans that cover the requirements of the State with regard to the Florida State Standards and course descriptions; Use required instructional materials with fidelity to introduce and develop concepts; Develop and maintain a classroom management program; Identify/develop, implement, use, monitor and evaluate long and short term objectives based on students' IEPs; Analyze and utilize student data to drive instruction; Monitor student progress based on the goals of the IEP, and FSDB and State mandated objectives; Record and report data on individual students, i.e, keep grade books, report cards, progress monitoring reports, incident reports, interim reports, attendance records, etc; Document and correct disruptive student behavior in accordance with school policies and procedures; Maintain a professional relationship with students, parents and other staff members. Attend trainings/meetings and implement skills acquired during professional development activities as required by Federal, State and FSDB mandates. Other duties as assigned.


Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

Knowledge of the educational needs of deaf/hard-of-hearing and/or blind/visually impaired students; Knowledge of the principles and techniques of effective communications; Knowledge of the principles, methods and techniques of teaching; Knowledge of the principles of human learning, behavior and counseling; Knowledge of the principles and techniques of curriculum development; Ability to teach individuals in a classroom setting using the principles of differentiated instruction; Ability to prepare teaching plans, courses, activities and learning experiences for a variety of students; Ability to develop appropriate curriculums; Ability to handle problems, concerns and emotional distress with sensitivity and tact; Ability to utilize problem-solving techniques; Ability to work independently; Ability to understand and apply applicable rules, regulations, policies and procedures relating to classroom teaching; Ability to plan, establish priorities and implement activities for maximum effectiveness; Ability to communicate effectively; Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with others; Ability to maintain certification in the appropriate content/subject area; Ability to maintain certification in the appropriate sensory impaired area; Ability to apply the principles of Response to Intervention; Ability to communicate effectively using sign language by signing across the continuum (English word order to ASL) meeting the needs of each student; Ability to pass training and administer skills acquired during CPI and CPR.


Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor' Degree, certification in hearing impaired, certification in English 6-12 or Middle Grades Integrated Curriculum, reading endorsement, ESOL endorsement.


Note: If certification noted above is not from Florida, upon appointment, shall obtain State of Florida Certification. 


Teachers may be hired with certification in the area of specialty, with the understanding that the additional certification requirements must be completed within a specified period of time.  Teachers may be hired with certification in a subject/content area/instructional level, with the understanding that the area of specialty certification must be completed within a specified period of time.


If there are no applicants with the educator certifications required for this position, we may interview an applicant with other educator certifications or who is eligible for a temporary educator certificate from the State of Florida. Once hired, applicants will be required to obtain all certifications as noted for this position via coursework and/or passing certification exams. Contract stipulations will be given upon hiring.


Condition of Employment Applicants under consideration for employment at the Florida School for the Deaf and the Blind will be required to complete background investigation.  Fingerprints will be taken and sent to the Florida Department of Law Enforcement and the Federal Bureau of Investigation for a background check of your criminal history record(s) at the state and national level.


Sign Language Requirements

Applicants who are selected for hire will be required to attain an Advanced proficiency in sign language, within one year of hire Please note: The Florida School for the Deaf and the Blind provides education to acquire sign language skills.


An attached resume is not a substitute for the information required on the application.  It is the responsibility of all applicants to keep their application current.


All members of the Florida Retirement System are required to contribute 3% of their salary on a pre-tax basis.




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The State of Florida is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Affirmative Action Employer, and does not tolerate discrimination or violence in the workplace.

Candidates requiring a reasonable accommodation, as defined by the Americans with Disabilities Act, must notify the agency hiring authority and/or People First Service Center (1-866-663-4735). Notification to the hiring authority must be made in advance to allow sufficient time to provide the accommodation.

The State of Florida supports a Drug-Free workplace. All employees are subject to reasonable suspicion drug testing in accordance with Section 112.0455, F.S., Drug-Free Workplace Act.

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