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Date: Jun 10, 2024



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Requisition No: 830798

Agency: School for the Deaf & Blind


Pay Plan: Contract FTE (BenEl)

Position Number: 48008523

Salary: $49,875.00 - $53,497.50

Posting Closing Date: 06/21/2024

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Florida School for the Deaf and the Blind (FSDB)

Third Grade Teacher

Board of Trustees (Instructional Personnel)

Position Number 48008523

Department: Blind Elementary-Middle School

Who are we?

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.

How you will make an impact

The incumbent of this position teaches 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 Current Florida Curriculum 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;

  • Performs other related duties as assigned;

    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;

  • Ability to attain sign language proficiency level in accordance with FSDB O.P.P.1.24.


  • Bachelors degree and FL DOE certification in Elementary K-5;

  • Teacher of the Visually Impaired;

  • Reading Endorsement, and ESOL Endorsement or the ability to obtain these upon hire;

    If certification noted are not from Florida, upon appointment, shall obtain state of Florida certification(s) within a reasonable amount of time.

    Additional requirements mandated by state/federal law and position responsibilities.

    Sign Language Requirements

    Applicants who are selected for hire will be encouraged to learn sign language.

    Please note: The Florida School for the Deaf and the Blind provides education to acquire sign language skills.

    Hiring Salary Range: 10-month position (190 Days): $49,875.00 - $53,497.50 annually. This range is inclusive of verified experience. Employees shall receive compensation for higher education beyond a bachelor’s degree as noted below.

    Master’s Degree: additional $2,400

    Master’s +30, or 2nd Master’s Degree, or Education Specialist, or Doctorate Degree: additional $2,400

    Employees may earn any combination of degrees and receive that amount. Only one degree in each category will apply.

    Hours: Monday – Friday 8:00am to 3:30pm


    FSDB will prepare each student 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)


    Integrity & Respect – The FSDB community is a cohesive group that serves with honor, care, kindness and responsibility.

    Safety & Security – The FSDB community is committed to the protection and well-being of stakeholders.

    Innovation – The FSDB community welcomes change and embraces a continuous improvement mindset to encourage new methods to solve problems and foster creativity and growth.

    Trust – The FSDB community is committed to high quality services and accountability through honest, reliable and consistent actions.

    Our benefits include:

  • Automatic enrollment into the Florida Retirement System.

  • Medical insurance coverage is $90 per pay period for family coverage; $25 per pay period for employee only.

  • Life insurance $25,000 is provided by the state at no cost to you for all FTE positions. Employees may purchase additional coverage.

  • Low-cost supplemental benefit packages that include dental, vision, and much more.

  • Professional development opportunities and ability to learn American Sign Language on campus at no cost.

  • Tuition waiver program – earn up to 6 credit hours per semester at state universities.

    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.

    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.


    Applications accepted through People First only.

    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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    Take this opportunity to make a difference in a student’s life and become part of a great School. Apply today!

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.

VETERANS’ PREFERENCE. Pursuant to Chapter 295, Florida Statutes, candidates eligible for Veterans’ Preference will receive preference in employment for Career Service vacancies and are encouraged to apply. Certain service members may be eligible to receive waivers for postsecondary educational requirements. Candidates claiming Veterans’ Preference must attach supporting documentation with each submission that includes character of service (for example, DD Form 214 Member Copy #4) along with any other documentation as required by Rule 55A-7, Florida Administrative Code. Veterans’ Preference documentation requirements are available by clickinghere ( . All documentation is due by the close of the vacancy announcement.

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