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The New York State School for the Deaf
401 Turin Street, Rome, New York 13440
An Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer

Instructor (Substitute), NS (PEF)

Continuous Recruitment

The New York State Education Department’s School for the Deaf is seeking to fill an Instructor Substitute position.  Major responsibilities of this position will include, but not be limited to, the following: 

  • Provide instruction to students in the absence of the Instructor;
  • Supervise students in the classroom, cafeteria, and work study areas; and
  • Follow emergency plans provided by the Instructor.
Minimum Qualifications: 

Candidates must have a Bachelor’s degree or higher.

Preferred Qualification: 

Special consideration will be given to candidates with the following qualifications:

  • Current NY or other State Certification;
  • Expressive and receptive American Sign Language skills;
  • Prior successful teaching experience; and
  • Experience working with children.
Conditions of Employment: 

This will be a temporary, hourly position.  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.  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.  Instructor substitutes are notified by phone when services are needed, and every effort is made to give 24-hour advance notice.  Candidates without a valid teaching certificate will be limited to 90 working days within a school year.  Verification of degree and/or transcripts will be required for all candidates at the time of interview


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 Substitute - Rome) of the position in the subject line of your email and cover letter to ensure receipt of your application.

Grade Level: 
Negotiating Unit: 
$11.80/hr to $17.14/hr (Depending on qualifications)
Box #: 
Instructor Substitute - 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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An Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer