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Alabama Institute for Deaf & Blind
  • Position Number: 3154478
  • Location: Talladega, AL
  • Position Type: Disability Services

R-9274 Teacher Aide, ASD Listening and Spoken Language Program -Alabama School for the Deaf

Alabama Institute for Deaf & Blind

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R-9274 Reference# 31201055153

Posting Date -June 15, 2022

AIDB is sensitive to the needs of individuals who are Blind or Visually Impaired and/or Deaf or Hard of Hearing and for qualified applicants and employees will make reasonable accommodations.

POSITION: Teacher Aide, ASD Listening and Spoken Language Program- Alabama School for the Deaf


The Alabama Institute for Deaf and Blind (AIDB) is the world's most comprehensive education, rehabilitation and service program serving individuals of all ages who are deaf, blind, deafblind and multi-disabled and their families. Founded in 1858, AIDB serves more than 36,000 infants, toddlers, children, adults and seniors with hearing and vision loss throughout Alabama each year.

Our services literally span a lifetime including five campuses in Talladega, ten regional centers located in Birmingham, Dothan, Huntsville, Mobile, Montgomery, Talladega, Tuscaloosa ,Tuscumbia, Opelika and Decatur with programs that range from early and senior intervention, traditional and nontraditional education services in residential and outreach settings and a manufacturing facility that is the state's largest employer of adults who are blind and deaf


Our employees are among the organizations' most valuable assets and resources. We share compassion for leveling the playing field for all. Our Mission makes AIDB a unique place to work and we invite you to be a part of the miracles that happen every day,

As an Elementary School Teacher Aide in the Listening and Spoken Language Program for Alabama School for the Deaf (ASD) you will be responsible for working closely with teachers in a specialized classroom with students who are deaf, hard of hearing, deafblind, and multi-disabled. ASD is committed to meeting our students where they are. The right candidate for this job will have a passion for working with students and colleagues to ensure all students receive a world-class education.


You will play a vital role in the lives of our students and be a part of the miracles that happen every day at AIDB and ASD. This will be accomplished by demonstrating flexibility, a positive attitude, agility, and professional maturity.

  • High school diploma or equivalent.
  • A sign language proficiency level of INTERMEDIATE must be obtained within the first thirty-six (36)months of employment according to the AIDB evaluation system

  • Experience working with deaf and hard-of-hearing individuals.

  • Must complete a Foundations in Deaf/Hard of Hearing E-Learning course within the first twelve (12) months of employment.
  • Must be willing to work as a team member with all ASD Staff and Departments promoting the LSLP.

  • Medication Training
  • Behavior Management certification
  • CPR - every 2 years
  • Blood Borne Pathogens
  • Using an AED
  • Mandatory Reporting - DHR
  • Policy and Procedure Review
  • Erin's Law
  • Jason Flatt Act

  • Complete duties for the program as assigned by teachers, director, and principal.
  • Work cooperatively as a team member assisting teachers, directors, and secretaries with instructional and limited clerical duties.
  • Participate in training sessions and workshops provided (including LSLP workshops).
  • Assist with maintenance of items in departments which may include general student records, work orders, assessments, Student ID's, birth certificates, purchases, trip processing, Hearing Aids, Cochlear Implants, etc.
  • Work one-on-one with students as needed.
  • Deal with the needs of students in the LSLP program grades as requested by the director or teacher(s).
  • Assist with special programs, which may include but not be limited to, Spoken Language, Art, PE, Academics, Daily Living Skills, Etiquette, etc.
  • Deal with emergency situations in a calm and logical manner.
  • Use tact and friendliness with students, parents, staff, and all other non-staff personnel in a constant public relations program.
  • Dispense medications as instructed by nursing staff (attend annual medication training).
  • Transport and chaperone students on field trips, to and from area locations, etc.
  • Adhere to AIDB Communication Policy as it applies to the LSLP.
  • Other related duties as assigned.
  • Upon offer of employment, the applicant must submit to a fingerprint background check at an agency designated and paid by AIDB

  • Health, dental, and vision insurance available-Teachers Retirement System (TRS)
  • Deferred compensation options available
  • Paid time off

SALARY: $13.88-$16.09 per hour Scale CI Rank 27 (High School/GED)

$14.47-$16.88 per hour Scale CI Rank 29 (30 semester hours) in related field

$15.47-$18.11 per hour Scale CI Rank 32 (60 Semester Hours only) in related field

187 Days

Direct deposit is required.

This is an exempt position, and is not subject to overtime or compensatory provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act.


This position is funded by a grant award, funded by revenue generated, necessary for compliance or provides direct service delivery.

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