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Alabama Institute for Deaf & Blind
  • Position Number: 4799912
  • Location: Talladega, AL
  • Position Type: Disability Services

R-9334 Adjustment Specialist -Alabama School for the Deaf-Revised & Re-Advertised

Alabama Institute for Deaf & Blind

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Revised & Re-Advertised
R- 9334 Reference # 320165565
Posting Date: November 16, 2023

Candidates who are blind or visually impaired and/or deaf or hard of hearing are encouraged to apply for this position and may be given preference in hiring as permitted by federal laws. Information related to disability is not required, and if disclosed voluntarily, will be used only in AIDB's efforts to create opportunities for individuals with disabilities. Non-disclosure will not subject any applicant to adverse treatment.

POSITION: Adjustment Specialist

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, Shoals, 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 Adjustment Specialist for Alabama School for the Deaf (ASD), you will be responsible for working closely with ASD's Student Life to enrich and empower the lives of our students.

ASD is a committed to meet our students where they are. The right candidate for this job will have a passion 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, positive attitude, agility, and professional maturity.

  • Minimum of a Bachelor's degree in Human Services, Social Work, Psychology or Special Education.
  • Must be willing to work flexible hours (days, evenings and weekends).
  • Ability to communicate effectively in writing.
  • Must possess a sign language proficiency evaluation of INTERMEDIATE according to the AIDB evaluation system upon employment.
  • Must provide documentation of sign language proficiency evaluation (SCPI available through AIDB).

  • A sign language proficiency level of ADVANCED upon employment.
  • Possess a CDL Driver's License upon employment.

  • Must possess a sign language proficiency evaluation of INTERMEDIATE according to the AIDB evaluation system upon employment. INTERMEDIATE PLUS must be obtained with in the first twenty-four (24) months of employment. ADVANCED must be obtained within the first thirty-six (36) months of employment.
  • Must complete and maintain certification as an instructor of AIDB behavior management training program in order to train other staff members within the first twelve (12) months of employment.
  • Must complete a Foundations in Deaf/Hard of Hearing E-learning course within the first twelve (12) months of employment.
  • Maintain contact and consultations with counselors, parents, residence staff, and academic staff regarding concerns with particular students.
  • Conduct age and developmentally appropriate educational programs for students in the dormitory related to life skills, social, and emotional development.
  • Provide educational resources for dorm staff to use with students.
  • Coordinate peer mentoring programs (Big Brothers and Big Sisters).
  • Act as a liaison between student life and academic department.
  • Attend scheduled meetings with student life and academic staff.
  • Meet/consult regularly with counselors/psychologists.
  • Work with outside public agencies such as Social Security Office, Department of Human Resources, Juvenile Probation Office, Health Department, etc.; as well as private agencies to coordinate services for students.
  • Provide transportation services for students as needed.
  • Conduct home and off-site visits as necessary.
  • Advocate on behalf of the needs and rights of students and families.
  • Plan and/or participate in workshops: i.e. training sessions, workshops, conferences, etc.
  • Coordinate Dorm Night and other programs related to harassment, good touch/bad touch, relationships, diversity, sex education, safety and security, etc. while working collaboratively with the school counselors.
  • Co-Sponsor ASD Focus group and participate in other ASD groups and organizations.
  • Assist in orientation of new students, attend in-service training, and participate on committees.
  • Assist in the supervision of students related to Student Code of Conduct consequences, behavior intervention goals, etc.
  • Assist in handling serious behavior incidents that occur during and after school hours that require investigating and completion of appropriate reports.
  • Assists counselors, directors, school, and residence staff in the development of behavior management plans for students with chronic behavior needs (ASD Connections Meetings).
  • Meets with directors, counselors, parents, teachers, and residence staff regularly regarding progress of identified students (ASD Connections Meetings).
  • Keep accurate records of student behavior incidents.
  • Participate in workshops and courses related to behavior management, child development, bullying, etc.
  • Coordinate annual "Dorm Wars" competition with school, dorm and recreation staff.
  • Coordinate the annual Christmas Sponsorship Program.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.
  • Upon offer of employment, the applicant must submit to a fingerprint background check at an agency designated and paid by AIDB.


Behavior Management recertification

CPR - every 2 years

Blood Borne Pathogens

Using an AED

Mandatory Reporting - DHR

Policy and Procedure Review

Erin's Law

Jason Flatt Act

SALARY: $38,598 - $51,487 Scale D1 50

(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.

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


This position is funded by a grant award, funded by revenue generated, necessary for compliance or direct service delivery and may be terminated at any time.

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