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Alabama Institute for Deaf & Blind
  • Position Number: 4821649
  • Location: Talladega, AL
  • Position Type: Disability Services

R-9756 Teacher Aide -Helen Keller School of Alabama

Alabama Institute for Deaf & Blind

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R-9756 Reference #313010551

Posting Date: November 28, 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: Teacher Aide

Helen Keller School of Alabama


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,

A Teacher Aide at the Helen Keller School (HKS) is responsible for providing the highest level of front line care for our students. Our Teacher Aide makes effective decisions and solves problems using sound judgement, guided initiative and teamwork.


The ideal candidate will possess a love for students with multiple disabilities. All students at HKS possess a sensory impairment along with at least one other area of disability. The Helen Keller School is searching for individuals who have a heart for students with more severe special needs and are willing to whatever is necessary to provide limitless opportunities for our students.

  • Must complete a Foundations in Multi-Disability e-learning course within the first twelve (12) months of employment.
  • Must be able to lift at minimum 50 lbs., to include; pushing, pulling and bending.
  • Must compete Orientation & Mobility Class within the first twelve (12) months of employment.
  • Must provide recent documentation of sign language proficiency (SCPI) or take a sign language proficiency evaluation (SCPI) available through AIDB.
    • Survival must be obtained within the first twelve (12) months of employment.
    • Survival Plus must be obtained within the first twenty-four (24) months of employment. .
  • Carry out instructional duties under teacher direction with student(s).
  • Assist teachers and staff as needed including checking papers, recording grades, filing, typing, delivering, copying, laminating and performing other duties when not assigned student(s) .
  • Perform lunch duty in office and cafeteria with student(s) as needed.
  • Fill in for teacher(s) when they are out of the classroom as requested.
  • Address emergency situations in a calm and logical manner.
  • Upon offer of employment, the applicant must submit to a fingerprint background check at an agency designated and paid by AIDB

  • Minimum High school diploma or equivalent.
  • Must have one (1) year of experience with children in an educational setting.
  • Must possess excellent communication skills.

  • One (1) year or more experience working children with multi-disabilities.

  • 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

SALARY: $15.02 - $17.40 Scale C1 Rank 27 (High School/GED)

$15.81 - $18.45 Scale C1 Rank 29 (30 semester hours in related field)

$17.06 - $19.97 Scale C1 Rank 32 (60 semester hours in related field)

187 days

BENEFITS: Health, Dental and Vision Insurance Available

Alabama State TRS Retirement

Deferred Compensation Options Available

Paid Time Off

Direct deposit required.

This is a non-exempt position, and is subject to overtime provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act.


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