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Alabama Institute for Deaf & Blind
  • Position Number: 5168852
  • Location: Talladega, AL
  • Position Type: Human Resources

R-9770 Work Experience Clerk/Aide (260 days) -E. H. Gentry Facility-Re-Advertised

Alabama Institute for Deaf & Blind

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R-9770 Reference #1140200515300

Posting Date: April 9, 2024

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 exceptionalities. Non-disclosure will not subject any applicant to adverse treatment.

POSITION: Work Experience Clerk/Aide (260 days)

E. H. Gentry Facility


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 multidisabled 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 throughout the State of Alabama 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 Deaf, Blind, or DeafBlind. Our employees are among the organization's most valuable assets and resources. We share compassion for leveling the playing field for all. Our mission makes AIDB a unique place to work.


E. H. Gentry Facility is one of the most distinct and comprehensive education and rehabilitation programs in the United States. You will be part of a dynamic team committed to a championship philosophy that underscores the genuine belief in and potential of all individuals. Our employees are among the organization's most valuable assets and resources and, collectively, we share compassion for leveling the playing field for all. Our Mission makes AIDB a unique place to work and opening the doors to opportunity is where it all begins!

As the Work Experience Clerk/Aide, you will collaborate with several staff at E. H. Gentry Facility to support the Joe Tom Armbrester Agricultural Center and Work Experience areas including Gentry Manufacturing Training, Modern Manufacturing, Pre-HVAC Fabrication, Automotive, Pre-Construction and Woodshop, and future Work Experience programs developed. In this role you will assist with classroom instruction, transportation, and employment related services. This position will also perform various clerical duties such as preparing payroll, reviewing travel forms, processing purchase requisitions, maintaining CARF documentation, and compiling data for reports. The Work Experience Clerk/Aide will work closely with the Work Experience and Employment Services staff, instructors, and program administrators to promote student/client outcomes.

You will play a vital role to ensure that AIDB's culture of inclusion is reinforced and that employees feel connected, recognized, and proud to be a part of the organization.

  • High School diploma or equivalent
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite (Word and Excel), Google G-Suite including Calendar, Sheets, Docs and Drive
  • Experience in planning and/or coordinating events, programs, or activities
  • Willing to work flexible hours, including early mornings, nights, and weekends
  • Ability to take initiative, anticipate problems, follow through and meet established deadlines.
  • Ability to physically assist students as needed in various work experience areas

  • Experience of working with individuals with vision and/or hearing differences.
  • Semester hours in Rehabilitation, Education, Special Education, Human Services, Human Resources, Business, Marketing, or related Career & Technical fields.

  • Provide clerical and instructional support to Work Experience and Employment Services areas.
  • Coordinate Adult Education attendances in collaboration with case managers.
  • Assist in coordinating transportation for students to work experience placement sites, field trips, and serve as a chaperone as needed.
  • Assist instructors and staff as needed including checking papers, recording information, filing, typing, delivering, making copies, scanning, laminating and performing other duties as assigned.
  • Disseminate information received to staff and/or students as appropriate.
  • Assist with gathering and compiling monthly progress and data reports for review.
  • Assist with maintaining a complete inventory of equipment and supplies.
  • Coordinate bulletin board in Work Experience and Employment Services buildings.
  • Coordinate class coverages and monitor common area.
  • Provide 1-on-1 instructional support to students as needed.
  • Assist instructors and staff in planning and preparation of daily activities.
  • Assist with sales orders, requisitions, purchase orders, and payroll processes.
  • Help to maintain CARF documentation relating to Work Experience and Employment Services.
  • Complete fire, tornado, and intruder drill reports in a timely manner for each building in Work Experience and Employment Services.

  • May be required to have a current Alabama Driver License and to be able to be covered by the AIDB insurance carrier
  • Must complete AIDB training on Deafness, Blindness, Visual Impairments, DeafBlindness and Multiple Disabilities within first twelve (12) months of employment
  • Must obtain a sign language proficiency level of SURVIVAL within the first twelve (12) months, SURVIVAL PLUS within the first twenty-four (24) months and INTERMEDIATE within the first thirty-six (36) months of employment
  • Upon offer of employment, the applicant must submit to a fingerprint background check at an agency designated and paid by AIDB

SALARY: $14.95 - $17.54 Scale C5 Rank 31 (High School/GED)

$15.38 - $17.95 Scale C5 Rank 32 (30 Semester Hours)

$16.42 - $19.40 Scale C5 Rank 35 (60 Semester Hours)

Benefits: Health, Dental and Vision Insurance Available

Alabama State TRS Retirement

Deferred Compensation Options Available

Paid Time Off

Direct deposit is required.

This is an exempt position, 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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