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Alabama Institute for Deaf & Blind
  • Position Number: 5177090
  • Location: Talladega, AL
  • Position Type: Disability Services

R-9855 Outreach Provider for Deaf/Hard of Hearing Special Education/Outreach-AIDB-North Campus

Alabama Institute for Deaf & Blind

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R- 9855 Reference#31831015510500

Posting Date: April 12 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: Outreach Provider for Deaf/Hard of Hearing Special Education/Outreach-AIDB-North Campus


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.


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 and we invite you to be a part of the miracles that happen every day.

As an Outreach Provider, you will serve as an integral part of a multi-disciplinary team tasked with providing instructional support and resources to professionals serving students who are deaf or hard of hearing across Alabama. The right candidate for this job will have a passion for supporting and coaching others to ensure that a free appropriate education is accessible to children with sensory differences.

If the individual hired has School Psychometry Certification, a stipend in the amount of $3,000 annually will be awarded.


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

  • Must be certified in Special Education with "Hearing Impaired" endorsement in the state of Alabama.
  • Possess a minimum entry sign language proficiency level of at least INTERMEDIATE upon employment, as assessed by the SCPI provided by AIDB.
  • Must provide documentation of sign language proficiency evaluation (SCPI available through AIDB).
  • Must have at least 3 years in a teaching or related services position working with children who are deaf or hard of hearing.
  • Must be familiar with the laws governing special education.
  • Must be able to develop and maintain rapport with constituencies within AIDB as well as with Local Education Agencies, the Alabama State Department of Education (ALSDE), the Alabama Department of Rehabilitation Services (ADRS), and other organizations relevant to the provision of services.
  • Must be able to travel to locations across the state of Alabama to provide services, attend training sessions, provide professional development, etc.
  • Must be mature, self-motivated and possess the ability to exercise sound judgment, anticipate problems and take initiative with minimal supervision
  • Upon offer of employment, the applicant must submit to a fingerprint background check at an agency designated and paid by AIDB."

  • Master's level certification in Special Education, Visual Impairment, School Psychometry, or Early Childhood Development.
  • Sign language proficiency of ADVANCED, as assessed by the SCPI provided by AIDB.
  • Experience administering developmental, language, educational, and/or psychoeducational evaluations.

  • Sign language proficiency level of ADVANCED must be obtained within 36 months of employment.
  • Work a flexible schedule, traveling across the state to identified and requested locations.
  • Maintain records using the project management system in place to document services provided and to keep track of professionals, parents, and students served.
  • Conduct record reviews and observations of students to prepare for consultations, evaluations, and support services.
  • Serve as an instructional coach and support for professionals working with children who are deaf or hard of hearing.
  • Maintain a professional image at all times.
  • Perform developmental, language, and educational evaluations. If certified, perform psychoeducational evaluations.
  • Collaborate with Individualized Education Program Teams, upon request, to assist in program planning and implementation.
  • Coordinate the preparation and distribution of information for various annual events.
  • Actively participate in student staffings and departmental meetings.
  • Keep abreast of current research and trends related to education of children with hearing differences, the Expanded Core Curriculum for the deaf and hard of hearing, teaching strategies, etc.
  • Maintain staff files including documentation of personnel actions, CEUs, PLUs, evaluations, teaching certificates, and other information as needed.
  • Connect parents and professionals with resources provided by other AIDB units, ADRS, and other community resources.
  • Collaborate with AIDB's network of Regional Centers across the state.
  • Attend pertinent professional development sessions and maintain membership in organizations related to visual impairment, special education, etc.
  • Keep abreast of the latest assistive technologies for the deaf and hard of hearing. Be prepared to consult with teachers regarding recommendations in this area.
  • Observe the Alabama Educator Code of Ethics.
  • Serve as an active and collaborative member of the multidisciplinary team that makes up the Special Education/Outreach unit.
  • Perform additional duties as assigned by the supervisor.

BENEFITS: Health, Dental and Vision Insurance Available

Alabama State TRS Retirement

Deferred Compensation Options Available

Paid Time Off

SALARY: $48,348 - $64,393 Scale l1 Rank 2T (B Certification)

$56,671 - $73,958 Scale l1 Rank 1T (A Certification)

$60,330 - $78,156 Scale l1 Rank AA (AA Certification)

197 Days

Direct deposit is required.

Bi-Monthly Payroll


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