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Alabama Institute for Deaf & Blind
  • Position Number: 5185949
  • Location: Talladega, AL
  • Position Type: Disability Services

R-9861 Teacher Aide, Elementary Department Alabama School for the Deaf 2024-2025

Alabama Institute for Deaf & Blind

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R-9861 Reference#312010551530

Posting Date: April 16, 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: Teacher Aide, Elementary Department Alabama School for the Deaf 2024-2025


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 a Elementary School Teacher Aide 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 meet 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, positive attitude, agility, and professional maturity.

  • Minimum High school diploma or equivalent.
  • Must possess a sign language proficiency evaluation of SURVIVAL PLUS upon employment.
  • Must provide documentation of sign language proficiency evaluation (SCPI available through AIDB).

  • Experience working with deaf and hard of hearing individuals.
  • A sign language proficiency evaluation of INTERMEDIATE upon employment.

  • Must possess a sign language proficiency of INTERMEDIATE within the first twelve (12) months of employment.
  • Must possess a sign language proficiency of INTERMEDIATE PLUS within the first twenty four (24) months of employment.
  • Must possess a sign language proficiency of ADVANCED within the first thirty six (36) months of employment.
  • Must complete a Foundations in Deaf/Hard of Hearing E-Learning course within the first twelve (12) months of employment.

  • 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

  • Must possess computer skills necessary to assist teachers and students with classroom activities.
  • Must be able to physically assist with the lifting and other needs of assigned wheelchair and/or physically disabled students.
  • Assist teachers and staff with individual student(s) as assigned.
  • Assist teachers and staff with reproducing materials, checking papers, recording grades, filing, typing, delivering, copying, laminating and performing other office duties as needed.
  • Carry out instructional duties under teacher direction as needed.
  • Work cooperatively as a team with other school personnel to best serve the student(s).
  • Deal with emergency situations in a calm and logical manner.
  • Use tact and friendliness with parents and all other non-staff personnel.
  • Transport and chaperone student(s) to, from, and while on field trips and other trips.
  • Attend departmental meetings, school-wide meetings, in-services, training sessions and workshops provided.
  • Perform lunch duty in the office and cafeteria as needed.
  • Perform bus duty as needed which involves supervision of students in the cafeteria and assisting with ensuring students get on the correct bus and medicines are distributed to the bus driver/aide.
  • Cover supervision of students in ISS (In School Suspension) and/or other locations as needed.
  • Assist with extracurricular activities, especially those assigned to the department.
  • Sign at all times while on campus or at ASD sponsored events.
  • Perform 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

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

SALARY: $15.02- $17.40 per hour Scale CI Rank 27 (High School/GED)

$15.81- $18.45 per hour Scale CI Rank 29 (30 semester hours) in related field

$17.06- $19.97 per hour Scale CI Rank 32 (60 Semester Hours only) in related field

187 Days

Direct deposit is required.

This is a non-exempt position, and is subject to overtime 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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