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Alabama Institute for Deaf & Blind
  • Position Number: 5366350
  • Location: Talladega, AL
  • Position Type: Disability Services

R-9884 Sign Language Proficiency Language (SLPI) Coordinator -E.H. Gentry, Deaf Services -260 days -Re-Advertised

Alabama Institute for Deaf & Blind

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R-9884 Reference#11427035751500

Posting Date: June 24, 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: Sign Language Proficiency Language (SLPI) Coordinator

E.H. Gentry, Deaf Services 260 days


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.


The 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 SLPI Coordinator, you will coordinate all SLPI assessments for all AIDB staff employees that have SLPI requirements. You will collaborate and coordinate with all AIDB SLPI Raters to ensure all SLPI assessments are scheduled and completed with scores to provide to the HR and other applicable units. You will coordinate the development and implementation of a sequential sign language training program and curriculum that provides the documentation of achievement of various of proficiency levels.


  • Bachelor's Degree in Deaf Education, American Sign Language, or any related fields.
  • Must possess a SLPI level of ADVANCED PLUS upon hire.
  • Must possess a SLPI Rater Certificate.
  • Must have a minimum of three years experiences working with the deaf in areas of education, interpreting services, American Sign Language instruction or any other direct work experience requiring intense communications with the deaf.

  • Master's degree.
  • Possess American Sign Language Teachers Association Certification (ASLTA).

  • Obtain SLPI Level Score of SUPERIOR within 12 months of hire date.
  • Work and collaborate with the SLPI ASL Instructor to ensure employees with SLPI requirements receive appropriate courses and training to meet their level goals.
  • Schedule SLPI assessments and complete assessments including written reports in a timely manner.
  • Coordinate ratings with all AIDB SLPI Raters.
  • Collaborate with HR and other AIDB units on providing assessments and SLPI results.
  • May assist with some ASL instruction for employees as needed.
  • Must be willing to travel to any AIDB regional centers and AIDB North campus to do SLPI assessments as needed and applicable.
  • Must have clear communication and English skills for writing reports, memoriam, etc.
  • Maintain all SLPI results of all AIDB employees in an organized system and be able to provide SLPI result upon request.
  • Check and respond to emails and requests in a timely manner.
  • Report to Director of Deaf Services, E.H. Gentry.
  • Must participate in professional development opportunities related to an understanding of vision, hearing, and dual sensory loss along with Autism Spectrum Disorder.
  • Must be willing to attend ongoing professional development, attend workshops, conferences and other staff development activities.
  • Complete AIDB online training on Deafness, Low Vision, DeafBlindness, and Multiple Disabilities within 12 months of hire.
  • 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: Scale PI Rank 50

$49,535.00- $66,077.00

Direct deposit is required.

This is an exempt position, not subject to overtime or compensatory provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act.


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