ASL Teacher

Position Title:
ASL Teacher

Atlanta Area School for the Deaf
890 N. Indian Creek Drive
Clarkston, GA 30021

Description of Duties:
Works with classroom teachers to develop ASL/English dual language instructional programs and models; Provides leadership in the evaluation of students’ receptive and expressive sign communication abilities for reports in Individualized Education Plan (IEP) meetings; assists teachers and support staff in designing appropriate instructional environments to support students’ sign communication needs; acts as a sign language resource to instructional staff related to language use, variation, technical signs, communication strategies, etc.; participates in the development of student evaluation reports by evaluating students sign communication abilities and participates in the decision-making process as a member of the evaluation team; performs other duties as assigned

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Must possess or be eligible to obtain Georgia Teacher Certification in the area of Deaf/Hard of Hearing students
  • Applicants must exhibit the ability to communicate in American Sign Language during the interview with the expectation of obtaining an American Sign Language Proficiency Instrument (ASLPI) rating of 3 or above within three years from date of hire

Preferred Qualifcations:
Preference will be given to applicants who, in addition to meeting the minimum qualifications, possess one or more of the following:

  • Possesses or is eligible to obtain Georgia Teacher Certification in the grade or content area of the prospective position
  • Prior experience with American Sign Language (ASL) Evaluation of children
  • Prior experience teaching in a deaf setting environment.
  • ASL proficiency at 3+ or abover as measured by the American Sign Language Proficiency Interview (ASLPI)

Paid on the Georgia Teacher Salary Schedule based on teaching certification and creditable years of experience. This is a 10-month position paid on a 12-month basis. Benefit options include life, disability, dental and health insurance; annual/sick leave; and Teachers' Retirement or Employees' Retirement

 Submit State of Georgia Application or resume to:

 AASD Recruiter
Atlanta Area School for the Deaf
890 North Indian Creek Drive
Clarkston, GA 30021
Telephone: (404) 341-7883

Consideration/interviews will begin as soon as a list of applicants is established. Applications/resumes will be evaluated and only those meeting the qualifications may be forwarded to the hiring manager to be considered. Candidates chosen for interviews will be contacted directly. No notification will be sent to applicants except those who are selected for interviews. Due to the large volume of applications received, we cannot provide application status information. 

It is the policy of the Georgia Department of Education not to discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, national origin, disability, or age in its employment practices.  The Georgia Department of Education (GaDOE) and each associated State School is a registered participant in the federal work authorization program commonly known as E-Verify. The GaDOE utilizes the program to verify employment eligibility of individuals hired on or after July 1, 2007.

GaDOE Federally-issued User ID#: 46420 Date of Authorization: 07/02/2007

An Equal Opportunity Employer

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