Paraprofessional (multiple positions)

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

Description of Duties:

Under close supervision and based on specific guidelines and lesson plans developed by teacher, provides direct instruction to students; assists teacher in maintaining an effective, comprehensive educational program to meet the needs of deaf/hard of hearing students; assists students with instructional needs individually and in small groups and tutors students in core subject areas; assists students with individual needs, including physical needs, daily living/functional training activities; obtains and/or prepares instructional materials/aids for students; maintains order and cleanliness in an educational environment; observes and completes documentation of student’s progress; attends seminars, conferences, required job-related training and other staff development training programs; may serve on committees; other duties as assigned

Minimum Qualifications:

High school diploma or GED AND One year of experience working in an instructional/childcare setting OR One year of experience required at the lower level Instruction Paraprofessional 1 (EDS010) or position equivalent.

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

  • Experience as a paraprofessional
  • Experience working with deaf/hard of hearing or multi-disabled 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.

Annual salary range $24,500.00 (minimum) to $34,500 (maximum), based on degree and creditable years of experience. This is a 10-month position paid on a 12-month based on previous experience. Benefit options include life, disability, dental and health insurance; annual/sick leave; and Employees’ Retirement or Teachers Retirement 


Consideration/interviews will begin as soon as a list of applicants is established. Applications/resumes will be evaluated and only those meeting the qualifications will be considered. Top candidates will be contacted for interviews. No notification will be sent to applicants except those who are selected for interviews. Due to the large volume of applications received by this office, we are unable to provide information on your application status. 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.  In accordance with Public Law 99-603, also known as the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986, the Department of Education employs only U.S. citizens and lawfully authorized alien workers. All persons hired by the Georgia Department of Education are required to verify identity and employment eligibility and must agree to undergo a criminal background investigation.

An Equal Opportunity Employer