Paraprofessional (continuous recruitment)

Position Title:
Paraprofessional

Location:
Atlanta Area School for the Deaf
890 North 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:

  • Paraprofessional certification from the Georgia Professional Standards Commission
  • 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 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 students in Elementary Department
  • ASL proficiency at 3+ or above as measured by the American Sign Language Proficiency Interview (ASLPI)

Salary/Benefits:
Annual salary range $20,000.00 (minimum) to $25,000 (maximum). 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


Submit a *State of Georgia Application to:

AASD Recruiter
Georgia Department of Education
Atlanta Area School for the Deaf
890 North Indian Creek Drive
Clarkston, GA 30021
Telephone: (404) 341-7883
Email: aasdrecruiter@doe.k12.ga.us
www.aasdweb.com

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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