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Announcement GAB 11-03 All Job Openings
Job Title: Paraprofessional (Deaf-Blind)
Post Date: 03/03/2011
Apply by: Until Filled
Job ID:
Location: Georgia Academy for the Blind, 2895 Vineville Avenue, Macon, GA 31204
Program/Unit: State Schools/Office of Policy and External Affairs
Description of Duties: Under supervision of a certified teacher in the area of deaf-blind, provides direct instruction to student. Assists teacher in maintaining an effective learning environment. Assists individual students with needs. Obtains and prepares instructional materials in appropriate formats for students. Completes documentation of student progress.
Minimum Qualifications: Paraprofessional Certification from the Georgia Professional Standards Commission.
Preferred Qualifications: Preference will be given to applicants who, in addition to meeting the minimum qualifications, possess one or more of the following kinds of experience/education/certifications: • Experience as a paraprofessional working with visual impaired, blind, hard of hearing, deaf, deaf-blind, or multiple-disabled student • Knowledge and basic skills in manual sign language and braille • Knowledge of assistive technology and devices
Salary/Benefits: Pay grade 8 – $14,959.16 (minimum) to $25,388.59 (maximum). This is a 10-month position paid on a 12-month basis. Salary will be based on the number of days worked. Benefit options include life, disability, dental and health insurance; annual/sick leave; and Employees’ Retirement.

To Apply:

Submit a Georgia Academy for the Blind Application, State of Georgia Application for Employment, or resume* to:

Personnel Office
Attn: Dorothy Arensman
School Director
Georgia Academy for the Blind
2895 Vineville Ave
Macon, GA 31204-2831
Tel: (478) 751-6083
Fax: (478) 751-6659
E-mail: darensma@doe.k12.ga.us

*Resume/application should include daytime telephone number and prior employment history with addresses and telephone numbers. If a resume is submitted, it must be accompanied by a cover letter.

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 Academy for the Blind 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 Academy for the Blind are required to verify identity and employment eligibility and must agree to undergo drug screening and a criminal background investigation.

An Equal Opportunity Employer