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The process of application to the Georgia Department of Education is one of a candidate reviewing our advertised positions and applying to those which best fit his/her employment history and qualifications.

Submit either by fax, U.S. mail, or email a cover letter and a resume OR a State of Georgia Application to:

Tracey Glen, Recruiter
Georgia Department of Education
Human Resources Office
2052 Twin Towers East
205 Jesse Hill, Jr. Drive
Atlanta, Georgia 30334
Telephone: 404-656-2510
Fax: 404-657-7840

Please be sure to reference the job announcement number in your email or cover letter.

Please note: Please be sure to read the minimum qualifications posted for each position. Some of the education-specific positions require Georgia professional education certification. Documentation of this certification is required with the application/resume. An application or resume will not be considered for the position until this documentation is received in Human Resources. Georgia professional educator certification inquiries can be directed to the Georgia Professional Standards Commission by calling 404-232-2500 or visiting the web site at www.gapsc.com.

Announcement GAB 09-07 All Job Openings
Job Title: Teacher (Deaf-Blind)
Post Date: 06/16/2009
Apply by: Until Filled
Job ID:
Location: Georgia Academy for the Blind, 2895 Vineville Avenue, Macon, GA 31204
Program/Unit: Human Resources/Office of Policy and External Affairs
Description of Duties: Provides a comprehensive educational program to meet the needs of students who are deaf-blind in a residential school setting. Responsibilities include assessing and documenting students' educational needs to develop and implement appropriate instructional plans for students who are deaf-blind; developing appropriate instructional materials for students who are deaf-blind; and utilizing acceptable and innovative instructional techniques and practices for students who are deaf-blind. These positions will teach students who are deaf-blind in Early Childhood (P-5) or Middle Schools (4-8).
Minimum Qualifications: Must possess or be eligible to obtain Georgia Professional Standards Commission Certification in the area of Special Education Visual Impairment, Special Education Deaf Education AND Special Education General Curriculum P-12. Must have basic braille and American Sign Language skills. Must have knowledge of assistive technology and basic understanding of the use of computer technology for multi-disabled learners. Willingness to learn sign language proficiency at the "Intermediate Level" as measured by the Sign Communication Proficiency Instrument is required. Note: Candidates selected for employment must meet the "Highly Qualified" provision of the federal No Child Left Behind Act. Note: Must submit required certification documentation with resume and cover letter or application.
Preferred Qualifications: Preference will be given to applicants who, in addition to meeting the minimum qualifications, possess the following: • Master’s degree in Visual Impairments (K-12) and Deaf Education (K-12) or Master’s Degree in Deaf-blindness (K-12) • Three or more years of experience in working with students who are visually impaired, blind, deaf, hard of hearing, or deaf-blind. • Elementary academic certification • Experience in providing professional development, technical assistance and coaching to teachers, related service providers and parents. • Sign language proficiency at the “Advanced Level” as measured by the Sign Communication Proficiency Instrument
Salary/Benefits: Salary based on years of experience and certification. This is a 210 day position paid on a 12-month basis. Salary will be based on the number of days worked. Benefit options include life, disability, dental, vision, 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 drug screening and a criminal background investigation.

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