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To Apply:

Submit an Atlanta Area School for the Deaf Application* or State of Georgia Sensitive Position Application for Employment to:
Katie Sagstuen
HR Technician
Atlanta Area School for the Deaf
890 North Indian Creek Drive
Clarkston, Georgia 30021
*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.
Announcement - AASD 12-17 All Job Openings
Job Title:Diagnostic Teacher
Post Date:December 3, 2012
Apply by:Until Filled
Job ID:0055716
Location:Atlanta Area School for the Deaf, 890 North Indian Creek Drive, Clarkston, GA 30021
Program/Unit:Atlanta Area School for the Deaf/State Schools Division
Description of Duties:
Provides consultation and training to parents, staff and professionals working with deaf/hard of hearing students focusing on language acquisition and development using American Sign Language. Provides recommendations for appropriate individualized interventions, differentiated instructional strategies, and accommodations as they relate to language acquisition and development using American Sign Language. Provides direct intervention or training for students as needed focusing on language acquisition and development using American Sign Language. Communicates language related assessment results, discusses/demonstrates recommended strategies, and conducts scheduled progress monitoring of students.  Coordinates professional learning activities for various audiences focusing on language acquisition and development through American Sign Language. Other duties may be assigned including, but not limited to, coordinating the school’s summer learning program and the school-wide Positive Behavior Support program. Duties may require additional days to be worked outside of the 10-month teacher work schedule.
Minimum Qualifications:
Completion of an undergraduate degree from an accredited college or university.  Must possess or be eligible to obtain Georgia Professional Standards Teacher certification in at least one of the following certification areas: Deaf Education, Interrelated Special Education, or Learning Disabilities.  Must have a strong command of language acquisition and developmental pedagogy for deaf/hard of hearing students through the use of American Sign Language as a primary communication modality. Must possess a sign language proficiency level of Advanced or higher as measured by the Sign Language Proficient Instrument.
Preferred Qualifications:
Preferential consideration will be given to applicants who, in addition to meeting the minimum qualifications, possess one or more of the following experiential qualifications:
• A minimum of three years teaching experience with deaf/hard of hearing students
• Two years experience coordinating school-wide programs that involve students and staff
• Experience using Microsoft Office programs
• Experience providing language assessments to deaf/hard of hearing students
• Experience providing instructional support, technical assistance, and/or professional development to teachers related to addressing language needs of deaf/hard of hearing students
• Experience working at a center or residential school for deaf/hard of hearing students
This is a 10-month position paid on a 12-month basis. Salary is based on years of experience and certification and on the number of days worked. Benefits include annual/sick leave, Employees’ Retirement or Teachers’ Retirement and options of health, life, disability, dental, vision, and legal insurance.
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 Atlanta Area School for the Deaf 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.