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To Apply:

Submit a Georgia School for the Deaf Application* or State of Georgia Sensitive Position Application for Employment to:

Attn: Lisa Parsons, Human Resources Tech
Georgia School for the Deaf
232 Perry Farm Rd SW
Cave Spring, GA 30124-3018
Phone: (706) 777-2286
Fax: (706) 314-7946 or (706) 777-2240

*Resume/application should include daytime telephone number and prior employment and salary history with addresses and telephone numbers. If a resume is submitted, it must be accompanied by a cover letter.
Announcement - GSD 13-10 All Job Openings
Job Title:American Sign Language Specialist
Post Date:December 9, 2013
Apply by:Until filled
Job ID:00055476
Location:Georgia School for the Deaf, 232 Perry Farm Road, SW, Cave Spring, GA 30124
Program/Unit:Georgia School for the Deaf/State Schools Division
Description of Duties:
Under general supervision, directly supports and works with teachers and students in accordance with the school’s bilingual philosophy. Duties include, but are not limited to, observing American Sign Language (ASL) proficiency of students and staff;  providing coaching and feedback to students and staff with the goal of improving ASL proficiency;  providing quality control for accessible classroom instruction and media by working with students and staff’s ASL accuracy, including sign production and choice, grammar, syntax, and conceptual representation; leading or coordinating professional learning opportunities to advance ASL and interpreting skills for staff, students, and other school stakeholders to support ASL acquisition and development; and assisting school administrators with evaluating the school’s ASL program, including making recommendations regarding policy and curriculum development and implementation.  Note: Some evening and weekend work may be required.
Minimum Qualifications:
Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited college or university and four (4) years of experience related to the area of assignment OR Master’s Degree from an accredited college or university and two (2) years of experience related to the area of assignment.  Must have advanced to native-like ASL communication/interpreting skills as based on the Sign Language Proficiency Instrument, background knowledge and/or training in the Linguistics of American Sign Language, and proficiency in English grammar and composition of print.
Preferred Qualifications:
Preference will be given to applicants who, in addition to meeting the minimum qualifications, possess the following:
• Experience working in a residential school setting with deaf students and staff
• Experience working with students and teachers in an ASL coaching/feedback role
• Ability to work well with others to promote a positive learning climate
• Experience delivering or coordinating successful professional learning
• Experience developing or implementing ASL curriculum or programs
Pay grade 16 - Annual salary range $39,038.32 (minimum) to $68,418.29 (maximum).  Starting salary dependent on current employment, training and experience.  Benefit options include life, disability, dental and health insurance; annual/sick leave; and Employees’ 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 School for the Deaf and 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.