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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 14-01 All Job Openings
Job Title:American Sign Language Accessible Materials Parent Engagement Specialist
Post Date:February 7, 2014
Apply by:Until Filled
Job ID:New, federally-funded temporary, part-time, hourly position
Location:Atlanta Area School for the Deaf, 890 North Indian Creek Drive, Clarkston, GA 30021
Program/Unit:Atlanta Area School for the Deaf/Division of State Schools
Description of Duties:
Under general supervision, develops programs and activities designed to engage families in improving student achievement in core academic areas.  Duties include, but are not limited to, creating materials that are in accessible texts of American Sign Language (ASL) for individuals with significant language disabilities who have no access to auditory input including children’s literature, guided reading middle school and high school classic literature, American Sign Language storytelling, or assessment materials; collaborating with family action teams, teachers, parent organizations, business community partners, and school administrators to develop programs and activities designed to engage families in improving student achievement through the use of accessible texts; developing a survey for families/school community and school personnel to assess and monitor the effectiveness of Accessible Materials Project (AMP) program; keeping school staff and families updated on availability of AMP resources as well as other accessible academic support materials; participating as a part of team to fluently translate printed and/or signed text from source to target language, capturing both the technical and intended meaning while taking into account style, tone, slang and figurative communication; participating as an interpreter/signer during video productions and/or participates as a part of team to identify other qualified interpreters/signers; and assisting with organization and management of multiple projects and filming schedules.
Minimum Qualifications:
• Bachelor’s Degree in related field;
• Advanced to Native-like American Sign Language Skills;  
• Proficient in English grammar; and 
• Experience collaborating with multiple stakeholder groups in a high pace work environment including parents and school staff

Preferred Qualifications:
• Possess or ability to obtain Georgia Teacher Certification in Deaf Education
Temporary/Part-time, hourly (approximately 20 hours per week) position with no benefits. Hourly pay rate of $27-$45 is commensurate with experience.
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.