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To apply to the Georgia Department of Education an applicant should review the advertised job postings and apply for the position(s) that best fit their employment history and qualifications.

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Announcement - GSD 12-09 All Job Openings
Job Title:Paraprofessional
Post Date:June 20, 2012
Apply by:Continuous Recruitment
Job ID:00055510
Location:Georgia School for the Deaf, 232 Perry Farm Road, SW, Cave Spring, GA 30124
Program/Unit:State Schools/Office of Policy and External Affairs
Description of Duties:Knowledge of, and the ability to assist in instructing, reading, writing, and mathematics; or knowledge of, the ability to assist in instructing, reading readiness, writing readiness and mathematics readiness, as appropriate. Assists teacher with providing a comprehensive educational program to meet the needs of hearing impaired students. Responsibilities include preparing instructional materials; maintaining order and cleanliness in an educational environment; assisting students with physical needs; monitoring student behavior; and observing and reporting student progress. Assist students with instructional needs individually and in small groups and tutoring student in core subject areas.
Minimum Qualifications:Two years of study at an Institution of Higher Learning; (60 semester hrs. or 90 quarter hrs. regional accredited) or Obtained an Associate’s (or higher Degree); Demonstrate, through a formal academic assessment ability to instruct in reading, writing, and mathematics. Effective use of American Sign Language.
Preferred Qualifications:Preference will be given to applicants who, in addition to meeting the minimum qualifications, possess one or more of the following: • Three years of college • Two years of successful experience as a paraprofessional • Intermediate sign language skills
Salary/Benefits: Pay grade 8 - Annual salary range $14,959.16 minimum to $25,388.59 (maximum). This is a 10-month position paid on a 12-month basis. 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 has been established.  Resumes/Applications will be evaluated and only those meeting the qualifications will be forwarded to the hiring manager to be considered.  Candidates chosen for interviews will be contacted directly.  Notification will only be sent to applicants selected for interviews.  Due to the large volume of applications received, we cannot provide application status information. 

It is the policy of the Georgia Department of Education not to discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, disability, citizenship, gender, pregnancy, childbirth or other related conditions, national origin, religion, military or veteran status, political opinions or affiliations, genetic information or age in its employment practices. 

The Georgia Department of Education (GaDOE) and each associated State School is a registered participant in the federal work authorization program commonly known as E-Verify. The GaDOE utilizes the program to verify employment eligibility of individuals hired on or after July 1, 2007. 

GaDOE Federally-issued User ID#: 46420

Date of Authorization: 07/02/2007​​