Teacher Aide – Project Position

Nov 3, 2023

Organization: WA Center for Deaf and Hard of Hearing Youth

Remote: No

Location: Vancouver, WA

Deadline to Apply: 12/01/2023
Employee Start Date: 12/01/2023

Job Summary:

Teacher Aide – Project Position
Vancouver, WA

This recruitment will remain open until filled. We reserve the right to make a hiring decision at any time. It is in your best interest to submit materials as soon as possible. Applicant materials are reviewed weekly.
Our Agency:

The Washington Center for Deaf and Hard of Hearing Youth (CDHY) is an educational community and statewide resource committed to ensuring all deaf and hard of hearing students in Washington reach their full potential. Our agency offers a variety of services including: academic, residential, outreach services, and professional development. CDHY celebrates all language experiences and deaf culture. We are committed to providing the best individualized learning experience for all students we serve. Washington School for the Deaf is the campus school for the Center and offers educational programming for preschool through age 21 in Vancouver, WA.

Our Staff:
Our employees are more than just workers. They are part of a community, network, and family. Each staff member serves as a role model to students. We're looking for people that can contribute, grow, think, and dream. We thrive in a culture that embraces diversity and rewards imagination. CDHY is committed to diversity, equity and inclusion! Our agency strives to create an inclusive and diverse learning community with emphasis on access, success, and equity by recruiting, retaining, and ensuring the success of diverse students, faculty, and staff. CDHY aims to build a community that values and respects one another by providing the best learning environment for faculty, staff, and student success.

About the position:
The Teacher Aide (TA) supports the safety, supervision, and welfare of all students. TA's carry out lesson plans and activities provided by the Teacher of the Deaf in leading small groups and 1:1 tutoring, assist with classroom management, assist with special health care and educational needs of students, and supervise students in a variety of settings across campus. TA's facilitate a supportive learning environment for students along with other WSD staff. Teaching Assistants also serve as role models for WSD students.

This position will be assigned to a student with special needs and is a project position for the remainder of the 2023 – 2024 school year.


  • Supervise and care for a student with special needs.
  • Serve as an assistant to the Teacher of the Deaf.
  • Assist in the implementation of each student’s Individual Education Plan (IEP).
  • Communicate with students, supervisors, parents, and school staff using American Sign and written English.
  • Provide direct academic and behavior support as needed.
  • Use effective behavior intervention techniques.
  • Actively participate in educational activities and programs.
  • Supervise students in the classroom, before and after school, during transition, at lunch and during recess.


  • Ability to communicate fluently in American Sign Language (ASL) and written English.
  • At least one year of experience working with children in an educational environment. Experience working with children who have special needs preferred.
  • AA degree and/or completion of para-educator training program approved by OSPI www.paraeducator.com
  • Ability to maintain CPR/First Aid certification.
  • Ability to work as a team member & maintain positive relations with staff, students, parents, and the public.
  • Working knowledge of behavior management and classroom management techniques.
  • Ability to communicate with colleagues, follow instructions and use problem-solving skills to work as a member of the educational team.
  • Awareness of how technology impacts the learning process and ability to use computers and email.
Additional Notes:

CDHY is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

The candidate selected for this position will be required to pass federal and state criminal background screening.

This position includes representation option with the Washington Federation of State Employees (WFSE).

This position may be eligible for medical, dental, vision, long-term disability and life insurance depending on start date. This position is not eligible for retirement.

Please provide your resume, cover letter, and at least 3 professional references.

Remote/Telework options are not available for this position.

Salary information:

$3,294.00 – $4,385.00 Monthly

This position is paid in accordance with the Washington General Government pay scale at a Range 39 with dual language (5%) premium pay.

For questions about this recruitment, or to request reasonable accommodation in the application process, please email the Human Resources office at hr@cdhy.wa.gov.


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