Teacher Aide

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
Vancouver, WA

Note – This is a school year based position and is not scheduled to work during annual school closures.

This announcement may be used to fill multiple vacancies.

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:
This position provides classroom assistance and direct instruction to deaf and hard of hearing students per the direction of the classroom teacher. This position is located at the WSD campus location and telework options are not available.


  • Duty: Instruction Assistance
  • Provides instruction and supervision of students in various educational settings including classroom, job environments and off-campus settings (field trip locations).
  • Tasks include:
  • Works directly with students to carry out lesson plans and activities.
  • Modifies instruction to meet the individual learning needs of students, to include adapting language, assisting with reading for comprehension; providing students with choices to ensure engagement and comprehension.
  • Supervises and corrects student behavior per student’s individual behavioral plans.
  • Administers tests, quizzes and assists with various assessments.
  • Participates in various meetings to advocate and report on student development and assists academic leadership by providing input for student’s learning and overall wellness needs.
  • Duty: Job Coaching
  • Provides support to students for vocational training and career exploration.
  • Tasks include:
  • Travels to and shadows students on vocational training worksites.
  • Modifies vocational training instruction to meet the individual learning needs of students, to include adapting language, assisting with reading for comprehension, and providing students with supports to ensure engagement and comprehension.
  • Works directly with vocational worksite leaders (employers) to provide information about individual student’s learning needs, deaf culture, and any other information necessary to maximize the student’s learning opportunity.
  • Supervises and corrects student behavior per student’s individual behavioral plan with explanation of possible consequences of behavior in a work setting.
  • Reports and provides feedback of student progress and assists with the modifications to student’s individual work experience/lesson plan.
  • Duty: Role Modeling
  • Provides a positive learning experience for students through professional action and behavior.
  • Tasks include:
  • Provides instruction to students by demonstrating positive and professional interactions with others.
  • Maintains positive relationships with students by fostering for an environment of openness and honesty.
  • Duty: Reporting and Communication
  • Provides a safe environment for students by communicating concerns or information pertaining to student’s wellness, safety, and learning needs.
  • Tasks include:
  • Acts as a mandated reporter, committed to reporting any concern of neglect or abuse of students to the appropriate authority.
  • Participates in student’s learning and development by reporting and communicating any relevant information regarding individual student’s needs.
  • Participates as an active participant on various teams and committees related to student development and learning.
  • Duty: Other duties as assigned.
  • Other duties as assigned relevant to the role of ICST1/Job Coach.


  • Required Qualifications:
  • Associates degree or years of experience working with deaf and hard of hearing students in an educational setting may be substituted for the degree.
  • Fluency in ASL and written English.
  • Strong knowledge of Deaf culture.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Good problem solving skills.
  • Willing and able to adapt to changes in assignment as needed.
  • Preferred/Desired Qualifications:
  • Paraprofessional certification or ability to obtain paraprofessional certification within one year of employment.
  • Five or more years experience working in an educational setting for deaf and hard of hearing children.
  • Vocational training experience.
Additional Notes:
Supplemental Information:

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

This position is eligible for full benefits (medical, dental, vision, long-term disability, life insurance, and 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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