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After-School Program Teacher Aide

Contractual Position

Recruitment #19-009471-0007


The Maryland School for the Deaf (MSD) is a diverse, bilingual community who in partnership with families, provides an equitable and exemplary education in a nurturing, engaging, and challenging environment to ensure our students achieve personal excellence and become lifelong learners.  As such, we are looking for dedicated individuals who can join us in the education of the children at MSD.


MSD, Columbia Campus, 8169 Old Montgomery Road, Ellicott City, MD 21043

Main Purpose of Job

The After School Program Teacher Aide's responsibility is to design, plan, and implement a comprehensive, educational after school program in order to promote the physical, cognitive, mental, emotional, and social behavioral growth of Deaf students and Deaf students with Special Needs.


The After School Program Teacher Aide use American Sign Language (ASL) as the primary means of communication with students to facilitate the learning process on a daily basis and must work with the students to ensure their needs are adequately met on a daily basis.  They help, plan, and implement field trips when necessary; assist in driving or riding with other staff for picking up or dropping off; are responsible to check with the school secretary for bus roster, parents notes, and make sure students get on the bus. They are responsible to prep for activities daily and for cleaning up After School Program area or other sites used before getting off from work.  Responsible to communicate with parents of After School Program students of their upcoming activities or daily behavior.


Education: High School Diploma or GED required.

Experience: Fluency in ASL and written English required.  Knowledge of Deaf Community preferred.  Experience in working with deaf and hard of hearing students desired.  Knowledge of students with additional disabilities and ability to teach students on different levels and with varying educational background required.


New hires are subject to a criminal background investigation at their own expense.  (Maryland Code, Family Law Article 1, Sections 5-560-568)

Candidates will need to provide three letters of recommendation with their application.


Applications will be prescreened before candidates are invited to an interview.  As an equal opportunity employer, MSD is committed to recruiting, retaining, and promoting employees who are reflective of the State's diversity.


Contractual employees who work for an agency covered under the State Employee and Retiree Health and Welfare Benefits Program, have a current employment contract and work 30 or more hours a week (or on average 130 hours per month) may be eligible for subsidized health benefits coverage for themselves and their dependents. As a contractual employee, you will be responsible for paying 25% of the premiums for your medical and prescription coverage, including any eligible dependents you have enrolled. The State of Maryland will subsidize the remaining 75% of the cost for these benefits. You can also elect to enroll in dental coverage, accidental death and dismemberment insurance, and life insurance, but will be responsible to pay the full premium for these benefits.

Leave may be granted to a contractual employee who has worked 120 days in a 12 month period. This leave accrues at a rate of one hour for every 30 hours worked, not to exceed 40 hours per calendar year.


Online application process is STRONGLY preferred.  If online access is not available or if you encounter difficulty, you may submit via mail, e-mail, fax, or deliver in person before the closing date and time.  Please include your name and recruitment number on any documentation to ensure timely processing.  Resumes will NOT be accepted in lieu of completing the online or paper application.  Additional or supplemental information must be submitted by the closing date and time.  Application inquiries or supplemental information can be directed to the following:

Mailing Address: Maryland School for the Deaf Recruitment Department, P. O. Box 894, Columbia, MD 21044


Phone: 410-696-3031, TTY Users: call via Maryland Relay

Fax: 410-696-3084

Individuals from traditionally underserved and underrepresented groups are strongly encouraged to apply. Bilingual applicants are encouraged to apply.  As an equal opportunity employer, Maryland is committed to recruiting, retaining, and promoting employees who are reflective of the State's diversity.  We thank our Veterans for their service to our country, and encourage them to apply.