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Contractual Position

Recruitment #23-009471-0002


Anticipated openings for the 2023-2024 School Year.

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.


MSD, Frederick Campus, 101 Clarke Place, Frederick, MD 21705

Main Purpose of Job

Enhanced Services Teacher Aides are responsible for working with individual students with moderate to severe disabilities and/or small groups on learning tasks planned by the teacher; tutor students in subject areas under the supervision of a teacher; participate in supervision of lunch, recess/reinforcement programs; prepare teaching materials, bulletin boards, charts, pictures, etc.; operate audio visual equipment; assist in planning and carrying out field trips; assist in clerical duties; implement behavior management programs as directed; collect and document behavioral data; improve professional competence through participation in staff development activities and other professional growth activities; participate in student after-school activities as appropriate; assume other responsibilities as designated by the Student Support Specialist/Enhanced Program Coordinator, Assistant Principal or Principal.


Work with an individual child or small group on a special learning task planned by the teacher and/or identified on the IEP.  Work as a tutor in a special subject area.  Assist with recess/lunch duty/reinforcement or other related activities.  Assist in behavior modification and training programs when necessary including the collection of data, and support as needed. Help prepare teaching materials for the classroom.  Take children to other parts of the Campus, such as infirmary, library, dorm, etc.  Assist in all aspects of field trips.  Obtain instructional materials from central supply/office secretary.  Write all necessary reports and fill out all necessary forms.  Participate in department meetings, trainings, and behavior management meetings as necessary.

Physical Requirements: Work involves special physical demands such as moving student equipment, assisting with the evacuation of students with additional needs, overseeing the movement of students between buildings, managing student behavior, and assisting students with self-care tasks as needed, including toileting/diapering.


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.


Knowledge of Deaf Community preferred.


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.


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.  The preferred method to receive additional information is for them to be uploaded.  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.

Click on a link below to apply for this position:

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View and print the Supplemental Questionnaire. This recruitment requires completion of a supplemental questionnaire. You may view and print the supplemental questionnaire here.
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