Full-time Assistant Teacher: Katherine Hamm Center

Atlanta, Georgia
Jan 11, 2019
Feb 10, 2019
Job Function
Education / Teaching
Focus Areas
Position Type
Full Time
Degree Level

Full-time Assistant Teacher: The Atlanta Speech School-Katherine Hamm Center

Start Date: Immediate availability

The mission of the Atlanta Speech School is to help each person develop his or her full potential through language and literacy. The School is now the nation’s most comprehensive center for language and literacy, with four schools, five clinics, summer programs and a professional development center. Each day extraordinarily dedicated and talented individuals make profound differences in the lives of the children and adults we serve here and across our state in partnership with other organizations. Please visit our website for a closer look at our work: www.atlantaspeechschool.org

The Katherine Hamm Center program is currently seeking applicants for the position of full-time Assistant Teacher for the 2018-19 school year. The Katherine Hamm Center program provides early intervention and preschool services through a Listening and Spoken Language (LSL) program for children who are deaf and hard of hearing (DHH). This position reports to the Program Director and follows the School Calendar.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Be present in the classroom unless the teacher requests otherwise;
  • Follow the teacher’s lesson plan;
  • Be knowledgeable of each student’s goals (e.g. language, speech, auditory, etc.);
  • Stimulate the development of each student’s goals (e.g., language, speech, auditory, etc.);
  • Provide feedback to the classroom teacher on his/her observations of students;
  • Assist students in following programs, strategies, exercises, and materials identified/developed and introduced by the teacher;
  • Assist with follow-up instruction for small groups or individuals;
  • Help support large-group instruction as needed;
  • Ensure that only one person is speaking at a time (e.g., avoid talking while the teacher is talking);
  • Assist in implementing the teacher’s behavior management plan using the same emphasis and techniques;
  • Assist the teacher in the preparation of material, including making, gathering, or copying teaching materials, and preparing classroom/bulletin board displays;
  • Carry out the activities that are assigned by the classroom teacher;
  • Help prepare and clean up after activities;
  • Participate in the assistant teachers’ duty schedule as assigned by the Program Coordinator (e.g., recess duty, nap duty, enrichment, etc.);
  • Assist in supervising students’ arrival and departure;
  • Escort students to places in the building (e.g., bathroom, media center, etc.);
  • Assume the activities of the classroom teacher when the classroom teacher is absent (i.e., the substitute will perform the assistant teacher’s duties and the assistant teacher will assume the classroom teacher’s role).

    Qualifications and Requirements:

    Bachelor’s degree required.

    Knowledge or experience with child language development.

    Knowledge or experience with children who are deaf or hard of hearing preferred.

    Bilingual (English/Spanish) candidates will be given preference.

    Among the many programs at the Atlanta Speech School, children and adults with hearing loss and language processing difficulties are served. Therefore, the clarity and accuracy of an applicant’s speech and language may be part of the hiring decision as they relate to performing the essential functions of the position.

    SALARY: Salary is commensurate with experience.


    This 190-day, full-time school position offers a generous benefit package including health/dental/life/vision and long term disability insurance; the School subsidizes health insurance premiums of staff and families. Other benefits include Flexible Spending Account; 403(b) Plan; cost reduction of some Atlanta Speech School services; subsidized meals during working hours; and accrued sick leave.

    TO APPLY: Please provide a cover letter, resume and writing sample via e-mail.

    Iris Goodson

    Director of Human Resources


    Subject line: Katherine Hamm Center Full-time Assistant Teacher

    The Atlanta Speech School, Inc. does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, age, gender, or disability.

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