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at State of Colorado

Pay: up to $15.5/hour
$15.5 - $
Posted: 9/3/2020
Job Status: Contract/Temporary
Job Reference #: 2196171

Job Description

Overall Job Objective

Department Information

Vision Statement:  CSDB ... Learning, Thriving, Leading

Mission Statement: 

The Colorado School for the Deaf and the Blind (CSDB) provides children and families statewide with comprehensive, specialized educational services in safe, nurturing environments.  We empower learners to become self-determined, independent contributing citizens within their communities.

Core Values:
Collaboration; Open, Honest Communication; Respect; Responsibility

Description of Job

Temporary Aides are called to work on an as-needed basis in the residential program and/or in the classroom; there are no set hours or guarantee of hours.

In the residential program, Temporary Aides are responsible to ensure the safety, accountability and well-being of residential students through the after-school hours, and to offer support and learning opportunities presented by the curriculum (a program for the development of living skills) and through collaboration with other staff members who work with assigned students.

In the classroom, Temporary Aides are responsible to provide support to students and teachers under the direction of the teaching staff by assisting in classroom instruction through implementation of lesson plans, use of effective teaching strategies, teaching aides and working with students in a one-on-one or a small group setting (based upon Individual Education Program goals and objectives), to manage behavior (may include aggressive and non-compliant behavior) in order to maintain a safe and supportive environment, and to perform classroom or school administration support tasks as required.

Minimum Qualifications, Substitutions, Conditions of Employment & Appeal Rights


  • High School Diploma or equivalent.
  • Successful experience working with children or youth required.
  • Prefer experience with Deaf / Hard-of-Hearing (HOH) children and / or with Blind / Visually Impaired children in an educational environment.
  • Proficiency in American Sign Language at the Intermediate level is required to work with students who are Deaf / Hard-of-Hearing.
  • Shift work required (for work in the residential program) -- afternoon/evening/graveyard, split shifts, and/or weekends, holidays as may be required.  These positions are eligible for shift differential pay.
  • Applicants must be willing and able to: work with children who have emotional problems and who might pose a physical threat (with appropriate training).
  • Requires medium lifting: i.e., the ability to exert up to 50 pounds of force occasionally (lift and/or transfer children weighing up to 50 pounds), and/or up to 20 pounds of force frequently, and/or up to 10 pounds of force constantly to move persons or objects. This position also requires walking and/or standing for 6-8 hours during a work shift
  • Possession of a current, valid State of Colorado Driver's License (Regular), if assigned to transport students -- please provide a copy with application.
  • Must successfully complete annual Colorado Department of Education Transportation / driver training requirements if assigned to transport students.
  • Direct deposit of paycheck is required.
  • CSDB is a non-smoking facility in its entirety.
  • Selected applicants must comply with the Colorado School for the Deaf and the Blind Drug-Free Workplace Policy, and other policies.
  • As required by the Immigration Reform and Control Act (IRCA), selected applicant must verify, within 72 hours of employment, his / her legal right to be employed in the United States.
  • Selected applicant(s) will be required to submit to and pass a background check, to include Colorado and Federal criminal history checks, employment verification, and professional / personal reference checks. 
  • A courteous, professional and helpful attitude in the role of CSDB representative.
  • Ability to respond effectively and positively to feedback; ability to participate effectively in a team setting and to work independently; strong interpersonal and communication skills; effective organizational skills; effective problem-solving skills.
  • Ability to work effectively with students who are Deaf/Hard-of-Hearing, Blind/Visually Impaired and/or Deafblind and who may have additional disabilities / special needs.
  • Knowledge of and ability to assess and apply technology to perform the requirements of the position; ability to effectively utilize a variety of computer software applications, which may include but is not limited to e-mail, Internet, word processing, electronic calendar, presentation development, spreadsheet, database, etc.; willingness to stay current and develop skills as needed with or without direct support from CSDB.

Temporary Aides are limited Per Colorado constitution, a temporary employee may work for the State no more than nine (9) months in a 12-month period. The 12-month period is not defined as a calendar or fiscal year, but a rolling 12-month period that begins with the month of the first day of work for the temporary assignment.
• For continuous or regular (including part-time) work schedules, the temporary assignment starts the actual date the temporary employee begins work and ends after nine months. For example, a temporary employee who begins working June 15th may work continuously through March 14th. Upon completion of the continuous nine (9) month assignment the temporary aide must take four (4) months off prior to returning in the same position with the State of Colorado / CSDB. 
• For intermittent "on and off' work schedules, each hour worked is counted toward a total nine-month limitation within 12 months. In this case, the temporary employee can work up to a maximum of 1,560 hours intermittently within a 12 month period. Upon the completion of a twelve (12) month period the temporary aide must take three (3) months off prior to returning as a temporary aide for the State of Colorado / CSDB. 
As a temporary employee, Temporary Aides pay state, federal and local (if applicable) taxes, Medicare tax, and contribute to the Colorado Public Employees' Retirement Association (PERA). They also receive Workers' Compensation coverage. A temporary employee does not receive health/dental/life insurance benefits and does not receive sick/annual/holiday or any other leave benefits. Temporary employees are called to work on an as-needed basis; there are no set hours or guarantee of hours.

Supplemental Information

The Colorado School for the Deaf and the Blind (CSDB) is actively seeking candidates interested in rewarding part-time / temporary work as Temporary Aides.

Applications are accepted on an on-going basis

How To Apply:
In addition to the submission of a complete on-line application (to include references), please upload the items listed below to the on-line application:
  • Current Resume
  • Recent letters of recommendation (with signature).
  • A copy of current, valid State of Colorado Drivers' License must be submitted with application.
  • If applicable, transcripts must be provided with the application to verify education. 
The State of Colorado believes that equity, diversity, and inclusion drive our success, and we encourage candidates from all identities, backgrounds, and abilities to apply.  The State of Colorado is an equal opportunity employer committed to building inclusive, innovative work environments with employees who reflect our communities and enthusiastically serve them.  Therefore, in all aspects of the employment process, we provide employment opportunities to all qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, pregnancy, medical condition related to pregnancy, creed, ancestry, national origin, marital status, genetic information, or military status (with preference given to military veterans), or any other protected status in accordance with applicable law.

The Colorado School for the Deaf and the Blind (CSDB) is committed to the full inclusion of all qualified individuals.  As part of this commitment, our agency will assist individuals who have a disability with any reasonable accommodation requests related to employment, including completing the application process, interviewing, completing any pre-employment testing, participating in the employee selection process, and/or to perform essential job functions where the requested accommodation does not impose an undue hardship.  If you have a disability and require reasonable accommodation to ensure you have a positive experience applying or interviewing for this position, please direct your inquiries to our ADAAA Coordinator, Chelle Lutz / Human Resources Manager, at email: or call (719) 578-2114.