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Child Care Center Teacher's Aide

  • Job Tracking ID: 512693-820557
  • Job Location: Baltimore, MD
  • Job Level: Entry Level (less than 2 years)
  • Level of Education: High School/GED
  • Job Type: Full-Time/Regular
  • Date Updated: July 27, 2022
  • Years of Experience: Any
  • Starting Date: ASAP

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Job Description:

The Maryland School for the Blind (MSB) offers rewarding career opportunities to individuals seeking to contribute and to grow with a school committed to helping children and young adults who are blind, deafblind or low vision with or without other disabilities.

Full-time hires are eligible for a sign on bonus of up to $750! Apply now!

Full time positions include an array of benefits – medical, dental, vision, life insurance, 403(b) retirement savings plan, professional development, wellness programs, generous paid time off, and tuition reimbursement!


SUMMARY: With supervision, coordinates educational programs for a designated group of academic students with multiple disabilities aged 3-5 years.


Essential Functions:

  1. Teaches young children with typical development and those with disabilities, including blindness and multiple disabilities, on an individual and group basis.
  2. Provides direct care to assigned students which may require the ability to stand and walk frequently with little opportunity to sit during the course of a standard work day.
  3. Implements established daily student schedules, as assigned under the directive of lead teacher which may require the ability to physically handle and assist other persons in the performance of daily activities and an involve bending, stooping, kneeling, crawling, etc.
  4. Coordinating service:
    • Manages classroom resources.
    • Coordinates data collection and recording.

Marginal Functions:

  1. Performs additional duties as assigned.


Work Schedule: 37.5 or 40 daytime hours, Monday through Friday with a 1/2 hour unpaid lunch break scheduled each day; flextime within the workweek is occasionally required, and additional work hours are infrequently assigned.  These positions follow an 11 month school schedule.

Pay Range:  $18.76-$22.54 commensurate with education and experience, in keeping with the Non Exempt Paraeducator Scale.

Experience and Skills:


  1. Minimum High School Diploma/GED.
  2. Currently holds the 90 Hour Early Childhood Care Certificate or Childcare Credential, or applicable college coursework, OR has enrolled in the program and can complete within 6 months.
  3. General knowledge of education principles, practices, and procedures.
  4. General knowledge of developmentally appropriate practice
  5. General knowledge of disabilities and developmental delays
  6. General knowledge of medical disorders such as seizures.
  7. Candidate must complete a minimum of 18 continuing training clock hours per year in Early Childhood Education.
  8. Must be at least 18 years of age.
  9. MSB requires its employees to be fully vaccinated against the COVID-19 virus by date of hire, with exceptions for approved medical or religious accommodations, in order to safeguard the health of our students, employees and their families from COVID-19 to the greatest extent possible. 

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