Utah State University

Teacher Aide

City Logan Campus
Posted Date 3 weeks ago(5/9/2022 1:10 PM)
Requisition ID
# of Openings
Job Locations
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Position Type
Non-benefited (hourly) Part-Time
Job Classification
Percent of Time or Hours per Week
24 Hours per week
E Eccles Jones Coll of Ed & Hum Svs
Communicative Disorders & Deaf Educ
Advertised Salary
$15.00 per hour


Applications are now being accepted for a Teacher Aide position at Sound Beginnings, with a preferred start date of August 15 for the 2022-2023 academic year. 


The Department of Communicative Disorders and Deaf Education (COMDDE) at Utah State University (USU) is seeking a Teacher Aide to work with preschool and kindergarten children who are Deaf or hard of hearing (DHH) in the Sound Beginnings program.  Sound Beginnings is an interdisciplinary educational program located on the USU campus, providing early educational services to children who are DHH in home and preschool/kindergarten settings.  Sound Beginnings serves as the primary practicum site for graduate students in the Listening and Spoken Language (LSL) graduate training program for Deaf Education, Speech-Language Pathology, and Audiology.  The position is 28 hours per week, Monday through Thursday for the 9-month educational academic year, with the possibility of additional summer work depending on funding and mutual interest.  This position is not eligible for remote work.



  • Assist teachers in preparing lesson and classroom curriculum materials.
  • Provide direct services in the classroom under the direction of the classroom teacher.
  • Provide toileting support for preschool children, as needed.
  • Provide support with hearing technology management (e.g., hearing aids, cochlear implants, assistive listening devices).
  • Monitor children during classroom, lunchroom, and recess activities.
  • Clean and sanitize program rooms and materials.
  • Complete administrative tasks (e.g., attendance records, materials organization, events planning).
  • Assist in managing schedules and responsibilities of work study students.
  • Have a positive attitude and good work ethic.
  • Work effectively as a member of an interdisciplinary team.
  • Other duties as assigned.


Minimum Qualifications:

  • High School diploma or GED required
  • Good oral and written communication skills

Preferred Qualifications:

  • One or more years of experience working in a preschool or elementary school setting
  • One or more years of experience working with children who are Deaf or hard of hearing who use hearing technology.
  • Associate’s degree in education, early child development, or other related field
  • Willingness to work for additional summer school sessions

Required Documents

Along with the online application, please attach:

  1. Resume, with references, to be uploaded at the beginning of your application in the Candidate Profile under “Resume/CV”
  2. Cover Letter to be typed/pasted at the end of the application

**Document size may not exceed 10 MB.**

Advertised Salary

$15.00 per hour


Employees work indoors and are protected from weather and/or contaminants, but not, necessarily, occasional temperature changes. The employee is regularly required to sit and often uses repetitive hand motions.

College/Department Highlights

Department Highlights
The Department of Communicative Disorders and Deaf Education offers campus and online bachelor’s degrees in communicative disorders, master’s degrees in speech-language pathology and deaf education, a clinical doctorate in audiology, and PhD participation in disability disciplines and neuroscience. A state-of-the-art and complete hearing and balance clinic is housed in the new interprofessional Sorenson Center for Clinical Excellence. Audiology, speech-language pathology, and deaf education students also benefit from Sound Beginnings, a listening and spoken language program for young children who are deaf or hard of hearing. Our academic and clinical training program has a strong positive state and national reputation.

College Highlights
The Department of Communicative Disorders and Deaf Education is in the Emma Eccles Jones College of Education and Human Services. The college has the privilege of high national rankings including:

  • Number 1 college of education in Utah for the 20th year in a row,
  • Number 29 on the National List of Best Education Schools,
  • Number 6 nationally in Best Online Master’s in Education programs,
  • Number 12 nationally in funded research with $41.8 million, and
  • Number 29 on U.S. News and World Reports “America’s Best Graduate Schools”.
  • Our college has placement rates at or above 94% for certified graduates seeking employment in special education, elementary education, speech-language pathology, audiology, and 18 secondary education fields.

University Highlights

Utah State University (USU) was founded in 1888 and is Utah’s land-grant and space-grant university. USU is one of only 146 research institutions in the U.S. classified as R1 “very high research activity” by the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education. As one of the two premier research institutions in Utah, USU provides a high-quality education at an affordable price. With its main campus in Logan, the university serves approximately 27,500 students, including 24,255 undergraduates and 3,171 graduate students. USU Online has served students from all 50 states and 55 countries for 25 years.


USU’s statewide system features three residential campuses, 30 total campus locations, and 23 Extension education centers. The university employees 903 full-time faculty members, 124 executive administrators, and 1,649 full-time support staff. USU offers 115 undergraduate majors, as well as 91 master’s and 42 doctoral degrees. Learn more about USU.


A core characteristic of USU is engagement with communities and people in economic development, improvements to quality of life, and human capital. Through the practical application of knowledge, the University and its faculty engage and share expertise with the state, nation, and world, preserving the historical land-grant tradition of partnering with communities to address critical societal issues in the interest of the public good.


The USU main campus is located in beautiful Logan, Utah, a city of about 50,000 situated in a picturesque mountain valley about 80 miles north of Salt Lake City. Outstanding recreational opportunities abound in the nearby mountains and proximate region.


USU is sensitive to the needs of dual career couples and provides a Dual Career Assistance program to support careers for partners who are also seeking employment.


USU endeavors to provide reasonable accommodations to ensure equal access in all aspects of employment to qualified persons with disabilities. To request a reasonable accommodation for a disability, please contact the university’s ADA Coordinator in the Human Resource office at 435-797-0122 or submit a request at hr@usu.edu.


USU Land Acknowledgment

Please visit our website to learn about Utah State’s land acknowledgment of the eight tribes of Utah.


Notice of Non-discrimination

In its programs and activities, including in admissions and employment, Utah State University does not discriminate or tolerate discrimination, including harassment, based on race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, status as a protected veteran, or any other status protected by University policy, Title IX, or any other federal, state, or local law.

The following individuals have been designated to handle inquiries regarding the application of Title IX and its implementing regulations and/or USU’s non-discrimination policies:


Executive Director of the Office of Equity Matthew Pinner, discrimination@usu.edu, Old Main Rm. 161, 435-797-1266

Title IX Coordinator Hilary Renshaw, titleix@usu.edu, Old Main Rm. 161, 435-797-1266

For further information regarding non-discrimination, please visit https://equity.usu.edu/, or contact:

U.S. Department of Education, Office of Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights, 800-421-3481, OCR@ed.gov

U.S. Department of Education, Denver Regional Office, 303-844-5695, OCR.Denver@ed.gov


*updated 04/18/2022


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