R-9547 Residential Manager, Alabama Freedom Center for the Blind (AFCB) -Decatur, AL

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 R- 9547 Reference # 112946351

Posting Date: March 14, 2023


Candidates who are blind or visually impaired are encouraged to apply for this position and may be given preference in hiring as permitted by federal laws.  Information related to disability is not required, and if disclosed voluntarily, will be used only in AIDB’s efforts to create opportunities for individuals with disabilities. Non-disclosure will not subject any applicant to adverse treatment.


POSITION: Residential Manager, Alabama Freedom Center for the Blind (AFCB)- Decatur, AL      



Alabama Institute for Deaf and Blind (AIDB) is the world’s most comprehensive education, rehabilitation and service program serving individuals of all ages who are deaf, blind, deafblind and multidisabled and their families. Founded in 1858, AIDB serves more than 36,000 infants, toddlers, children, adults and seniors with hearing and vision loss throughout Alabama each year.


Our services literally span a lifetime including five campuses in Talladega, 10 regional centers located in Birmingham, Decatur, Dothan, Huntsville, Mobile, Montgomery, Opelika, Talladega, Tuscaloosa, and Shoals with programs that range from early and senior intervention, traditional and nontraditional education services in residential and outreach settings and a manufacturing facility that is the state’s largest employer of adults who are blind and deaf.



Our employees are among the organizations’ most valuable assets and resources. We share compassion for leveling the playing field for all. Our Mission makes AIDB a unique place to work, and you, as an employee, are privileged to witness where it all begins!

The Residential Manager will be responsible for creating an environment that builds confidence, autonomy and empowerment among our students. The Residential Manager will play an integral role in demonstrating how students can integrate the Structured Discovery methodology and skills in their everyday lives in order to be successful in their future endeavors. This will be accomplished as you role model problem-solving skills, critical-thinking abilities, and the confidence in your belief that blind people can experience limitless possibilities as they gain the same belief in themselves through their training experience.  


  • High school diploma or equivalent General Equivalency Diploma (GED).
  • Proven ability to set and enforce professional boundaries between self and students.
  • Demonstrated belief in the Structured Discovery philosophy.
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively and to develop strong relationships while adhering to norms of professional behavior.



  • Graduation from a Structured Discovery center.
  • National Certification in Rehabilitation Teaching (NCRT).


  • Ability to work a 2PM-10PM, Tuesday-Saturday schedule.
  • Well-organized and attentive to detail.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of the Structured Discovery philosophy and means by which the Residential Manager can support skill development outside of classes.
  • Ability to approach students and staff in a positive, collegial manner and to address crises in a competent and compassionate manner.
  • Possess a willingness to develop an understanding of alternate Structured Discovery methodologies for working with students with multiple disabilities.
  • Possess advanced skills in MS Office Suite (Excel, PowerPoint, Word, etc.) and ability to use email programs.
  • Ability to use online teaching tools for virtual learning when in-person classes cannot be offered.
  • Demonstrated ability to plan and implement high-quality residential activities.
  • Proven ability to role model the use of alternative techniques by demonstrating problem-solving skills and critical thinking while working with students.
  • Ability to participate in cross-training and competently teach Braille, Home Management/Independent Living, Assistive Technology, and Orientation and Mobility when needed.
  • Demonstrated ability to inspire students to use the skills of blindness through creative activities.
  • Proven willingness and ability to hold all students to high and realistic expectations.
  • Ability to communicate effectively when speaking and writing.
  • Ability to submit timely reports as requested to track student progress.
  • Demonstrated ability to use Socratic Questioning when working with a student.
  • Must complete AIDB online training on Deafness, Blindness, Deafblindness and Multiple Disabilities within 12 months of hire.
  • Must demonstrate competency in reading and writing Braille by scoring 80% or better on the AIDB Braille Skills Assessment Inventory within the first eighteen (18) months of employment.
  • Upon offer of employment, the applicant must submit to a fingerprint background check at an agency designated and paid by AIDB.


SALARY: $38,338 - $56,513 Scale MR Rank 5A (HS and Structured Discovery Program


                $41,636 - $63,150 Scale MR Rank 5B (BS- Class B Certification)

                $43,609 - $66,095 Scale MR Rank 5M (MS- Class A Certification)


                        (260 Days) Monthly Payroll - Direct deposit is required.

This is an exempt position, and is not subject to overtime or compensatory provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act.



Health, Dental and Vision Insurance Available

                        Alabama State Teachers Retirement System

                        Deferred Compensation Options Available

                        Paid Time Off

Direct deposit is required.

This is an exempt position, not subject to overtime or compensatory provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act.

DEADLINE FOR APPLICATION:  March 28,2023      

This position is funded by a grant award, funded by revenue generated, necessary for compliance or provides direct service delivery.


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