EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES AT
AMERICAN SCHOOL FOR THE DEAF


The American School for the Deaf is an Equal Opportunity Employer: M/F/V/H/D.
All applicants will be screened and the most highly qualified applicants will be invited to interview. 

Internship and Volunteer Opportunities

FULL-TIME STAFF NURSE

FULL-TIME STAFF NURSE
STUDENT HEALTH CENTER
1ST SHIFT - 12 MONTH SCHEDULE

CLOSING DATE:
REV: 05/16/2017
POST: 05/16/2017

The American School for the Deaf (ASD) is the oldest school for the deaf, founded in 1817 by Thomas Hopkins Gallaudet and Laurent Clerc. The American School for the Deaf is committed to serving deaf and hard of hearing infants, youth and their families in development of intellect and the enhancement of quality of life utilizing specially designed instruction through an American Sign Language and English Bilingual Approach, empowering them to become educated and self-directed life-long learners. ASD is accredited through the New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC), as well as the Conference of Educational Administrators of School Programs for the Deaf (CEASD).

ASD is located in West Hartford, a town recognized as one of the top ten towns for raising families. West Hartford residents value education, evidenced by the high quality of public and private schools. There is also much to do in West Hartford. There is a wide array of parks and recreation. There are pools and hiking trails. There are historic sites to visit as well. If shopping is on the list then Blue Back Square, located in the center of town, offers many retail stores and a variety of restaurants to satisfy everyone.

SCOPE OF DUTIES

Under the supervision of the Director of the Student Health Center and the Student Health Center Medical Consultant, provides nursing care to students and staff.

PRIMARY DUTIES

Under the supervision of the Director of the Student Health Center:

• Responsible for medication administration and documentation for all students.
• Assists Medical Consultant as needed.
• Addresses student’s medical and emergent needs.
• Provision of care of in-patient students.
• Annual student screenings and documentation.
• Change of shift responsibilities.
• Serves as a member of the Student Health Center Team.
• Assists Director of Student Health Center with paper work when requested.
• Other related duties as assigned.

 

Nurse Full-Time, 1st Shift
Student Health Center
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SCHEDULE Monday – Friday


MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS

Applicant must possess a current Connecticut License as a Registered Nurse and be CPR certified. Three years of prior school nurse experience preferred. Applicant must have the ability to use sign language or willingness to learn. Must possess a valid driver’s license. Applicant must be able to function independently following standing orders and procedures.

SALARY AND BENEFITS

Salary negotiable based on experience and educational background. This is a 35-hour per week position.

Retirement, group health insurance, and other fringe benefits are available.

HOW TO APPLY 

Download ASD application and email the application with resume and cover letter to: 

darlene.smith@asd-1817.org 

Or Mail to:   

Human Resources
American School for the Deaf
139 North Main Street
West Hartford, CT 06107-1269
FAX: 860-570-1832

The American School for the Deaf does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religious creed, sex, age, national origin, ancestry, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability (including, but not limited to, intellectual disability, past or present history of mental disorder, physical disability or learning disability), genetic information, or any other basis prohibited by Connecticut state and/or federal nondiscrimination laws.

REGISTERED NURSE - STUDENT HEALTH CENTER - PER DIEM

REGISTERED NURSE

STUDENT HEALTH CENTER
PER DIEM

CLOSING DATE:
REV: 2/22/2017
POST: 2/22/2017

The American School for the Deaf (ASD) is the oldest school for the deaf, founded in 1817 by Thomas Hopkins Gallaudet and Laurent Clerc. The American School for the Deaf is committed to serving deaf and hard of hearing infants, youth and their families in development of intellect and the enhancement of quality of life utilizing specially designed instruction through an American Sign Language and English Bilingual Approach, empowering them to become educated and self-directed life-long learners.

ASD is located in West Hartford, a town recognized as one of the top ten towns for raising families. West Hartford residents value education, evidenced by the high quality of public and private schools. There is also much to do in West Hartford. There is a wide array of parks and recreation. There are pools and hiking trails. There are historic sites to visit as well. If shopping is on the list then Blue Back Square, located in the center of town, offers many retail stores and a variety of restaurants to satisfy everyone.

SCOPE OF DUTIES

Under the supervision of the Director of the Student Health Center and the Student Health Center Medical Director, provides nursing care to students and staff.

PRIMARY DUTIES

Under the supervision of the Director of the Student Health Center:

Responsible for medication administration and documentation for all students.
Assists Medical Director as needed.
Addresses student’s medical and emergent needs.
Provision of care of in-patient students.
Annual student screenings and documentation.
Change of shift responsibilities.
Serves as a member of the Student Health Center Team.
Assists Director of Student Health Center with paper work when requested.
Other related duties as assigned.


Applicant must possess a current Connecticut License as a Registered Nurse and be CPR certified. Three years of prior school nurse experience preferred. Applicant must have the ability to use sign language or willingness to learn. Must possess a valid driver’s license. Applicant must be able to function independently following standing orders and procedures.
SALARY AND BENEFITS

Salary negotiable based on experience and educational background.

HOW TO APPLY

Download ASD application and email the application with resume and cover letter to: 

darlene.smith@asd-1817.org 

Or Mail to:   

Human Resources
American School for the Deaf
139 North Main Street
West Hartford, CT 06107-1269
FAX: 860-570-1832

The American School for the Deaf does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religious creed, sex, age, national origin, ancestry, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability (including, but not limited to, intellectual disability, past or present history of mental disorder, physical disability or learning disability), genetic information, or any other basis prohibited by Connecticut state and/or federal nondiscrimination laws.

 

Substitute Teacher Pre-K - 12

SUBSTITUTE TEACHER
PRE K - 12

The American School for the Deaf (ASD) is the oldest school for the deaf, founded in 1817 by Thomas Hopkins Gallaudet and Laurent Clerc. The American School for the Deaf is committed to serving deaf and hard of hearing infants, youth and their families in development of intellect and the enhancement of quality of life utilizing specially designed instruction through an American Sign Language and English Bilingual Approach, empowering them to become educated and self-directed life-long learners.

ASD is located in West Hartford, a town recognized as one of the top ten towns for raising families. West Hartford residents value education, evidenced by the high quality of public and private schools. There is also much to do in West Hartford. There is a wide array of parks and recreation. There are pools and hiking trails. There are historic sites to visit as well. If shopping is on the list then Blue Back Square, located in the center of town, offers many retail stores and a variety of restaurants to satisfy everyone.

SCOPE OF DUTIES

Under the supervision of the departmental principal, instructs students in academic subjects to include regular, and/or PACES students.

PRIMARY DUTIES

Teaches a variety of academic subjects, including functional and applied academics.
Prepares appropriate materials and lesson plans.
Writes report cards, progress reports and other documents, as needed.
Assists in developing I.E.P.s and participates in PPT meetings, child staffings and other meetings.
Evaluates and reports on student performance using both standard and teacher made assessments.
Participates in school curriculum planning, development and revision.
Implements behavior management programs as necessary.
Participates in staff development, may serve as organizational advisor.
Participates in departmental, school-wide committee work, curriculum work.
Directs the work of Teacher Aides and Residential Counselors in the classroom.
Performs other related duties as assigned.
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MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS
Master’s Degree in Education of the Deaf/Special Education (dual certification preferred), and appropriate State of CT Teacher Certification; (057 and/or 065). Good judgment. Ability to work in a collaborative team setting. Ability to work flexible hours when needed. Bachelor’s Degree in Deaf Education or Special Education will be considered.

SALARY AND BENEFITS

Compensation range based on School’s salary scales.
(b) Retirement, group health insurance, and other fringe benefits are available

HOW TO APPLY

 

Download ASD application and email the application with resume and cover letter to: 

 

darlene.smith@asd-1817.org 

 

Or Mail to:  

 

Human Resources
American School for the Deaf
139 North Main Street
West Hartford, CT 06107-1269
FAX: 860-570-1832

 

The American School for the Deaf does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religious creed, sex, age, national origin, ancestry, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability (including, but not limited to, intellectual disability, past or present history of mental disorder, physical disability or learning disability), genetic information, or any other basis prohibited by Connecticut state and/or federal nondiscrimination laws.

 

 

Athletic Vacancies

DRIVER – PER DIEM: NEW ENGLAND AND NEW YORK

DRIVER – PER DIEM: NEW ENGLAND AND NEW YORK

CLOSING DATE: Until filled.
REV: 09/14/2015
POST: 09/14/2015

The American School for the Deaf (ASD) is the oldest school for the deaf, founded in 1817 by Thomas Hopkins Gallaudet and Laurent Clerc. The American School for the Deaf is committed to serving deaf and hard of hearing infants, youth and their families in development of intellect and the enhancement of quality of life utilizing specially designed instruction through an American Sign Language and English Bilingual Approach, empowering them to become educated and self-directed life-long learners.

ASD is located in West Hartford, a town recognized as one of the top ten towns for raising families. West Hartford residents value education, evidenced by the high quality of public and private schools. There is also much to do in West Hartford. There is a wide array of parks and recreation. There are pools and hiking trails. There are historic sites to visit as well. If shopping is on the list then Blue Back Square, located in the center of town, offers many retail stores and a variety of restaurants to satisfy everyone.

SCOPE OF DUTIES

Under the supervision of the Transportation Supervisor, drives school vehicle for the purpose of transporting students.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES

• Check and prepare vehicle for trip readiness (phones, credit cards, etc.)

• Safely drive students to and from home to school.

• Complete end of trip report.

• Participate in training as required by school.

• Communicate with students, staff, and parents as appropriate.

• Vehicle maintenance such as cleaning, transporting to service centers and/or state inspections.

• Other related duties as assigned.

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS

State of Connecticut Driver’s License. CDL-C Commercial License with “V” Endorsement for Student Transportation Vehicles. Current Medical Card. Ability to load and unload luggage. Excellent driving record. Flexible hours (i.e. nights and weekends to fit the transportation needs of the school including evening field trips, sports away games- usually from 1:00 pm to 8:00 pm, quarterly tournaments occasionally out-of-state requiring overnight stay, unscheduled or last minute appointments etc.). Sign Language Skills preferred.

SALARY AND BENEFITS

Hourly salary rate based on school salary scale.

HOW TO APPLY

Download ASD application and email the application with resume and cover letter to: 

darlene.smith@asd-1817.org

Or Mail to: 

Human Resources
American School for the Deaf
139 North Main Street
West Hartford, CT 06107-1269
FAX: 860-570-1832

The American School for the Deaf does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religious creed, sex, age, national origin, ancestry, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability (including, but not limited to, intellectual disability, past or present history of mental disorder, physical disability or learning disability), genetic information, or any other basis prohibited by Connecticut state and/or federal nondiscrimination laws.

All applicants will be screened and the most highly qualified applicants will be invited to interview.

 

ADULT SIGN LANGUAGE CLASS INSTRUCTOR(S) Part Time

ADULT SIGN LANGUAGE CLASS INSTRUCTOR(S)
TEMPORARY TEN-WEEK SCHEDULE

CLOSING DATE: Until Filled

REV: 6/27/2016

The American School for the Deaf (ASD) is the oldest school for the deaf, founded in 1817 by Thomas Hopkins Gallaudet and Laurent Clerc. The American School for the Deaf is committed to serving deaf and hard of hearing infants, youth and their families in development of intellect and the enhancement of quality of life utilizing specially designed instruction through an American Sign Language and English Bilingual Approach, empowering them to become educated and self-directed life-long learners.

ASD is located in West Hartford, a town recognized as one of the top ten towns for raising families. West Hartford residents value education, evidenced by the high quality of public and private schools. There is also much to do in West Hartford. There is a wide array of parks and recreation. There are pools and hiking trails. There are historic sites to visit as well. If shopping is on the list then Blue Back Square, located in the center of town, offers many retail stores and a variety of restaurants to satisfy everyone.

SCOPE OF DUTIES Under the supervision of the Sign Languages Services Program Manager, teaches sign language to community participants and ASD staff in the on-campus community sign language classes. For more information about the classes, click on: http://www.asd-1817.org/page.cfm?p=662

PRIMARY DUTIES Assists with the development of curriculum, course content, and material development. Networks with other staff and uses a variety of resources in teaching and helping people make connections. Keeps attendance of class participants and provides evaluation forms for class assessment.

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS

  • Advanced to Superior ASL skills required.
  • The ability to work as a team member.
  • Knowledge of deafness and deaf culture.
  • Experience teaching ASL to youth preferred

HOW TO APPLY

Download ASD application and email the application with resume and cover letter to:  

darlene.smith@asd-1817.org

Or Mail to: 

Human Resources
American School for the Deaf
139 North Main Street
West Hartford, CT 06107-1269
FAX: 860-570-1832

The American School for the Deaf does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religious creed, sex, age, national origin, ancestry, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability (including, but not limited to, intellectual disability, past or present history of mental disorder, physical disability or learning disability), genetic information, or any other basis prohibited by Connecticut state and/or federal nondiscrimination laws.

All applicants will be screened and the most highly qualified applicants will be invited to interview.



SUBSTITUTE TEACHER AIDE 2016-2017

SUBSTITUTE TEACHER AIDE

2016-2017

SCOPE OF DUTIES

Under the supervision of the Principal, Assistant Principal and the classroom teacher, provides one-on-one and/or group supervision within a small group setting.  During non-instructional time, accompanies student, assists with record keeping and preparation of materials. 

PRIMARY DUTIES

  1. Works with classroom teacher to strengthen and reinforce students’ learning.
  2. Monitors behavior of student(s) in a group setting, supervises student’s arrival and dismissal as well as lunch. 
  3. Meets with teacher and/or supervisor regularly to discuss questions and/or concerns, and follows appropriate intervention plan.
  4. Prepares materials, maintains student’s records and assists with special projects.
  5. Implements behavior management plan that may include CPI techniques. 
  6. Participates in staff training and staff meetings as needed. 
  7. May serve as a substitute teacher, may assist with routine medication or medical assistance on field trips or during school time, recess, lunch duties. 
  8. Performs other related duties as assigned.

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS 

Applicants must possess a High School Diploma or equivalent certificate. Applicants must have a general knowledge of deafness and have manual communication skills.  Previous experience in a residential or day program for deaf children is highly desirable. 

SALARY AND BENEFITS 

(a) Compensation range is specified by school salary schedule.                                                                                                                       

(b) Retirement, group health insurance, and other fringe benefits are available to eligible staff.

HOW TO APPLY

Download ASD application and email the application with resume and cover letter to: 

darlene.smith@asd-1817.org 

Or Mail to:  

Human Resources
American School for the Deaf
139 North Main Street
West Hartford, CT 06107-1269
FAX: 860-570-1832

The American School for the Deaf does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religious creed, sex, age, national origin, ancestry, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability (including, but not limited to, intellectual disability, past or present history of mental disorder, physical disability or learning disability), genetic information, or any other basis prohibited by Connecticut state and/or federal nondiscrimination laws.

TEMPORARY ASSISTANT DEAN OF STUDENTS MALE ONLY


TEMPORARY
ASSISTANT DEAN OF STUDENTS
MALE ONLY

CLOSING DATE: Until filled. REV: 03/02/2017
POST: 03/02/2017

The American School for the Deaf (ASD) is the oldest school for the deaf, founded in 1817 by Thomas Hopkins Gallaudet and Laurent Clerc. The American School for the Deaf is committed to serving deaf and hard of hearing infants, youth and their families in development of intellect and the enhancement of quality of life utilizing specially designed instruction through an American Sign Language and English Bilingual Approach, empowering them to become educated and self-directed life-long learners.

ASD is located in West Hartford, a town recognized as one of the top ten towns for raising families. West Hartford residents value education, evidenced by the high quality of public and private schools. There is also much to do in West Hartford. There is a wide array of parks and recreation. There are pools and hiking trails. There are historic sites to visit as well. If shopping is on the list then Blue Back Square, located in the center of town, offers many retail stores and a variety of restaurants to satisfy everyone.

Under the supervision of the Director of Student Affairs, or designee, the Assistant Dean of Students, is responsible for managing one component of the residential life program for a number of behaviorally disordered deaf adolescents. Responsible for supervision of some Residential Counselors and residential programming. This management position plans and directs an educationally enriching program.
PRIMARY DUTIES

Design and overall implementation of a residential life curriculum that provides recreational experiences, life experiences, practical living skills, informal counseling, and appropriate behavioral models and intervention to behaviorally disordered, deaf young adolescents.
Supervision of Residential Counselor staff, including participation in interviewing candidates for employment, conducting staff evaluations, making recommendations for personnel actions, and devising work schedules and assignments and planning and carrying into staff development.
Responsible for the direct supervision of emotionally/behaviorally disordered deaf children and youth, including meals.
Overall implementation of behavior management system, including use of time-out room and physical restraint as needed, and provision at record keeping and monitoring all systems, including dispensing medication as needed.
Evaluation of student progress and preparation of progress reports as required by school policy and state regulation.

Meet regularly with program supervisor and program staff to review student progress, schedule, and program goals and collaborate with others as needed.
Work cooperatively with support staff and consultants in planning and implementing milieu approach in the residence.
Work cooperatively with Director of Student Affairs, counseling staff and program supervisor in implementing affective education curriculum.
Plan, attend and participate in school, department and parent meetings, develop and implement parent communication program, house visitation program and parent sign language program.
Attend and participate in in-service training programs provided by program and school.
Other related duties as assigned by supervisor.

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS

Applicants must possess a Bachelor’s degree in a related field, Master’s Degree preferred.
Applicants should have prior experience in working with emotionally/behaviorally-disordered children and youth in a residential setting.
Knowledge of or willingness to learn Behavior Management Techniques is required.
Applicants must have a competency in sign language and leadership ability.

SALARY AND BENEFITS

• Compensation range is specified by education and experience.
• Group health insurance and other fringe benefits are available.

HOW TO APPLY

Download ASD application and email the application with resume and cover letter to: 

darlene.smith@asd-1817.org 

Or Mail to:  

Human Resources
American School for the Deaf
139 North Main Street
West Hartford, CT 06107-1269
FAX: 860-570-1832

The American School for the Deaf does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religious creed, sex, age, national origin, ancestry, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability (including, but not limited to, intellectual disability, past or present history of mental disorder, physical disability or learning disability), genetic information, or any other basis prohibited by Connecticut state and/or federal nondiscrimination laws.

 

History of ASD

The first school for the deaf in the United States, ASD has a rich history.

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Tiger Sports

Program featuring competitive teams in seven sports and membership in the Eastern Schools for the Deaf Athletic Association.

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Sign Language Classes

ASD offers community sign classes three times a year for adults, youth, and babies.

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