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

TEMPORARY FLOATER RESIDENTIAL COUNSELOR- MALE ONLY


TEMPORARY FLOATER
RESIDENTIAL COUNSELOR
MALE ONLY
3RD SHIFT 

CLOSING DATE: Until filled. REV: 02/22/2017
POST: 02/22/2017

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 Student Affairs and/or Associate Director of Student Affairs, the Residential Counselor is responsible for the supervision of children and adolescents during school and/or out-of-school hours and the assumption of other responsibilities as designated by the Assistant Deans of the PACES and Core Programs.

SCHEDULE Monday: 11:15 pm – 8:30 am
Tuesday and Wednesday: 10:45 pm – 8:15 am Thursday: 11:15 pm – 8:30 am 36.5 hrs/wk

PRIMARY DUTIES

• Responsible for hourly dorm checks.
• Act as point person for staff as needed.
Other related duties as assigned.


MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS
Applicants must possess a High School Diploma, at least two years of college preferred. Four years of college or BA, a plus. Applicants should have prior experience in working with emotionally/behaviorally-disordered children and youth in a residential setting. Knowledge of behavior management techniques is preferred. CPI/CPR Training/Certification required for this DCF Licensed residential program. CEASD Dormitory Counselor Certificate is required no later than twelve (12) months after initial hire, or twenty four (24) months for applicants with HS diploma only. Good judgment, dependability. Ability to write reports, work as a team member, communicate with parents and other staff. SCPI level of Intermediate Plus required within fourteen (14) months of initial hire.

SALARY AND BENEFITS

• Compensation range is specified by union contract.
• 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.

 

ADVANCED PRACTICE NURSE


ADVANCED PRACTICE NURSE
STUDENT HEALTH CENTER
PART-TIME

CLOSING DATE:
REV: 2/07/2017
POST: 2/07/2017

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
Work in consultation with the Medical Consultant and Director of Student Health Center for the provision of medical care and treatments of student/residents and families at The American School for the Deaf to promote and environment of health and wellness.

SCHEDULE: 12 Hrs/week (Monday andWednesday 8:00 am-2:30 pm (telephone triage to be determined).

PRIMARY DUTIES
Under the supervision of the Director of the Student Health Center:
• Provide general and preventive care for all students including physical examinations, medical orders and follow-up care.
• Maintain positive working relationships with community health organizations, primary care physicians and outside medical and psychiatric services to ensure coordination of care.
• Use sound clinical judgment based on best practices standards and evidenced based models of care.
• Prepare and administer student medication as prescribed.
• Serve as a resource on health care issues; provide training and education programs to staff.
• Provide guidance and consultation to staff. Available to provide after hour consultation to on duty nurses.
• Follow all documentation standards for all treatment encounters according to policy and procedure consistent with State of Connecticut regulations.
• Participate in policy/procedure development and revision in collaboration with the Director of Student Health and Medical Consultant.
• On-Call coverage expected.

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS
• Applicant must be a Registered Nurse who has completed an accredited graduate level nursing program and holds a current license as an APRN.
• CPR Certification
• Ability to perform physical exams and prescribe medications
• Applicant must have the ability to use sign language or willingness to learn.
SALARY AND BENEFITS
Salary negotiable based on experience and educational background.

HOW TO APPLY
Send resume and letter of application 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.

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.

 

 

CAMP NURSE – CAMP ISOLA BELLA – SALISBURY, CT

CAMP NURSE – CAMP ISOLA BELLA – SALISBURY, CT

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

Nestled in the beautiful Berkshire Mountains on Twin Lakes, Salisbury, Connecticut, “Isola Bella” means Beautiful Island in Italian. Isola Bella was bequeathed to The American School by the late Ferrari Ward and his wife, Muriel Alvord Ward. Both were members of the ASD Board of Directors and Mrs. Ward was the first woman to serve on the board. Through this wonderful gift, the American School became the United States’ first school for the deaf to offer a summer program for hearing impaired youngsters and is the only camp for deaf children in Southern New England. Isola Bella is a scenic island estate that has been turned into a recreational/residential summer camp for deaf children ranging in age from 6 years to 18 years old. A wide variety of activities are offered depending on camper’s skill and interest level. Some of these activities include: archery, arts & crafts, camp studies, swimming, sailing and canoeing, water skiing, overnight camping, hiking, team and non-competitive games and a variety of special trips and projects. The philosophy of the program is “learning through experience.”
SCOPE OF DUTIES
Under the supervision of the Camp Director provides medical/nursing care to deaf and hearing impaired campers ages six to eighteen at summer camp.
PRIMARY DUTIES

• Shall have primary responsibility for the health/welfare of all campers and staff.
• Shall follow current standing orders.
• Shall maintain and operate the infirmary.
• Shall maintain accurate, up-to-date logs of any and all treatments rendered and have the logs signed by an assigned Doctor weekly.
• Shall supervise ill or injured campers and staff.
• Shall hold and dispense all medications to campers as directed by their physicians
• Shall hold all medications for staff.
• Shall develop charts of any and all medical problems to be shared with the Director and appropriate staff while abiding by confidentiality rules.
• Shall instruct staff members in how to respond in emergency medical situations.
• Shall cooperate with Camp Director in processing medical reports, insurance reports, and communicating with parents.
• Shall perform other related duties as directed by the Director.


MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS
Applicants must be 21 or older, must be certified in CPR for the Professional Rescuer, and must be an RN with an active Connecticut registration or an active temporary Connecticut registration. Ability to use or the willingness to learn sign language is required.
SALARY RANGE

• Negotiable on the basis of experience and training.
• Employment dates June 17th to July 31st 2017

HOW TO APPLY:

Visit our website: www.asd-1817.org to download an application. Send application and with resume or letter of interest to:

Human Resources
American School for the Deaf
139 North Main Street
West Hartford, CT 06107-1269
IBDirector@asd-1817.org
FAX: 860-570-1832

The American School for the Deaf is an Equal Opportunity Employer: M/F/V/H/D.

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 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.
Teacher - 2 -


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.

 

 

ASSISTANT DEAN OF STUDENTS FEMALE ONLY

JOB ANNOUNCEMENT

ASSISTANT DEAN OF STUDENTS
FEMALE ONLY

CLOSING DATE: Until filled. REV: 01/27/2017
POST: 01/27/2017

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.

 

Assistant Dean of Students - 2 –

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.

EDUCATIONAL INTERPRETER SUBSTITUTE - OUTREACH EDUCATION

EDUCATIONAL INTERPRETER SUBSTITUTE OUTREACH EDUCATION

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 serves the deaf and hard of hearing community as a multi-faceted innovative institution dedicated to the development of intellect and the enhancement of quality of life, producing educated and self-directed citizens. ASD offers academic programs for children aged 3-21. The school also provides a wide range of student enrichment, counseling, and after-school activities for both day and residential students. ASD offers a statewide Birth-to-Three program as well as various Outreach services. ASD’s mission is to become the premier comprehensive center providing education and resources for deaf and hard of hearing individuals, their families and educational partners in Connecticut and beyond.

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 Coordinator of Outreach Education or designee, provides educational interpreting services in the general education classroom.

PRIMARY DUTIES
Participates, implements, and evaluates I.E.P’s in communication for deaf and hard of hearing children and youth for both group and individual work. Integrates work with other department programs; works with teachers. Gives special attention to instruction to children with hearing loss, especially those using interpreting services in the areas of sign language/oral/aural communication skills. Confers with school administrators, professional colleagues and parents concerning the program development and the overall communication needs of children. Outreach Education Educational Interpreter, Substitute Page 2 Works with teaching staff in integrating sign language, speech, and auditory training into classroom course context. Prepares lesson plans for the teaching of sign language and reports as required. Participates in student staffings, staff meetings, curricular project meetings, and staff development activities; functions as a member of the educational team. Maintains records and does other related work as required. Other related duties as assigned.

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS
Bachelor Degree is desired. Applicants must have successfully completed significant coursework pertaining specifically to the development and implementation of educational interpreting utilizing various communication skills for deaf and hard of hearing students. Professional experience in the provision of such direct services is highly desirable. SCPI Level of Advanced. Interpreter Certification required: Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf (RID): CI, CT, CI/CT or CSC or National Association of the Deaf (NAD): Level IV/ V. Ability to work in a collaborative setting.

SALARY AND BENEFITS
Compensation range is specified by education/certification and relevant experience.

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.


Athletic Vacancies

ASL TEACHER OUTREACH EDUCATIONAL SERVICES PART-TIME TO FULL-TIME

ASL TEACHER

OUTREACH EDUCATIONAL SERVICES
PART-TIME TO FULL-TIME

 

CLOSING DATE:   

Until filled.                                                                                                
REV: 03/15/2016

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 Director of Outreach Services and Special Projects or designee, provides sign language instruction to deaf students.    

PRIMARY DUTIES

(a)   Prepares materials, instructs deaf students(s)/client(s) and evaluates student performance.

(b)   Coordinates tutoring with Public School Director of Special Services, Teacher, or designee.

(c)   Writes progress reports and submits reports to appropriate personnel.

(d)   Finds and adapts appropriate materials that meet student needs.

(e)   Collaborates with Public School Teachers as appropriate.

ASL Teacher – Outreach Ed Services

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS

Applicants should possess a Master’s Degree.  Must be willing to travel, have knowledge of subject matter and ability to plan and assess student performance.  Applicant must possess sign

Communication skills and flexibility.  Able to work independently and write reports. 

SALARY AND BENEFITS

  • Compensation range is negotiable on the basis of experience and training.
  • 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.

 

 

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.



RESIDENTIAL COUNSELOR - MALE ONLY WEEKEND DAY SHIFT

JOB ANNOUNCEMENT
RC #499 RESIDENTIAL COUNSELOR - MALE ONLY
WEEKEND DAY SHIFT

CLOSING DATE: Until filled.
REV: 08/30/2016
POST: 08/30/2016

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 Director of Student Affairs and/or Associate Director of Student
Affairs, the Residential Counselor is responsible for the supervision of children and adolescents
during school and/or out-of-school hours and the assumption of other responsibilities as
designated by the Assistant Deans of the PACES and Core Programs.

SCHEDULE Friday: 12:00 pm – 10:45 pm
Saturday: 8:30 am – 10:45 pm
Sunday: 8:30 am – 11:00 pm 36.5 hrs/wk

PRIMARY DUTIES

• Responsible for the supervision of emotionally/behaviorally-disordered deaf children and
youth during in or out-of-school hours, including meals.
• Planning and carrying out activities designed to promote personal and social growth.
• Responsible for encouraging to students to maintain good personal hygiene and attire,
including bathing and feeding.
• Assist students with mobility.
• Encourage students to engage in extra-curricular activities

• Implementation of Positive Behavior Intervention Support (PBIS).
• Participation in planning and staff conferences with academic and residential staff.
• Participation in staff training and in-service activities, including Physical/Psychological
Management Training (PMT) workshops.
• Must be able to lift 50 pounds on a regular and frequent basis.
• Responsible for reports and daily logs.
• Works cooperatively with all residential staff and support staff.
• Must be able to communicate with students using American Sign Language.
• Other related duties as assigned.

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS

Applicants must possess a High School Diploma, at least two years of college preferred. Four
years of college or BA, a plus. Applicants should have prior experience in working with
emotionally/behaviorally-disordered children and youth in a residential setting. Knowledge of
behavior management techniques is preferred. CPI/CPR Training/Certification required for this
DCF Licensed residential program. CEASD Dormitory Counselor Certificate is required no later
than twelve (12) months after initial hire, or twenty four (24) months for applicants with HS
diploma only. Good judgment, dependability. Ability to write reports, work as a team member,
communicate with parents and other staff. SCPI level of Intermediate Plus required within
fourteen (14) months of initial hire.

SALARY AND BENEFITS
• Compensation range is specified by union contract.
• 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.

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

RESIDENTIAL COUNSELOR - FEMALE ONLY

JOB ANNOUNCEMENT

RC #433 RESIDENTIAL COUNSELOR - FEMALE ONLY

WEEKEND DAY SHIFT

 

 

CLOSING DATE: Until filled.                                                                                       REV: 09/16/2016

POST: 09/16/2016

 

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 Director of Student Affairs and/or Associate Director of Student Affairs, the Residential Counselor is responsible for the supervision of children and adolescents during school and/or out-of-school hours and the assumption of other responsibilities as designated by the Assistant Deans of the PACES and Core Programs.

SCHEDULE Friday: 12:00 pm – 10:45 pm

Saturday: 8:30  am – 10:45 pm

Sunday: 8:30  am – 11:00 pm      36.5 hrs/wk

PRIMARY DUTIES

 

Responsible for the supervision of emotionally/behaviorally-disordered deaf children and youth during in or out-of-school hours, including meals.

Planning and carrying out activities designed to promote personal and social growth. 

Responsible for encouraging to students to maintain good personal hygiene and attire, including bathing and feeding.

Assist students with mobility.

Encourage students to engage in extra-curricular activities.

 

PRIMARY DUTIES (continued)

 

Implementation of Positive Behavior Intervention Support (PBIS).

Participation in planning and staff conferences with academic and residential staff.

Participation in staff training and in-service activities, including Physical/Psychological Management Training (PMT) workshops.

Must be able to lift 50 pounds on a regular and frequent basis.

Responsible for reports and daily logs.

Works cooperatively with all residential staff and support staff.

Must be able to communicate with students using American Sign Language.

Other related duties as assigned.

 

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS 

 

Applicants must possess a High School Diploma, at least two years of college preferred.  Four years of college or BA, a plus. Applicants should have prior experience in working with emotionally/behaviorally-disordered children and youth in a residential setting.  Knowledge of behavior management techniques is preferred.  CPI/CPR Training/Certification required for this DCF Licensed residential program.  CEASD Dormitory Counselor Certificate is required no later than twelve (12) months after initial hire, or twenty four (24) months for applicants with HS diploma only.  Good judgment, dependability.  Ability to write reports, work as a team member, communicate with parents and other staff.  SCPI level of Intermediate Plus required within fourteen (14) months of initial hire.

SALARY AND BENEFITS

Compensation range is specified by union contract.  

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.

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.

RESIDENTIAL COUNSELOR - FEMALE ONLY WEEKEND DAY SHIFT

RC #433 RESIDENTIAL COUNSELOR - FEMALE ONLY

WEEKEND DAY SHIFT


 

CLOSING DATE: Until filled.                                                                                       REV: 09/16/2016

POST: 09/16/2016

 

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 Director of Student Affairs and/or Associate Director of Student Affairs, the Residential Counselor is responsible for the supervision of children and adolescents during school and/or out-of-school hours and the assumption of other responsibilities as designated by the Assistant Deans of the PACES and Core Programs.

SCHEDULE Friday: 12:00 pm – 10:45 pm

Saturday: 8:30  am – 10:45 pm

Sunday: 8:30  am – 11:00 pm      36.5 hrs/wk

PRIMARY DUTIES


  • Responsible for the supervision of emotionally/behaviorally-disordered deaf children and youth during in or out-of-school hours, including meals.
  • Planning and carrying out activities designed to promote personal and social growth. 
  • Responsible for encouraging to students to maintain good personal hygiene and attire, including bathing and feeding.
  • Assist students with mobility.
  • Encourage students to engage in extra-curricular activities.
  • Implementation of Positive Behavior Intervention Support (PBIS).
  • Participation in planning and staff conferences with academic and residential staff.
  • Participation in staff training and in-service activities, including Physical/Psychological Management Training (PMT) workshops.
  • Must be able to lift 50 pounds on a regular and frequent basis.
  • Responsible for reports and daily logs.
  • Works cooperatively with all residential staff and support staff.
  • Must be able to communicate with students using American Sign Language.
  • Other related duties as assigned.

 

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS 


Applicants must possess a High School Diploma, at least two years of college preferred.  Four years of college or BA, a plus. Applicants should have prior experience in working with emotionally/behaviorally-disordered children and youth in a residential setting.  Knowledge of behavior management techniques is preferred.  CPI/CPR Training/Certification required for this DCF Licensed residential program.  CEASD Dormitory Counselor Certificate is required no later than twelve (12) months after initial hire, or twenty four (24) months for applicants with HS diploma only.  Good judgment, dependability.  Ability to write reports, work as a team member, communicate with parents and other staff.  SCPI level of Intermediate Plus required within fourteen (14) months of initial hire.

 

SALARY AND BENEFITS

  • Compensation range is specified by union contract.  
  • 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.


Isola Bella - Camp Media Internship June 15 – July 31, 2017

CAMP MEDIA INTERNSHIP
June 15 – July 31, 2017


CLOSING DATE: Until filled. Interviews will take place in February
REV: 11/2/2016
POST: 11/3/2016

Nestled in the beautiful Berkshire Mountains on Twin Lakes, Salisbury, Connecticut, “Isola Bella” means Beautiful Island in Italian. Isola Bella was bequeathed to The American School by the late Ferrari Ward and his wife, Muriel Alvord Ward. Both were members of the ASD Board of Directors and Mrs. Ward was the first woman to serve on the board. Through this wonderful gift, the American School became the United States’ first school for the deaf to offer a summer program for hearing impaired youngsters and is the only camp for deaf children in Southern New England. Isola Bella is a scenic island estate that has been turned into a recreational/residential summer camp for deaf children ranging in age from 8 years to 17 years old. A wide variety of activities are offered depending on camper’s skill and interest level. Some of these activities include: archery, arts & crafts, camp studies, swimming, sailing and canoeing, water skiing, overnight camping, hiking, team and non-competitive games and a variety of special trips and projects. The philosophy of the program is “learning through experience.”

SCOPE OF DUTIES

Under the direction of the Camp Director shall have primary responsibility for assisting in running and managing the media and photo publications for the camp.

PRIMARY DUTIES

Under the direction of the Camp Director:

a) Take photographs and video of all camp activities.
b) Organize photos and video for release.
c) Create videos to welcome families and campers to the island.
d) Assist with website and Facebook updates.
e) Create videos for families to view on Family Day.
f) Work with camp staff on creating videos as needed for activities.
g) Create marketing videos to be uploaded to the website.
h) Assist with editing and organizing camp yearbook.
i) Responsible for PowerPoints for events such as awards, talent show, etc.
j) Participate in camp training and abide by all camp policies and rules.
k) Performs other duties as assigned.


MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS
Applicants must have a High School diploma. Experience with photography, marketing and video editing preferred. Minimum age recommended is 19.

HOW TO APPLY

Download application from www.asd-1817.org. Send resume and application to:

Human Resources
American School for the Deaf
139 North Main Street
West Hartford, CT 06107-1269
FAX 860-570-1832
IBDIRECTOR@ASD-1817.ORG


The American School for the Deaf is an Equal Opportunity Employer: M/F/V/H/D.

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.

Isola Bella - Camp Counselor/Instructor - June 15 - July 31, 2017

CAMP COUNSELOR/INSTRUCTOR

June 15 - July 31, 2017

CLOSING DATE: Until filled.

REV: 11/2/2016

POST: 11/3/2016

Nestled in the beautiful Berkshire Mountains on Twin Lakes, Salisbury, Connecticut, “Isola Bella” means Beautiful Island in Italian.  Isola Bella was bequeathed to The American School by the late Ferrari Ward and his wife, Muriel Alvord Ward.  Both were members of the ASD Board of Directors and Mrs. Ward was the first woman to serve on the board.  Through this wonderful gift, the American School became the United States’ first school for the deaf to offer a summer program for hearing impaired youngsters and is the only camp for deaf children in Southern New England.  Isola Bella is a scenic island estate that has been turned into a recreational/residential summer camp for deaf children ranging in age from 8 years to 17 years old.  A wide variety of activities are offered depending on camper’s skill and interest level.  Some of these activities include: archery, arts & crafts, camp studies, swimming, sailing and canoeing, water skiing, overnight camping, hiking, team and non-competitive games and a variety of special trips and projects.  The philosophy of the program is “learning through experience.”

SCOPE OF DUTIES

Under the direction of the Camp Director shall have primary responsibility for the welfare and safety of the campers during their stay at camp.

PRIMARY DUTIES  

Under the direction of the Camp Director: 

a) Shall instruct, on a scheduled basis, a series of classes in a specified area and shall be responsible for a beginning and end of summer inventory in that specific area.

b) Shall participate in and be responsible for the planning and implementation of evening activities on a scheduled basis.

c) Teaches recreation, arts and crafts, leadership skills, literacy and socialization activities to campers.

d) Supervises and teaches campers personal hygiene and safety.

e) Cooperates with directors, team leaders, and food service personnel in program planning and supervision. 

f) Supervises campers in daily camp activities that include a variety of outdoor activities (walking, hiking, swimming, arts and crafts).

g) Resides in cabin with campers.  Assists with overnight monitoring.   

h) Performs other duties as assigned.

                                                                                                                      Applicants must have a High School diploma, Sign Language communication skills, prior experience in education, child care and/or counseling with deaf and hard of hearing children.  Prior camp experience preferred.  Minimum age recommended is 19.    

SALARY AND BENEFITS 

Compensation range is dependent upon experience and training.

Employment dates are from June 15th to July 31st.

HOW TO APPLY

 Download application from www.asd-1817.org.  Send resume and application to:

Human Resources Office

American School for the Deaf

139 North Main Street

West Hartford, CT  06107-1269

FAX 860-570-1832

IBDIRECTOR@ASD-1817.ORG

 

The American School for the Deaf is an Equal Opportunity Employer:  M/F/V/H/D.

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.

 

 

CAMP AIDE June 15 - July 31, 2017

CAMP AIDE

June 15 - July 31, 2017

CLOSING DATE: Until filled.  Interviews will take place in February

REV: 11/2/2016

POST: 11/3/2016

Nestled in the beautiful Berkshire Mountains on Twin Lakes, Salisbury, Connecticut, “Isola Bella” means Beautiful Island in Italian.  Isola Bella was bequeathed to The American School by the late Ferrari Ward and his wife, Muriel Alvord Ward.  Both were members of the ASD Board of Directors and Mrs. Ward was the first woman to serve on the board.  Through this wonderful gift, the American School became the United States’ first school for the deaf to offer a summer program for hearing impaired youngsters and is the only camp for deaf children in Southern New England.  Isola Bella is a scenic island estate that has been turned into a recreational/residential summer camp for deaf children ranging in age from 8 years to 17 years old.  A wide variety of activities are offered depending on camper’s skill and interest level.  Some of these activities include: archery, arts & crafts, camp studies, swimming, sailing and canoeing, water skiing, overnight camping, hiking, team and non-competitive games and a variety of special trips and projects.  The philosophy of the program is “learning through experience.”

SCOPE OF DUTIES

Under the direction of the Camp Director shall have primary responsibility for the welfare and safety of campers during their stay at camp and will assist with kitchen responsibilities as needed 

PRIMARY DUTIES

  1. a) Under the direction of the Camp Director:
  2. b) Supervises and teaches campers personal hygiene and safety.
  3. c) Assist with daily living skills and behavior management.
  4. d) Follows guidelines set up by food service directors.
  5. e) Cooperates with team leaders, directors and food service personnel in program planning and supervision.
  6. f) Supervises campers in daily camp activities that include a variety of outdoor activities (walking, hiking, swimming, arts and crafts).
  7. g) Resides in cabin with campers.  Assists with overnight monitoring.
  8. h) Performs other duties as assigned. 

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS


Applicants must have a High School diploma, Sign Language communication skills, prior experience in education, child care and/or counseling with deaf and hard of hearing children.  Prior camp experience preferred.  Minimum age recommended is 20 and out of high school for a minimum of one year. 

SALARY and BENEFITS

Compensation range is dependent upon experience and training.

Employment dates are from June 15th – July 31st. 

HOW TO APPLY

Download application from www.asd-1817.org.  Send resume and application to:

Human Resources

American School for the Deaf

139 North Main Street

West Hartford, CT  06107-1269

FAX 860-570-1832

IBDIRECTOR@ASD-1817.ORG

 

The American School for the Deaf is an Equal Opportunity Employer:  M/F/V/H/D.

 

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.

 

 

French Exchange Advisor

RESIDENTIAL COUNSELORS - MALE ONLY 2ND SHIFT

JOB ANNOUNCEMENT
RESIDENTIAL COUNSELORS - MALE ONLY
2ND SHIFT

CLOSING DATE: Until filled. REV: 01/04/2017
POST: 01/04/2017


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 Student Affairs and/or Associate Director of Student Affairs, the Residential Counselor is responsible for the supervision of children and adolescents during school and/or out-of-school hours and the assumption of other responsibilities as designated by the Assistant Deans of the PACES and Core Programs.

SCHEDULE Monday: 2:00 pm – 11:30 pm
Tuesday-Thursday: 2:30 pm – 11:30 pm 36.5 hrs/wk
PRIMARY DUTIES

Responsible for the supervision of emotionally/behaviorally-disordered deaf children and youth during in or out-of-school hours, including meals.
Planning and carrying out activities designed to promote personal and social growth.
Responsible for encouraging to students to maintain good personal hygiene and attire, including bathing and feeding.
Assist students with mobility.
Encourage students to engage in extra-curricular activities.
2nd Shift Male Residential Counselor

Implementation of Positive Behavior Intervention Support (PBIS).
Participation in planning and staff conferences with academic and residential staff.
Participation in staff training and in-service activities, including Physical/Psychological Management Training (PMT) workshops.
Must be able to lift 50 pounds on a regular and frequent basis.
Responsible for reports and daily logs.
Works cooperatively with all residential staff and support staff.
Must be able to communicate with students using American Sign Language.
Other related duties as assigned.

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS
Applicants must possess a High School Diploma, at least two years of college preferred. Four years of college or BA, a plus. Applicants should have prior experience in working with emotionally/behaviorally-disordered children and youth in a residential setting. Knowledge of behavior management techniques is preferred. CPI/CPR Training/Certification required for this DCF Licensed residential program. CEASD Dormitory Counselor Certificate is required no later than twelve (12) months after initial hire, or twenty four (24) months for applicants with HS diploma only. Good judgment, dependability. Ability to write reports, work as a team member, communicate with parents and other staff. SCPI level of Intermediate Plus required within fourteen (14) months of initial hire.

SALARY AND BENEFITS

• Compensation range is specified by union contract.
• 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.

 

 

RESIDENTIAL COUNSELORS - MALE ONLY WEEKEND DAY SHIFT

JOB ANNOUNCEMENT
RESIDENTIAL COUNSELORS - MALE ONLY
WEEKEND DAY SHIFT

CLOSING DATE: Until filled. REV: 01/04/2017
POST: 01/04/2017


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 Student Affairs and/or Associate Director of Student Affairs, the Residential Counselor is responsible for the supervision of children and adolescents during school and/or out-of-school hours and the assumption of other responsibilities as designated by the Assistant Deans of the PACES and Core Programs.

SCHEDULE Friday: 12:00 pm – 10:45 pm
Saturday: 8:30 am – 10:45 pm
Sunday: 8:30 am – 11:00 pm 36.5 hrs/wk
PRIMARY DUTIES

Responsible for the supervision of emotionally/behaviorally-disordered deaf children and youth during in or out-of-school hours, including meals.
Planning and carrying out activities designed to promote personal and social growth.
Responsible for encouraging to students to maintain good personal hygiene and attire, including bathing and feeding.
Assist students with mobility.
Encourage students to engage in extra-curricular activities.
Weekend Day Shift Male Residential Counselor


PRIMARY DUTIES (continued)

Implementation of Positive Behavior Intervention Support (PBIS).
Participation in planning and staff conferences with academic and residential staff.
Participation in staff training and in-service activities, including Physical/Psychological Management Training (PMT) workshops.
Must be able to lift 50 pounds on a regular and frequent basis.
Responsible for reports and daily logs.
Works cooperatively with all residential staff and support staff.
Must be able to communicate with students using American Sign Language.
Other related duties as assigned.

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS
Applicants must possess a High School Diploma, at least two years of college preferred. Four years of college or BA, a plus. Applicants should have prior experience in working with emotionally/behaviorally-disordered children and youth in a residential setting. Knowledge of behavior management techniques is preferred. CPI/CPR Training/Certification required for this DCF Licensed residential program. CEASD Dormitory Counselor Certificate is required no later than twelve (12) months after initial hire, or twenty four (24) months for applicants with HS diploma only. Good judgment, dependability. Ability to write reports, work as a team member, communicate with parents and other staff. SCPI level of Intermediate Plus required within fourteen (14) months of initial hire.

SALARY AND BENEFITS

• Compensation range is specified by union contract.
• 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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Program featuring competitive teams in seven sports and membership in the Eastern Schools for the Deaf Athletic Association.

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