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Employment Opportunities

The American School for the Deaf (ASD) is currently seeking exceptional individuals who will bring professionalism, expertise, enthusiasm and dedication to the school. Ideal candidates will have a proven track record of success and will fully support ASD’s mission, staff, and students.
The American School for the Deaf (ASD) maintains written Job Descriptions for most jobs. The Job Description is a guide to the basic and essential functions of each job; it is not an all-inclusive list of responsibilities. These Descriptions are revised to meet the changing needs of ASD at the sole discretion of the senior management team.

Openings

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  • Clinical Services Director

    THE AMERICAN SCHOOL FOR THE DEAF
    ANNOUNCES AN OPENING FOR

    CLINICAL SERVICES DIRECTOR

    CLOSING DATE:  Until Filled
    Posted:  01/2019
    Revised: 03/2019

    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
    The Clinical Services Director is responsible for the leadership, management, supervision and delivery of the PACES and Core clinical treatment services during the school day, and in the residential setting, and the Psychological, Counseling and Evaluation Services (PCS) staff as it relates to mental health.  In addition, the Clinical Services Director and clinical staff will work with educational leadership to advise and support PACES and Core students’ academic needs.  The Director position requires a significant knowledge of mental health and behavior, and the ability to collaborate with a strong Clinical team, teachers and support staff, and community-based resources in the area of mental health and behavior. 

    PRIMARY DUTIES
    • Provides program and school-wide leadership and supervision of staff in the areas of mental health and behavior, including risk and crisis assessment and management;
    • Leads and advises staff on school-wide efforts related to school climate and Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS), including the sustainability of the Model Demonstration Program and Banner School criteria and designation;
    • Oversees all aspects of school-wide mental health and crisis management, including psychological, counseling, social work and behavior specialists;
    • Works with the Admissions Officer to screen referrals and recommend programming for potential PACES students;
    • Leads, reviews, and oversees the school-wide referral process for reports to child and adult protective services agencies in CT and other States with students at ASD;
    • Acts as complementary or endorsed observer/evaluator, in accordance with the State of Connecticut guidelines and standards for an approved, private, special education program;
    • Develops and implements all aspects of a clinical treatment program,  which is designed to serve students with significant emotional and behavioral challenges;
    • Collaborates with student health services, and oversees and directs Psychiatric/Behavioral Health personnel to ensure appropriate services are provided to PACES and Core students;
    • Directs the Clinical Services Coordinator, Clinical Services Case Manager, Crisis Intervention staff and first shift paraprofessionals in PACES,  regarding student mental health and behavioral support services;
    • Collaborates with Educational Leadership to coordinate mental health and counseling service delivery of the Core counseling team to ensure appropriate services and systems are in place and are provided to all ASD students;
    • Collaborates with the Director of Student Affairs to ensure that PACES students’ clinical treatment program is integrated into the residential life program;
    • Develops and maintains collaborative relationships with Connecticut and out-of-state agencies and providers serving deaf and hard of hearing students;
    • Maintains liaisons with supervisory personnel from other program departments to assist with  coordinating the transition of students in PACES to a less restrictive setting within ASD, when appropriate;
    • In concert with other ASD staff, provides mental health and PBIS training, as applicable, for professional, paraprofessional and residential staff;
    • Recruits (working closely with the Human Resources Department), recommends hiring, trains, supervises and evaluates Clinical staff ;
    • Assists with oversight of the planning and implementation for professional development programs;
    • Provides supervision to Clinical staff and back-up for emergency behavioral situations in the
    Core educational and PACES residential treatment settings;
    • Participates in staff training and in-service activities, including Physical Psychological Management (PMT) training, and,  American Sign Language, if needed;
    • Collaborates with the Business Office on the development and oversight of the department budget;
    • Other related duties as assigned.

    MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS
     Applicant shall possess a Master’s Degree in a mental health, and/or a related field of study, from an accredited college or university; 
    • Applicant must be a Licensed Mental Health Professional, (LPC, LCSW, LMFT), and have a thorough knowledge of behavior, including children and young adults with significant emotional and behavioral challenges;
    • Applicants with prior experience in working with deaf and hard of hearing children and youth strongly preferred; 
    • Applicant must have a minimum of five years of demonstrated supervisory experience;  
    • American Sign Language (ASL) proficiency required, and/or a commitment to a concentrated study of ASL with demonstrated progress;
    • Excellent communication, teamwork skills, and multi-tasking required. 

    SALARY AND BENEFITS
     Compensation range is specified by experience. 
    • Group health insurance and other fringe benefits are available.
    • 12 months: Non-collective bargaining.

    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 an individual's age, ancestry, color, genetic information, learning disability, marital status, past or present history of mental disability, intellectual disability, national origin, physical disability, race, religious creed, sex (including pregnancy, transgender status, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, or civil union status) work place hazards to reproductive systems, and criminal record (in state employment and licensing). www.asd-1817.org/about/jobs-at-asd
    All applicants will be screened and the most highly qualified applicants will be invited to interview.
  • Staff Interpreter - Part Time

    THE AMERICAN SCHOOL FOR THE DEAF
    ANNOUNCES AN OPENING FOR
    PART-TIME STAFF INTERPRETER

    CLOSING DATE: Until filled.
    REV:   04/03/2019
    POST:   04/03/2019

    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 Program Manager of Source Interpreting, the staff interpreter will be assigned to a wide variety of School centered interpreting/transliterating situations.

    PRIMARY DUTIES
    • Interpret for deaf and hard of hearing students and their families, staff, administration and guets of ASD.
    • Interpret a wide variety of assignments including PPT meetings, workshops, staff development training, field trips, conferences, and school events both on and off campus.
    • Assist with various office duties within Source Interpreting when not engaged in interpreting assignments (i.e., phone coverage or data entry).
    • Attend department and staff meetings as appropriate.
    • Contribute feedback to schedulers regarding assignments to enhance level of services.
    • Communicate progress and problems to schedulers promptly.
    • Ability to work independently as well as team with other interpreters.
    • Adhere to strict guidelines for confidentiality and ethical conduct, including the Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf (RID) Professional Code of Conduct.
    • Prompt response to schedule changes.
    • Ability to work with a variety of communication modes, including ASL, CASE, Signed English, and Visual/Gestural. 
    • May at times work onsite with other spoken world language interpreters or certified deaf interpreters.
    • May at times provide close-vision and/or tactile interpreting services to low-vision and/or Deaf Blind consumers.
    • May at times serve as designated interpreter for the Executive Director and as such, travel to off-campus meetings, conferences, workshops and/or trainings.
    • Ability to attend workshops and conferences to maintain certification and stay current with best practices and Continuing Education Units (CEUs).

    SKILLS & QUALIFICATIONS
    • Interpreter Certification required: Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf (RID): CI, CT, CSC, NIC Certified, Advanced or Master, or National Association of the Deaf (NAD) Level  V. 
    • Demonstrated proficiency in American Sign Language with excellent expressive and receptive skills and a strong understanding of Deaf culture.
    • Bachelors Degree preferred.
    • Professional experience in the provision of educational interpreting services is highly desirable; preferred experience in Special Education/Educational settings and the PPT process. 
    • Good judgment, excellent interpersonal skills and effective planning skills. 
    • Willingness to work flexible hours a plus.
    • Selected candidate must have a valid driver’s license.
                                              
    HOW TO APPLY:
    Visit our website:  www.asd-1817.org to download an application or you may complete an application directly on line.
     
    Send application with resume and or letter of interest to:
     Human Resources
     American School for the Deaf
     139 North Main Street
     West Hartford, CT  06107

    The American School for the Deaf does not discriminate on the basis of an individual's age, ancestry, color, genetic information, learning disability, marital status, past or present history of mental disability, intellectual disability, national origin, physical disability, race, religious creed, sex (including pregnancy, transgender status, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, or civil union status) work place hazards to reproductive systems, and criminal record (in state employment and licensing). www.asd-1817.org/about/jobs-at-asd
    All applicants will be screened and the most highly qualified applicants will be invited to interview.
  • Birth-To-Three Provider(s)

    Per Diem
    State Wide
    The American School for the Deaf
    Opening for :  Birth-To-Three Provider(s)
    State-wide
    Per Diem

    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 ommitted 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 Birth-to-Three Manager(s), or designee, provides services to children in ASD’s Birth-to-Three Program.  Works collaboratively with Early Childhood Services’ supervisors, staff, ASD Preschool, and ASD Family Education Services staff.

    PRIMARY DUTIES:

    Makes regular home visits to children and families on a 12-month basis.
    • Works with families and team members to develop and implement Individual Family Service Plans.
    • Conducts evaluations and annual assessments.
    • Writes reports and completes paperwork according to ASD and CT Birth-to-Three requirements. 
    • Participates in trainings and meetings.
    • May assist with Family Education Services to include Family Learning Weekend.
    • Other related duties as assigned.

    MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:

    • Master’s in Deaf Education/ State of Connecticut Department of Education Endorsement 057 is required OR a licensed Speech Language Pathologist with understanding of deafness State Endorsement 061
    • Experience working with Deaf/Hard-of-hearing children and their families, ages Birth-to-Three, preferred. 
    • Willingness to complete training in CT State Birth-to-Three requirements. 
    • Experience with different language and communication modalities including:  ASL, Aural/Oral, Auditory and Verbal, preferred. 
    • Willingness to travel throughout the state and work flexible hours.
    • Sign language skills and knowledge of Deaf Culture, preferred.

    SALARY AND BENEFITS:

    • Compensation range is based on experience.

    HOW TO APPLY:

    Apply on line or 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) 215-2891

    The American School for the Deaf does not discriminate on the basis of an individual's age, ancestry, color, genetic information, learning disability, marital status, past or present history of mental disability, intellectual disability, national origin, physical disability, race, religious creed, sex (including pregnancy, transgender status, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, or civil union status) work place hazards to reproductive systems, and criminal record (in state employment and licensing). www.asd-1817.org/about/jobs-at-asd  
    All applicants will be screened and the most highly qualified applicants will be invited to interview.
  • Camp Counselor - Isola Bella

    ISOLA BELLA

    CAMP COUNSELOR/INSTRUCTOR
    June to July 2020 (specific dates TBD)

    CLOSING DATE: Until filled. 

    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:
    • Responsible to instruct, on a scheduled basis, a series of classes in a specified area and will be responsible for a beginning and end of summer inventory in that specific area.
    • Will participate in and be responsible for the planning and implementation of evening activities on a scheduled basis.
    • Will teach recreation, arts and crafts, leadership skills, literacy and socialization activities to campers.
    • Will supervise and teach campers personal hygiene and safety.
    • Will work cooperatively with directors, team leaders, and food service personnel in program planning and supervision.
    • Will supervise campers in daily camp activities that include a variety of outdoor activities (walking, hiking, swimming, arts and crafts).
    • Will reside in cabin with campers and assist with overnight monitoring.  
    • All 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 19.  

    SALARY AND BENEFITS
    Compensation range is dependent upon experience and training.

    HOW TO APPLY:
    Complete the application on line or send your application to:
    Human Resources Office
    American School for the Deaf
    139 North Main Street
    West Hartford, CT  06107-1269
    IBDIRECTOR@ASD-1817.ORG

    The American School for the Deaf does not discriminate on the basis of an individual’s age, ancestry, color, genetic information, learning disability, marital status, past or present history of mental disability, intellectual disability, national origin, physical disability, race, religious creed, sex (including pregnancy, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation , or civil union status) workplace hazards to reproductive systems, and criminal record (in state employment and licensing). www.asd-1817.org/about/jobs-at-asd

    All applicants will be screened and the most highly qualified applicants will be invited to interview.
  • ASL/English Bilingual Specialist

    Full Time
    Scope of Duties
    Under the direction of the Director of Education, support staff in the acquisition, development and refinement of American Sign Language (ASL) knowledge and skills as well as support school wide programming in ASL and Deaf culture for students and staff.
    Primary Duties
    • Develop, refine, and coordinate, training of teachers in implementation of ASL curriculum and teaching strategies in all classes and subject areas
    • Provide ASL and Deaf Studies resources and materials for staff to use for instruction
    • Provide demonstration lessons for direct ASL instruction and support in development of age-appropriate ASL skills as well as designing and implementing lessons/activities that support student needs using best practice bilingual strategies
    • Provide support to teachers as they develop, implement, monitor, and revise ASL language development
    • Create, maintain and coordinate administration of ASL assessments for 3 year evaluations, annual evaluations and classroom progress monitoring
    • Promote ASL proficiency and appreciation of Deaf Culture awareness school wide through coordination of ASL/Deaf Culture Events
    • Assist/train classroom teachers in application of technologies that support ASL skills development
    • Keep abreast of current research & best practices in ASL Linguistics and Deaf Studies
    • Provides ASL Linguistics training and consultation for staff
    Minimum Requirements
    • Background in Linguistics, American Sign Language, Sign Language Studies/Deaf Studies, M.A. level preferred.
    • ASLTA Certification preferred
    • Have or ability to obtain State Department of Education certification 057
    • 092 preferred
    • 3-5 years successful teaching experience with deaf children from birth-12th grade
    • 3-5 years of successful teaching experience of ASL linguistics to children/adults/professionals
    • Knowledge of Deaf Culture
    • Good communication and interpersonal skills
    • Teamwork and leadership skills
    • Fluency in American Sign Language required (Advanced+ ASLPI Rating).
    Salary and Benefits
    • Compensation range is negotiable on the basis of experience and training.
    • Group health insurance and other fringe benefits are available.
  • Early Childhood Coordinator

    EARLY CHILDHOOD COORDINATOR

    The American School for the Deaf (ASD) is the oldest permanent school for the deaf, founded in 1817 by Thomas Hopkins Gallaudet and Laurent Clerc. At the American School for the Deaf, students and families are surrounded by inspiring peers, guided by dedicated and committed staff, and supported by robust technology. We foster a language-rich communication environment that maximizes each student’s potential, empowering them to become educated and self-directed lifelong 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
    The Early Childhood Coordinator directs the school’s Birth to Three program for deaf children to ensure needed services for deaf and hard of hearing children are met.  Provides comprehensive professional leadership to staff and children. Works to provide individualized family service plans to meet the needs of all children and ensure compliance with all state, federal, and local requirements. Coordinates all activities of the department including collaboration with state and local agencies.

    PRIMARY DUTIES
    • Leads providers and staff in developing a program culture aligned with the vision, mission and strategic goals of American School for the Deaf.
    • Manages and facilitates meetings, training providers and staff, collaborating with parents/guardians, and complying with federal and state laws/administrative rules.
    • Plans and provides professional development for providers, parents and staff.
    • Works with providers to improves their teaching practice through coaching, professional development, modeling, and collaborative planning.
    • Provide feedback to providers.
    • Keeps abreast of successful instructional methodologies and practices, implements data-driven instructional practices and leads discussions about a child’s performance.
    • Recruits, selects, and hires providers, including department-based support staff.
    • Ensures compliance with local, state and federal laws and regulations.
    • Works with the Office of Early Childhood to ensure fiscal compliance.
    • Communicates appropriately with colleagues, families, administrators, and the public.
    • Identifies and resolves problems in a timely manner and gathers and analyzes information effectively.
    • Plans and provides professional development for providers, parents, and staff.
    • Monitors progress of all children in the program.
    • Keeps abreast of successful instructional methodologies and practices, implements data-driven instructional practices and leads discussions about children’s performance.
    • Recruits, selects, and hires school staff, including teachers and department-based support staff.
    • Collaborates with all department heads to coordinate and implement programs and services that meet the needs of the students being served.
    • Ensures compliance with local, state and federal laws and regulations.
    • Oversees departmental budget.

    MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS
    • Must possess Early Childhood certification.
    • State of CT Intermediate Supervision Certificate or ability to secure same. 
    • Deaf Education certification preferred.
    • Five years of professional experience as a Lead Teacher, Principal, or Assistant Principal.
    • Fluency in American Sign Language strongly preferred.
    • Knowledge of content and instructional methodologies of early learners.
    • Must be able to travel throughout the state of Connecticut.
    • Ability to foster and work in a collaborative team setting.
    • Ability to work flexible hours when needed.

    HOW TO APPLY:
    Visit our website:  www.asd-1817.org to download an application or you may complete an application directly on line.
     Send application with resume and or letter of interest to:
     Human Resources
     American School for the Deaf
     139 North Main Street
     West Hartford, CT  06107
     Fax: 860.215.2891
     
    The American School for the Deaf does not discriminate on the basis of an individual's age, ancestry, color, genetic information, learning disability, marital status, past or present history of mental disability, intellectual disability, national origin, physical disability, race, religious creed, sex (including pregnancy, transgender status, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, or civil union status) work place hazards to reproductive systems, and criminal record (in state employment and licensing). www.asd-1817.org/about/jobs-at-asd
    All applicants will be screened and the most highly qualified applicants will be invited to interview.
  • Teacher (PACES: Extended Autism Program)

    Scope of Duties
    Under the supervision of the departmental principal, instructs students in academic subjects.

    Primary Duties
    • Teaches a variety of academic subjects.
    • 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 staffing and other meetings.
    • Evaluates and reports on student performance using evidence-based assessments.
    • Participates in school curriculum development.
    • Implements behavior intervention plans as necessary.
    • Participates in staff development.
    • Participates in departmental, school-wide committee work.
    • Directs the work of Teacher Aides and/or Residential Counselors in the classroom.
    • Ability to integrate ASL and augmentative communication strategies, (ACC) into instruction.
    • Performs other related duties as assigned.

    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).
    • Experience working with students who are on the autism spectrum.
    • Ability to work in a collaborative team setting. Ability to work flexible hours when needed.
    • Ability or willingness to learn to communicate effectively using American Sign Language (ASL).

    Salary and Benefits
    • Compensation range based on School’s salary scales.
    • Retirement, group health insurance, and other fringe benefits are available
     
  • Teacher - Prek - Grade 12

    Position Description
    Position: Teacher
    Supervisor: Principal
    Description: Full time – 10 Months Benefits Eligible Exempt
    Scope of Duties
    Under the supervision of the departmental principal, instructs Deaf and Hard of Hearing students.
    Primary Duties
    • Teaches a variety of academic and/or vocational subjects.
    • 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 evidence-based assessments.
    • Participates in school curriculum development.
    • Implements behavior intervention plans.
    • Participates in staff development.
    • Directs the work of Teacher Aides and/or Residential Counselors in the classroom.
    • Instruct students using an ASL/English Bilingual approach.
    • Performs other related duties as assigned.
    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).
    • Ability to work in a collaborative team setting.Ability to work flexible hours when needed.
    • Ability to communicate effectively using American Sign Language (ASL).ASLPI rated preferred.
    Salary and Benefits
    • Compensation range is based on school’s salary scales.
    • Retirement, group health insurance and other fringe benefits are available.
  • Substitute Teacher Aide

    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
    • Works with classroom teacher to strengthen and reinforce students’ learning.
    • Monitors behavior of student(s) in a group setting, supervises student’s arrival and dismissal as well as lunch.
    • Meets with teacher and/or supervisor regularly to discuss questions and/or concerns, and follows appropriate intervention plan.
    • Prepares materials, maintains student’s records and assists with special projects.
    • Implements behavior management plan that may include CPI techniques.
    • Participates in staff training and staff meetings as needed.
    • May serve as a substitute teacher, may assist with routine medication or medical assistance on field trips or during school time, recess, lunch duties.
    • 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
    • Compensation range is specified by school salary schedule.
    • Retirement, group health insurance, and other fringe benefits are available to eligible staff.
  • Residential Counselor: All Shifts

    Position: Residential Counselor
    Department: PACES/Core
    Supervisor(s): Director of Student Affairs/Associate Director of Student Affairs /Dean of Students and/or Crisis Intervention Specialist
    Description: Full time – 12 Months Benefits Eligible
    Scope of Duties
    Under the supervision of the Director of Student Affairs/Associate Director of Student Affairs/Dean of Students and/or Crisis Intervention Specialists, 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 Director of Student Affairs /Associate Director of Student Affairs/ Dean of Students and/or Crisis Intervention Specialists.
    Primary Duties
    • Responsible for the supervision of emotionally/behaviorally-disordered deaf and hard of hearing 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 should possess two years of College, a BA/BS in Human Services, is preferred.
    • Applicants should have prior experience in working with emotionally/behaviorally-challenged children and youth in a residential setting.
    • Knowledge of behavior management techniques is desirable.
    • CPI Certification or a willingness to secure.
    • Public Service License or CDL License or a willingness to secure one or the other.
    • CEASD Dormitory Counselor Certificate or willingness to secure same.
    • Good judgment, dependability.
    • Ability to write reports, work as a team member, communicate with parents and other staff.
    • ASL proficiency or willingness to learn.
    Salary and Benefits
    • Compensation range is specified by union contract.
    • Retirement, group health insurance, and other fringe benefits are available.
  • Residential Counselor - Weekends

    Position: Residential Counselor - Weekend Day Shift
    Department: PACES/Core
    Supervisor: Director of Student Affairs/Associate Director of Student Affairs/Dean of Students
    Description: Full time – 12 Months Benefits Eligible
    Scope of Duties
    Under the supervision of the Director of Student Affairs/Associate Director of Student Affairs/Dean of Students, 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 Director of Student Affairs/Associate Director of Student Affairs/Dean of Students.
    Primary Duties
    Responsible for the supervision of emotionally/behaviorally-disordered deaf and hard of hearing 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 should possess two years of College, a BA/BS in Human Services, is preferred.
    • Applicants should have prior experience in working with emotionally/behaviorally-challenged children and youth in a residential setting.
    • Knowledge of behavior management techniques is desirable.
    • CPI Certification or a willingness to secure.
    • Public Service License or CDL License or a willingness to secure one or the other.
    • CEASD Dormitory Counselor Certificate or willingness to secure same.
    • Good judgment, dependability.
    • Ability to write reports, work as a team member, communicate with parents and other staff.
    • ASL proficiency or willingness to learn.
    Salary and Benefits
    • Compensation range is specified by union contract.
    • Retirement, group health insurance, and other fringe benefits are available.
  • Residential Counselor: Subsititute

    Position: Substitute Residential Counselor
    Department: PACES/Core
    Supervisor: Director of Student Affairs/Associate Director of Student Affairs /Dean of Students and/or Crisis Intervention Specialist
    Description: Per Diem / As Needed

    Scope of Duties
    Under the supervision of the Director of Student Affairs/Associate Director of Student Affairs /Dean of Students and/or Crisis Intervention Specialist, the Substitute 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 Director of Student Affairs/Associate Director of Student Affairs /Dean of Students and/or Crisis Intervention Specialist
    Primary Duties
    • Responsible for the supervision of emotionally/behaviorally-disordered deaf and hard of hearing 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 should possess two years of College, a BA/BS in Human Services, is preferred.
    • Applicants should have prior experience in working with emotionally/behaviorally-challenged children and youth in a residential setting.
    • Knowledge of behavior management techniques is desirable.
    • CPI Certification or a willingness to secure.
    • Public Service License or CDL License or a willingness to secure one or the other.
    • CEASD Dormitory Counselor Certificate or willingness to secure same.
    • Good judgment, dependability.
    • Ability to write reports, work as a team member, communicate with parents and other staff.
    • ASL proficiency or willingness to learn.
    Salary and Benefits
    • Compensation range is based on the pay scales for hourly employees.
  • Tiger Cubs Daycare Assistant - Per Diem

    Scope of Duties
    Under the supervision of the Lead Teacher and/or Supervisor of Early Childhood Services, provides direct and indirect services children in the Tiger Cubs Nursury Daycare Program.
    Primary Duties
    • Assists Lead Teacher with the implementation of daily instructional, supervisory, and behavior activities.
    • Under the direction of the Lead Teacher, prepares snacks, learning activities and makes materials.
    • May assist the nurse with routine medication or medical assistance on field trips or during school time.
    • May change diapers, assist with feeding, and clean food spills.
    • Must lift child and be able to physically transport reasonable distances. Must be able to implement specialized lifting and walking strategies (follow up on IFSP strategies).
    • Bilingual communication approach is utilized all times
    • Assist with the implementation of the IFSP or Doctor’s orders across all settings.
    • Assist with general supervision.
    • For childcare purposes must be able to lift 50 LB.
    • Serves as daycare support that carries out the above duties but will rotate among the classrooms under the direction of a supervisor and/or Lead Teacher.
    • Attend required workshops.
    • Performs other duties as assigned.
    Minimum Requirements
    • Applicants must possess a High School Diploma or equivalent certificate. Applicants must have a general knowledge of bilingual education and possess the ability to use ASL/ English. Previous experience in a PIP Program or Daycare highly desired.
    Salary and Benefits
    • Compensation range is specified by experience.
  • Driver - Per Diem

    Scope of Duties
    Under the supervision of the Director of Student Affairs, 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). At the current time, the hours will be on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays.
    • Sign Language Skills preferred.
    Salary and Benefits
    • Hourly salary rate based on school salary scale.
  • Security Guard - Per Diem

    Scope of Duties
    Under the supervision of the Director of Campus Safety Services or designee, will conduct continual tours throughout plant buildings to ensure a proper fire watch and securement of equipment.
    Primary Duties

    Monitor fire alarm and sprinkler systems.
    Monitor and operate telephone switchboard, where applicable.
    Handle transport needs of staff and students requiring medical assistance (on campus only).
    Assist staff or students during emergencies.
    Maintain facility and visitors log books.
    Provide written reports of all unusual activities.
    Report in writing all exit, stairway, and exterior lights in need of repair.
    Report any unusual conditions such as loss of power, heat, telephone, fire alarms, etc., to the Director of Facilities or his assistant, immediately.
    Responsible for covering other shifts on an “as needed” basis.Shifts may include regular weekday, weeknight, weekend, holiday and vacation periods.
    Other related duties as assigned.
    Minimum Requirements
    Applicants must possess High School Diploma, or equivalency, in addition to a valid state driver’s license and absence of any criminal convictions.Connecticut Guard Card is required. Maturity of judgment and an ability to act with tact and restraint while utilizing conflict resolution techniques.Strong communication skills, both oral and written.Sign language is mandatory or must be willing to attend campus classes to acquire.
    Salary and Benefits
    Compensation range based on experience.
Thank you for your interest in joining the ASD family!

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.

Nondiscrimination Notice

The American School for the Deaf (ASD) does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, disability, sex or age in treatment or employment at ASD, admission or access to ASD, or any other aspect of the educational programs and activities that ASD operates. ASD is required by Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (Title VI), Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 (Section 504), Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 (Title IX), the Age Discrimination Act of 1975 (Age Act), and their respective implementing regulations at 34 C.F.R. Parts 100, 104, 106 and 110, not to discriminate in such a manner. Inquiries concerning the application of each of the aforementioned statutes and their implementing regulations to ASD may be referred to the U.S. Department of Education, Office of Civil Rights, at (617) 289-0111 OR 5 Post Office Square, 8th floor, Boston, MA 02109-3921, or to the applicable ASD Coordinator(s):

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How to Apply

Send application with resume and or letter of interest to:

Human Resources
American School for the Deaf
139 North Main Street
West Hartford, CT 06107

or via email to jobopportunities@asd-1817.org

About West Hartford

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.

Position Statement

The American School for the Deaf is a comprehensive learning community that welcomes all deaf and hard of hearing children and their families.

We develop the whole child – intellectually, emotionally, physically, socially. Here, students and their families are surrounded by supportive peers, guided by dedicated educators and specialists, and empowered by the latest technology.

Utilizing the proven American Sign Language/English Bilingual approach, we foster a language-rich environment that maximizes each student’s unique potential.

Mission Statement

At the American School for the Deaf, students and families are surrounded by inspiring peers, guided by dedicated and committed staff, and supported by robust technology. We foster a language-rich communication environment that maximizes each student’s potential, empowering them to become educated and self-directed lifelong learners.

Philosophy

Founded in 1817, the American School for the Deaf was the first permanent school for the deaf in the United States, the first special education school in the country, and the birthplace of American Sign Language.

The school embraces an American Sign Language/English Bilingual approach to provide our students with a dual language foundation in both American Sign Language and English. This approach integrates American Sign Language, speech, auditory training, reading, writing, and the use of assistive devices, which allows our students to achieve true language and communication literacy.