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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

List of 12 items.

  • Director of Student Life

    THE AMERICAN SCHOOL FOR THE DEAF
    ANNOUNCES AN OPENING FOR
    DIRECTOR OF STUDENT LIFE
    Posted:  10.06.2021

    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 Director of Student Life provides academic, social, emotional, and life planning growth for students, active learning environments, school-dorm collaboration and curriculum infusion, residence maintenance and programs, afterschool programs, community governance, and other services based on best practices/concepts in student development and K-12 education.  The Director of Student Life will work collaboratively with the Assistant Executive Director, the ASD principals, and plans, directs and administers all areas of the American School for the Deaf Core and PACES Residential Life Unit.  The Director also administers program evaluation projects, provides vision and direction for training programs and professional development for professional and paraprofessional staff, evaluates Deans, program managers, and oversees the budget.
     
    PRIMARY DUTIES
    • Directs/supervises the activities of the following departments: Student Life; Core, PACES, International, Transportation Services, Athletic Department, and Camp Isola Bella
    • Provides leadership and guidance to determine and identify long and short range plans for the dormitory, aligning with the current accreditation goals and plans, and the American School for the Deaf’s strategic plan.
    • Through partnership with school leaders, provides leadership in creating and facilitating an effective living-learning environment for students by school-dorm/after school activity collaboration and curriculum infusion in residence halls.
    • Establishes a safe and nurturing residential environment to live and learn.
    • Oversees and provides leadership to all Class and Organizations.
    • Handles Residential Life personnel matters; recruitment, selection, and evaluation; authorizes personnel actions.
    • Plans, prepares and oversees the budget.  Authorizes expenditures and assures a balanced budget.
    • Sets professional development goals for employees of residential units to increase all-around knowledge of Student Life's objectives and programs. 
    • Encourages staff growth by supporting their professional membership in Student Life and related organizations; shares best practices developments with staff, particularly in the areas of student development and environmental management.  Helps personnel to increase competencies by supporting them in participating in continuing education programs, in-service training programs, seminars, workshops and coordinate internal training programs for Residence Education staff.
    • Oversees the formulation and ensures enforcement of residence hall policies and regulations; oversees the documentation of all residence hall incident reports and other disciplinary actions.  Oversees the managing of accurate student disciplinary records and professional staff actions that are in accordance with rules governing the privacy and confidentiality of all records, and provides leadership in creating school-wide linkages with teachers, staff and students in addressing personal safety issues and well as discussing and resolving disruptive behavior.
    • Assures periodic assessments of the resident hall environment and student needs/satisfaction.  Participates in research activities and program evaluations projects as requested.
    • Oversees the maintenance of the dorm facilities, oversees requests for repairs, construction or improvements to the Residential Life facilities to align with policies and procedures and in compliance with state licensing requirements. Conducts ongoing program reviews and risk management activities to ensure a health and safe environment for students and staff.
    • Serves as essential personnel and responds to emergency situations according to set policies and procedures.
    • Complies with licensing requirements for both the Core and PACES residential program, including Connecticut DCF and Connecticut DDS, as well as other state licensing requirements.
    • Oversees the ASD International Student Program, including housing, medical, transportation, staffing, and activities. 
    • Other related duties as assigned.
     MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS
    • Master’s degree in education or related field from an accredited college or university preferred.
    • Strong background in Mental Health or Psychology highly desirable.
    • Must have a minimum of five years’ experience in a program for deaf and hard-of-hearing children and youth, or in a closely related field.
    • Demonstrated administrative and supervisory skills are required.  Must be willing to travel. 
    • Sign Language proficiency is required.
    • May live in campus housing. Be on-call for school/campus emergencies.
     

    SALARY AND BENEFITS

    • Compensation range is based on experience
    • Retirement, group health insurance, and other fringe benefits are available. 
     
    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
     
     
  • Camp Isola Bella - Director

    THE AMERICAN SCHOOL FOR THE DEAF
    ANNOUNCES AN OPENING FOR
    CAMP  DIRECTOR - ISOLA BELLA 
    Summer 2022 

    CLOSING DATE:    Until filled
    REV:           9/15/2021
    POST:         9/15/2021

    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 deaf and hard of hearing 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 Director of Student Life, plans, organizes, implements, and evaluates a summer residential camp at Camp Isola Bella.

    PRIMARY DUTIES 
    •    Oversees the total operation of the Isola Bella Summer Program at all times, except when such responsibility shall be given to the Assistant Director.
    •    Interviews and hires staff and schedules appropriate training and support for staff.
    •    Establishes schedules, including but not limited to pay scales, hours and days of operation, duty schedules, personnel duties, policy and staff responsibilities.
    •    Ensures that the Island is in full compliance with all local, state and federal laws and regulations.
    •    Serves as Safety Officer and is responsible for the safe operation of the program.
    •    Approves appropriate camp activities, trips, and events.
    •    In cooperation with ASD’s Business Office, is responsible for the receiving and disbursement of funds, including but not limited to tuitions, registrations, spending monies, activity fees, insurance premiums T-shirt monies and any and all related expenditures (e.g. salaries and payments to creditors).
    •    Acts as the purchasing agent for materials needed for the continuing operation of the program.
    •    Develops and works with public relations staff and others to market and educate the community about Isola Bella.
    •    Provides effective leadership to campers and staff.
    •    Oversees all instructional settings and develops /approves outlines for programs, oversees camp’s Newsletter and prepares end of camp report.
    •    Is responsible for the physical security of the campers
    •    Performs other duties as assigned.

    MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS
    Applicants must be over age twenty-one and will be required to submit both DCF and DPS background checks, must possess a Bachelor’s Degree and have a minimum 3 years of experience with deaf and hard of hearing children/youth. Applicants must demonstrate proficiency in ASL and have prior experience as a camp director or experience within administrative or supervisory capacity within a camp environment.  Applicants must demonstrate good judgment and excellent leadership skills. The Camp IB Director will be responsible to uphold and maintain the standards required under the Youth Camping Act. 
    CPR for the Professional Rescuer, Standard First Aid and Lifeguard Training Certificate strongly encouraged. 

    SALARY AND BENEFITS
    Compensation range is dependent upon training and experience.
    HOW TO APPLY:
    Apply directly on line www.asd-1817.org.or send a resume and/or application to:
    JOBOPPORTUNITIES@ASD-1817.ORG

    Or you can mail them directly to: 
    Human Resources Office
    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, 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
  • Camp Isola Bella - Waterfront Director

    THE AMERICAN SCHOOL FOR THE DEAF
    ANNOUNCES AN OPENING FOR

    CAMP WATERFRONT DIRECTOR 
    June 26, 2022 – July 30, 2022

    CLOSING DATE:    Until filled.  Interviews will take place in March/April
    REV:           9/15/2021
    POST:        9/15/2021
    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 the aquatics program to campers ages eight to eighteen at a summer camp focused on campers who are deaf/hard of hearing or children of deaf adults. 
    •    Responsible/prepares for all waterfront and aquatics/boating activities.
    •    Ensures compliance with policies/regulations of school, town and state.  
    •    Maintains licensing requirements for the Department of Public Health and certification requirements for the ACA.
    •    Ensures adequate safety/health care issues are in place and implemented by staff, campers and visitors.
    •    Responsible for general maintenance/ care of waterfront/ boating equipment and registration/insurance. Reports equipment problems to Camp Director.
    •    Instructs, on a scheduled basis, a series of classes in small craft (boating), water safety and is responsible for the beginning and end of summer inventory of waterfront equipment and needs assessment.
    •    Evaluates campers’ swimming/boating skills to establish appropriate record keeping procedures.
    •    Participates in general camp activities (e.g. off island camping, day trips) as directed.
    •    Performs other duties as assigned by the Camp Director.
     
    MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS 
    Applicants must be 21 or older, must have current WATERFRONT lifeguard certification, boating license, small craft safety certification and experience pertaining to operating a waterfront facility.  Ability to use or the willingness to learn sign language is required. 

    SALARY RANGE 
    Negotiable on the basis of experience and training.

    HOW TO APPLY:

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

    JOBOPPORUNITUES@ASD-1817.ORG
    or
    mail resume and application directly: 

    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, 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
  • Part-Time Staff Interpreter - Source

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

    Posted:  9/3/2021

    The American School for the Deaf (ASD) is the oldest school for the deaf, founded in 1817 by Thomas Hopkins Gallaudet and Laurent Clerc. The American School for the Deaf is committed to serving deaf and hard of hearing infants, youth and their families in development of intellect and the enhancement of quality of life utilizing specially designed instruction through an American Sign Language and English Bilingual Approach, empowering them to become educated and self-directed life-long learners.  ASD is accredited through the New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC), as well as the Conference of Educational Administrators of School Programs for the Deaf (CEASD). 
    ASD is located in West Hartford, a town recognized as one of the top ten towns for raising families. West Hartford residents value education, evidenced by the high quality of public and private schools.  There is also much to do in West Hartford.  There is a wide array of parks and recreation.  There are pools and hiking trails.  There are historic sites to visit as well.  If shopping is on the list then Blue Back Square, located in the center of town, offers many retail stores and a variety of restaurants to satisfy everyone.
    SCOPE OF DUTIES
    Under the supervision of the Director of Source Interpreting, the staff interpreter will be assigned to a wide variety of interpreting/transliterating situations. Settings may include but are not limited to: the ASD campus, medical facilities, government agencies, private and commercial business, conference, community and educational systems (secondary and post-secondary). 

    PRIMARY DUTIES

    •    Interpret for deaf and hard of hearing students and their families, staff, administration and guests of ASD.
    •    Interpret a wide variety of community assignments 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 Director of Source Interpreting 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).

    MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS

    •    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.
        
    SALARY AND BENEFITS

    •    Compensation range is based on experience

    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: 860.215.2891
     
    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
                                         
  • Birth-To-Three Provider(s) - Per Diem

    Per Diem
    State Wide
    The American School for the Deaf

    Opening for :  Birth-To-Three Provider(s)
    Teacher of the Deaf 
    Speech Language Pathologist

    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 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 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.
  • 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.
  • Residential Counselor: Weekend Days

    Position: Residential Counselor 
    Department: PACES/Core
    Supervisor: Director of Student Life/Associate Director of Student Life/Dean of Students
    Description: Full time – 12 Months Benefits Eligible
    SCOPE OF DUTIES:
    Under the supervision of the Director of Student Life/Associate Director of Student Life/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 Life/Associate Director of Student Life/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.
    • PMT Certification or a willingness to secure.
    • 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.
    SHIFTS:
    First Shift:  M-F 7:30 am - 3:15 pm
    Second
    M: 2:00 pm to 11:30 pm.
    Tues-Thursday: 2:30 pm to 11:30 PM
    Third
    M-Thursday: 11:15 pm to 8:30 am
    Weekend Days
    Friday: 2:30 pm -10:45 pm (1/2 hour break)
    Saturday: 8:30 am to 10:45 pm (1 hour break)
    Sunday: 8:30 am to 11:00 pm (1 hour break)
    Weekend Nights
    Friday: 9:30 pm -9:30 am
    Saturday: 9:30 pm - 9:30 am
    Sunday: 8:30 pm to 9:00 am


    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. 
  • 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.
  • Teacher Aide: Substitute

    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.
  • 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 - Part Time

    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.
    Schedule:
    4pm-12pm Saturday and Sunday
    Opportunity to pick up additional shifts

    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):

Contact Us

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    Patricia Schoenfeld 

    Human Resources Director
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    Julie Holcomb 

    Employment Specialist
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    LeAnha Lawson 

    HR Generalist

How to Apply

Send application with resume and or letter of interest to:

Human Resources
Attn: HR Generalist
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.

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