About

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.

  • Camp Isola Bella - Camp Counselor

    CAMP COUNSELOR/INSTRUCTOR
    June 27, 2021 – July 31, 2021

    CLOSING DATE:    Until filled.  Interviews will take place in March/April

    REV:      03/03/2021
    POST:    03/03/2021
    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 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: 
    •    Will instruct, on a scheduled basis, a series of classes in a specified area and shall be responsible for a beginning and end of summer inventory in that specific area.
    •    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 cooperate 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.  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:
    Download application from www.asd-1817.org.  Send resume and application to:
     
    Human Resources Office
    American School for the Deaf
    139 North Main Street
    West Hartford, CT  06107-1269
    FAX 860-215-2891
    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, 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 Isola Bella - Director

    CAMP  DIRECTOR - ISOLA BELLA  

    CLOSING DATE:    Until filled
    REV:      03/03/2021
    POST:    03/03/2021        

    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:

    Human Resources Office
    American School for the Deaf
    139 North Main Street
    West Hartford, CT  06107-1269
    FAX 860-215-2891

    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
  • Camp Isola Bella - Waterfront Director

    CAMP WATERFRONT DIRECTOR 
    June 27, 2021 – July 31, 2021

    CLOSING DATE:    Until filled.  Interviews will take place in March/April

    REV:    03/03/2021
    POST:    03/03/2021        
    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:
    Human Resources
    American School for the Deaf
    139 North Main Street
    West Hartford, CT  06107-1269
    FAX 860-215-2891
    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
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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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    Julie Holcomb 

    Employment Specialist
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    Patricia Schoenfeld 

    Human Resources Director

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

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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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