Dean of Students – Two Opportunities
2nd or 3rd Shift, Monday – Thursday
SCOPE OF DUTIES:
Under the supervision of the Associate Directors of Student Life, or designee, the Dean is responsible for managing the residential life program for PACES, Core, and our students in the Autism expansion program. Responsible for supervision of Residential Counselors and residential programming.
• Follow a residential life curriculum that provides recreational experiences, life experiences, practical living skills, informal counseling, and appropriate behavioral models and intervention to behaviorally involved, deaf and hard of hearing young students, and students in the Autistic Expansion program.
• Supervision of Residential Counselor staff, including participation in interviewing candidates for employment, conducting staff evaluations, making recommendations for personnel actions, and devising work schedules and assignments and planning and carrying into staff development.
• Responsible for the oversight of staff who supervise students in the residential program.
• Oversight of implementation of behavior management, including use of time-out room and protective holds as needed.
• Evaluation of student progress and preparation of progress reports as required by school policy and state regulatory agencies.
• Meet regularly with program director and program staff to review student progress, schedule, and program goals and collaborate with others as needed.
• Work cooperatively with support staff and consultants in planning and implementing milieu approach in the residence.
• Work cooperatively with Associate Directors of Student Life, counseling staff and program supervisor in implementing effective education curriculum.
• Plan, attend and participate in school, department, and parent meetings, develop and implement parent communication program.
• Attend and participate in in-service training programs provided by program and school.
• Other related duties as assigned by supervisor.
• Bachelor’s degree and/or Master’s degree in a related field strongly preferred.
• Applicants should have prior experience working in a residential setting, with deaf and/or hard of hearing students, as well as students with unique needs.
• Knowledge of or willingness to learn Behavior Management Techniques is required.
• ASL proficiency required, or commitment to attain an acceptable level within 12 months.