THE AMERICAN SCHOOL FOR THE DEAF
ANNOUNCES AN OPENING FOR
DEAN OF STUDENTS – Weekend Days
CLOSING DATE: Until filled
The American School for the Deaf (ASD) is the oldest school for the deaf, founded in 1817 by Thomas Hopkins Gallaudet and Laurent Clerc. The American School for the Deaf is committed to serving deaf and hard of hearing infants, youth and their families in development of intellect and the enhancement of quality of life utilizing specially designed instruction through an American Sign Language and English Bilingual Approach, empowering them to become educated and self-directed life-long learners.
ASD is located in West Hartford, a town recognized as one of the top ten towns for raising families. West Hartford residents value education, evidenced by the high quality of public and private schools. There is also much to do in West Hartford. There is a wide array of parks and recreation. There are pools and hiking trails. There are historic sites to visit as well. If shopping is on the list then Blue Back Square, located in the center of town, offers many retail stores and a variety of restaurants to satisfy everyone.
SCOPE OF DUTIES
Under the supervision of the Associate Director(s) of Student Life, or designee, the Dean of Students, is responsible for managing the residential life program for a number of behaviorally involved deaf , and hard of hearing students, and our students in the Autism expansion program. Responsible for supervision of Residential Counselors and residential programming. This management position plans and directs an educationally enriching program.
• Implement 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 system, 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 Associate Director(s) 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 Director(s), counseling staff and program supervisors in implementing effective education curriculum.
• Plan, attend and participate in school, department and parent meetings, develop and implement parent communication program, house visitation program and parent sign language program.
• Attend and participate in in-service training programs provided by program and school.
• Other related duties as assigned by supervisor.
• Bachelor’s degree in a related field or equivalent experience required. Master’s Degree preferred.
• Applicants should have prior experience in working with emotionally/behaviorally-disordered children and youth in a residential setting; minimum five (5) years experience preferred.
• Knowledge of or willingness to learn Behavior Management Techniques is required.
• Certified Trainer in PMT and CPR or commitment to become certified.
• Applicants must have a competency in sign language and leadership ability.
REQUIRED SKILLS AND ABILITIES:
• Excellent communication skills
• Ability to utilize good judgement and tact
• Ability to work independently and prioritize tasks
• Demonstrate leadership ability
• Excellent time management skills
• Practices discretion and maintains strict confidentiality
• Ability to work in a collaborative setting
SALARY AND BENEFITS:
• Compensation range is based on experience and available upon request