THE AMERICAN SCHOOL FOR THE DEAF
ANNOUNCES AN OPENING FOR
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 PACES or Core Dean of Students, and/or the Coordinator of Student Support Services, 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 PACES or Core Dean of Students, and/or Student Support Services Coordinator
• 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 teachers, residential staff and other support staff.
• Other related duties as assigned.
REQUIRED SKILLS AND ABILITIES:
• Ability to work in a collaborative team setting.
• Ability to anticipate potential issues and re-direct or de-escalate behavior.
• Demonstrates good judgment, dependability.
• Proficient with writing reports
• Ability to resolve conflict
• Ability to manage crisis situation
• Demonstrates high levels of patience, empathy, and respect.
• Demonstrates an understanding of cultural diversity and embeds that knowledge into practice
• High School graduate.
• Prior experience in working with emotionally/behaviorally-challenged children and youth in a residential setting preferred.
• Knowledge of behavior management techniques is desirable.
• PMT/CPR Certification or willingness to secure.
• Ability or willingness to learn to communicate effectively using American Sign Language (ASL).
Monday: 2:00 PM to 11:30 PM
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday: 2:30 PM to 11:30 PM
Weekend Day Shift:
Friday: 12:30 PM to 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)