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DeafDigest Blue – October 30, 2011

SPECIAL INFORMATION: MSDB IS A RESIDENTIAL SCHOOL FOR CHILDREN.  Grades encompassed in this program include elementary, middle school, and high school levels.    The schedule may also be adjusted temporarily or permanently for reasons such as training, meetings, student needs, agency needs, emergencies, etc.  This agency has been declared a non-smoking environment extending to the entire campus; there are no authorized smoking areas and smoke breaks are not given.  All successful candidates must possess a Montana Drivers License; submit to a background check, which includes a criminal record review, and must not possess any felony or DUI convictions. It is the policy of the Board that any finalist recommended for hire to a paid or volunteer position with this agency, involving regular unsupervised access to students in schools, as determined by the Superintendent, shall submit to a fingerprint-based national criminal history background check conducted by the Federal Bureau of Investigation prior to consideration of the recommendation for employment.  Additionally, an .Applicant Release Form. must be completed and signed as part of the application.

Montana School for the Deaf and the Blind is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE).  MSDB will not discriminate in its educational programs, activities, or employment practices, based on race, color, national origin, gender, disability, age, religion, ancestry, union membership or any other legally protected classification.  Announcement of this policy is in accordance with state and federal laws, including Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, Sections 503 and 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990.  Students, parents, employees and participants who have an inquiry or complaint of harassment or discrimination, or who need information about accommodations for persons with disabilities, should contact the School Compliance Officer and Title IX/EEO Coordinator, Montana School for the Deaf and Blind, 3911 Central Avenue, Great Falls, Montana 59405. Phone (406) 771-6000.


positions open Austine School for the Deaf & Vermont Center for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing various locations in Vermont

Due to an expanding program we are looking for dedicated professionals to provide support and services to Deaf & Hard of Hearing students. We are now interviewing all qualified applicants for the following positions.

– Teacher /Coordinator, William Center Location: Brattleboro,VT Time Base: Full -Time

Qualifications: Masters Degree in Deaf Education or Special Education Minimum of 5 years teaching and administrative experience. Experience in working with a variety of disabilities including Autism. Training and experience in instruction improvement Effective communication skills to include ASL Responsibilities: Oversees the supervision and development of all William Center Teachers. Oversee daily operation of William Center Autism Program. Coordinate Special Education procedures for the William Center. Maintain accurate records.

– Victim Advocate/community educator Deaf Vermonters Advocacy Services Location: statewide Vermont Time Base: 2 part-time positions

Qualifications: * BA degree or equivalent experience * Fluency in American Sign Language

Advocacy experience: * Work from a philosophy or empowerment * Ability to work with a diverse population * Exceptional listening skills and ability to empathize * Knowledge of domestic and sexual violence

Send resume and cover letter to Keri Darling

– Residential Advisors: Location: Brattleboro, VT Time base: All shifts; including Overnight shifts & weekends

* Qualifications: Bachelors Degree or High School Graduate & 21 years of age; Effective communication skills to include ASL; Willingness to receive CPR, First Aid and Restraint Training; Willingness to learn behavior management techniques; Understands the uniqueness and development of Deaf & Hard of Hearing students.

* Responsibilities:  Enhance social and interpersonal relationships among the student; Assist in the development and implementation of proactive, preventative residential  Programs which help students develop into healthy well- rounded individuals

– Speech – Language Pathologist Location: Brattleboro, VT Time Base: part time

– Paraprofessionals Location: Brattleboro, VT Time Base: Part time

* Qualifications: Bachelors Degree or High School Diploma and 21 years old and related experience; Understands the uniqueness and development of Deaf and Hard of Hearing students; Proficiency in ASL; Valid driver’s license; Willingness to obtain a VT bus license

* Responsibilities: Assist teachers with tutoring and instruction, classroom management and clerical tasks; Assist with morning residential program; Must be able to assist student with physical motor needs to include lifting guiding.

for all of the above positions that are based in Brattleboro, VT, please send letter of interest & resume to:

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