R-3988 Adjustment Specialist Alabama School for the Deaf Re-Advertised
R-3988 Reference # 31201655
Posting Date: December 13, 2018
AIDB is sensitive to the needs of Blind or Visually Impaired and Deaf or Hard of Hearing and will make reasonable accommodations for qualified applicants and employees that do not impose undue hardship and are not essential functions of the job.
POSITION: Adjustment Specialist
Alabama School for the Deaf
- Minimum of a Bachelor’s degree in Human Services, Counseling, Social Work, Psychology, Special Education or related field.
- Must be willing to work flexible hours (days, evenings and weekends).
- Must possess a valid current Alabama driver’s license and be willing to obtain an Alabama School Bus driver’s license within the first eighteen (18) months of employment.
- Ability to communicate effectively in writing.
- A minimum entry level sign language proficiency level of INTERMEDIATE is required according to the AIDB evaluation system is required. INTERMEDIATE PLUS must be obtained with in the first 18 months of employment. ADVANCED must be obtained within the first thirty (30) months of employment.
- Upon offer of employment, the ABI/FBI record check must be completed based on the Alabama Child Protection Act of 1999 pursuant to Act 2002-457. A non-refundable fee of $46.90 is required at the scheduled appointment. Suitable criteria must be confirmed by the Alabama State Department of Education prior to beginning to work.
- Maintain contact and consultations with counselors, parents, residence staff, and academic staff regarding concerns with particular students.
- Conduct age appropriate educational programs for students in the dormitory related to life skills, social, and emotional development.
- Provide educational resources for dorm staff to use with students.
- Coordinate peer mentoring programs (Big Brothers and Big Sisters).
- Act as a liaison between student development and academic department.
- Attend scheduled meetings with student development, dorm and academic staff.
- Meet/consult regularly with counselors/psychologists.
- Work with outside public agencies such as Social Security Office, Department of Human Resources, Juvenile Probation Office, Health Department, etc.; as well as private agencies to coordinate services for students.
- Provide transportation services for students as needed.
- Conduct home and off-site visits as necessary.
- Counsel with individual students and/or groups.
- Advocate on behalf of the needs and rights of students and families.
- Demonstrate professional conduct through compliance with the counselor’s Code of Ethics with special attention to confidentiality.
- Plan and/or participate in workshops: e. training sessions, workshops, conferences, etc.
- Coordinate Dorm Night and other programs related to harassment, good touch/bad touch, relationships, diversity, sex education, safety and security, etc.
- Co-Sponsor ASD Focus Group and participate in other ASD groups and organizations.
- Assist in gathering appropriate assessment data concerning psychological/social needs of students.
- Assist in orientation of new students, conduct initial interviews with students, attend in-service training, and participate on committees.
- Help students develop responsibility for their behavior by managing a designated crisis management program.
- Become certified and maintain certification as an instructor of ASD adopted Behavior Management Program training staff as scheduled.
- Assist in the supervision of students related to Student Code of Conduct consequences, Behavior Intervention Goals, etc.
- Assist in handling serious behavior incidents that occur during and after school hours that require investigation and completion of appropriate reports.
- Contacts and meets with staff and parents regarding behavior incidents.
- Assists counselors, directors, school and residence staff in the development of behavior management plans for students with chronic behavior needs (Wrap Around Meetings).
- Meets with directors, counselors, parents, teachers, and residence staff regularly regarding progress of identified students (Wrap Around Meetings).
- Keep accurate records of student behavior incidents.
- Participate in workshops and courses related to behavior management, child development, bullying, etc.
- Coordinate annual “Dorm Wars” competition with school, dorm and recreation staff.
- Coordinate the annual Christmas Sponsorship Program.
- Performs other duties as assigned.
SALARY: $ 34,501- $45,754 Scale D1 50
(187 Days) Monthly Payroll
Direct deposit is required.
This is an exempt position, and is not subject to overtime or compensatory provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act.
DEADLINE FOR APPLICATION: Open Until Filled
This position is funded by a grant award, funded by revenue generated, necessary for compliance or direct service delivery and may be terminated at any time.
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