Rhode Island School for the Deaf ( learn more )

Providence, Rhode Island ( map )

Job Details

  • Job ID: 3607832
  • Application Deadline: Posted until Filled
  • Re-posted : September 14, 2021
  • Starting Date: Immediately

Job Description

To provide specialized support in an educational setting to deaf and hard of hearing students who
may have learning challenges in physical, cognitive, and/or social-emotional domains.
Assists other professionals with data collection, occasional student crisis intervention, and
planning for support and proactive classroom management. Works with staff school-wide on
behalf of the student to develop methods to support self-regulation and success in the classroom.

• Works directly with student throughout school day to support and encourage academic and social
• Informs the teacher of special needs that arise and in the identification of social/ behavioral conerns with
individual students
• Participates with student data collection, documentation, and interpretation.
• Assists with the collaborative development of behavioral programming for students.
• Helps with inventory, care and maintenance of equipment
• Assists student, as needed, with personal needs that may include feeding, toileting, and
personal hygiene
• May be delegated certain health care monitoring responsibilities by the school nurse.
• Escorts and monitors student safely to and from classroom and various activities, lunch,
therapies, arrival, dismissal, etc.
• Consistently follows behavior management plan designed for individual students under the
direction of the Special Education Administrator, Teacher or Counselor
• Maintains the confidentiality of students, staff, and families. Refrains from gossip.
• Provides consistent behavioral support and aids in the inclusion and management of students
• Will be trained in Safety Care Positive Behavioral Safety approaches
  • Position Type: Full-time
  • Positions Available: 1
  • Job Category : Special Education > Behavior Specialist / EBD
  • Equal Opportunity Employer

    Rhode Island School for the Deaf is committed to maintaining a work and learning environment free from discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, pregnancy, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital/civil union status, ancestry, place of birth, age, citizenship status, veteran status, political affiliation, genetic information or disability, as defined and required by state and federal laws. Additionally, we prohibit retaliation against individuals who oppose such discrimination and harassment or who participate in an equal opportunity investigation.

    Job Requirements

    • • Associate’s degree or higher
      • Communicates competently in American Sign Language
      • Clear written English skills
      • Demonstrates ability to work effectively as part of an educational team
      • Respects the cultural norms and language of the Deaf community
      • Prior experience working with children preferred
      • Has ability to accept and constructively use feedback and suggestions
      related to job responsibilities and performance
      • Able to maintain professional boundaries
      • Understands basic behavior principles and positive approaches to education
      • Excellent work attendance.
      Background check required
    • Associate degree preferred
    • Citizenship, residency or work visa required

    Contact Information

    • Helen Edwards , Staff Assistant - HR and Operations
    • One Corliss Park
    • Providence, Rhode Island 02908

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