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FACULTY MSD - Transition Coordinator

Recruitment #22-009009-0015


**Anticipated Opening for the 2022-2023 School Year**


Maryland School for the Deaf (MSD) is a diverse, bilingual community who in partnership with families, provides an equitable and exemplary education in a nurturing, engaging, and challenging environment to ensure our students achieve personal excellence and become lifelong learners.


Maryland School for the Deaf - Frederick Campus

101 Clarke Place, Frederick, MD  21701

Main Purpose of Job

The Transition Coordinator assists Maryland's School for the Deaf students and their families in obtaining services necessary to transition from middle school to high school and to post-secondary setting, whether for post-secondary education, employment or long-term support.


· Develop, coordinate and implement transition plans with in the IEP

· Provide age appropriate transition assessment to students to support development of post-secondary goals in areas of employment, education, training or independent living goals.

· Meet with students to discuss courses as they relate to their postsecondary goals

· Provide opportunities to meet with college recruiters or recruiters from vocational training programs

· Develop, provide and monitor transition activities in areas related to academic, employment, transportation, activities of daily living and independent living skills.

· Develop and sustain collaborative relationship with adult agencies and facilitates referrals with adult service providers

· Disseminates information to staff, students and parents regarding student needs, progress and resources

· Work closely with Work to Learn staff who provide Pre- Employment Transition Services to students


Education:  Master’s degree in counseling, social work, education or a related field required.

Experience: Two years of satisfactory performance as a teacher or a counselor


Knowledge of the Deaf culture, Deaf Education required

Must be fluent in ASL and written English.

Experience with the Transition Process. 

Experiences working with Adult Agencies.

Demonstrate Knowledge, Skills and Abilities to provide Transition Services.


New hires are subject to a criminal background investigation at their own expense. (Maryland Code, Family Law Article 1, Sections 5-560-568)


Candidates will need to provide three letters of recommendation with their application.


Applications will be prescreened before candidates are invited to an interview.  As an equal opportunity employer, MSD is committed to recruiting, retaining, and promoting employees who are reflective of the State's diversity.


Contractual employees who work for an agency covered under the State Employee and Retiree Health and Welfare Benefits Program, have a current employment contract and work 30 or more hours a week (or on average 130 hours per month) may be eligible for subsidized health benefits coverage for themselves and their dependents. As a contractual employee, you will be responsible for paying 25% of the premiums for your medical and prescription coverage, including any eligible dependents you have enrolled. The State of Maryland will subsidize the remaining 75% of the cost for these benefits. You can also elect to enroll in dental coverage, accidental death and dismemberment insurance, and life insurance, but will be responsible to pay the full premium for these benefits.

Leave may be granted to a contractual employee who has worked 120 days in a 12 month period. This leave accrues at a rate of one hour for every 30 hours worked, not to exceed 40 hours per calendar year.


Online application process is STRONGLY preferred.  If online access is not available or if you encounter difficulty, you may submit via mail, e-mail, fax, or deliver in person before the closing date and time.  Please include your name and recruitment number on any documentation to ensure timely processing. Resumes will NOT be accepted in lieu of completing the online or paper application. Additional or supplemental information must be submitted by the closing date and time.  A copy of your college transcripts must accompany your application.  The preferred method to receive transcripts and additional information is for them to be uploaded. Application inquiries or supplemental information can be directed to the following:

Mailing Address: Maryland School for the Deaf Recruitment Department, 101 Clarke Place, Frederick, MD 21701


Phone: 301-360-2008, TTY Users: call via Maryland Relay

Fax: 410-696-3084

Individuals from traditionally underserved and underrepresented groups are strongly encouraged to apply. Bilingual applicants are encouraged to apply.  As an equal opportunity employer, Maryland is committed to recruiting, retaining, and promoting employees who are reflective of the State's diversity. 

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