openings for the 2022-2023 School Year.
The 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. As
such, we are looking for dedicated individuals who can join us in the education
of the children at MSD.
We are currently accepting applications to create a pool of qualified
individuals who can work on an as needed basis to temporarily assist in the Dorm
program on any given day.
LOCATION OF POSITION
MSD, Frederick Campus, 101 Clarke Place, Frederick, MD 21705
Main Purpose of Job
A Residential Child and Youth Care Practitioner (RCYCP) at the Maryland School for the Deaf is the full performance level of work providing guidance to deaf and hard of hearing students by serving as a mentor and role model, offering advice and assistance with everyday life skills, and providing referrals to other staff at the Maryland School for the Deaf.
Employees receive general supervision from a Residential Child and Youth Care Practitioner Supervisor, School for the Deaf, or from a designated administrator. Employees may be required to travel to various locations for events such as field trips, workshops, and recreational activities. Employees may be asked to work evenings, nights, weekends, and holidays.
Maintain a safe environment and keep students
under direct supervision at all times;
Communicates with students to discuss their
problems and offer them guidance, and serves as a mentor and role model for
their assimilation into the deaf culture;
Monitors students and assists them in
complying with daily and weekly schedules of completing homework, sleeping,
eating, and performing personal hygiene;
Observes and interacts with students to
prevent conflicts and minimize disturbances;
Under the direction of the supervisor, devises
and dispenses rewards and punishments within specified guidelines to ensure
students comply with Maryland School for the Deaf rules and policies;
Documents and reports student problems to the
May supplement classroom instruction by
tutoring students in academic subjects;
Maintain strict confidentiality of students
and school personnel information;
Performs other related
: Must be either 21 years old with graduation from an accredited high school or possession of a high school equivalency certificate.
At least 18 years old with possession of an Associate of Arts degree or a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university.
Experience: One year of experience providing guidance to deaf and hard of hearing youth and assisting them with everyday life skills in a student life setting.
Fluency in American Sign Language required.
: Candidates may substitute additional education from an accredited college or university at the rate of sixty credit hours for the required experience.
DESIRED OR PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS
Knowledge of the physical, emotional and
social aspects of deafness;
Skill in American Sign Language sufficient to
permit fluent and accurate communication with students and parents;
Skill in written English sufficient to permit
fluent and accurate communication with students and parents who are not
proficient in American Sign Language;
Ability to learn emergency medical procedures;
Ability to maintain a dormitory environment
conducive to positive student development;
Ability to work
harmoniously with students and with other employees.
LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS AND CERTIFICATIONS
1. Employees in this classification will be required to obtain and maintain RCYCP certification.
2. Employees in this classification may be assigned duties which require the operation of a motor vehicle. Employees assigned such duties will be required to possess a motor vehicle operator’s license valid in the State of Maryland.
3. Employees in this classification will be trained in cardiopulmonary resuscitation and first-aid training leading to certification. These certifications must be kept current as a requirement of residential childcare licensure by the Maryland Department of Human Services.
1. Employees in this classification are required to be proficient in American Sign Language and in written English.
2. Employees in this classification will be required to pass a medical examination and an annual screening for tuberculosis as a requirement of residential child care licensure by the Maryland Department of Human Services.
3. Employees in this classification are subject to substance abuse testing in accordance with Code of Maryland Regulations 17.04.09, Testing for Illegal Use of Drugs.
4. Employees in this classification will be required to apply for a criminal background check as a requirement of the Family Law Article, Section 5-551, Annotated Code of Maryland.
will need to provide three letters of recommendation.
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
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. The preferred method to receive 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, P. O. Box 894, Columbia, MD 21044
Phone: 410-696-3031, TTY Users: call via
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. We thank
our Veterans for their service to our country, and encourage them to apply.