DIRECTOR RESIDENTIAL SERVICES, SCHOOL FOR THE DEAF
Under the direction of the Superintendent or a supervisory official in
the Marie H. Katzenbach School for the Deaf, Department of Education,
is responsible for overseeing the residential programs and activities of
a residence or dormitory; does related work as required.
EXAMPLES OF WORK:
Directs and oversees the residential programs and activities of
a residence or dormitory.
Ensures students are suitably, safely, and comfortably housed according
to established rules, regulations, standards, and policies.
Ensures discipline is maintained within a residence and/or dormitory.
Identifies and responds to situations that may affect student performance.
Conducts inspections and reviews of residential areas and programs.
May counsel students and/or parents on matters relating to personal
and social development.
Assigns students to appropriate living quarters.
Organizes and participates in conferences, workshops and related
Develops and executes corrective plans to remedy any noted
deficiencies within a residence and/or dormitory.
Plans, organizes, and assigns the work of the organizational unit
and evaluates employee performance and conduct, enabling the
effective recommendation of the hiring, firing, promoting, and
disciplining of subordinates.
Prepares and directs the preparation of clear, sound, accurate and
informative reports and summaries containing findings, conclusions
Prepares extensive correspondence in the course of official duties.
Directs the maintenance of essential records and files.
Will be required to learn to utilize various types of electronic and/or
manual recording and computerized information systems used by
the agency, office, or related units.
Graduation from an accredited college or university with
a bachelor's degree.
Four (4) years of experience in direct care training and
supervision of the hearing impaired in a residential setting,
two (2) years of which shall have been in a supervisory capacity.
Appointees must be able to communicate effectively in American
Sign Language, at the intermediate or an equivalent level to
perform the duties of this position.
NOTE: Applicants who do not possess the required
education may substitute non-supervisory experience as noted
above on a year-for-year basis with thirty (30) semester hour
credits being equal to one (1) year of experience.
NOTE: Appointees must be fingerprinted and submit to
a criminal background check in order to qualify for employment.
NOTE: Applicants must pass the Sign Communication Proficiency
Interview (SCPI) administered by the Deaf and Hard of Hearing
Committee at the school at the intermediate or an equivalent level.
Appointees will be required to possess a driver's license valid in
New Jersey only if the operation of a vehicle, rather than employee
mobility, is necessary to perform the essential duties of the position.
KNOWLEDGE AND ABILITIES:
Ability to learn and understand the programs, objectives, standards,
policies, and procedures of the Marie H. Katzenbach School for the
Deaf and the New Jersey Department of Education.
Ability to direct and oversee residential programs and activities
of a residence and/or dormitory.
Ability to identify and correct problems involving the safety and
cleanliness of a residence and/or dormitory in which children
with impaired hearing are housed.
Ability to communicate effectively with the hearing impaired.
Ability to supervise employees and to organize and assign work.
Ability to coordinate the residential program with the academic
and other nonacademic programs of the school.
Ability to coordinate the scheduling of activities and meetings in
the residence or dormitory.
Ability to oversee the social training and development of students.
Ability to maintain a prescribed level of discipline and order in
Ability to ensure the proper placement of students in residences.
Ability to counsel students and/or parents on matters relating to
the students personal and social development.
Ability to prepare clear, sound, accurate and informative reports
and summaries containing findings, conclusions and recommendations.
Ability to maintain essential records and files.
Ability to read, write, speak, understand, or communicate in English
sufficiently to perform the duties of this position. American Sign
Language or Braille may also be considered as acceptable
forms of communication.
Persons with mental or physical disabilities are eligible as long as
they can perform the essential functions of the job after reasonable
accommodation is made to their known limitations. If the
accommodation cannot be made because it would cause the
employer undue hardship, such persons may not be eligible.