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Job Specification

DIRECTOR RESIDENTIAL SERVICES, SCHOOL FOR THE DEAF

Unclassified
11A:3-5
DEFINITION:

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 
training activities.

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 
and recommendations.

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.

REQUIREMENTS:

EDUCATION:

Graduation from an accredited college or university with 
a bachelor's degree. 

EXPERIENCE:

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.

SPECIAL SKILL:

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.  

LICENSE:

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 
the residences.

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.
 
This job specification is applicable to the following title code:
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61591SUNL28N/A&28-

This job specification is for state government use only.
Salary range is only applicable to state government.
Local salaries are established by individual local jurisdictions.

12/26/2007