State of Utah
The Utah Schools for the Deaf and the Blind invites you to consider a challenging and diverse employment opportunity with our school. We are looking for a highly-motivated individual to fill the position of Developmental Instruction Aide III – Cottage Coordinator with the Residential Program at the Kenneth Burdett School for the Deaf in Ogden.
Work Schedule in coordination with the school year. August – May: Monday through Thursday, 2:30 P.M. to 12:30 A.M.
As a Developmental Instruction Aide III you will:
Provide functional supervision to staff in USDB student housing.
Train staff on how to implement written behavior interventions and educational strategies as determined during IEP meetings, collects data, and interacts with students.
Train staff as to the expectations of working at USDB.
Communicate with parents, teachers, school nurses, social workers, special service and other support staff, and the director over Residential Services to coordinate activities and efforts.
Act as leader in emergency situations.
Coordinate students activities.
Establish and maintain a professional, yet warm environment for student living and employee working conditions.
Observe, evaluate, document and act upon staff behaviors to encourage helpful behaviors and eliminate negative ones.
Drive state motor pool vehicles to transport students and attend off-campus meetings
Inspect student housing facility and assigned motor pool vehicle.
Meet with the Director and other supervisors in pre-arrange weekly meetings.
Perform DIA II duties as required.
Perform other duties as assigned.
The Ideal Candidate:
The Ideal Candidate will possess:
Ability to lead the work of others by monitoring, reviewing, training co-workers, delegating work, etc.
Act as a parent and/or role model.
Deal with people in a manner which shows sensitivity, tact, and professionalism.
Teach personal hygiene and other daily living skills.
Can apply behavioral modification techniques.
Communicate clearly and effectively.
Enter, transcribe, record, store or maintain information in either written or electronic form.
Maintain a strict level of confidentiality.
Preference may be given to applicants with previous experience working with deaf children.
Native sign language skills required.
Successful completion of a criminal background check is required.
Why You Should Join Our Team
Utah Schools for the Deaf and the Blind employees make a positive difference to the lives of USDB students and for their families and enjoy seeing the difference they make every day.
The State offers a desirable benefits package and retirement plan as well as many other benefits.
High deductible option that costs little per paycheck and the State contributes money into a health saving account for you to use.
Traditional plan with a low cost bi-weekly premium.
Low premium cost for dental and vision insurance.
You can choose to receive a pension with a 401k or a 401k option only where the state matches 10-12% of your wage.
The State also matches up to $26 per paycheck into your 401k on top of what you will already be receiving.
Paid time off:
Earn 4 hours of paid time off and 4 hours of sick leave every pay period.
11 paid holidays.
There are many other voluntarily/miscellaneous benefits available. To learn more please click here.
To learn more about the Utah Schools for the Deaf and the Blind, please click here.
There are risks found in potentially dangerous or unusual environmental stress situations, e.g. being subject to possible physical attack. (Risks are related to the possibility of working with students who are non-compliant, self-abusive, and/or aggressive.)
This position has strenuous physical requirements such as long periods of standing, walking, recurring bending, crouching, stooping, stretching, reaching or similar activities and recurring lifting of students with limited mobility. Must be able to lift and carry over 50 pounds.
Housing may be provided on Campus for this position. The work schedule for this position is Monday through Thursday, 2:30 P.M. to 12:30 A.M. during the school year. This position will assist with summer camps as appropriate.