Minimum qualifications: Caring, Compassion and patient to work with individuals with developmental disabilities. A valid driver’s license with a good driving record. Drug testing required. Ability to respond during emergencies and the ability to physically assist individuals in need.
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The Pressley Ridge School for the Deaf is hiring a classroom teacher. The teacher
is responsible for developing and implementing Individualized Education Plan's,
academic plans and behavior treatment plans for students. Classrooms utilize
a team teaching setting working with Deaf / Hard of Hearing students needing
academic, emotional and/or behavioral support.
Requirements: Bachelor’s degree with PA Certification in Deaf Education or Special Education. Sign Language fluency is required. Must have appropriate clearances.
The sign language interpreters for the Pressley Ridge Services for the Deaf
will be responsible for interpreting in various settings within Pressley Ridge
programs including, but not limited to classrooms, client-centered team meetings,
staff meetings, staff trainings, home visits, and many other informal situations.
The Sign Language Interpreter must adhere to the National Association of the
Deaf and Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf Code of Professional Conduct
including but not limited to the following:
• Interpreters adhere to standards of confidential communication.
• Interpreters possess the professional skills and knowledge required for the specific interpreting situation.
• Interpreters conduct themselves in a manner appropriate to the specific interpreting situation.
• Interpreters demonstrate respect for consumers.
• Interpreters demonstrate respect for colleagues, interns, and students of the profession.
• Interpreters maintain ethical business practices.
• Interpreters engage in professional development. (NAD-RID Code of Conduct)
Requirements: Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf Certification or National Association of the Deaf Certification. Degree from an interpreter training program or interpreter education program preferred or at least three years experience interpreting in a variety of settings. Good command of the English language including education and mental health terms. Valid driver’s license and relevant clearances.
The Curriculum Specialist (CS) at the Pressley Ridge School for the Deaf is
responsible for providing support services in the areas of curriculum consultation,
intensive and specialized academic programming, extra-curricular activities,
and diagnostic testing. She/he is also responsible for substituting in classrooms
for absent classroom teachers or mental health workers as requested.
Requirements Pennsylvania Teacher Certification in Special Education. Masters Degree in Special Education or B.S. degree in Special Education AND (2) two years teaching experience. Fluency in Sign Language (PRSD). Necessary State and FBI Clearances. Pennsylvania Driver’s License and safe driving record.
Pressley Ridge Services for the Deaf is looking for an experienced Office Manager
with sign language skills. This staff position is responsible for the administrative
and other duties of the program office as well as the maintenance of the client
and staff files and ensuring program is meeting all licensing state and local
codes. The Office Manager will perform assigned clerical duties assigned by
appropriate supervisor. Ability to multi-task is a necessity in busy office
Requirements: HS Diploma or equivalent, associates degree preferred. Must be proficient in MS Office suite of applications, Office management or secretarial experience required. Sign language proficiency (ASL). Proper clearances.
The Pressley Ridge School for the Deaf is currently looking to hire two Mental
Health Specialists. The Mental Health Specialist (MHS) is responsible for developing,
implementing and monitoring effective individualized mental health programming
for each assigned student. MHS also assists the classroom teacher in the development,
implementation and monitoring of individualized academic programs for each assigned
Requirements: Bachelor's Degree in psychology, social work, counseling or related field. Sign Language fluency is required. Must have appropriate clearances.
Pressley Ridge Services for the Deaf Education and Residential program is hiring
for the position of night Teacher / Counselor. The Night T/C is responsible
for providing overnight supervision (during sleeping hours) and care for the
youth in the program. Night T/C must remain awake to provide back-up during
the night shift and is responsible for the well being of the children in the
residential home. Night T/C will provide overnight supervision and act as a
support to counselor staff. Applicant must be a strong advocate of children
and teenagers in the community, school, and placement to ensure success.
Requirements: HS Diploma/Equivalent, associates degree preferred. Basic ASL skills required, ASL fluency preferred. Candidate will be asked to learn ASL if not fluent. Must have valid drivers license and reliable transportation and appropriate criminal / child abuse clearances.
Located in Swissvale, PA the T/C is responsible for providing primary care
for the youth in the Pressley Ridge Services for the Deaf Residential program.
The T/C is involved in all phases of the development of the child and acts as
a mentor, teacher, and role model. The T/C also provides therapeutic counseling
and direction on a one-on-one and group basis and provides appropriate socialization
and therapeutic activities toward the development and social and interpersonal
functioning of the child. Applicant must be a strong advocate of children and
teenagers in the community, school, and placement to ensure success.
Requirements: BA/BS degree is required. Sign language (ASL) Fluency required. Must have valid drivers license and reliable transportation and appropriate criminal / child abuse
For additional information or to submit an Application and/or Cover Letter and Resume contact:
Mary Ellen Ketterer
Program Coordinator; Pressley Ridge Services for the Deaf
530 Marshall Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15214
5500 Corporate Dr. Suite 400
Pittsburgh, PA 15214
Full time position working one on one with an individual who is deaf with autism and mental retardation in community based Residential program providing communication training and a total communication environment. Person must be able to pass the ASL-SCPI or ASL-PI at the intermediate level.
High School Diploma or GED and a valid PA drivers License required.
Benefits include company paid Health & Life Insurance, as well as flexible leave policy and 401(k) Plan.
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e-mail your resume to:
Devin McFerren, Sr. Vice President
Spectrum Community Services Inc.
645 Penn Street 5th Floor
Reading, PA 19601
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