Laurent Clerc National Deaf Education Center

Rank and salary commensurate with degree, experience and qualifications. All reclassifications must be approved by the appropriate administrators. Several factors are taken into consideration before the reclassification, including demonstrated increased competencies appropriate to the next higher-level job, performing at a satisfactory level in their current position, and the department must have a genuine need for the higher level work.


School Counselor

School Counselor Fellow (Level 6 Exempt; 11-month position)

Master's degree from an approved accredited program with a major in Counseling, Social Work or Psychology.  Must be certified and/or licensed as a Counselor, Social Worker or Psychologist in DC or as a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC), National Certified Counselor (NCC), Social Worker or Psychologist.  A minimum one year of experience in personal, mental health, and adjustment counseling with deaf and hard of hearing individuals in the K-12th grade age group. 

School Counselor (Level 8 Exempt; 11-month position)  
Master's degree from an approved accredited program with a major in Counseling, Social Work or Psychology.  A minimum three years of experience in personal, mental health, and adjustment counseling with deaf and hard of hearing individuals.  Knowledge of individual and group methods.  Must be certified and/or licensed as a Counselor, Social Worker or Psychologist in DC, or as a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC), National Certified Counselor (NCC), Social Worker or Psychologist. Three years experience in personal, mental health, and adjustment counseling with deaf and hard of hearing individuals.  


Speech Language Pathologist
                                                                                                                            

Clinical Fellowship Year (Level 6 Exempt; 11-month position)
Master's degree requirements in Speech/Language Pathology qualifying candidate for Clinical Fellowship Year (CFY) eligibility must be completed.  Education and/or diagnostics with a deaf or hard of hearing population.  Fluency in sign language or a willingness to learn within a reasonable amount of time.

Speech-Language Pathologist (Level 8 Exempt; 11-month position)
Master's degree in Speech Language Pathology.  Licensed as a Speech Language Pathologist in the District of Columbia or eligible for licensure and acquire upon hire.  Certificate of Clinical Competence in Speech/Language Pathology (CCC-SLP) from the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association.  A minimum three years of experience in speech/language therapy and assessment.  Demonstrated experience in education and/or service provision with a deaf or hard of hearing population. Ability to use sign language or a willingness to learn within a reasonable amount of time. 

Evaluation Fellow

Evaluation Fellow (Level 5 Exempt)
Bachelor's degree in educational research, education, evaluation, statistics, applied social science research or an equivalent field. Demonstrated ability to handle multiple assignments with critical deadlines. Some documented experience working in research, analysis, and/or evaluation will be considered.  

Evaluation Specialist (Level 7 Exempt)
Bachelor's degree in educational research, education, evaluation, statistics, applied social science research or an equivalent field.  A minimum of three years of professional work experience in research, analysis, and/or evaluation (Master's degree in the above-mentioned fields and a minimum one year of professional work experience research, analysis, and/or evaluation will be considered). Experience with quantitative and qualitative methods, including survey research, data collection, quantitative and qualitative data analysis, and data reporting.  Ability to develop, modify, and distribute measurement instruments (e.g., surveys, interview protocols).  

Evaluation Associate (Level 9 Exempt)
Master's degree in educational research, education, evaluation, statistics, applied social science research or an equivalent field.  A minimum four years of evaluation research experience (Bachelor's degree in the above-mentioned fields and a minimum six years of evaluation research experience will be considered).   Experience in appropriately applying quantitative and qualitative methods to different types of program evaluation.  Experience in developing logic models and results-based performance measurement systems.  Working knowledge of relevant legislation (including EDA, NCLB, GPRA) and current education issues such as literacy, transition, and assessment. 

Residential Educator

Residential Educator I (Level 5 Non-Exempt; 10-month position)
Bachelor's degree in counseling, sociology, social work, psychology, education, physical education, recreation, family and child services, or related field.  Some documented experience working in a K-12 setting will be considered (High school diploma or GED and a minimum four years of experience working in a K-12 setting will be considered). Demonstrated ability to handle emergency situations concerning K-12 grade students.  Knowledge and understanding of adolescent needs and characteristics and of deafness. Familiarity with residence hall management approaches and student disciplinary philosophies. Willingness to work second shift and weekends.  Fluency in American Sign Language required at time of hire.

Residential Educator II (Level 7 Exempt; 10-month position)
Bachelor's degree in counseling, sociology, social work, psychology, education, physical education, recreation, family and child services, or related field.  A minimum three years of experience working with deaf and hard of hearing students in a residential or school setting, a summer camp program and/or a comparable setting.  Demonstrated ability to handle emergency situations concerning K-12 grade students.  Knowledge and understanding of adolescent needs and characteristics and of deafness. Familiarity with residence hall management approaches and student disciplinary philosophies. Willingness to work second shift and weekends.  Fluency in American Sign Language required at time of hire.

For Residence Educator II, on-campus housing may be available to qualified employees (with additional responsibilities).


Student Support Associate

Student Support Associate (Level 7 Exempt; 11-month position)
Bachelor’s degree in counseling, deaf education, social work, psychology, education, student personnel administration, human behavior, or a related field. A minimum three years of experience working with minors or college-age young adults and documented experience with identified best practices, procedures, and trends related to harassment and other discriminatory practices that violate Title IX (Master’s degree in the above-mentioned fields and at least one year of work experience in the above-mentioned experience will be considered). Demonstrated knowledge of current trends and practices in positive behavior, student development, and relevant D.C., and federal laws and regulations related to campus sexual misconduct sexual violence prevention, response, and adjudication.  Demonstrated leadership capability and ability to work effectively with staff, students and parents. Demonstrated evidence of program development, active team participation, and problem-solving skills. Demonstrated enthusiasm for working with students in grades 6-12 of all backgrounds and abilities. Excellent writing skills and experience writing investigative reports or other detailed and extensive reports.  Demonstrated organizational and record keeping skills. Experience in successfully working with confidential and sensitive information, and familiarity with FERPA. Public speaking skills required. Fluency in American Sign Language required at the time of application.  

Student Support Specialist (Level 8 Exempt; 11-month position)
Master's degree in counseling, deaf education, social work, psychology, education, student personnel administration, human behavior, or a related field.  A minimum three years of experience working with minors or college-age young adults and documented experience with identified best practices, procedures, and trends related to harassment and other discriminatory practices that violate Title IX. Demonstrated knowledge of current trends and practices in positive behavior, student development, and relevant D.C., and federal laws and regulations related to campus sexual misconduct sexual violence prevention, response, and adjudication.  Demonstrated leadership capability and ability to work effectively with staff, students and parents. Demonstrated evidence of program development, active team participation, and problem-solving skills. Demonstrated enthusiasm for working with students in grades 6-12 of all backgrounds and abilities. Excellent writing skills and experience writing investigative reports or other detailed and extensive reports.  Demonstrated organizational and record keeping skills. Experience in successfully working with confidential and sensitive information, and familiarity with FERPA. Public speaking skills required. Fluency in American Sign Language required at the time of application.