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Public Instruction, Department of

Psychological Services Assistant - WSD Residential Program Transition Coordinator - Re-Announcement
Job Announcement Code(s): 14-03382

Classification Title: / JAC:
  Job Working Title:
    Residential Program Transition Coordinator

Type of Employment:
Full Time (40 hrs/week)
Starting pay for this position is $18.803 per hour (approximately $31,409 per year). This position is in pay schedule 12, range 06. A twelve month probationary period is required.
Denise Kohout, Human Resources Manager, 608-266-0282 or
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Deadline to Apply:
Application materials must be received by December 1, 2014. This is a reannouncement that was published 7/25-8/11 and 8/18-9/8.
Exam Information:
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The Department of Public Instruction (DPI) is committed to ensuring every child graduates ready for further education and the workforce. We must align our efforts so students are learning the skills and knowledge necessary to become contributing members of our communities. To build on our long-standing commitment to public education, we strive to recruit and retain quality employees. Our employees are vital to the success of our students, schools and communities.

The DPI, Wisconsin School for the Deaf (WSD) is currently seeking a full-time school year (80%) Psychological Services Assistant. This position typically works on Monday thru Thursday from 1:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m and on Friday from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm. This position is located at 309 W. Walworth Avenue, Delavan.

WSD operates a residential school for children ages three to twenty-one with deafness and/or hearing impairments. The school provides academic and career education on site. The school also offers instructional and technical assistance, teaching materials and evaluations of pupils to local school districts and other agencies.

Job Duties:   
This full-time school year position (80%) of Residential Program Transition Coordinator reports to the Dean of Students and is responsible for the overall coordination and oversight of the Transitional Services for WSD residential students.  This position will work closely with the Students Transitioning as Adults to the Real world (STAR) Program, and as such, coordinate residential transition programming with the educational transition program.  Responsibilities include day to day oversight of referenced residential services, the provision of guidance and assistance to staff, and planning and implementation of programs designed to meet the transitional needs of WSD residential students.

Special Notes:   

  • An American Sign Language Proficiency Index (ASLPI) rating of 2 upon hire and a 2+ by the end of the probationary period is required. 

  • A criminal background check will be conducted prior to an offer of hire.  

Job Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:   
Knowledge of principles of child guidance; principles and techniques of individual and small group counseling; basic concepts relative to Deaf Culture; methods of collecting baseline date; report writing; confidentiality laws; methods for maintaining work relationships with staff and parents; skills in cooperative work efforts; and basic computer skills.

How To Apply:   
Apply online!
If you have not already done so, you will need to create an account. After you are logged in and are viewing the announcement, click "Apply Now." You will be asked to provide your personal information, and attach a resume. In additional to this information, you will be required to complete the online exam. You can preview the exam questions by clicking on the “Preview Exam” link above. After reviewing the exam questions, prepare detailed written responses to each of the three (3) exam questions. Submit your exam responses by copying and pasting your responses into the appropriate fields in the online exam. Your response to the exam questions will be used along with your resume to determine your eligibility for this position. Online applications that do not include all of the requested materials will NOT be considered.


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