Dormitory Counselor 2

Company Information

Company Name: Oregon School for the Deaf

Position: Permanent

Start Date:


Salem, OR
United States

Job Information

Job Description for Dormitory Counselor 2

We are recruiting for one full-time academic year Dormitory Counselor 2 position to provide care and instruction for female students. Our academic year employees work from late August to mid-June. This position is located in Salem, Oregon and is classified and represented by Service Employees International Union (SEIU).
The position is located within the Residential Program, which provides living accommodations for female students from age 5 through 21 years of age. The primary purpose of this position is to provide female residential students a safe, nurturing environment. The Dorm Counselor 2 position provides education to students with a focus on Deaf culture and values.
The working conditions for this position include:

  • Work shifts include evening/swing hours.
  • Exposure to adverse weather conditions as they occur, as a part of student supervision on and off campus.
  • At times may deal with an aggressive student or hostile parent. Occasional need to initiate behavior management techniques at various stages of student escalation.
  • Possible exposure to communicable diseases.


Job Requirements for Dormitory Counselor 2

  • This position is required to obtain a Red Cross card for first aid and CPR.
  • This position may also be required to pass an ODE driving test to provide student transportation in state vehicles.
  • Note: Some positions may be restricted to same sex as the student.
  • Employees at OSD must possess an ASLPI of Level 3 in order to make OSD a communication-accessible environment. Staff are expected to sign at all times when deaf students or staff are present or in the vicinity, regardless of whether they are directly involved in the conversation. This includes the campus grounds as well as inside buildings.
  • In order to ensure that teachers and staff have the requisite language skills to communicate fluently, the agency will require all employees hired into these classifications to provide certification they are ASLPI Level 3 proficient. These employees will need to provide the certification to the agency within twelve (12) weeks of hire.

To qualify for the position, you must have:

  • An Associate’s degree in a behavioral or social science field; OR Eighteen months experience in the skills listed below:
  • Communicating on a one-to-one basis or in groups to provide or exchange information.
  • Composing written communications such as reports, letters, and memos.
  • Organizing time and adapting work to unforeseen needs.
  • Assessing, identifying, and meeting the care, treatment, and/or training needs of disabled individuals.
  • Applying behavior modification, exercise, living skills, or other training programs in working with disabled individuals.
  • Participating with others in the development of training programs for the disabled.
  • ASLPI Level 3 certification within 12 weeks of hire.

Description of ASLPI levels can be found at
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Majors Desired

Liberal Arts

Candidates should apply directly by sending:

Cover Letter
Application Form

Contact Information

Name: Mary Hildebrandt

Title: HR Analyst


Phone: 503-947-5614 (Voice)