The DPI Wisconsin School for the Deaf in the Division of Learning Support is currently seeking applicants for full-time school year Child Care Counselor. The Wisconsin School for the Deaf (WSD) is a residential school that has the responsibility of providing a variety of educational services to children who are deaf, hard-of-hearing, and deafblind, their families, and the local education agencies (LEAs) and programs that serve them.  WSD is located at 309 W. Walworth in Delavan.

Current Child Care Counselors find their work mentoring students to reach their full potential to be fun and enriching.

This announcement may be used to fill multiple Child Care Counselor vacancies.

For general information about the selection process visit the Frequently Asked Questions on Wisc.Jobs.Position Summary:

Under the Student Life program, the Child Care Counselor plans and conducts recreational, academic support, and social activities. Child Care Counselors supervise students in the dormitories and/or designated area on the residential floor, plan activities on or off campus, provide recreational and academic support, engage in social activities, and provide coaching on independent living skills.

A day in the life of a Child Care Counselor may include:
• Supervising students in dormitories, dining room, and off campus trips
• Supervising student housekeeping activities and inspecting dorms and living areas for safety and cleanliness
• Supporting discipline policies of the residential program and assisting in monitoring behavior plans
• Assisting residential supervisors in activities outside the dormitories
• Assuring that student hygiene, toileting, and safety needs are met
• Participating in appropriate professional development
• Reinforcing and enhancing individual student development
• Managing dormitories by providing a clean, organized, and safe living/learning environment
• Performing a variety of duties providing for the guidance, care, training, development, and socialization of deaf and physically handicapped or developmentally delayed students
• Interacting with parents, teachers and other agency personnel to insure program continuity

Special Notes:   

The selection process for this position will include a criminal background check.

Applicants must be legally entitled to work in the United States (i.e., a citizen or national of the U.S., a lawful permanent resident, a non-resident authorized to work in the U.S. without DPI sponsorship). DPI does not sponsor visas, either at time of hire or at any later time. 

Candidate must be fluent in ASL upon hire and receive an ASLPI rating of 2+ by the end of probation.

A valid driver’s license is required upon appointment.


A minimally qualified candidate must have:

• Willingness and ability to work in a bilingual/bicultural environment, which includes deaf, hard of hearing, and hearing individuals; and 
• Experience working with children.

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