Student Life Counselor – Transportation Monitor

Nov 6, 2023

Organization: WA Center for Deaf and Hard of Hearing Youth

Remote: No

Location: Vancouver, WA

Deadline to Apply: 12/01/2023
Employee Start Date: 12/16/2023

Job Summary:

Student Life Counselor – Transportation Monitor (2 positions)
Vancouver, WA

Note – This is a school year based position and is not scheduled to work during school closures times of year.

This recruitment will remain open until filled. We reserve the right to make a hiring decision at any time. It is in your best interest to submit materials as soon as possible. Applicant materials are reviewed weekly.

Our Agency :

CDHY, which operates the Washington School for the Deaf (WSD) and statewide outreach services, is an educational community and statewide resource committed to ensuring all deaf and hard of hearing students in Washington reach their full potential. Our agency offers a variety of services in academic, residential, and outreach programming.

Our Staff :

Our employees are more than just workers. They are part of a community, network, and family. Each staff member serves as a role model to students. We're looking for people that can contribute, grow, think, and dream. We thrive in a culture that embraces diversity and rewards imagination.

Our Students:

Our diverse student body is made up of many faces, backgrounds, and personalities. Our goal is to help students who are deaf and hard of hearing learn, grow, and succeed. WSD is an ASL English bilingual educational environment. We support the attainment of literacy in both languages.

About the Position:

CDHY/WSD is seeking candidates to fill two Student Life Counselor – Transportation Monitor positions. The transportation monitor's job is to supervise students during transportation. Student supervision and maintaining a safe and secure environment is the focus of this position. Bus transportation monitors are expected to move up and down the aisles on the bus or monitor students while in travel status to ensure safety and behavioral management. These positions travel via charter bus with students but may include driving a state car and airline travel. These positions can be anywhere from 12 to 24 hours per week and hours will flex based on stops, weather, traffic, and route. The schedule for these positions are on Travel Days (Usually Friday and Sundays) during the school year and start/end times depends on the route working.


  • Supervise students during times of transportation.
  • Communicate with students, supervisors, parents, and school staff using American Sign Language (ASL) and written English.
  • Ensure a healthy, safe and secure environment.
  • Maintain required communication logs and documentation of student behavior.
  • May work as back-fill Student Life Counselor in residential settings.
  • Other duties as assigned by the Director of Residential Services


  • Ability to communicate in American Sign Language (ASL) and written English.
  • At least one year of experience working with children in an educational environment.
  • AA degree (or 90 quarter college credits) Note: qualified experience working with children may substitute for the educational qualification.
  • Ability to obtain food worker card and CPR/First Aid certification.
  • Ability to work as a team member & maintain positive relations with staff, students, parents, and the public.
  • Ability to assist all students in areas of independent living and assist in the implementation of the Independent Living Skills (ILS) curriculum under the direction of supervisors.
  • Working knowledge of de-escalation techniques.
  • Must have a valid driver’s license.
  • Ability to supervise children during times of transportation which means ability to sit for long periods of time, walk, and stand. Must be willing to work indoors and outdoors.
  • Must be able to pass state and federal criminal background screenings.
  • Must provide at least three work-related professional references.
Additional Notes:
Supplemental Information:

$18.03 – $23.99 Hourly

CDHY is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Please provide your resume, cover letter and at least 3 professional references.

Must be able to pass federal and state criminal background screening.

Remote/Telework options are not available for this position.
This position is in the bargaining unit represented by the Washington Federation of State Employees (WFSE). For membership questions, contact the local Union Representative.

This position is eligible for full benefits (medical, dental, vision, long-term disability, life insurance, and retirement).

Salary Information:

Salary is set using the State of Washington General government pay scales (Range 37).

Vacation and sick leave accrual, paid holidays, personal holiday, personal leave day, and overtime eligible after 40 hours of work in a week.

The position is eligible for shift premium pay at an additional $1.00 per hour.

For questions about this recruitment, or to request reasonable accommodation in the application process, please email the Human Resources office at


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