Student Life Counselor

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: 12/15/2023

Job Summary:

Student Life Counselor – Morning Shift E
Vancouver, WA

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

Note: The salary information has been updated to reflect the cost of living adjustment (COLA) effective July 1, 2023.

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.

WSD Students are:
Bilingual · Empowered · Successful for Today and Tomorrow = the BEST!

The schedule for this position is Monday – Friday 6:30am to 8:30am (Wednesday schedule is 6:00am to 8:30am).

Morning shift employees are also eligible for additional hours to assist with coverage needs.

Per Governor Inslee’s Proclamation 21-14 (Download PDF reader) (Download PDF reader), state employees must be fully vaccinated no later than October 18, 2021, as a condition of employment. Being fully vaccinated means that an individual is at least two weeks past their final dose of an authorized COVID-19 vaccine regimen. If you are a selected candidate, you will be required to provide proof of vaccination. You may request an accommodation if you are unable to meet the requirement due to a medical or religious necessity.


  • Supervise and care for WSD students. Monitor students and assist students with morning routines to prepare for the school day. Supervision of students in all residential areas as well as the cafeteria and the academic buildings.
  • Support the WSD strategic plan and follow the goals set forth by the residential program mission statement.
  • Nurture and comfort students to ensure their safety and well-being. Teach and drill students in all areas of emergency procedures.
  • Maintain ongoing communication with supervisors, parents, coworkers, academic staff, community and organizations as assigned.
  • Assist students to transition to the academic buildings to ensure they are on time for school.
  • May supervise and assist students with homework.
  • Document student behaviors, incidents and/or information in logbook and/or level system book, complete the Daily Student Information form, and write behavior referrals and pupil information forms as needed.
  • Communicate any problems, concerns or information to supervisors and/or coworkers.
  • Assist to keep the cottage living areas are kept clean, neat and safe daily.
  • Other duties as assigned.


  • Two years of college (equivalent of 90 quarter credit hours with major emphasis in interpreter training, education, child development, social sciences, recreation or related subjects). Relevant years of working experience may be substituted for education requirement.
  • One school year experience working in an instructional group setting with children.
  • Proficiency in American Sign Language.
  • Develop innovative ideas that provide solutions to all types of workplace challenges.
  • Coordinate and lead small groups, creating a cooperative and productive environment in which to resolve problems or develop and implement plans.
  • Logically integrate various ideas, intentions and information to form effective goals, objectives, timelines, action plans and solutions.
  • Effectively communicate information for the purpose of having others learn, understand, and apply specific principals, techniques, or information.
  • Actively take steps to build cohesive and results-orientated team.
Additional Notes:
Supplemental Information:

Please provide your resume and at least 2 professional references.

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

Remote/Telework options are not available for this position.

This position includes representation option with the Washington Federation of State Employees (WFSE).

Salary Information:

$18.07 – $23.99 Hourly

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

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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