PSD is one big family. We care about our staff and take care of their needs, so they can focus on making a difference in the lives of our students. We take pride in our shared language and Deaf culture and cultivate a positive atmosphere for everyone on campus. We encourage our teams to have fun while working together. We provide access to innovative technology so staff can utilize an abundance of resources for additional support. To help you grow professionally, we offer mentorship and multiple professional development sessions per month. And to create growth opportunities, we love to promote from within.
We offer our 10-month staff with great benefits:
- Benefits begin the 1st of the month following hire date
- Health, Vision and Rx combined insurance plans starting at $5.00 per pay for employee only coverage
- Health and Dependent Care Flex Plan
- Dental coverage at no cost for employee
- Free ancillary benefits: Life Insurance, Long Term Disability, Short Term Disability
- PSERS Pension Plan
- 15 PTO Days
- Paid Jury Duty and Bereavement Leave
- Tuition Reimbursement
- PSD is a non-profit and will meet criteria for student loan forgiveness programs
Create a login, answer a few quick questions, upload your resume and then you’re done.
Interested in working at the PSD cafeteria or the custodial services? These are contracted out through Aramark and Culinart. Please go directly to these contractor sites for any available positions and apply directly with them.
Custodial or Maintenance, visit Aramark Careers
Food Service/Cafeteria, visit Culinart Careers
Pennsylvania law requires all positions working with children to successfully complete three clearances. Here are the links to each of the agency websites:
State Police Clearance Application
FBI Fingerprint Clearance Application/Procedures (use code 1KG6TR)
Child Abuse Clearance Application
The Pennsylvania School for the Deaf is proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer. We do not discriminate based upon race, religion, color, national origin, gender (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, status as a protected veteran, status as an individual with a disability, or other applicable legally protected characteristics.
We offer an array of support services to ensure quality teaching by our staff. Professional growth at PSD is robust and comes in a variety of formats. Collegial and collaborative learning is an integral part of the culture of our school. In addition to a formal in-service program, PSD offers short courses, professional learning communities, vertical and content collaboration time, tuition and professional membership reimbursement, opportunities to attend and present at conferences, and more.
Academic technology resources include PC and Apple laptops, iPads, interactive whiteboards (Smartboards), document cameras, and digital cameras for student and teacher use. Regular workshops and training sessions on use and applications are scheduled throughout the school year.
The Educational Resource Center, and various book/material repositories, are intended to provide support in instructional development and adaptations.
Lead and mentor teachers work closely with classroom staff on planning and differentiation of instruction. Each teacher devises an individually tailored professional growth plan every year. Paraprofessional educators pursue state credential certification and annual training.