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Wisconsin School for the Deaf

Working at WSD

Positions at the Wisconsin School for the Deaf require an American Sign Language Proficiency Interview (ASLPI) rating level. Levels vary depending on the position classification.

Teachers must be eligible for certification in the Deaf Education field (805 Deaf or Hard of Hearing) with the Department of Public Instruction. Additional certifications could be accepted dependent on the type of vacant teaching position, example, (810 Cognitive Disability), etc.

Educational Assistants provide support services in a variety of classroom settings. Educational Assistants need to qualify for a Wisconsin certification (883 Special Education Program Aide) with the Department of Public Instruction.

Child Care Counselors provide child care in the residential living setting. Responsibilities include the care and supervision of students during the hours students are not in the school setting.


Limited Term Employees (LTE)

The Wisconsin School for the Deaf accepts applications for Limited Term Employee (LTE) positions in all classifications and departments. LTE employees work on a substitute basis. LTE classifications include Teachers, Teacher Assistants, Child Care Counselors (residential program), Food Service, Physical Plant, and Health Services. LTE applications can be obtained from the WSD Administration Office or contact Elizabeth Barbarick, Human Resources, 262-728-7115 or send an e-mail to:


Full Time Employees

For permanent positions and the position announcement, refer to our Current Openings. Follow the announcement directions as to how to apply for the permanent position. In most cases, permanent positions require the State Application for Employment form (OSER-DMRS-38), application materials indicated on the position announcement, credentials, if applicable, and submission of the materials to Human Resources, Department of Public Instruction, Madison, WI. (Refer to position announcement directions.)

The Wisconsin Educational Services Program for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing and the Wisconsin School for the Deaf are part of the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction, Division for Learning Support.