Welcome to the Pennsylvania School for the Deaf


Our Mission

The Pennsylvania School for the Deaf educates students to succeed by recognizing and developing individual strengths, building confidence, collaborating with families and communities in a nurturing, dynamic, and language-rich environment steeped in cultural awareness of Deaf, Hearing, and worldwide diversity.
(Adopted by the Strategic Planning Committee, October 2013)

Employment Opportunities

Thank you for your interest in sharing your talents and skills with us here at The Pennsylvania School for the Deaf (PSD). PSD is a proud equal opportunity employer. We require all of our new hires to provide current clearance information before they may begin working. Clearance information (i.e. PA State Police, FBI fingerprints, and Child Abuse clearance) is listed below. Staff are required to renew their background clearances every five years.
  • Click Here - State Police Clearance Application
  • Click Here - FBI Fingerprint Clearance Application/Procedures (use code 1KG6TR)
  • Click Here - Child Abuse Clearance Application

All applicants will be screened and the most highly qualified applicants will be invited to interview.

The following positions are available for the 2017-2018 school year.

(A) Staff/Educational Interpreter

(A) ASL Specialist

(A) School Bus Driver

(A) School Bus Monitor

(C) Classroom Teacher Special Education

(C) High School Math Teacher

(C) Middle School Social Studies Teacher

(C) Elementary Special Education Teacher

(C) Early Childhood Education Teacher

(C) Physical Education / Health Teacher

(A) Building Substitute Teacher

(A) Personal Care Assistant / 1:1 Aide

(A) Middle School Teacher Aide


Click Here - Application for Instructional Positions

Click Here - Application for Non-Instructional Positions

The Pennsylvania School for the Deaf consistently recruits for the following positions

Teachers of the Deaf
PSD seeks those qualified and experienced. There may be varying teaching positions for different age levels at the school. Applicants must have a Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited college/university in Deaf Education or a related field and be eligible for state certification. Master’s degree is preferable. Fluency in American Sign Language at the Advanced Level is expected.

Teacher Substitutes
Applicants must have a Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited college/university in Deaf Education or a related field and be eligible for state certification. Master’s degree is preferable. Fluency in American Sign Language at the Advanced Level is expected.

If you are qualified/interested in any of the above noted positions, please submit a cover letter, application and clearance information to:

The Pennsylvania School for the Deaf
100 West School House Lane
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19144
Attn: Human Resources Department

You may also submit a letter of interest and application via email to: HR@psd.org.

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