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STARS Nashville

Deaf & Hard of Hearing Counselor

STARS Nashville


Job Summary

Voted Top Workplace 2013-2021!  Awesome work culture, great benefits, and an inclusive, welcoming, and compassionate team.

STARS mission is to help young people pursue their unlimited potential by providing hope, health, and connection. STARS has served some of our most disenfranchised populations by providing school-based prevention and intervention services, as well as intensive outpatient treatment services for adolescents with substance use and co-occurring disorders.

We are an equal employment opportunity employer.  STARS Nashville does not discriminate against a job applicant or an employee because of the person’s race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy, transgender status, and sexual orientation), national origin, age (40 or older), disability, or genetic information.

The Deaf and Hard of Hearing Counselor will be responsible for ensuring seamless program delivery, quality management, and evaluation of DHH programs and services.

Job Responsibilities

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to meet the essential functions and job responsibilities of this position. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.

  • Facilitates developmentally appropriate individual and support group education and support sessions for students who may be experiencing one or more of the following issues:
    • Bullying
    • Crisis
    • Dating and relationship violence
    • Exceptionalities
    • Favorable attitudes towards alcohol and other drugs
    • Gender orientation
    • Self-esteem
    • Mental health issues
    • Social skills
    • Rebelliousness and/or violent attitudes and behaviors
    • School performance
    • Substance use, abuse, and addiction
    • Suicidal ideation
    • Trauma
  • Provides case management
  • Understands and follows written protocol, policies, and procedures.
  • Aware of key measures and responsibilities to fulfill grant and/or funding requirements.
  • Develops and implements key measurements
  • Implements program directives
  • Provides specialized services for students with special needs, including special education and deaf and hard-of-hearing
  • Collects and maintains all appropriate student data and completes all required program reporting


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.

  • Master’s Degree in counseling/social work or other related field, required
  • Experience working with deaf youth required
  • Proficiency in ASL & deaf culture required
  • Must be willing to travel, have reliable transportation, valid driver’s license, and insurance coverage for the vehicle, as designated by STARS

Additional Information


Medical, Vision, Dental, Short Term Disability, Long Term Disability, Critical Illness, Life Insurance, Employee Assistance Program, Flexible Spending Account, Health Savings Account, Paid Time Off.  401K and 401K waiting period after waiting period.

How to Apply

Apply here: https://recruiting.myapps.paychex.com/appone/MainInfoReq.asp?R_ID=5785429


  • Date Posted: October 9, 2023
  • Type: Full-Time
  • Job Function: Educator
  • Service Area: Children / Youth
  • Start Date: 11/01/2023
  • Salary Range: $40000-$45027
  • Working Hours: 37.5 hrs/wk; M-F; school schedule