ABOUT GALLAUDET: Gallaudet University is the world's only university designed to be barrier-free for deaf and hard of hearing students. For more than 150 years, Gallaudet University has led advances in education of deaf and hard of hearing students and deaf rights worldwide. Today, students from across the United States and more than 25 countries?diverse in perspective, backgrounds, interests and communication styles?form an exciting learning community as they prepare for dynamic careers and a lifetime of growth.
The Gallaudet University Regional Centers share Gallaudet's undergraduate and graduate programs and Laurent Clerc National Deaf Education Center's resources and expertise through training programs, workshops and conferences, youth programs, technical assistance, and consultation. The Gallaudet University Regional Center-East (GURC-East), hosted at Northern Essex Community College in Haverhill, Massachusetts, is one of Gallaudet's four regional centers devoted to providing services, programs and resources for deaf and hard of hearing individuals and their communities.
ABOUT NECC: Northern Essex Community College serves approximately 6,000 credit students each semester on two campuses located in the beautiful, historic Merrimack Valley region of northeast Massachusetts. Our suburban Haverhill campus sits on 106 acres near Kenoza Lake and features a Technology Center and an award-winning Student One-Stop Center. Our urban Lawrence campus has grown rapidly, including the Health Technologies Center and additional leased space at Riverwalk Properties. Both campuses are a short drive to Boston and to the beaches and state parks along the coast.
NECC has been building an organizational culture that prizes initiative and innovation, and seeks to identify and develop the strengths in students, faculty, staff, and programs in order to grow and improve. We are also committed to the recruitment and retention of a diverse workforce that reflects the communities we serve. Our Lawrence campus was the first college in New England designated as a Hispanic Serving Institution by the U.S. Department of Education. We have significantly increased the diversity of our faculty over the last ten years, and are one of four Massachusetts colleges participating in the national Achieving the Dream initiative, which aims to improve success for low-income students and students of color at community colleges.
PART-TIME AMERICAN SIGN LANGUAGE (ASL) TUTORS, RHODE ISLAND LANGUAGE INITIATIVES: Gallaudet University Regional Center at Northern Essex Community College
Anticipated Start Date: Immediately, as needed
RESPONSIBILITIES: The Gallaudet University Regional Center seeks tutors across Rhode Island to provide in-home ASL instruction for family members who have a child aged 0-3 who is deaf or hard of hearing. Classes are held once weekly on a mutually agreed upon day and time. Classes continue until the enrolled child turns 3 years of age or until they are no longer enrolled in early intervention, whichever comes first. Tutors will need to hold that time weekly.
Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the following:
Provision of in-home instruction for family members, including extended family when appropriate
Knowledge of Deaf Culture and resources for families in the Deaf community
Ability to follow the RISLI Curriculum and utilize familiar objects/events in the child's natural environment as tools for teaching communication skills
Demonstrated ability to prepare for classes
Completion of required paperwork in a timely manner
High School Diploma and at least six (6) years relevant experience (required by Rhode Island Early Intervention)
Native-level fluency in American Sign Language
Experience teaching American Sign Language
Flexible schedule to accommodate families' schedules
Firsthand knowledge of Deaf Culture and of resources available to families in the community
Demonstrated high standards of professional conduct, ethics, confidentiality, and neutrality
Demonstrated organization skills and good judgment
Excellent communication skills
Valid driver's license and access to a reliable motor vehicle, or access to public transportation
Willingness to participate in training sessions as appropriate
Bureau of Criminal Identification (BCI) background checks are required
Educational background in child development, deaf culture, linguistics or other applicable field
Experience working with families in a professional capacity
Experience working with young deaf children
SALARY: $20.00 - $29.00 per hour. Commensurate with experience and educational background. Mileage reimbursement is provided.
DEADLINE: Open until filled POST#: 157204
Northern Essex Community College is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, creed, religion, color, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, disability, genetic information, maternity leave, military service and national origin and any other protected class in its education programs and activities as required by Title IX of the Educational Amendments of 1972, the American with Disabilities Act of 1990, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, and other applicable statues and college policies. The College prohibits sexual harassment, including sexual violence. The following person has been designated to handle inquiries regarding Americans with Disabilities Act, the Rehabilitation Act and related statutes and regulations, Affirmative Action, non-discrimination policies, and Title IX compliance/sexual harassment: Human Resources Director Justine Caron, B-219, 978-556-3956/ email@example.com. Inquiries or complaints concerning discrimination, harassment, retaliation or sexual violence shall be referred to the College's Affirmative Action Officer/Title IX Coordinator, the Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination, the Equal Employment Opportunities Commission or the United States Department of Education's Office for Civil Rights.
Prospective employees are encouraged to review the College's Annual Security Report (ASR), in compliance with the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act, which can be found on the disclosure page of the College's website at: http://www.necc.mass.edu/clery
Internal Number: 108549
About Northern Essex Community College
NECC is a public, two-year college that offers comprehensive academic programs of study leading to the Associate in Arts degree, the Associate in Science degree and Certificates of program completion.Our dedicated teaching faculty accept with enthusiasm the challenge of responding properly to the differing backgrounds of their students and, at the same time, directing and leading them toward broader understandings. Our faculty are deeply involved in the planning of each class and in the achievement of each student, and are equally dedicated to personal achievement. As well as the specialized academic opportunities and tutoring that the college provides for our students, our faculty have the time and the commitment to advise as well as instruct students, and to provide support and encouragement.
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