Location: Haverhill, MA Category: Professional Posted On: Wed Sep 9 2020 Job Description:
PART-TIME AMERICAN SIGN LANGUAGE (ASL) TUTORS - Massachusetts Family Sign Language Program, Gallaudet University Regional Center (GURC) at Northern Essex Community College; Anticipated start date: Immediately, as needed
RESPONSIBILITIES: The Gallaudet University Regional Center seeks tutors across Massachusetts 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 weekly in two (2) ten (10) week segments, totaling twenty (20) classes per family.
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 FSLP 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
Native-level fluency in American Sign Language
Experience teaching American Sign Language
Flexible schedule to accommodate families' schedules
Demonstrated 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
Criminal Offenders Registry and Sex Offender Registry (CORI/SORI) 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: Commensurate with experience and educational background. Mileage reimbursement is provided.
DEADLINE: Open until filled POST#:119816
Northern Essex Community College is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, religion, age, veteran status, genetic information, gender identity or sexual orientation in its 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. Inquires 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.
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.