Part-Time American Sign Language (ASL) Tutors, Rhode Island Language Initiatives - Northern Essex Community College
Northern Essex Community College
Location: Haverhill, Massachusetts
Internal Number: 155139
Location: Haverhill, MA Category: Student Services and Support Posted On: Fri Oct 28 2022 Job Description:
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
BACKGROUND CHECK: Candidates will be required to pass a CORI and SORI check as a condition of employment.
COVID VACCINATION: Candidates for employment should be aware that all Northern Essex Community College students, faculty and staff are required to be fully vaccinated by January, 2022. Accordingly, initial employment is dependent upon receipt and verification of full vaccination status records; details of how to fulfill vaccine record verification requirements will be provided during the hire and onboarding process.
SALARY: $20.00 - $29.00 per hour. Commensurate with experience and educational background. Mileage reimbursement is provided.
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.