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Early Childhood ASL Specialist

The Learning Center for the Deaf Seattle, WA
  • Expired: over a month ago. Applications are no longer accepted.

Description

Provide ASL instruction to early childhood students.

SUPERVISOR: Director of Public School Partnerships

FUNCTIONS AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

Teach American Sign Language to early childhood-aged children (preK-2nd grade).

Assess communication skills and prepare age appropriate lessons to support classroom content through ASL (e.g., theme related vocabulary and concepts).

Provide individual and small group support for students in the areas of ASL language development through imaginative play, games and structured arts and crafts activities.

Participate as a member of each student’s educational TEAM to provide progress update with data.

Communication among PSP staff, the program director and school districts must be consistent and accurate. The program director must be copied on significant e-mails to school districts. The program director must also know when staff are going to various districts once schedules are established.

**Some lifting may be required when working with young students or students with special needs, however, TLC embraces and celebrates a spirit of inclusion and diversity, and reasonable accommodations and modifications will be made whenever possible. The diversity of our student population may require that some assignments have a heavier physical responsibility due to safety. If the opening for which you are applying will require more strenuous physical activity, the unique needs will be discussed at the time of interview.

*Perform other tasks as assigned by the Department Supervisor.

*Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties, or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities, and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

**TLC is proud to be an equal opportunity employer and all employees and applicants for employment are afforded equal opportunity in every area of hiring and employment without regard to race, color, religious creed, national origin, ancestry, sex, gender identity, age, criminal record (inquiries only), handicap (disability), mental illness, retaliation, sexual harassment, sexual orientation, genetics, active military, and any other legally protected characteristic.

**TLC embraces and celebrates a spirit of inclusion and diversity, and reasonable accommodations and modifications will be made whenever possible.

Requirements

  • Prior experience working with early intervention, parent-infant, or preschool students required
  • Native, or near-native ASL fluency in American Sign Language required
  • Prior experience teaching ASL to early childhood Deaf L1 students and/or L2 learners
  • Ability to work effectively as part of an educational team
  • Ability to accept and constructively use feedback and suggestions regarding job responsibilities and performance
  • Preferred: certification in early intervention or Master’s Degree in Deaf Education or related field

The Learning Center for the Deaf

Why Work Here?

The Learning Center for the Deaf is a thriving, accessible community, offering the opportunity and power to build the career of your choice.

Headquartered on a 14-acre campus with 16 buildings in Framingham, Massachusetts, TLC serves approximately 200 deaf and hard of hearing children from infancy through high school on its campus and provides consultation and support services to over 200 students who are mainstreamed in their local public schools. Please visit http://www.tlcdeaf.org/, Employment Opportunities for full details on how to apply. All application submissions must include the application, a cover letter and a resume. Applications should be submitted online

Address

848 Central St.
Seattle, WA
USA