Early Childhood ASL Specialist
Company: The Learning Center for the Deaf Inc
Posted on: September 14, 2023
Part time- Flexible Non-exempt/Hourly
TLC Diversity Statement:
The Learning Center for the Deaf is on a journey to create an
inclusive and welcoming space for people of all backgrounds.
Together, we continue to build an inclusive culture that
encourages, supports, and celebrates our TLC community members'
diverse narratives. We embrace and value multiple approaches,
experiences, and perspectives. TLC believes that diversity fosters
innovation. We are committed to cultivating a place where everyone
can feel they belong.
TLC's Public School Partnership Program provides support for deaf
and hard of hearing students in mainstream public school settings
to advance academic and developmental progress.
The Learning Center for the Deaf is a nationally-recognized leader
of services for deaf and hard of hearing children, adults and
families. To learn more, click here . For our Mission, click here
Public School Partnerships (PSP @ TLC) is looking for someone to
provide fun, interactive ASL lessons with a 5 year old child, to
support visual language acquisition.Two one-hour sessions per week
in Canton, MA at 1:00 or 2:00 pm (Monday through Thursday; days are
decided by the Specialist). Services follow the school
Requirements: ---ASL fluency and early childhood experience with
Deaf children (teacher licensure is not required). ---Must be able
to independently create/implement age-appropriate lessons, and
POSITION SUMMARY:Provide ASL instruction to early childhood
FUNCTIONS AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
- Teach American Sign Language to early childhood-aged children
- 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 emails to school districts. The
program director must also know when staff are going to various
districts once schedules are established.
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.
- Prior experience working with early intervention,
parent-infant, or preschool students required
- Native, or near-native ASL fluency in American Sign Language
- 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
Position open until filled.
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