Deaf Mentor-2578 Prescott Valley

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Early Childhood Development/Daycare

Description

 
DEAF MENTOR
 
Location: Prescott Valley
Employee Status: Limited Time Appointment
Hours Per Week: As Needed
Work Calendar: 10-Month
Pay Rate: $17.5339/hr
Other: Deaf Mentors provide direct instruction of ASL, information & resources on Deaf culture, and opportunities to engage with deaf/hard of hearing role models to families with deaf/hh/deafblind children birth to five.
The Deaf Mentor assigned to this position will provide services to deaf preschool students in the classroom, providing them a language model and access to the curriculum. In addition, they will provide the direct ASL instruction as well as information and resources on Deaf culture to families of children birth to age five in ASDB's Early Learning Program.
 
CLASSIFICATION SPECIFICATION
CLASS SUMMARY
 
Reporting to the Deaf Mentor Coordinator the areas of responsibility is to provide parent education the the Deaf Mentor Program in the conjunction with the Early Learning Program and Arizona Early Intervention Program as mandated by Part C (0-3) of the Individuals with Disability Education Act.
 
This position requires the provision of sensitive and effective communication with families according to individual family needs recognizing the diverse cultures and language backgrounds that are served by the program.  This position also directs the families to community resources.  Travel is required for delivery of services.
 
Effectively schedule and conducts home visits and instruction both in person and via remote technology selecting and implementing the appropriate curriculum to meet the needs of deaf, hard of hearing or deafblind children and as defined in their IFSP(Individual Family Service Plan)/IEP (Individual Education Plan) outcomes.  Creates and maintains reports and documentation in compliance with federal and state laws. 
 
TRAINING AND EXPERIENCE
 
  • Bachelor's degree in Deaf Studies or related field of study required**
 
**A minimum of 4 years professional Deaf Mentorship experience or from a related position may be considered in lieu of a Bachelor's degree. Or a combination of education and experience, with experience granted on a year to year basis when accepting combination of education and professional experience.
 
  • American Sign Language proficiency ASLPI 4 or higher
 
LICENSING CERTIFICATION AND REQUIREMENTS
 
  • Must be able to pass FBI and State background check
  • Defensive Driver Training Program to be completed by all agency personnel that drive on State business
  • Valid Arizona State Drivers License
 
KNOWLEDGE OF
 
  • Policies, procedures, and programs of the immediate work unit
  • Principles and practices of administration and management
  • Agency or program rules, regulations, and operating procedures
  • An understanding of Early Childhood Development
  • An understanding of Deaf Mentor practices
  • Knowledge  of community programs and resources
  • Basic knowledge about Deafness and impact on development
  • Basic knowledge of IDEA Part C (0-3)
  • Knowledge of Deaf Culture & History
  • Basic knowledge of Individual Family Service Plan/IEP
  • Agency or program rules, regulations, and operating procedures
  • Individual differences in family behavior and cultures
  • Multiple communication modalities - Define modalities
 
DEMONSTRATED SKILL/ABILITY TO
 
  • Utilizing Various Deaf Mentor/Visual Communication Sign Language Tools and checklists for monitoring development
  • Monitoring/assessing performance
  • Planning and organization
  • Social perceptiveness
  • Time Management
  • Verbal/non-verbal communication skills to communicate effectively with families in appropriate languages
  • Skills in ASL for families using American Sign Language for children with varied hearing levels
  • Teach American Sign Language in a classroom and or remote setting
  • knowledge of formal American sign language grammar
  • Time Management
 
BENEFITS
 
Benefit eligible employees have a variety of choices for medical, dental, vision, short-term disability, supplemental and dependent life insurance.  Offered plans provide exceptional value to our employees and their eligible dependents.   Employees have a 31-day period from effective date of hire to elected coverage.  Elected benefits could start as early as 2 weeks after hire. 
Benefit eligible employees are automatically covered for basic life, non-smokers, accidental death and dismemberment and seat belt insurance
Benefit eligible employees are automatically enrolled in the State’s retirement plan and long-term disability (LTD) program.  Enrollment is mandatory and is subject to a 26-week waiting period before initial enrollment.  Employees may also choose to participate in a deferred compensation program to take advantage of tax-deferred retirement investments.  Benefit Options also offer Employee Self-Service, Wellness, Tuition Discount, Travel Reduction, Auto & Home Insurance and Purchase Discount Programs.  
CONTACT INFORMATION
For more information contact the Recruiter at: HumanResources.Recruitment@asdb.az.gov
Persons with a disability may request a reasonable accommodation such as a sign language interpreter or an alternative format by contacting the Recruiter. Requests should be made as early as possible to allow time to arrange the accommodation.
 
Arizona State Government is an EOE/ADA Reasonable Accommodation Employer.

 
 

 
 
 

Posted By

AZ State School for the Deaf and Blind

PO Box 88510 , Tucson, AZ 85754
 

At the following locations

Early Learning Program

1200 West Speedway Boulevard , Tucson, AZ 85745