Deaf Mentor- 2711 Fort Mohave/Bullhead

Job | Posted 12 days ago
Position Areas
Early Childhood Development/Daycare


Location: Fort Mohave/Bullhead City  
Employee Status: Permanent
Hours Per Week: 40
Work Calendar: 12-Month
Pay Rate: $17.53
Other: Required ASL

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. 
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
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.  
For more information contact the Recruiter at:
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