Deaf Mentor Program Manager- 2778 Tucson/Phoenix

Job | Posted a day ago
Position Areas
Early Childhood Development/Daycare



  Location:   Tucson/Phoenix
  Employee Status:   Permanent
  Hours Per Week:   40
  Work Calendar:     12-Month
  Pay Rate:   $70,075-$107,934
  Other:   DHH & Supervisory experience required
This Deaf Mentor Program Manager (DMPM) reports to the Director of Deaf Programs and is responsible to facilitate mentoring, education, and support of families with children who are deaf, hard of hearing or deafblind from the birth to five.
The DMPM guides parents that are referred and eligible to develop and meet family language and communication goals to work on with their assigned Deaf Mentors.
The DMPM, schedules, trains and evaluates staff, as well as designs, implements, and coordinates mentor activities. Beyond the staff, the DMPM also establishes and maintains partnerships within the community with various stakeholders to introduce families to different deaf/hard of hearing/deafblind communities.
This position is responsible for maintaining confidentiality of family/student files per Federal/State regulations to ensure compliance. As well as continuing professional growth through coursework, workshops, and conducting VCSL training, assessments and/or supports.
Individual positions may be responsible for some or all of the noted duties and/or other related duties.
  • 3 years experience working in Early Childhood and/or Deaf Education field
  • Bachelor's degree required, Master's degree preferred, in Deaf Education, Early Childhood, or a related field
  • Supervisory experience
  • ASLPI: Level 4 or SLPI: Advanced plus
  • Personal experience with sensory impairment
  • Must be able to pass FBI and State background check or Fingerprint Clearance Card as position requires by policy or Statute
  • Defensive Driver Training Program to be completed by all agency personnel that drive on State business
  • VCSL Assessor Certification and VCSL Trainer Certification is preferred, however, a candidate can be hired with the ability to obtain VCSL Certification within the first year of hire. Assist with the coordination of the training and certification of agency staff.
  • Policies, procedures, and programs of the immediate work unit
  • Principles and practices of administration and management
  • Agency or program rules, regulations, and operating procedures
  • Federal & State laws applicable to the position
  • Agency hiring practices
  • Extensive knowledge, skill, and experience with SKI-HI curriculum, Deaf Mentor Program(s), and/or Deaf role models with families with D/HH/DB children
  • Early Childhood Development
  • Deaf culture & communities
  • A variety of communication opportunities
  • Approaches in adult education
  • Cultural mediation
  • Leadership & training techniques
  • Monitoring/assessing performance
  • Planning, organization, and time management
  • Problem solving
  • Learning strategies
  • Communicate information & ideas effectively with others
  • Maintain working relationships with staff, families, and outside entities
  • Facilitate & train
  • Plan & organize
  • Motivate & direct staff 
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.


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AZ State School for the Deaf and Blind

PO Box 88510 , Tucson, AZ 85754

At the following locations

Deaf Programs Phoenix

800 West Washington St. , Phoenix, AZ 85007