American Sign Language Instructor
Purpose of Job
The purpose of this job is to provide instruction on American Sign Language (ASL) to the community via remote and in-person instruction. We currently offer three levels of instruction beginning with ASL I and for those interested in gaining more proficiency we also offer to ASL II and III. The position requires the ability to teach all levels of ASL as well as to provide individual tutoring, Family ASL classes, as well as corporate classes. Native fluency in American Sign Language is essential as is an intimate knowledge of Deaf Culture and the ability to include relevant information in the class curriculum.
Reports To: Director of CCDHH/Senior Program Associate
Department: Community Center for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing
Community Outreach Specialist: Support and VR Services
The Community Center for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing provides an array of services to the Deaf and hard of hearing communities. Through uniquely designed programs our consumers receive the assistance and training they need to become independent and employable despite their communication differences. Our programs and services strive to provide the skills necessary for individuals to become contributing members to their families and communities. The Community Outreach Specialist provides support, knowledge, and skill-building to those community members seeking employment and/or seeking to enhance their independent living skills.
American Sign Language Interpreter
The ASL Agency Interpreter at Cleveland Hearing and Speech Center (CHSC) plays a key role in the language and cultural integration of the multifaceted teams that support our mission to the community. You will provide American Sign Language interpreting for the valued deaf and hard of hearing team members at CHSC ensuring access to information, optimal collaboration within and across agency teams, and high-level employee engagement. You will represent these valued employees both within the agency and in the community will do so professionally and with a high level of accuracy with regard to message and communicative intent. Additional responsibilities will include other center-based interpreting assignments including board meetings, committee meetings, CHSC department meetings, clinical appointments, and interpreting for videos that are recorded for special messages and events. You will create a catalog of regional signs and acronyms important for the success of other CHSC interpreters and will also help to document the language needs of other CHSC team members so that they can be skillfully interpreted in the community. As CHSC deploys its regional video remote interpreting (VRI) services, you will be key to the implementation and will work as an interpreter for the VRI services as your schedule allows. Finally, you will develop curricula for workshops to be offered to interpreters across the region, thereby improving the expertise and knowledge of the entire interpreting community.
Educational Sign Language Interpreter
The ideal candidate is fluent in American Sign Language and has experience or training to work in an educational interpreting setting.
Freelance Community American Sign Language Interpreter
Provides sign language interpreting services to individuals throughout Northern Ohio who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing ensuring adherence to the Interpreter’s Code of Ethics.