YFS: Family ASL Class Instructor

POSITION: Instructor – Family ASL Class
DEPARTMENT: Youth and Family Services
STATUS: Contract
SCHEDULE: Wednesday (6:00pm – 8:00pm)
RATE: $25 hourly

Instructor is responsible for the instruction of weekly Family ASL classes, as well as, the development and implementation of lesson plans for families.
Additionally, instructor is responsible for the preparation of appropriate weekly lessons to facilitate family achievement of learning ASL and Deaf Culture.

  • Instruction of American Sign Language lessons
  • Prepare curriculum and weekly lessons to facilitate families
  • Instruct and accommodate families with diverse needs by developing and/or adapting lesson plans appropriately for various learning styles and levels
  • Motivate reluctant families to improve their ASL skills and communication skills through individual and group sessions
  • Plan and coordinate panel nights including contacting and recruiting panelists
  • Coordinate weekly informative media clips and introduce families to the clips

Education: Bachelor’s or Master’s Degree in Deaf Education or Deaf Studies preferred

Experience: One year or equivalent of experience teaching ASL and experience working with ASL students

Skills: Knowledge of lesson planning, development of support material and techniques to improve families’ communication with Deaf and Hard of Hearing children. Fluency in American Sign Language and Visual-Gestural Communication skills