Part-Time American Sign Language (ASL) Tutors, Rhode Island Language Initiatives
Northern Essex Community College

Haverhill, Massachusetts

Posted in Retail
4 days ago

Job Info

Category:: Professional
Department:: Gallaudet Univ Regional Center
Locations:: Haverhill, MA
Posted:: Sep 9, 2020
Closes:: Open Until Filled
Type:: PT No Benefits
Ref. No.:: 157204
Position ID:: 124854

Job Description:

PART-TIME AMERICAN SIGN LANGUAGE (ASL) TUTORS, RHODE ISLAND LANGUAGE INITIATIVES: Gallaudet University Regional Center at Northern Essex Community College

Anticipated Start Date: Immediately, as needed

RESPONSIBILITIES: The Gallaudet University Regional Center seeks tutors across Rhode Island to provide in-home ASL instruction for family members who have a child aged 0-3 who is deaf or hard of hearing. Classes are held once weekly on a mutually agreed upon day and time. Classes continue until the enrolled child turns 3 years of age or until they are no longer enrolled in early intervention, whichever comes first. Tutors will need to hold that time weekly.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Provision of in-home instruction for family members, including extended family when appropriate
  • Knowledge of Deaf Culture and resources for families in the Deaf community
  • Ability to follow the RISLI Curriculum and utilize familiar objects/events in the child's natural environment as tools for teaching communication skills
  • Demonstrated ability to prepare for classes
  • Completion of required paperwork in a timely manner



  • High School Diploma and at least six (6) years relevant experience (required by Rhode Island Early Intervention)
  • Native-level fluency in American Sign Language
  • Experience teaching American Sign Language
  • Flexible schedule to accommodate families' schedules
  • Firsthand knowledge of Deaf Culture and of resources available to families in the community
  • Demonstrated high standards of professional conduct, ethics, confidentiality, and neutrality
  • Demonstrated organization skills and good judgment
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Valid driver's license and access to a reliable motor vehicle, or access to public transportation
  • Willingness to participate in training sessions as appropriate
  • Bureau of Criminal Identification (BCI) background checks are required


  • Educational background in child development, deaf culture, linguistics or other applicable field
  • Experience working with families in a professional capacity
  • Experience working with young deaf children

Additional Information:

SALARY: $20.00 - $29.00 per hour. Commensurate with experience and educational background. Mileage reimbursement is provided.

DEADLINE: Open until filled POST#: 157204

Northern Essex Community College is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, creed, religion, color, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, disability, genetic information, maternity leave, military service and national origin and any other protected class in its education programs and activities as required by Title IX of the Educational Amendments of 1972, the American with Disabilities Act of 1990, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, and other applicable statues and college policies. The College prohibits sexual harassment, including sexual violence. The following person has been designated to handle inquiries regarding Americans with Disabilities Act, the Rehabilitation Act and related statutes and regulations, Affirmative Action, non-discrimination policies, and Title IX compliance/sexual harassment: Human Resources Director Justine Caron, B-219, 978-556-3956/ Inquiries or complaints concerning discrimination, harassment, retaliation or sexual violence shall be referred to the College's Affirmative Action Officer/Title IX Coordinator, the Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination, the Equal Employment Opportunities Commission or the United States Department of Education's Office for Civil Rights.

Prospective employees are encouraged to review the College's Annual Security Report (ASR), in compliance with the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act, which can be found on the disclosure page of the College's website at:

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