This position will design, develop, implement and teach ASL Classes for the Community which we serve. At TLC, we are home to two world-class schools serving deaf and hard of hearing students in a bilingual/bicultural setting, The Marie Philip School and The Walden School. We offer a range of community-based services that benefit deaf and hard of hearing children, adults, and their families. This position aims to build a robust, in-house ASL Classes program for our community. Community ASL classes are among our many avenues in reducing systemic barriers to serving our own and other deaf students, families, and staff in a fully linguistically-accessible, culturally-competent manner. Successful implantation of this work should produce an increased value in the perspectives, identities, communication, and contribution of ASL and Deaf Culture, and strengthen the impact of ASL acquisition to counter language deprivation among deaf and hard of hearing children in our communities.
This job will be primarily remote until it is safe for all to be on campus.
Supervisor: ASL Program Analyst
Functions and Responsibilities:
Teach ASL classes for the Community in American Sign Language on a virtual platform and fulfill other responsibilities related to instruction, including but not limited to: advising and assist students, prepare class materials, review and evaluate student progress, record class attendance, and provide class surveys and evaluations.
Use assessment results and feedback from student evaluations to improve teaching and learning.
Provide modeling for teaching ASL classes, if needed
Develop ASL-based materials to supplement the pace of ASL learning
Encourage and advise ASL-related participation and activities to maintain ASL fluency and promote Deaf culture competency among participants.
Report to ASL Program Analyst/Director of ASL Program with concerns or issues from the classes
*Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties, or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities, and activities may change at any time with or without notice.
**TLC is proud to be an equal opportunity employer and all employees and applicants for employment are afforded equal opportunity in every area of hiring and employment without regard to race, color, religious creed, national origin, ancestry, sex, gender identity, age, criminal record (inquiries only), handicap (disability), mental illness, retaliation, sexual harassment, sexual orientation, genetics, active military, and any other legally protected characteristic.
**TLC embraces and celebrates a spirit of inclusion and diversity, and reasonable accommodations and modifications will be made whenever possible.
- Two years of experience teaching ASL or a bachelor’s degree in American Sign Language, Deaf Education, ASL linguistics, or related fields.
- Native or near-native ASL signer
- Possess, or be willing to obtain within one year, a score of “Superior Plus” or “Superior” on the Sign Language Proficiency Interview (SLPI)
- Two years of professional experience teaching ASL to adult learners from diverse educational, cultural, and language backgrounds
- Documented formal training in using Signing Naturally or TWA Curriculum, or demonstrated ability to teach ASL using the curriculum
- Working knowledge of technology for virtual online instruction (This job will be primarily remote until it is safe for all to be on campus)