DEAF AND HARD OF HEARING SPECIALIST
Victor Valley College
Opening Date/Time: Fri. 11/06/20 12:00 AM Pacific Time
Closing Date/Time: Thu. 12/17/20 11:59 PM Pacific Time
Department: Student Services
FLSA: Non-exempt position, eligible for overtime compensation.
**FIRST DATE OF REVIEW IS SCHEDULED FOR DECEMBER 17, 2020**
Under the direction of an area administrator, the Specialist will be a sign language interpreter who provides a variety of specialized signing services for the Disabled Students Program and Services and its deaf and hard of hearing participants; assist in coordination and scheduling of services and activities for the deaf and hard of hearing; provide work direction and guidance to sign language interpreters.
Perform a variety of specialized signing services (both sign-to-voice and voice-to-sign) for Victor Valley College and its deaf and hard of hearing participants. E
Maintain accurate records and contact log for signing services. E
Maintain a collaborative and integrated approach with public and private organizations that support the deaf community. E
Assist in the coordination of a variety of specialized signing services and activities for deaf and hard of hearing students with the DSPS staff; assist in class and test scheduling. E
Prepare a variety of specialized materials (flyers, brochures, etc.) to advertise signing services and explain procedures for securing a sign language interpreter; explain process and format of specialized signing services. E
Coordinate with the area administrator and outside agencies to evaluate proficiency in sign languages; score and maintain records of sign language tests; make recommendations for service to the area administrator. E
Operate a personal computer to notate files for new and continuing students as required by California Community Colleges, Title V mandates, and eligibility determination.
Perform a variety of administrative support activities; maintain student files and assure accuracy and confidentiality; distribute contact letters and progress update requests for individual students. E
Communicate frequently with students to assure understanding of schedules and program services and to assist with a variety of personal and academic concerns with the DSPS specialists and counselors. E
Attend conferences, workshops, seminars and other programs as directed. E
Perform related duties as assigned.
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:
Any combination equivalent to: Associates degree, and NAD or RID certification, and a minimum of two (2) years experience interpreting for the deaf and hard of hearing at a college or for a public agency.
WORKING ENVIORNMENT AND PHYSICAL DEMANDS:
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job the employee is required to perform light lifting above the shoulders and head; finger dexterity to sign and operate a computer terminal and other office equipment in a rapid and accurate manner. Incumbent may be exposed to dissatisfied, disruptive or abusive individuals.
Knowledge and Abilities:
American Sign Language and other Signing Dialects used in the educational field.
Evaluation techniques used in classifying interpreters.
Principles and practices of work direction and training.
Values, behaviors, language and effective interpersonal and intrapersonal communication skills of the American Deaf Culture.
Modern office practices, procedures and equipment.
Operations of a computer terminal and data entry techniques.
Correct English usage, grammar, spelling, punctuation and vocabulary.
TTY and other techniques, hearing impaired and Deaf etiquette.
Effective interpersonal communications skills.
Demonstrate a high proficiency in both voice-to-sign and sign-to-voice interpreting skills.
Communicate effectively to students and other individuals of diverse physical and learning disabilities, and diverse cultural and socio-economic backgrounds.
Communicate effectively both orally and in writing, and in sign language.
Operate a computer terminal to enter data, maintain records and generate reports.
Communicate subject matter in a clear and accurate manner.
Exercise patience, tact and sensitivity with students.
Establish and maintain cooperative and effective working relationships with others, including those from diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, ethnic and disability backgrounds.
Work confidentially with discretion, work independently with little direction.
Understand and follow oral and written directions, read, apply and explain rules, regulations, policies and procedures.
Train and provide work direction to sign language interpreters.
THIS POSITION IS A FULL-TIME, (12) MONTH, $59,424.00 ANNUALLY (LEVEL 14 OF THE CLASSIFIED SALARY SCHEDULE).
Appointment to this position is subject to availability of funds. *Salary Schedule subject to change.*
Campus hours are 7 a.m. to 10 p.m., Monday through Friday, and some weekend classes. The current hours of this position are Monday through Friday 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., with some possible evenings and weekends. Hours of employment are subject to change based on student or departmental needs.
To be considered a candidate for this position, all materials required should be received in the Victor Valley College Office of Human Resources by the First Review Date. Application materials may be accepted after this date, however, if a file is not complete by the First Review Date, the application may not be considered by the Screening Committee.
You may check your status at any time by logging into Victor Valley College Online Application Site at http://agency.governmentjobs.com/vvc/ with your username and password.
It is the applicant's responsibility to ensure that all requested materials are received. All material included in the application packet become District property, will not be returned, and will not be copied.
All information qualifying an applicant for the position must be included on the Victor Valley College application. To assist the District in determining whether an applicant meets the minimum requirements, descriptions of an applicants present and past job duties should include details pertinent to the position for which he/she is applying.
Please note, the only form of communication you will receive throughout the recruiting and hiring process will be through email. It is your responsibility to check your email for any upcoming testing and/or interview dates. This recruitment may be used to fill future vacancies.
Resumes will be accepted with applications. Please note that the information provided on the application must be complete and will be the only information used to determine qualifications for the position. Please take this requirement very seriously. If it is unclear whether an applicant meets the minimum qualifications for the position from the application, that applicant will be disqualified.
It is not unusual for the District to receive hundreds of applications for a position. For this reason, it is advantageous to make the application as easy to review as possible.
Candidates wishing to apply for more than one position must apply for each position separately.
A complete file consists of all of the following:
1. Completed electronically signed Victor Valley College application
2. Copies of college transcripts showing college coursework. (If you are using additional experience in lieu of educational requirements, please attach a document stating as such to the transcript attachment type or you will not be able to complete your application) NOTE: Degrees must be from an accredited institution. It is the responsibility of the candidate to include U.S. evaluations of non-U.S. transcripts with their application.
3. NAD or RID certification (Please attach certificate as other in the appropriate attachment page)
Victor Valley College is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Victor Valley College prohibits sexual harassment and assures that all employees will enjoy equal opportunity regardless of race, color, religion, marital status, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, or status as a veteran. Employment acceptance or rejection shall be based on job-related qualifications.
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