Job Posting 87129

Sign Language Instructor
Deaf Children's Society of BC
Vancouver & Lower Mainland
closes in 22 days (Fri, 28 Oct)
full time  •  $27-$29 per hour

Deaf Children’s Society of BC (DCS) is a non-profit organization that provides early intervention supports and services to families of Deaf children throughout BC. Using a family and child-centred approach, our team offers expertise and guidance as families navigate opportunities for language, education, speech, and communication development. We believe in the right of the family to explore all language and communication opportunities that will fit their unique needs. We are currently looking for a full or part-time American Sign Language (ASL) Instructor. Reporting to the Executive Director, the duties for this position include (but are not limited to):

  • Provide Sign Language Instruction to DCS’s client-family members
  • Prepare individual family lesson plans according to the identified needs and goals of the family
  • Modify instructional methods and strategies to meet diverse family's needs
  • Encourages development of communication skills through appropriate assignments and lessons
  • Evaluates parents’ sign language skills
  • Communicate subject matter content to families
  • Participate in Family Services Planning and reporting
  • Maintain accurate records/files on family home visits
  • Provide classroom instruction - community or family-group instruction
  • Plan and organize instruction to maximize clients' learning
  • Follow established curriculum and/or create own as necessary
  • Create and implement Community Based ASL classes
  • Create and implement online learning programs for clients and community
  • Develop ASL videos based on stories, poems, songs to support client ASL development
  • Support Preschool ASL programming for children 3-5 years



Qualifications and Experience:

  • At least 2 years experience in ASL instruction in a recognized program, or equivalent
  • Completion of Deaf Mentor Training
  • Knowledge of child development. Experience working with parents of deaf children and curriculum/instructional material development would be an asset
  • Superior rating on the ASL Proficiency Scale (candidate may be required to submit to an ASL Proficiency Interview)
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Knowledge of/lived experience within the Deaf community and cultural issues is essential
  • Ability to communicate effectively both in ASL and in writing
  • Must possess a valid driver's license and a reliable vehicle. Must be able to travel throughout the region
  • Ability to work independently with irregular/flexible schedule
  • Must be available to work days and evenings


DCS requires all new employees who interact in person with DCS children, clients, families, staff, and members of the public to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19.



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