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ASL Instructor-Mentor for Staff

Company: State of Montana
Location: Great Falls
Posted on: June 8, 2021

Job Description:


  • Engaging adult learners in learning American Sign Language (ASL) in classroom style instruction, small group learning, and 1:1 mentoring
  • Engaging adult learners in learning ASL using interactive videoconferencing tools for distance education
  • Provide ASL instruction at the beginning, intermediate, and advanced levels depending on the group of learners or individual learners
  • Design instruction based on the curriculum ASL at Work (materials provided) and learners's Sign Language Proficiency Interview scores to facilitate learners's skills improving to a higher level
  • Collaborate with ASL-English Bilingual Specialist, Interpreter Coordinator, Interpreters, and the Sign Language Proficiency Interview (SLPI) team for consistency in curriculum and in specific signs across instruction
  • Maintain regular and close contact with the Deaf community
  • Engage adult learners in attending and participating in Deaf community events
  • Providing instruction may involve weekend and evening work
  • Work with Supervisor to document flexible hours during pay period weeks
  • Work time may include evenings, weekends, and/or split shifts (flexible to meet the needs of staff)
  • Other related duties as assigned

Membership and certification in ASLTA preferred. Education and training related to ASL, the Deaf community and its culture. Must be able to teach American Sign Language. Sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability and ethnic backgrounds of staff members. Ability to follow curriculum.

The successful candidate will be required to have fluent sign language skills to communicate with deaf and hard of hearing staff and students. New employees must meet the requirements of MSDB Policy 5124 Employee Sign Language Skills and will be evaluated through the Sign Language Proficiency Interview (SLPI). New employees to this position must meet the Target Skill level Standard of "Advanced Plus" on the date of hire.

Keywords: State of Montana, Great Falls , ASL Instructor-Mentor for Staff, Other , Great Falls, Montana

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