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SIGN LANGUAGE COORDINATOR

The Sign Language Coordinator is responsible for teaching sign language classes, overseeing SCPI administration, chairing school improvement plan, scheduling interpreters, coordinating and conducting workshops

Class Code:

E029C

Job Grade:

GS08

Special Job Requirements:

None

Typical Functions:

Develops and conducts on-going in-service training, workshop, and/or classes, such as Deaf Culture, Deaf Awareness, Current trends, American Sign Language (ASL), Assistive devices, etc. Provides information and/or training/workshops to various groups regarding interpretive services and roles, assistive devices. Coordinates schedules, locations, equipments, and guest instructors to present training programs. Provides consultation and outreach services for the community and other agencies in the area. Prepares and monitors community sign language classes and tutoring sessions. Identifies members of SCPI team and sets up training for SCPI team. Establishes and administers a Sign Communication Proficiency Interview (SCPI) for the Arkansas School for the Deaf (ASD) Staff, and maintains SCPI records and documentation. Prepares status reports, memorandums, and other correspondence. Plans, creates, and implements ASL programs for students, and attends and participates in meetings and seminars. Performs other duties as assigned.

Knowledge, Abilities, and Skills:

Knowledge of state and federal laws, regulations and polices governing education in the state. Knowledge of Deaf Awareness, Culture, Sign Language, SCPI policies and procedures, staff development techniques, and training practice. Knowledge of curriculum and instructional programs and practices for appropriate level. Knowledge of supervisory practices and procedures. Ability to teach sign language classes, to develop, implement, and monitor the programs for the hearing impaired, and to give instruction in the use and care of hearing devices. Abiliity to conduct and coordinate workshops, provide consultation, and outreach services for community. Ability to prepare reports and maintain records confidentiality. Skilled in American Sign Language (ASL).

Minimum Qualifications:

The formal education equivalent of a bachelor’s degree in linguistics, education, or related field; plus two years of instructional experience in the area being taught. Must be certified in American Sign Language (ASL). Additional requirements determined by the agency for recruiting purposes require review and approval by the Office of Personnel Management. OTHER JOB RELATED EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE MAY BE SUBSTITUTED FOR ALL OR PART OF THESE BASIC REQUIREMENTS, EXCEPT FOR CERTIFICATION OR LICENSURE REQUIREMENTS, UPON APPROVAL OF THE QUALIFICATIONS REVIEW COMMITTEE.

Required Certificates:

None

Exempt:

E
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