Description Lutheran Social Service MN is a dynamic social service organization serving children, youth and families, people with disabilities, older adults and military veterans. Trustworthiness is a value and strength shared by our employees and recognized by the communities we serve. We offer an ALIVE Workplace (Supportive, Positive and Fun) and careers that challenge, energize and rewards employees. Consider joining us! As the Deaf Mentor you will help increase the family's ability to successfully communicate with their deaf child through the use of sign language. Provide parents with opportunities to identify their child's subtle communication attempts and evaluate their child's strengths in communicating. Increase parent's appreciation for and understanding of American Sign Language (ASL), Deaf Culture, and the Deaf Community. Support the child's development of language, communication, and self-identity through use of American Sign Language. Minimum Requirements: Bachelor Degree in social work, psychology, counseling, early childhood education or related human services field preferred Preferred: 1 to 2 years of experience working with children and their families, including but not limited to: counseling, education, non-profit management or other related field. Must be bi-lingual in English and ASL and be deaf or hard of hearing. Must have a flexible schedule, including weekends and evenings. Flexible schedule. Ability to communicate fluently in American Sign Language and be either Deaf or Hard of Hearing. Ability to communicate effectively with parents who are hearing. Knowledge of the technology available to assist with effective communication with families. Ability to interact and implement activities with a variety of children and adults, including infants, toddlers, siblings and parents. Ability to interact with and develop rapport with a variety of parents and professionals in a positive, unbiased, non-judgmental manner. Ability to be unbiased, open-minded and supportive of family decisions with their communication choices. Ability and access to appropriate computer technology, including internet access or other approved system to complete and submit all necessary paperwork and reports to supervisor per program policies (i.e.bi-weekly time sheets, lesson plans, etc.). Demonstrated ability of skills in Microsoft Office, including Word and Excel. Able to travel to homes or other designated sites in locations as assigned. Knowledge of and participation in Deaf Community activities preferred. Lutheran Social Service of MN is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer of all people regardless of gender, race, culture, religion, ethnicity, protected veteran status and/or disability. It is the expectation that all LSS/CHS employees will behave in a manner that is free of racism, discrimination, bias, and harassment where all individuals are treated with dignity, safety, and respect. Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor's legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c) Lutheran Social Service of MN is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer of all people regardless of gender, race, culture, religion, ethnicity, protected veteran Description Lutheran Social Service MN is a dynamic social service organization serving children, youth and families, people with disabilities, older adults and military veterans. Trustworthiness is a value and strength shared by our employees and recognized by the communities we serve. We offer an ALIVE Workplace (Supportive, Positive and Fun) and careers that challenge, energize and rewards employees. Consider joining us! As the Deaf Mentor you will help increase the family's ability to successfully communicate with their deaf child through the use of sign language. Provide parents with opportunities to identify their child's subtle communication attempts and evaluate their child's strengths in communicating. Increase parent's appreciation for and understanding of American Sign Language (ASL), Deaf Culture, and the Deaf Community. Support the child's development of language, communication, and self-identity through use of American Sign Language. Minimum Requirements: Bachelor Degree in social work, psychology, counseling, early childhood education or related human services field preferred Preferred: 1 to 2 years of experience working with children and their families, including but not limited to: counseling, education, non-profit management or other related field. Must be bi-lingual in English and ASL and be deaf or hard of hearing. Must have a flexible schedule, including weekends and evenings. Flexible schedule. Ability to communicate fluently in American Sign Language and be either Deaf or Hard of Hearing. Ability to communicate effectively with parents who are hearing. Knowledge of the technology available to assist with effective communication with families. Ability to interact and implement activities with a variety of children and adults, including infants, toddlers, siblings and parents. Ability to interact with and develop rapport with a variety of parents and professionals in a positive, unbiased, non-judgmental manner. Ability to be unbiased, open-minded and supportive of family decisions with their communication choices. Ability and access to appropriate computer technology, including internet access or other approved system to complete and submit all necessary paperwork and reports to supervisor per program policies (i.e.bi-weekly time sheets, lesson plans, etc.). Demonstrated ability of skills in Microsoft Office, including Word and Excel. Able to travel to homes or other designated sites in locations as assigned. Knowledge of and participation in Deaf Community activities preferred. Lutheran Social Service of MN is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer of all people regardless of gender, race, culture, religion, ethnicity, protected veteran status and/or disability. It is the expectation that all LSS/CHS employees will behave in a manner that is free of racism, discrimination, bias, and harassment where all individuals are treated with dignity, safety, and respect. Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor's legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c) Lutheran Social Service of MN is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer of all people regardless of gender, race, culture, religion, ethnicity, protected veteran s
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