COMMUNICATION FACILITATOR - SPECIALIZED ASSISTANT

Richmond Elementary School ( learn more )

Mount Mansfield Unified Union School District

Richmond, Vermont ( map )

Job Details

  • Job ID: 3951559
  • Application Deadline: Posted until Filled
  • Posted : June 30, 2022
  • Starting Date: August 2022

Job Description

The communication facilitator’s role is not one of an interpreter but rather the individual who makes it
possible for the child who is deaf or hard of hearing to access the activities of the program and
encourages appropriate interaction with peers. Fluency in American Sign Language with flexibility in using signing skills to support the child's needs is a requirement of this position.
The facilitator takes directions and cues from the
teacher and child, communicates using language appropriate for the child, and must clarify aspects of
the child’s surroundings (i.e., routines, rules, and concepts). The facilitator assists staff and peers in
developing appropriate communication strategies with the child. That person interprets or
paraphrases instructions, stories told aloud and other spoken exchanges of the teachers and
classmates. In addition, depending on the exact nature of the placement, the facilitator may be asked
to teach small groups, to tutor one-on-one and/or perform other tasks specific to the given
environment.
In addition, this position will provide some level of general support within the building, supporting
students and classroom teachers within the regular school setting. The position involves performing

a variety of supportive activities with a diverse population of students.
  • Position Type: Full-time
  • Positions Available: 1
  • Job Category : Instructional Support > Paraprofessional / IA
  • Equal Opportunity Employer

    Mount Mansfield Unified Union School District is committed to maintaining a work and learning environment free from discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, pregnancy, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital/civil union status, ancestry, place of birth, age, citizenship status, veteran status, political affiliation, genetic information or disability, as defined and required by state and federal laws. Additionally, we prohibit retaliation against individuals who oppose such discrimination and harassment or who participate in an equal opportunity investigation.

    Job Requirements

    • Fluency in American Sign Language with flexibility in using signing skills to support the child's needs
    • At least 3 years of relevant experience preferred
    • High School/Trade School degree preferred
    • Citizenship, residency or work visa required

    Application Questions

    There ARE NO application questions required FOR this job posting.

    Contact Information

    • Jeremy Rector
    • 125 School Street
    • Richmond, Vermont 05477
    • Phone: 802-434-2461
    • Fax: 802-434-7241
    • Email: click here

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