Sign Language Trainer
Peace Corps Response positions are open to returned Volunteers or U.S. citizens with significant professional and technical experience.
A Peace Corps Response Volunteer with at least a bachelor’s degree in American Sign Language & Deaf Culture or a similar field OR at least a Level 4 level of proficiency in American Sign Language AND at least two-years’ experience working with persons with speech and hearing impairments is needed to teach American Sign Language to members of DAPD and conduct sign language training with persons with speech and hearing impairment. In addition the PCRV will provide support to institutions where sign language programs are conducted and collaborate with DAPD to increase public awareness of the needs of deaf persons by promoting sign language acquisition to educators, family members, and business. The PCRV will be based at DAPD’s headquarters and is expected to work in conjunction with the office staff and DAPD members.
Please note these are approximate departure dates and may change due to programmatic needs.
• At least two-years’ experience working with persons with speech and hearing impairments
• Good communications skills and can work well with others
• Ability to conduct training in various settings
• Willingness to persevere through challenges (travel, climate, interacting with multiple people and agencies etc.)
• Willingness to approach the position through the Peace Corps’ philosophy on development
The Peace Corps embraces and leverages the diversity of its volunteers as a reflection of America's diversity. Peace Corps Response is committed to reflecting the diversity of the United States in the professionals we send into the field to support the mission of world peace and friendship. Applicants with diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply.
Medical Considerations in Eastern Caribbean
- Eastern Caribbean may not be able to support Volunteers with the following medical conditions: ongoing counseling.
- The following medication(s) are not permitted for legal or cultural reasons: none identified.
- Volunteers who should avoid the following food(s) may not be able to serve: none identified.
- After arrival in Eastern Caribbean, Peace Corps provides and applicants are required to have an annual flu shot and mandatory immunizations.
Before you apply, please review Medical Information for Applicants to learn about the clearance process and other health conditions that are difficult to accommodate in Peace Corps service.
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