Deaf Education Specialist (200308)

Johnson County Community College Overland Park , KS 66204

Posted 2 weeks ago

Provide one on one instruction in American Sign Language in the Academic Achievement Center for students who are deaf. Teach communication skills for a hearing environment to students. Use technology to help students learn and communicate. Use educational tools to assess the student's academic level and to monitor progress. Provide instruction in the norms of college in a hearing environment. Adapt educational content and material to meet the needs of deaf students. Assist walk-in students from all disciplines with interventions and strategies to learn effectively in all content areas. Other tasks will include individualizing instruction, diagnosing learning barriers, and constructing student learning plans. May also include directing students to needed campus resources and responding to online requests for class support, as well as rectifying software issues.

Required Skills

  • Excellent communication skills

  • Skill in employing Socratic (non-directive) teaching methods

  • Ability to manage multiple teaching and learning activities simultaneously

  • Ability to maintain high academic standards while providing a high level of support to students

  • Ability to use and adapt to ever-changing educational technology

  • Fluent in American Sign Language

  • Demonstrated understanding of and commitment to the mission of a comprehensive community college

Required Experience

  • Master's degree in Deaf Education, Education, Reading, English, ESL, or ABE OR equivalent graduate work in in one of these fields or demonstrated work experience

Preferred Experience:

  • Certification in Deaf Education

  • 1 years' experience teaching students one-on-one

  • Experience teaching in a college learning center, math lab, or writing center

  • Experience teaching Deaf/Hard of Hearing students in multiple content areas, especially reading and study skills

Benefit Information:

Click here for a summary of our benefit information. If applying for an adjunct position, click here for a summary of our adjunct faculty compensation.

Every employee of the college is expected to treat all members of the college community with dignity and respect demonstrating professional, courteous and respectful behavior and engage in constructive conflict resolution, when needed.


In accordance with the college policy, finalists for this position will be subject to criminal background investigations. Individual hiring departments at JCCC may elect to administer pre-employment tests, which are relevant to essential job functions as part of the applicant selection/hiring process. Many departments require those selected for hire to submit a certified transcript for all degrees obtained. For full consideration, applicants are encouraged to apply prior to the review date listed in posting.

Johnson County Community College welcomes the application of any qualified candidate and does not discriminate on the basis of sex, race, color, national origin, disability, age, religion, genetic information, marital status, veteran's status, sexual orientation, or other factors that cannot be lawfully considered.

If you are an applicant requesting assistance or a reasonable accommodation in the application process, please contact the Office of Human Resources at 913-469-3877, or email.

For a summary of all disclosures (Background check, Clery Act, ADA, EOE, etc) refer to the links on our Career page.

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Deaf Education Specialist (200308)

Johnson County Community College