American Sign Language Assistant 1:1

Northwest Regional ESD | Hillsboro, OR

Posted Date 4/27/2021
Description Northwest Regional Education Service District is an equal opportunity employer; committed to building an inclusive community and an environment free from discrimination, harassment, and retaliation. We are proud to be an antiracist organization. We work to understand how racial ideology is manufactured and how it impacts the lives of our staff and those we serve.

In line with our commitment to disrupting systemic racism, we acknowledge that research shows that Black, Indigenous, and people of color (BIPOC) and women are significantly less likely to apply for some positions, believing they must meet every qualification as described in the job description. At NWRESD, we value representation, and we are most interested in finding the best candidate for the job. We know that sometimes that candidate may be one who comes from a less traditional background. We encourage you to apply, even if you don't believe you meet every one of the qualifications described below.

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Position Title: American Sign Language Assistant (1:1)
Department: Related Services
Location: Groner Elementary DHH
Reports To: Coordinator
Compensation: Support Services Salary Schedule, Range E
Bargaining Unit: OSEA
FTE: .875

NW REGIONAL ESD’S MISSION STATEMENT: In partnership with the communities we serve, Northwest Regional ESD improves student learning by providing equitable access to high quality services and support.

GENERAL DESCRIPTION

The 1:1 American Sign Language Instructional Assistant’s responsibility is to work in partnership with Regional Staff to maximize development of American Sign Language skills in deaf and with a specific deaf and hard of hearing student in a 1:1 capacity. The American Sign Language Educational Assistant will assist the teachers by supplementing classroom instruction by carrying out selected activities. Existence of this student-specific position is in direct fulfillment of an identified student's needs as described in that student's Individual Education Plan (IEP). Cessation of the student’s need for a 1:1 assistant, by either reevaluation of the student's needs through the IEP process or by the student vacating the program will result in the lay-off of this position with a minimum 10-day notice.

QUALIFICATIONS: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform
each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the
knowledge, skill and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to
enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


1. American Sign Language fluent expressively and receptively
2. High school graduate, prefer some college credit.
3. Knowledge of Deaf culture.
4. Proficiency with reading and writing English.
5. Knowledge of tutorial/instructional procedures preferred.
6. Experience working with children preferred.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: Include the following. Performs some or all of the following tasks.
Other Duties may be assigned. The duties listed below are not inclusive, but characteristic of
the type and level of work assigned for this position.


1. Assists parents and students in the development of sign language skills.
2. Under the supervision of the Teacher of the Deaf or classroom teacher, the Educational Assistant will provide support to deaf students, or those who use sign language.
3. Assists deaf and hearing students in learning about Deaf culture.
4. Works cooperatively with building staff to assist in integrating Deaf students into school community.
5. Participates in activities, in-services and workshops to improve knowledge and skills.
6. Helps to facilitate communication between student and school staff/students, as needed.
7. Assists the Teacher of the Deaf in reinforcing instruction, material preparation and recording student progress.
8. Maintain regular and consistent attendance and punctuality.
9. Work collaboratively and communicate effectively with staff and customers at all organizational levels.
10. Perform other related duties and responsibilities as assigned.

Note: The description contained herein reflect general details as necessary to describe the principle functions of this job, the level of knowledge and skill typically required, and the scope of responsibility, but should not be considered an all-inclusive listing of work requirements. Individuals may perform other duties as assigned, including work in other functional areas to cover absences or relief, to equalize peak work periods, or otherwise to balance the workload.

NWRESD believes that every individual makes a significant contribution to our success. The administration reserves the right to modify, add or remove duties as necessary that still reflect the essential functions of the department. It is our expectation that every employee will offer their services wherever and whenever necessary to ensure the success of the ESD’s goals.


Equal Opportunity Employer


Northwest Regional Education Service District is an equal opportunity employer; committed to building an inclusive community and an environment free from discrimination, harassment, and retaliation. We are proud to be an antiracist organization. We work to understand how racial ideology is manufactured and how it impacts the lives of our staff and those we serve.

Northwest Regional Education Service District is proud to be an antiracist, Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer. We are committed to ensuring diversity and inclusion in all aspects of recruitment, selection, and employment without regard to race, disability, gender identity/expression, sexual orientation, national origin, ethnicity, religion, veteran or military status, or any other category protected under the law.

Northwest Regional Education Service District is committed to providing reasonable accommodations in our recruitment procedures for individuals experiencing a disability. If you need assistance or accommodation due to a disability, please contact us at hrhelp@nwresd.k12.or.us. Speech/Hearing impaired persons may contact the district for assistance through the Oregon telecommunications Relay Service at 1-800-735-2900.



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