Deaf Mentor Job Opportunity (Statewide)

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POSITION: Deaf Mentor (Reported Time) #25563
CLOSING DATE: February 14, 2024
LOCATION: Delaware School for the Deaf Statewide Programs
REPORTS TO: Designated Administrator
START DATE: 2023-2024 School Year

Deaf Mentor RT- DSD Statewide Programs 2.14.24 (job flyer)

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DAD Note: There is a need for more mentors in Sussex County as well.  If you are interested, apply ASAP!

Summer JOB OPPORTUNITIES for Deaf youth and young adults

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We are reaching out to let you know about our summer job opportunities with CorpsTHAT, a non-profit with the mission to bridge between the Deaf community and the outdoor community. 

We have multiple paid summer job positions open, including crew leaders and crew members for this summer. Our Crew Leader Positions will open on January 26th and Crew Members will be open on February 9th.

If you are interested in working with us or would like more information, you can check out our online job board or join us for our virtual Job Spotlights where we will discuss position details and answer questions.

Our Crew Leader Job Spotlight is on February 7th at 7pm EST and our Crew Member Job Spotlight is on February 13th at 7pm EST. Both spotlights will have ASL interpreters and we welcome job seekers, VR/Transition Counselors, Educators, Parents, and Community members welcomed to attend. 

Our flyers are attached to this email.

Hope to see you there!

*** 4 flyers for various purposes below.  2 targeted working areas too.  **

Corps that 2024 Job Spotlight (Job Fair flyer in Feb. 2024)

Tampa woman hopes to open doors to employment for deaf community through book, ‘Breaking Barriers’

Patti Sanchez signing to a client off screen while shopping for shoes for work.

TAMPA, Fla. — According to the American Community Survey done by the U.S. Census, approximately 3.6 percent of the U.S. population considers themselves deaf or hard of hearing.

What You Need To Know

  • Studies have shown that Hispanics who are deaf face challenges revolving around education and connecting with their loved ones when they learn English and sign language at school
  • According to the U.S. Census, 3.6 percent of the population consider themselves deaf or hard of hearing
  • Patti Sanchez is helping her deaf community overcome the challenge of finding a job
  • Sanchez wrote a book, “Breaking Barriers,” to help employers understand the accommodations for those who are hard of hearing

Although there are schools that help to accommodate those with hearing needs, it can still be difficult, especially for Hispanics who, for them, it’s rare for educational programs to cater to teaching Latin American signed languages.

That’s the case for Patti Sanchez — although it may look like a typical trip to the mall for her, she’s there on a mission: to help her client find the perfect outfit.

“We came today to find a sweater that he needs for his new job because it’s very cold at the warehouse, and then a comfortable shoe, and it’s been approved by the vocational rehabilitation,” she said.

It’s all part of her job as an employment specialist — a job she’s been doing for 12 years.

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