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Academic Achievement Center Deaf Education Specialist

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Work type: Part-time Regular
Location: Overland Park Main Campus
Categories: Administrative Support

Posting Job Title

Academic Achievement Center Deaf Education Specialist



Academic Affairs


Position Type

Part-time Regular


Number of openings



Job Summary

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 Qualifications

• Master's degree in Deaf Education, Education, Reading, English, ESL, or ABE.
• Alternatively, equivalent graduate work in in one of these fields or demonstrated work experience
• Demonstrated understanding of and commitment to the mission of a comprehensive community college
• Excellent communication skills
• Skill in employing Socratic (non-directive) teaching methods
• The ability to manage multiple teaching and learning activities simultaneously
• The ability to maintain high academic standards while providing a high level of support to students
• The ability to use and adapt to ever-changing educational technology
• Fluent in American Sign Language


Preferred Qualifications

• Certification in Deaf Education
• 1 years’ experience teaching students one-on-one.
• Experience teaching in a college learning center, math lab, or writing center preferred
• Experience teaching Deaf/Hard of Hearing students in multiple content areas, especially reading and study skills


Required application documents



Hours per Week



Work Hours/Days

varies depending on department needs


Salary Grade Level




$21.39/per hour



Overland Park Main Campus



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 (JCCC) is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer. JCCC provides equal employment opportunities to all qualified applicants without regard to race, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, color, age, religion, protected veteran or disability status, or genetic information.

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

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