Job Opportunity: Computer Literacy Instructor / Employment Specialist – Houston

Job Opportunity: Computer Literacy Instructor / Employment Specialist –

We are currently accepting applications for a Computer Literacy
Instructor/Employment Specialist within our Deaf & Hard of Hearing Program.
This is a full time position with benefits (after a 90 day waiting period).

The contact person for this position is Kathy Walters, Manager, DHHS Program
Her e-mail is

Job Description

Bilingual (ASL-English) Computer Literacy Instructor/ Employment Specialist

Responsible for the Jesse H. Jones Computer and Technical Center. Teaches
computer competency skills to adults who are deaf and hard of hearing to
augment existing literacy skills. Provides full employment service case
management to deaf/hard of hearing clients by assisting with job placement
and retention. Assists with the documentation requirements related to the
Dept. of Assistive & Rehabilitative Services (DARS).

Deaf & Hard of Hearing Services (DHHS)



* Bachelor’s degree or higher, in rehabilitation, business, marketing, or
related human services; and one year of documented experience providing
employment services with assistance in computer usage to individuals; or
* Associate’s degree in computer science, rehabilitation, business,
marketing, or related human services; and two years of documented experience
in a professional or personal setting routinely working with people with the
deaf or hard of hearing; or
* Training and certification in the operation of computers, including
Microsoft Windowes,
* MicroSoft Office Suite and, Internet Explorer.

* Ability to teach reading, writing and math, using computer and other
* Experience in computer literacy instruction.
* Fluent in ASL and other sign systems.
* Intimate knowledge of deafness and deaf culture.
* Demonstrated advanced knowledge of current business application software.
* Ability to plan and organize work in a time efficient manner.
* Ability to work as a team member.
* Ability to represent agency in a professional manner.
* Excellent written and communication skills
* Excellent interpersonal skills.

* Maintains statistics on all enrollments and program participation,
including certifications and levels achieved.
* Provides instruction in computer software for those students interested in
and showing aptitude for word processing, spreadsheet and database software.

* Provides assistance in basic reading, writing and math skills in computer
lab. Provide instruction in other areas, such as social studies, and
* Maintains records and complete reports on time.
* Develops individualized instructional plans to meet students’ academic
needs. Review and evaluate students’ progress on an ongoing basis.
* Develops and implement culturally-appropriate assessment and evaluation of
* Maintains student documentation consistent with funding and program
* Develops or adapt materials appropriate to the academic level of the
* Plans and implements a formalized computer literacy program with specific
to track client progress.
* Provides comprehensive case management services to ensure that clients are
properly prepared to engage in a successful job search.
* Develops and implement employment plan for each client and to that end,
set realistic goals, action steps, and time frames for their successful
* Provides for supportive services to enhance the clients’ ability to get a
job (haircuts, referral for interviewing outfits, bus tokens for
transportation to interviews, etc.).
* Conducts Job Readiness Skills Workshops in ASL.
* Solicits job orders and match clients to appropriate job openings.
* Other duties as assigned.


Houston, Texas

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