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ASL Summer Instructor -Temp - (Westminster)

Youth Services | Westminster, CA | Temporary

Job Description

About Us:

Volunteers of America of Greater Los Angeles is a large, national not-for-profit organization founded in 1896. We provide a variety of social services to Los Angeles area communities such as Head Start programs, Upward Bound college prep programs, veterans’ services, homeless shelters, low-income housing program as well as drug and alcohol rehabilitation. Learn more at

Upward Bound is one of seven federally-funded TRiO programs. The Upward Bound program was established to provided fundamental support to participants in their preparation for college entrance. The program provides opportunities for participants to succeed in their pre-college performance and ultimately in their higher education pursuits.  Upward Bound serves high school students from low-income families and high school students from families in which neither parent holds a bachelor's degree.  The goal is to increase the rate at which participants complete the secondary education and enroll in and graduate from institutions of post-secondary education.


The Instructor of American Sign Language is responsible for the 6-week instruction course in American Sign Language and provides classroom.  Provide a quality instruction for a diverse student population and performing instructional duties and responsibilities in accordance with the philosophy, mission, policies and procedures of the Upward Bound Program.


  • Develop and plan a course curriculum
  • Prepare and submit: subject syllabus, weekly lesson plans, & weekly participant evaluation reports
  • Administer assessment test to participants
  • Maintain attendance record and grades
  • Communicate with the Project Manager and Educational Advisor participants’ progress as it relates to comprehension of course material
  • Provide sufficient volume of homework/class work to reinforce skill acquisition of participants
  • Provide on-going evaluations of participants to determine their academic progress
  • Meet with Project Manager and/or Educational Advisor weekly to discuss participant progress and concerns
  • Enforce all rules and regulations with each participant equally
  • Maintain an orderly classroom
  • Provide an assessment of participants academic strengths, progress and recommendations for further improvement
  • Document all contacts, services, and activities
  • Provide Project Manager with a letter grade and brief written evaluation of participants’ academic strengths and weaknesses quarterly
  • Additional duties may be assigned


  • Enrolled in an American Sign Language program from an institution of higher learning regionally accredited by the US Department of Education
  • Must be familiar working with Low-Income and First Generation College Students
  • Must be able to work with students who are in different levels but are in the same class
  • Must be patient and comfortable working with high school students and must be willing to enforce rules
  • Knowledge of trends, developments, new technologies affecting American Sign Language
  • Knowledge of curriculum and program development
  • Knowledge of public relations/marketing practices and methods
  • Skill in using authentic assessment to evaluate students’ needs and progress
  • Skill in integrating technology into curriculum and other educational services
  • Ability to relate to a diverse population and to maintain composure when faced with difficult situations
  • Ability to work independently while contributing to team environment
  • Ability to communicate effectively, verbally and in writing, and to relate to others in a professional, helpful manner
  • Ability to effectively identify and resolve problems and to maintain strict confidentiality related to sensitive information
  • Ability to analyze problems, identifies solutions, and takes appropriate action to resolve problems using independent judgment and decision-making processes
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with other department staff, faculty, students and the public

VOALA is an Equal Opportunity Employer