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Sign Language Interpreter (Full-time Position)

 

The Singapore Association for the Deaf (SADeaf) is looking for passionate individuals to join us as a Sign Language Interpreter. If you seek a dynamic working environment and enjoy working with people, this position is for you.

To succeed in this role, you must possess a high propensity for learning, swiftly synthesize novel information, be open to travelling, and be comfortable working with people. You must be tech-savvy, be updated with current technological and cultural trends, and can maintain focus for hours at a stretch.

You have to be comfortable working in a variety of settings, such as in classrooms, meetings, recordings, or in front of a camera for broadcasts; and be able to understand speakers with varying accents and speech patterns. You must also be open and willing to work outside of typical office hours, such as on weekends and public holidays as necessary.

Responsibilities:

  1. Perform English to Singapore Sign Language (SgSL) and SgSL to English interpretation duties during and after office hours.
  2. Develop and maintain resources relating to Sign Language interpretation
  3. Develop and manage Community Interpreters by organising activities and training sessions.
  4. Work in a variety of settings including the courts, police stations, seminars, classrooms, conferences and more.
  5. Ensure that interpretation services are delivered in a professional and ethical manner.

Requirements:

  1. A university degree.
  2. Fluent in English and competent in Singapore Sign Language (SgSL).
  3. Generalist with a wide array of knowledge or good receptivity to processing new and novel knowledge across different disciplines.
  4. Good mental and physical stamina.
  5. Tech-savvy, innovative, and meticulous; must be comfortable and proficient in working with digital tools (Microsoft office suite and Google Drive products).
  6. Excellent communication, articulation, and interpersonal skills.
  7. Experience and background in working or volunteering with the Deaf community is an advantage.
  8. Open to working with people of all ages and backgrounds; must be comfortable appearing on stage, in front of cameras, and large audiences.
  9. Readily adaptable to changing work and environmental conditions.
  10. Critical thinker and able to deal with ambiguity while maintaining a strong sense of ethic while working independently with little supervision.
  11. Able and willing to work on weekends, weeknights, holidays, and outside office hours.

**Only Singaporeans and PR may apply.

Interested applicants, please send the following to Wei Yong at weiyong@sadeaf.org.sg:

1) Resume

2) Include a cover letter between 200 to 800 words. Tell us why you wish to be a Sign Language Interpreter; your journey within the Deaf community; learning Sign Language; and your academic, work, or personal experience(s).

3) An audio recording of yourself narrating your cover letter.

4) A signed recording in which you are to interpret in SgSL what was written in 2).

 

Social Worker (Full-time position)

The Singapore Association for the Deaf has served the Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing community since 1995. We aim to serve and assist the Deaf and Hard-of-hearing community in all aspects of life, raise awareness and offer accessibility services. We are looking for passionate individuals to join us as a Social Worker. If you have a passion for Social Work and want to help the marginalized community, this job is for you.

You will be joining a dynamic team in Community Services working closely with the Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing community which comprises clients of all ages. You must also be open and willing to work outside of typical office hours, such as on weekends and public holidays as necessary.

Responsibilities:

  • Provide casework management and counselling service for clients
  • Provide information and referral service for clients
  • Provide social and financial assessment and assistance to clients
  • Maintain proper and consistent case documentation
  • To take charge and spearhead projects that benefits Clients and the Deaf community at large
  • Plan and organise programmes to meet clients’ needs
  • Perform other duties as assigned

Requirements:

  • Required to learn Sign Language
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills
  • Ability to keep calm in pressure and crisis situations
  • Enjoys working in a vibrant and fast-paced environment
  • Excellent time and task management skills
  • Able to prioritise tasks under tight deadlines
  • Team player with an ability to function effectively in a dynamic, fast-paced environment
  • Experience working with the elderly will be an added advantage

Qualifications

  • Degree in Social Work with at least 2 years of experience

*Only Singaporeans and PRs may apply.

How to Apply

Interested applicants should send the following to dunrui@sadeaf.org.sg

1) CV

2) Cover Letter – Please tell us why you are applying for this position, how your skills, and social work experience in previous positions are relevant for this position.

 

Resource Teacher

The SADeaf Resource Teacher serves and supports students with hearing loss (HL) in the designated mainstream secondary school.

Requirements

  • Degree in any field, preferably with special education diploma
  • Attained either of these sign language certifications: At least SgSL Course Level 3, or at least SEE2 Advanced Stage
  • Sign language user (for Deaf applicants)
  • Preferably has teaching experience
  • Preferably has experience interacting with Deaf children or adults, and possesses an understanding of and familiarity with Deaf Culture

Responsibilities:

  • Facilitates the integration of HL students into the mainstream secondary school
  • Provides educational support, including interpretation, in the classroom for core subjects and other selected subjects/activities/CCAs
  • Mentors HL students and provide support in related matters to the families
  • Provides transition support to post-secondary educational institutions
  • Oversees management of FM system
  • Promotes awareness of Deaf culture in the school

Both deaf and hearing persons are welcome to apply.

Please email your CV to: alvan@sadeaf.org.sg.


If you are interested in possible future opportunities please send your CV to hr@sadeaf.org.sg


Note that only shortlisted candidates will be notified.

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