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Deaf Research Linguist (Full time Position)

The research on the Deaf community in Singapore requires a Deaf researcher, who is able to provide input to the processes of research to ensure that the chosen methods of research are applicable to the Deaf community and that the data analyses accurately captures the abovementioned community, including cultural nuances. The Deaf researcher will also be the liaison to the Deaf community with regards to the research.

Responsibilities

To co-lead the research projects on the Deaf community in Singapore, including but not limited to the following:

  1. Engage the local Deaf community to collect data on their language use, history, and more.
  2. To monitor and update the SgSL Signbank.

The abovementioned responsibilities will require the following:

  1. Identify potential signing participants in the local Deaf community.
  2. Record the use of sign language in the local Deaf community.
  3. ELAN annotation and transcription.
  4. Identify signs used by the local Deaf community and categorise them accordingly.
  5. Sign language analysis.

Requirements

  1. Deaf and uses Singapore Sign Language.
  2. Interest in Sign Linguistics.
  3. Good communication and interpersonal skills.
  4. Any qualification related to linguistic work.

Note that only shortlisted candidates will be notified.

** Only Singaporeans and PR may apply.

Please email your CV to james@sadeaf.org.sg

Sign Language Interpreter (Full-time/ Part-time Positions)

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, if 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 recognised degree/diploma in any field. Candidates with relevant experience may also apply.
  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; able to deal with ambiguity while maintaining a strong sense of ethics; working independently with little supervision.
  11. Able and willing to work on weekends, weeknights, holidays, and outside office hours, if needed.

**Only Singaporeans and PR may apply.

Interested applicants, please send the following to Alvan Yap at alvan@sadeaf.org.sg:

1) Resume

2) Include a cover letter between 250 to 600 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).

Notetaker (Full-time/ Part-time Positions)

The Singapore Association for the Deaf (SADeaf) is looking for dedicated people to fill the position of Notetaker. If you seek a dynamic working environment and enjoy working with people, this position is for you.

You will exercise your role mainly on a laptop and perform meaning-for-meaning transcription of real time speech for clients all over Singapore. As this role centers around the physical act of typing and listening, you must be able to touch-type at

high speeds and sustain for long periods of time. A good starting point is 80 words per minute (WPM) and any higher than that is beneficial. You can attempt a test at https://www.typingtest.com/

While the limitations of the keyboard are acknowledged, SADeaf seeks candidates who can keep pace with fast speech through the usage of text expansion software and rapid typing.

To succeed in this role, you must possess a high propensity to learning, swiftly

synthesize novel information, be open to travelling, and be comfortable working with people all day (and nights too). You must be tech-savvy, stay updated with current technological and cultural trends, and be able to also maintain focus for hours at a stretch. You should also be ready to absorb and understand speakers of varying accents and speech patterns.

Responsibilities:

  1. Provide notetaking (real-time Meaning-for-Meaning transcription) service to deaf or hard-of-hearing students in Institutes of Higher Learning (IHLs) and working adults in learning or training environments.
  2. Recruit, train and manage a team of Community Notetakers.
  3. Develop and maintain notetaking resources.
  4. Coordinate and assign incoming notetaking requests as needed.
  5. Generate notetaking reports and proposals to stakeholders and funders.
  6. Research and develop notetaking technology.
  7. Conduct outreach and advocacy projects.
  8. Maintain database accuracy and data sanitization.

Requirements:

  1. A university degree in any discipline; those without a degree but with relevant experience and skills may also apply.
  2. Generalist with wide array of knowledge or good receptivity to processing new and novel knowledge across different disciplines.
  3. Good mental and physical stamina.
  4. Minimum typing speed of around 80 words per minute.
  5. Tech-savvy, innovative and meticulous. Must be comfortable and proficient in working with the Google Suite of products: Drive, Sheets, Docs
  6. Excellent communication, articulation and interpersonal skills.
  7. Experience and background in working or volunteering with the Deaf community is an advantage.
  8. Willingness to learn sign language is a must. Knowledge of Sign Language is advantageous.
  9. Open to working with people of all ages and different backgrounds.
  10. Readily adaptable to changing work and environmental conditions.

**Only Singaporeans and PR may apply.

Interested applicants, please send the following to Alvan Yap at alvan@sadeaf.org.sg:

1) Resume

2) Include a cover letter between 250 to 600 words. Tell us why you wish to be a Notetaker; your journey within the Deaf community; and your academic, work, or personal experience(s).

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 
  • 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

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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