Deaf Services Coordinator

Position: Deaf Services Coordinator

Hours: Non-Exempt Full-Time 30 Hours


  1. Associates Degree in human services or related field.

  2. Personal experience with Deafness.

  3. Fluent in American Sign Language.

  4. Demonstrated leadership and community organizing skills.

  5. Active involvement with the Deaf community.

  6. Ability to work with a wide variety of people who are culturally Deaf, late deafened, hard of hearing, etc., as well as their families/friends/significant others.

  7. Experience advocating on a variety of issues of interest to people who are Deaf, as well as their families, etc.

  8. Ability to be self-directing and work independently.

  9. Able to teach basic sign language to STIC staff.

  10. Knowledge of a wide variety of community services available in our service area (which includes Broome, Chenango, and Tioga Counties).

  11. Knowledge of various assistive devices used by people who are Deaf.

  12. Strong belief in and commitment to the integration of people with disabilities in all areas of community life.


  • Travel in Broome, Chenango and Tioga Counties.

  • Outreach to Deaf, late-deafened and hard-of-hearing individuals to publicize STIC’s services and assistance.

  • Participate in D.E.A.F. and other deafness-related groups or organizations.

  • Provide peer counseling, independent living skills training, individual advocacy, information/referral, and other STIC services as needed to people who are Deaf, late deafened or hard of hearing, and/or their families/friends/significant others, etc…

  • Assist Deaf, late-deafened and hard-of-hearing consumers to develop skills and obtain services which will increase their independence and make them more self-reliant.

  • Organize Deaf, late-deafened and hard-of-hearing consumers to advocate on issues that interest them and affect their lives.

  • Make presentations to and educate agencies, organizations, businesses, members of the public, etc. about the abilities, needs, and rights of people who are Deaf, as well as the issues that affect them.

  • Teach a basic sign language class for new staff at STIC.

  • Collect required data, input statistics, maintain notes, prepare reports, and submit paperwork in a timely manner.

  • Attend all mandatory agency trainings, meetings, advocacy groups, etc.

Other job-related tasks as needed and time permits.

Southern Tier Independence Center, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer.  It is our policy to hire the best qualified applicant for the position, without regard to age, race, creed, color, national origin, sex, pregnancy or pregnancy-related conditions, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, marital status, familial status, domestic violence victim status, prior arrest or conviction record, military status or predisposing genetic characteristics.