International Rescue Committee (IRC)

Intern for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing

Job Title: Intern for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing

Country Profile: US Programs

Location: Tuson, AZ

 

Position Description:

The Intern reports directly to the Center for Well-Being Program Manager. The Intern will assist all IRC staff in developing appropriate approaches to addressing the needs of clients who are hearing impaired. Tasks may include conducting a needs assessment, networking with social service providers, and conducting outreach and training efforts with deaf and hearing impaired clients.

 

Responsibilities:

  • In consultation with other service providers, conduct a community assessment on the needs of refugees in Tucson with hearing impairments.
  • Network with Tucson social service providers to develop and enhance services for refugee clients with hearing impairments.
  • Organize and conduct outreach efforts for clients with hearing impairments and their families.
  • Organize ongoing training opportunities for clients with hearing impairments and their families.
  • Coordinate activities with other IRC Tucson departments.
  • Assure all paper work and reports are completed accurately and in a timely manner.
  • Communicate and coordinate regularly with the Center for Well-Being Program Manager to ensure that services are being delivered effectively and in a timely manner.
  • Attend required staff meetings.
  • Assist with projects and administrative duties as assigned by the Center for Well-Being Program Manager.

Requirements:

  • Pursuing a graduate degree in human services or related fields
  • Ability to maintain client confidentiality
  • Fluent in American Sign
  • Experience working with deaf and hearing impaired populations
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Experience in program development and training
  • Knowledge of the Tucson area social service network
  • Strong intercultural communication skills; demonstrated ability to work effectively with people from other cultural backgrounds
  • Must have driver’s license, vehicle, auto insurance, and clean driving record

Commitment:

  • 12 hours/week for 3 months
  • Primary availability during Business Hours (M-F, 8:30am-5:00pm) with occasional site visits in evenings
  • Special consideration given to applicants able to make multi-semester commitment

 

Reports To: Center for Well-Being Program Manager

 

To Apply:
Submit a resume, cover letter, and internship application to the Internship Coordinator, at VolunteerTucson@Rescue.org. Some positions may require additional documents. Applicants will not be contacted for interviews until all materials are received.
 

 

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