Current Openings

Interested applicants can send their cover letters and resumes to hr@hasa.org.

CIRS Scheduler, Interpreting (part-time)

The CIRS Scheduler facilitates services to both customers and interpreters. CIRS Schedulers perform a wide variety of responsibilities including, but not be limited to processing, scheduling, and confirming interpreting requests; managing billing and customer relations with the highest integrity and representing HASA/CIRS to customers, partners, and internal team members. CIRS Schedulers also assists the department with ongoing operations and program management support.

While the majority of work can be completed remotely, reliable transportation is required for in-person meetings or to use onsite technology if/when needed.

Responsibilities

  • Process customer requests for interpreters and manage client concerns.
  • Maintain customer requests and interpreter schedules in CIRS’ scheduling portal, eRSP.
  • Maintain accurate records within eRSP for customer profiles and interpreter schedules.
  • Provide new and existing customers with agreements, processes, policies, and estimates.
  • Explain ADA regulations to customers and clients.
  • Provide general administrative support to CIRS including management of high-volume e-mail, American Sign Language class inquiries and registrations.
  • Resolve customer and client feedback and conflicts.
  • Schedules interpreters for assignments.
  • Coordinate with other CIRS team members for coverage of the 24/7/365 Emergency On-Call schedule; responds to emergency calls during scheduled timeframe.
  • Other duties as assigned

Requirements

  • Fluent in American Sign Language
  • 1-2 years of experience working in a busy call center
  • Deaf awareness, sensitivity, and ADA knowledge a must
  • Must like people; strong interpersonal and relationship building skills
  • Strong ability to communicate verbally and in writing
  • Bachelor’s degree in Deaf Studies, Special Education or related field preferred.
  • Proficiency with Google Suite, Microsoft Word and Excel
  • Ability to sit, stand or bed for long periods of time
  • Ability to work independently and as a team member with a positive “can-do” approach
  • Exceptional organizational skills
  • Experience working for a nonprofit organization plus willingness to foster an environment of general delightfulness required

Qualified candidates should send their interest to: dcoyne@hasa.org

Staff Sign Language Interpreter (includes evenings and weekends, full-time)

Under the direction of the Language Access and Inclusion Director, this individual will provide sign language interpreting services for individuals in the community, assist with scheduling, invoicing, correspondence with clients, and other program efforts as needed. 

This position will primarily focus on fulfilling urgent interpreting needs, as well as providing interpreting services during evenings and weekends. As a Staff Sign Language Interpreter, you will play a crucial role in facilitating effective communication between Deaf and hearing individuals in various settings.

Responsibilities

  • Provide sign language interpretation services in a timely manner for urgent requests.
  • Interpret spoken language into American Sign Language (ASL) and vice versa, ensuring accuracy and cultural sensitivity.
  • Adapt interpreting style and language to accommodate the needs of diverse individuals and situations.
  • Maintain strict confidentiality and adhere to professional ethics and standards.
  • Collaborate with clients, colleagues, and other professionals to ensure effective communication and understanding.
  • Continuously update knowledge of specialized terminology and industry trends.
  • Attend meetings, workshops, and training sessions to enhance interpreting skills and professional development.
  • Handle administrative tasks such as scheduling, documentation, and reporting as required.

Requirements 

  • Nationally certified as a sign language interpreter (e.g., RID, NAD, or equivalent).
  • Proficient in American Sign Language (ASL) and English.
  • Demonstrated experience in providing interpreting services in various settings (e.g., educational, medical, legal, community).
  • Strong knowledge of Deaf culture and sensitivity to the needs of Deaf individuals.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to work under pressure and meet urgent deadlines.
  • Flexibility to work evenings and weekends as needed.
  • Familiarity with interpreting technology and software is a plus.
  • Advanced MS Office skills, Google Suite skills, and expertise with email and the web.
  • Ability to manipulate 25 lbs.; sit, stand, or bend for long periods of time
  • Strong interpersonal and relationship building skills.
  • Must have reliable transportation to travel to various locations as needed for assignments.
  • Note: Please provide certification details and any additional relevant information in your application.

Qualified candidates should send their interest to: dcoyne@hasa.org

Special Education Teacher

Gateway School, a program of HASA, is a non-public school for students ages 5 – 15 with autism, developmental disabilities, and communication disorders. The Special Education Teacher will create and maintain a superior academic environment by developing and implementing a classroom structure consistent with the needs of each student and the classroom. Some responsibilities include developing and implementing lesson plans, meet and instruct classes, write and implement IEPs, initiate student evaluations and document progress, create an instructional environment for appropriate development of students, supervise 1:1 staff in classroom, and collaborate effectively with related-services staff to address the students’ needs. Maximum of six students per classroom for a smaller, more individualized caseload. The position requires:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Special Education, General Education, or related field; Master’s degree preferred.
  • Maryland Certified Special Education Teacher or eligibility for MSDE certification in Special Education (Grade Band 1-8)
  • Experience working with children with disabilities, preferably with autism, developmental and intellectual disabilities, and communication disorders.
  • Ability to provide good verbal, speech, and language models.
  • Experience with applied behavior analytics.
  • Evidence of ability to work effectively with people, parents, staff, related service providers, and various community and professional groups.
  • Computer literacy; experience with Google Suite and Microsoft Office.

Speech Language Pathology Assistant

Under the direction and supervision of a Speech Language Pathologist (SLP), the Speech Language Pathology Assistant (SLPA) assists in supplementing, enhancing, and extending speech/language therapy services by completing a variety of tasks such as, but not limited to, direct activities with students designed to develop pre-language and language skills, oral-motor or articulation skills for speech production, vocalization, and/or use of assistive technology devices for communication. 

Responsibilities

  • Conduct speech and language screenings, without clinical interpretation, and using screening protocols developed by the supervising SLP.
  • Follows and implements documented IEP plans or protocols.
  • Documents student progress toward meeting established objectives and reports the information to the SLP.
  • Assists the SLP during assessments, assisting with formal documentation, preparing materials, and performing clerical duties.
  • Prepares therapy materials and/or equipment for use in the classroom and therapy activities.
  • Adapts or modifies instructional materials and/or equipment as determined by student needs and abilities for teacher use in the classroom.
  • Assists in maintaining student records, tallying data, preparing charts, records, graphs, and reports.
  • Assists in organizing classroom activities such as displaying educational materials, arranging furniture to facilitate instructional requirements, and creates an orderly and clean learning environment.
  • May implement behavior management programs for students as designed by certified staff, observes and reports significant student behavior, behavioral patterns, and/or other problems to the SLP.
  • Attend all staff meetings as required.

Qualifications

  • Masters or Bachelors degree in Speech Language Pathology, preferred.
  • Maryland Limited License required, full license preferred.
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Ability to work independently in a deadline-oriented environment
  • Exceptional communication skills, both oral and written
  • Proven endeavors toward professional growth and learning
  • Computer literacy
  • Ability to lift, push, or pull 25 lbs.; sit, stand, or bend for long periods of time

1:1 Instructional Assistant

Gateway School, a program of HASA, is a non-public school for students ages 5 – 15 with autism, developmental disabilities, and communication disorders. The 1:1 Instructional Assistant will work one-to-one with students with special needs, collect data to monitor progress, prepare materials, and implement behavior intervention plans. The position requires:

  • Experience working with children diagnosed with autism, communication disorders, developmental disabilities, or special needs.
  • ABA, Verbal Behavior, or Behavior Technician experience.
  • College coursework in Education, Special Education, Psychology, Hearing and Speech Science or related field; Associate’s or Bachelor’s degree preferred.
  • Strong ability to work effectively with caregivers and related-service staff.

Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA)

The BCBA will plan, oversee, implement, and train staff on behavioral intervention programs for children with special needs, including but not limited to autism. This individual will also provide support and professional learning to staff, parents, and caregivers in appropriate behavior intervention techniques.  The BCBA will support classrooms and use proactive behavior management strategies to create a learning environment for the student to meet with success.

Key Success Factors

  • Superior ability to prioritize and focus in a fast-paced environment.
  • Demonstrates leadership and professionalism.
  • Professional communication skills with staff, families, and students.
  • Aligns daily practice with COMAR regulations and the BACB regulations.
  • Train, provide feedback and support school staff in the implementation of students’ BIPs and effective intervention plans.
  • Collaborates as a member of an interprofessional team to program for students.

Responsibilities

  • Plans and oversees the development and implementation of programs, policies, and best practices related to instruction using the principles of Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA).
  • Serves as a member of the Individualized Education Program (IEP) team to share assessment information and assists in developing behavioral goals and objectives for students with behavioral difficulties.
  • Performs Functional Behavioral Assessments (FBA) and develops Behavior Intervention Plans (BIP) with IEP teams for students. 
  • Supervises and trains staff who implement behavior-analytic interventions. 
  • Evaluates effectiveness of the behavior intervention plan by means of direct observation, analyzing data, and making necessary adjustments and updates to optimize student progress.
  • Develops and maintains communication with parents and caregivers regarding progress of students. 
  • Provides updates on student goals and provides detailed notes regarding progress of students. 
  • Maintains strict confidentiality per HIPAA and FERPA regulations and standards. 
  • Other duties as assigned.

Qualifications

  • Master’s degree in related fields required.
  • Certification as a Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA) (preferred).
  • Licensed Behavior Analyst (LBA) in the state of MD (preferred).
  • Experience working with children, especially those with special communication needs. 
  • Strong interpersonal skills. 
  • Ability to work independently in a deadline-oriented environment.
  • Evidence of ability to work effectively with people, parents, staff, and various community and professional groups. 
  • Ability to provide a good verbal speech and language model. 
  • Proven endeavors towards professional growth and learning.
  • Exceptional oral and written communication skills. 
  • Microsoft Office and Google Suite skills.
  • Ability to lift, push, or pull 25 lbs; sit, stand, or bend for long periods of time. 

Why work for Gateway School at HASA?

  • Small caseload
  • 10 weeks off built into school calendar + paid time off
  • $1000 reimbursement annually for CEUs
  • 37.5 hour work week
  • Competitive health and dental benefits
  • 403b with matching opportunities

Registered Behavior Technician (RBT)

Gateway School, a program of HASA, is a non-public school for students ages 5 – 15 with autism, developmental disabilities, and communication disorders. We are currently seeking a Registered Behavior Technician that will provide 1:1 behavioral intervention services to students. This individual will be responsible for implementing Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) based programs and protocols, as directed by a Board Certified Behavior Analyst and Program Specialist.

A Gateway School RBT is responsible for pairing with student(s), implementing play-based therapy techniques, supporting student(s) throughout the day including transitioning in halls, lunch, recess, and toileting, collecting daily data, and supporting student during non-therapy times. The position requires:

  • Registered Behavior Technician (RBT) certification.
  • 2+ years experience working in special education.
  • College coursework in Applied Behavior Analysis, Autism Studies, Special Education, Psychology, Hearing and Speech Science or related field; Associate’s or Bachelor’s degree preferred.
  • Strong ability to work effectively with caregivers and related-service staff.
  • Competence with Microsoft Office and Google Suite.

Speech-Language Pathologist

Gateway School, a program of HASA, is a non-public school for students ages 5 – 15 with autism, developmental disabilities, and communication disorders. We are currently seeking a Speech-Language Pathologist to join our team. This individual will plan and provide speech-language treatments for students, implement techniques and strategies for assistive technology for student needs, collaborate with staff to ensure carry over of speech-language skills to the classroom environment, develop and implement appropriate IEP goals, and maintain student records and therapy logs. The position requires:

  • Master’s degree in Speech-Language Pathology.
  • Certificate of Clinical Competence and license to practice in the state of Maryland.
  • Experience working with a pediatric population.
  • Strong leadership skills, organization, and decision-making capabilities.
  • Evidence of ability to work effectively with people, parents, staff, related service providers, and various community and professional groups.
  • Computer literacy; experience with Google Suite and Microsoft Office.

This position can work part-time or full-time hours depending on the candidate’s availability.

Substitute Instructional Assistant

Gateway School, a program of HASA, is a non-public school for students ages 5 – 15 with autism, developmental disabilities, and communication disorders. We are seeking individuals to add to our substitute roster to help in the classroom as a 1:1 Instructional Assistant. On an as-needed basis, these individuals will work one-to-one with students with special needs, collect data to monitor progress, prepare materials, and implement behavior intervention plans. The position requires:

  • Experience working with children diagnosed with autism, communication disorders, developmental disabilities, or special needs.
  • ABA, Verbal Behavior, or Behavior Technician experience.
  • College coursework in Education, Special Education, Psychology, Hearing and Speech Science or related field; Associate’s or Bachelor’s degree preferred.
  • Strong ability to work effectively with caregivers and related-service staff.

The hours for this position are 8:15 a.m. – 3:15 p.m; individuals can accept assignments based on the availability of their schedule and the school’s needs.

ASL Teacher (part-time, hourly)

The ASL Teacher should possess sign language teaching experience, be familiar with teaching sign language pedagogy, be a good role model of clear signing abilities, be encouraging and supportive to students’ learning, and exhibit professionalism at all times. The position requires:

  • Teaches basic noncredit sign language classes to individuals from the public.
  • Modifies lesson plans to fit students’ needs, introduces new material effectively, reviews previously taught material, and uses interactive signing activities during classes.
  • Comfortable with students of diverse backgrounds, including children who may have language delays or behavioral issues.
  • Familiar with deaf community events that are appropriate for sign language students to attend.
  • Collaborates with HASA’s professionals.
  • Maintains necessary records.
  • College coursework in a related field; Bachelor’s Degree preferred.
  • Preferred minimum of two years of relevant experience.
  • Computer skills in Microsoft Suite and or Google Suite.
  • Video conferencing platform experience (e.g., Zoom).

Qualified candidates should send their interest to: dcoyne@hasa.org