Looking for individuals that enjoy motivating and teaching others with an infectious "can do" attitude. Does this describe you? Then come work with us. Deaf Independent Living Association, Inc. (DILA) is a growing nonprofit organization that promotes the independence of people who are deaf or hard of hearing through communication, connection, and community supports. Our service area is the Eastern Shore of Maryland.

Registered Nurse - Full Time

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

* Oversees case management and delegating nursing tasks, including medication administration.

* Assures HIPAA compliance regarding protected health information of clients served by DILA.

* Logically prioritize the nursing needs of clients and create a plan of care by the appropriate selection of the Nurse Practice Standards. Perform ongoing assessment and revise the plan of care based on new information and the individual’s condition.

* Complete 45 day monitoring of each client, including, but not limited to: -Reviewing Medication Administration Records (MAR) and checking prescriptions to ensure all information is accurate and transcribed correctly. Signing of MARs. -Completes nursing assessments in a timely manner. -Assure compliance with medication administration and treatment, as ordered by the physician. -Coordinate the reporting of medication errors/omissions -Advise staff regarding medication side effects and signs to observe in clients receiving the medication. -Observe staff administering and charting medications. -Maintain files on each person for medication reviews and assures compliance. -Assures the timely completion of all medical paperwork. -Completes written report on each site surveyed that identifies problems, concerns, and solutions for deficiencies. -Monitors MARs monthly for the Agency’s Quality Enhancement efforts.

* Prepares necessary protocols and provides training to clients and staff on how to use them (e.g. glucose monitoring, CPAP, nebulizer, etc.).

* Counsels clients regarding health issues (e.g. medical procedures, birth control, STD’s, medications, etc.).

* Serves as a liaison, working with community facilities and medical providers to coordinate client care and establish working relationships.

* Conduct in-service training to all staff.

* Serve at the forefront of any individual or public health crisis that may impact clients.

Qualifications: Current Registered Nurse License within the State of Maryland or an accepted multi-state license to practice. Must have current CPR. Prefer at least two years of nursing experience, preference to having experience in the field of developmental disabilities, however new graduates will be considered. Must have no weight lifting restrictions, be able to travel and be willing to learn American Sign Language (ASL). Benefits: Medical, dental, vision, life insurance, disability insurance, 401k plan with Employer match, AFLAC and much more. Salary discussed with qualified applicants.

Independent Living Advisors - Full Time/Part Time and Overnight

An Independent Living Advisor (ILA) provides support, guidance, and role modeling while supporting the daily activities of individuals served. Services are individualized according to the needs of each individual which are provided in their homes and out in the community so that they have independence in the community to lead full and happy lives. Assistance areas include—but are not limited to—personal hygiene, medication administration, advocacy, communication facilitation, money management, household management and much more. Qualifications: High School Diploma, GED or equivalent required; one-year related experience preferred; competency with basic independent living skills; must be flexible, able to work some evenings, overnights and weekends as well as work within a team approach environment. Need to have the ability to teach, advise and motivate people. Valid driver's license, reliable transportation and good driving record required, as well as a clean background check. Fluency in ASL preferred; but willing to train the right person. Benefits: Full-time position benefits offered are the medical, dental, vision, life insurance, disability insurance, 401k plan with Employer match, AFLAC and much more. Part-time position has limited benefits. Starting hourly wage is $11. Interested applicants may send cover letter, resume and complete online application.

Contractual Sign Language Interpreters and Certified Deaf Interpreters

Qualified American Sign Language Interpreters to interpret for deaf or hard-of-hearing consumers in a variety of settings using American Sign Language (ASL) and other lesser known coding/sign languages to English, and back. Assignments will be located on the Eastern Shore of Maryland, Delaware and possibly Virginia. RID certification preferred but not necessary. One year of full time experience equivalent to interpreting for various levels of communication skills. Must be sufficient to demonstrate: knowledge of English, American Sign Language (ASL), knowledge of the Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf (RID) Code of Ethics plus effective written and oral communication skills. Applicants must show proof of certification or equivalent and position may require long periods of concentration and standing for periods of a time. Daytime availability is a plus. Hours vary from week to week and must adhere to strict confidentiality. Classification: Contractual, rate of pay will be discussed with qualified applicants Interested applicants may send cover letter, resume and salary requirement.
Download the PDF version of the DILA Employment Application. Can only be viewed, printed and filled in by hand. Fax or Mail a Letter of Interest (which position are you applying for), the DILA Employment Application and your resume to the address below: DILA ATTN: Human Resources 806 Snow Hill Road Salisbury, MD 21804 Fax: 410-543-4874 HR@dila.org Or, fill out our online employment application by clicking here.