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.

Independent Living Advisors - Full Time/Part Time

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.

Employment Specialist

Employment Specialist will assist individuals with disabilities that have been referred by DORS to prepare for and obtain meaningful employment which may include various levels of hearing loss. Responsibilities include teaching, advising and motivating individuals to develop Resumes, set employment goals, assess job skills, prepare for interviews, employee and employer relationships, work ethics and communication for successful employment outcomes. Qualifications: High school diploma or GED required. Fluency in American Sign Language (ASL) preferred or willingness to learn. Excellent people and interpersonal skills. One year experience with training, coaching and motivating people or related experience. Valid driver’s license with good driving record required and must agree to background check. Classification: Full Time, rate of pay will be discussed with qualified applicants Benefits: Full-time position benefits offered are the medical, dental, vision, life insurance, disability insurance, 401k plan with Employer match, AFLAC and much more.

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.