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.

House Manager - Full Time

House Manager works as the Program Manager’s right-hand person in coordinating, scheduling, and organizing staff and consumer schedules and services; provide supervision of direct care staff working and coordinating services for clients within the assigned house; should be able to demonstrate good common sense, problem solving skills and be able to intervene in any consumer or staff situation. They must be able to approach all activities and participants with enthusiasm to motivate; must perform any and all of the essential functions of the direct care staff, as needed and necessary. They must also promote consumer autonomy and self-development in each individual’s programing. Alternating on-call responsibility is required. Qualifications: Fluency in ASL preferred. High School Diploma, GED, or equivalent required. Some college preferred. At least 1 year of management experience preferred. Competency with basic independent living skills required. Must be flexible and work within a team-approach environment. Strong communication skills are essential. Ability to teach, advise, and motivate people. High level of organizational, planning, and interpersonal skills. Valid driver’s license, reliable transportation, and a good driving record required. Must be able to pass a background check. Benefits: Full time position benefits: Insurances: Health, Vision, Dental, Life, Disability, vacation, sick leave, 401(k) plus much more. Part time position has limited benefits as outlined in the Agency Policy Manual. Position classification is non exempt and rate of pay determined upon hire. Minimum starting wage is $14 per hour. This is a non-exempt position. Starting wage is $14-16 based upon experience.

Certified Nursing Assistants - Full Time/Part Time and Overnight

Certified Nursing Assistants (CNAs) provides support, guidance and role modeling while supporting daily activities of individuals served who receive the comprehensive and personalized care they need. 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 range from but are not limited to monitoring vitals and behavior and reporting them to the Registered Nurse,  personal hygiene, medication administration, advocacy, communication facilitation, money management, household management and much more. Qualifications: High School Diploma, GED or equivalent required; CNA certification required plus one year CNA 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 clean background check. Fluency in ASL, preferred; but willing to train the right person. Benefits: Full time position benefits: Insurances: Health, Vision, Dental, Life, Disability, vacation, sick leave, 401(k) plus much more. Part time position has limited benefits as outlined in the Agency Policy Manual. Position classification is non exempt and rate of pay determined upon hire. Minimum starting wage is $12-15 per hour based on experience.

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 $11.75-13 base upon experience. 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.