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National Institute of Speech & Hearing (NISH) invites applications from qualified candidates for the project, Innovation by Youth with Disability (I-YwD) under Kerala Development and Innovation Strategic Council (K-DISC).

Name of position                : Educational Consultant

Name of the project            : Innovation by Youth with Disability (I-YwD)

Duration                              : 3 months

Age                                            : Below 35 years

Qualification requirements                     

  1. Master’s degree in Education
  2. Computer proficiency and excellent writing skills in English
  3. Knowledge of Indian Sign Language (ISL) is desirable

Experience  

  1.  Preparing curriculum & training modules.
  2. Working with persons with disabilities

Please see below for important instructions and information

General Information: Please read carefully

  •  Interested candidates should send their detailed bio-data with a passport size photograph, email ID and mobile phone number along with the application super-scribing the name of the post. Applications may be given at the front desk in Thejas Building on campus during office hours.
  •  Certificate copies should NOT be enclosed at the time of application. If called for an interview, bring self-attested copies along with originals.
  •  Mobile Phone number and valid Email ID are necessary. All communication will be through SMS and Email. No communication via postal mail.
  •  Soliciting recommendations and trying to influence the interview panel will be considered a disqualification.
  •  Candidates shortlisted will be called for interview in batches depending on the number of applications. Applicants need NOT call NISH offices for any follow-up. All communication will be via email or SMS.

Applications should be sent to "The Executive Director, National Institute of Speech & Hearing, NISH Road, Sreekaryam P.O., Thiruvananthapuram - 695017" on or before 25th  January 2018.

National Institute of Speech & Hearing (NISH) invites applications from qualified candidates for the project, Innovation by Youth with Disability (I-YwD) under Kerala Development and Innovation Strategic Council (K-DISC).

Position                                    :           Project Associate

Minimum Qualification           :           Degree in any discipline; Computer Proficiency  and fluency in both Malayalam and English

Experience                                  :           Experience managing data in MS office

Duration                                   :           3 months

Please see below for important instructions and information

General Information: Please read carefully

  • Interested candidates should send their detailed bio-data with a passport size photograph, email ID and mobile phone number along with the application super-scribing the name of the post. Applications may be given at the front desk in Thejas Building on campus during office hours.
  • Certificate copies should NOT be enclosed at the time of application. If called for an interview, bring self-attested copies along with originals.
  • Mobile Phone number and valid Email ID are necessary. All communication will be through SMS and Email. No communication via postal mail.
  • Soliciting recommendations and trying to influence the interview panel will be considered a disqualification.
  • Candidates shortlisted will be called for interview in batches depending on the number of applications. Applicants need NOT call NISH offices for any follow-up. All communication will be via email or SMS.

Applications should be sent to "The Executive Director, National Institute of Speech & Hearing, NISH Road, Sreekaryam P.O., Thiruvananthapuram - 695017" on or before 21st  January 2018.

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Overall Program

1. Kerala-Development and Innovation Strategic Council (KDISC) partner with the Social Justice Department (SJD), namely National Institute for Speech and Hearing (NISH) and Kerala Social Security Mission (KSSM) to organize an Innovation/Talent Search for youth with a disability. The Innovation/Talent aims to identify 100 youth with disability (YwDs) between the ages of 15 and 40 who stand out as being motivated, creative, talented and passionate, and with the potential to think differently and innovate when placed in a supportive and facilitating environment.

Deadline for Application

2. The last date for submitting the application form is January 31, 2019.

Eligibility for Participation

3. All residents of Kerala between the ages of 15 and 40 with benchmark disabilities and with proven records of talents and other capabilities are eligible to participate. Youth with Disability includes those who have long-term physical, mental, intellectual or sensory impairments which hinder their full and effective participation in society on an equal basis with others.

4. Disability shall include anyone with a disability of 40% or more.

5. Specifically, nominations are invited from those with:

a. Group  I  - Visual Disability:

a.      Blindness,

b.      Low Vision

b. Group  II – Auditory Disability:

a. Deaf,

b. Hard of hearing,

c. Speech and Language Disability

c. Group  III- Locomotor Disability:

a. Leprosy cured,

b. Dwarfism,

c. Acid Attack Victim,

d. Sickle cell anemia,

e. Hemophilia,

f. Thalassemia

d. Group IV  - Intellectual Disability:

a. Autism Spectrum Disorder,

b. Learning Disability,

c. Mental Illness

e. Group  V – Other Disability:

a. Cerebral Palsy,

b. Muscular Dystrophy, 

c. Multiple Sclerosis

f.Group  VI – Multiple Disabilities

Types of Innovation/Talent

6. Talents or innovations (doing anything differently from usual or producing an application that is new or different) are invited in the following 8 categories: 

  1.  STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics)
  2. Information technology (Development of Mobile Apps etc)
  3. Crafts, particularly using indigenous materials and methods
  4. Arts and Painting
  5. Food, Diet, and Health
  6. Music (vocal, instrumental, and composition)
  7. Dance
  8. Creative/Literary Writing
  9. Video (even with mobile phones) or Photography.
  10. An idea for a new or different product, service, business model, or process (agriculture, natural resource management, water conservation, environmental protection, disaster management or other areas)

7. Each Applicant can apply for two of the above areas.

Application Process

8. Applications can be submitted by the applicants, their parents, legal guardian, teachers, and counselors on behalf of the applicant.

9. The applicant can only apply online through the links given below:

10. The applicant should duly fill out details like name, email id, mobile number, etc., required in the form as per instructions given thereof.

11. Where the applicant finds it difficult to apply online, the applicant may seek support at the nearest Akshaya Centre, where help will be provided to file the application form for the Applicant(s), free of charge.

12. Any false information or misrepresentation in the application will lead to disqualification at any stages of the events.

Documents required for the application process

13. Please make sure the following documents are ready before you start to fill the application form

    1. Scanned copy of the applicant’s photo (Size not more than 10MB)
    2. Scanned copy of the applicant’s disability certificate given by a competent authority showing the nature of disability and percentage of disability. (Size not more than 10MB)
    3. 2 Testimonials supporting the achievement (photos, certificates, newspaper cuttings etc) (Size not more than 10MB)
    4. Contact details of two referees (Referees can be Teacher, principal, elected representative, Local Self-Government functionary, health staff)
    5. Video clips supporting your achievement (if available) (Size not more than 10MB)
  1.  14.  If the application is submitted by a facilitator on behalf of the applicant  please submit the documents mentioned below:
    1.        Scanned signature of the Facilitator
    2.       Scanned copy of the Government issued ID card of the Facilitator (Size not more than 10MB)

State-level Review Mechanism:

    1. An independent panel  will be established at the state level by K-DISC for any complaints received on the selection process
    2. Complaints can be made by the person submitting the application or the applicant in writing within five working days of receiving the decision to NISH secretariat.  
    3. A response will be sent to the Complainant within 10 working days of receipt of the complaint by NISH.
    4.  The decision of the independent panel will be final.

Help Line

15. For any assistance or information, you can contact the helpline. #1800-120-1001(toll-free)

Support for Selected YwDs

    1. Up to 100 selected YwDs will participate in a 6-day leadership camp organized by NISH.
    2. Up to 20 YwDs, meeting specified criteria will be selected to participate in a program on Innovation by Youth with Disabilities.
    3. Depending on the level and nature of talent, the YwDs not selected for the program on Innovation by Youth with Disabilities will be provided with opportunities for further training, mentoring and development of skills.

National Institute of Speech and Hearing (NISH) is planning to conduct a Continuing Rehabilitation Education (CRE) Programme for special educators on ‘The use of Different Technological Tools & Strategies for Teaching HI Students in Higher Education‘ from October 11th  to 13th  at its campus.

Those interested can apply by submitting the following form on or before 15th September. First 28 registrations will be considered for the programme. Registration can be done through the payment gateway or by sending a DD for Rs 720/- drawn in favour of, The Executive Director, NISH payable at SBI, Akkulam.

 

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