Helen Keller National Center
11/29/2023Return to view all job openings
Salary Range:$50,000.00 To 52,000.00 Annually
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other duties may be assigned.
- Contacts and consults with potential employers regarding the development of substantial jobs for
qualified deaf/blind workers in collaboration with the Placement Specialist and National Business
- Supports consumers with developing a resume, cover letter, and skills needed to apply for jobs both online and in person.
- Obtains employment interviews and assists consumers at the interview, if needed
- Provides vocational counseling and information to consumers as to work skills and appropriate work behaviors.
- Conducts Work Readiness and Soft Skills training classes for small groups of consumers or one on one in conjunction with Placement Specialist and Case Manager.
- Provide systematic instruction for the trainee to learn the job skills at the work site.
- Makes job modifications when necessary to allow deaf-blind consumers to perform job successfully.
- Provide training to consumers and employer partners in communication strategies on the job.
- Assists consumers with self-advocacy regarding their responsibilities and opportunities at the work site including but not limited to identifying and requesting reasonable accommodations.
- Provides in-service training to potential employers, co-workers, and support service providers in regard to the consumers’ skills, potential, and support needs. Such training can be applied to competitive or supported employment situations.
- Provide follow-up services for the employer and consumer in order to achieve a long-term and successful placement.
- Works collaboratively with a transdisciplinary team of rehabilitation professionals to ensure that consumers receive all necessary training and supports for success in their vocational and personal goals.
- Performs work related duties, when necessary, at the discretion of the Employment Services Coordinator; Coordinator, Community Services Program; and the Director, Direct Services.
- Maintains necessary documentation regarding consumer progress, communicates regularly with Community Services Program colleagues, and completes required reports in a timely fashion
Required: extensive local travel throughout Long Island, New York City, and lower Westchester. Meeting all job duties and responsibilities may require use of personal vehicle.
REQUIRED EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE
- Bachelor’s degree in Special Education, Social Work, or related degree or Minimum one-year experience working with individuals who are Deaf-blind, blind, Deaf or multiply disabled.
- Proficiency in American Sign Language and other methods of communication utilized by individuals who are deaf-blind required.
*No-frills positions are those that receive an additional 10% premium on the hourly rate of pay, but do not participate in the Union Health Insurance Plan. Individuals seeking a No-frills position must show they have alternative insurance to be eligible.