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Minimum Qualifications

  • Experience working as SSP for Deafblind and/or related field working with Deafblind.
  • Supervisory experience.
  • American Sign Language Proficiency Interview (ASLPI) Level 3.5 or Sign Language Proficiency Interview (SLPI): Intermediate Plus is required for entry into position.
  • Demonstrated MS Office suite computer proficiency including emails, documents, presentations, and spreadsheets.

Knowledge of:

  • Principles and best practices of program planning, management, and evaluation. 
  • Access issues concerning deafblind individuals with varying degrees of hearing loss and vision loss as well as knowledge of Deafblind culture and history. 
  • Administrative and clerical procedures and systems such as managing files and records, record retention, designing forms, and other office procedures and terminology.

Ability to:

  • Adhere to Commonwealth of Virginia requirements and program operating procedures. 
  • Interact and communicate effectively within a staff teamwork environment and other stakeholders such as SSPs, educators, professionals, administrators and local DB/D/HH communities and maintain relationships. 
  • Communicate effectively in American Sign Language with deaf and deafblind clients, staff and other stakeholders including at least one or more of the following communication modalities with deafblind: Tactile, Protractile, and/or Hepatics.
  • Communicate directly with these stakeholders without an interpreter is essential to perform the duties. 
  • Apply critical thinking skills when problem solving. Effective writing skills necessary to complete reports and evaluations. 
  • Applies leadership skills to recruit, supervise, manage and lead a team of SSP. 
  • Maintain a familiarity with and understanding of the job scheduling process from start to finish and have ability to effectively troubleshoot scheduling conflicts. 
  • Will complete SSP training within one month of hire

Preferred Qualifications:

Preferred bachelor's degree in Deaf Education, ASL, Interpreting, deaf studies, rehabilitation, counseling, human services or a related field.




E_mail: Email:

Phone: Phone: 804-662-9101

Cert: Any Certification

pecial Instructions: 

Must be able to pass background check.

Reasonable accommodations are available to persons with disabilities during the application and/or interview processes per the Americans with Disabilities Act. Contact for assistance.

Minorities, Individuals with disabilities, Veterans, Americorp, Peace Corps, and other National Service Alumni are encouraged to apply.

To Apply:

Equal Opportunity Employer State applications will only be accepted as submitted online by 11:55 p.m. on the closing date through the Commonwealth of Virginia’s New Recruitment Management System. PageUp provides a confirmation of receipt when your application is submitted successfully. Please refer to “Your Application” in your PageUp account to check the status of your application for this position. You will be provided a confirmation of receipt when your application and/or résumé is submitted successfully. Please refer to “Your Application” in your account to check the status of your application for this position.

Contact Information:

Name: Human Resources

Phone: 804-662-9101



In support of the Commonwealth’s commitment to inclusion, we are encouraging individuals with disabilities to apply through the Commonwealth Alternative Hiring Process. To be considered for this opportunity, applicants will need to provide their Certificate of Disability (COD) provided by a Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor within the Department for Aging & Rehabilitative Services (DARS), or the Department for the Blind & Vision Impaired (DBVI). Veterans are encouraged to answer Veteran status questions and submit their disability documentation, if applicable, to DARS/DBVI to get their Certificate of Disability. If you need to get a Certificate of Disability, use this link: Career Pathways for Individuals with Disabilities, or call DARS at 800-552-5019, or DBVI at 800-622-2155.


Each agency within the Commonwealth of Virginia is dedicated to recruiting, supporting, and maintaining a competent and diverse work force. Equal Opportunity Employer.


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Support Service Provider Coordinator (Wage) - #DHHWE006 - Virginia, United States