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Responsible for the development and execution of function/program within his/her span of control in accordance with HKS’ Mission and Strategic Objectives. Specifically, responsible for the following duties and responsibilities for their assigned region:

  • Collaborate with consumers, VR and services for the blind, state DeafBlind projects, and community partners to identify DeafBlind youth and adults for inclusion in the HKNC National Registry;
  • Facilitate the application process for individuals to HKNC for virtual and/or on-site assessment and/or training and facilitate coordination of transition back/follow up services to their community of choice;
  • Provide information, advocacy and referral to local services for individuals and their families to maximize opportunities that are accessible;
  • Coordinate and/or provide professional development training/resources to increase the number of qualified service providers (targeted, universal and intensive);
  • Offer and provide business relations and consultation services for employers to recruit, hire and retain qualified employees, develop employee retention strategies, and learn about work-site related accommodations; 
  • Work with HKNC and community-based teams to support consumers with achieving their quality of life and employment goals;
  • Assist with National DeafBlind Equipment Distribution Program (NDBEDP) capacity building within the region;
  • Support the development and provision of employment training services to VR consumers in the state through the services of the Deaf-Blind Specialist; manage state contract and reporting responsibilities;
  • Provide consultation, support, and training to/on behalf of individuals age 55 and older service providers in collaboration with HKNC Senior Adult Specialist;
  • Provide consultation, support, and training to/on behalf of transition-age young adults in collaboration with their families and community partners including, but not limited to: educators, vocational rehabilitation counselors, Pre-ETS transition specialists, state deaf-blind projects, and the National Center on Deaf Blindness;


Direct Reports include:

Administrative Assistant 

Placement Specialist

Employment Training Specialist

Carries out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with HKS’ policies and applicable laws.  Responsibilities include interviewing, hiring, and training administrative assistant and Deaf Blind Specialist; planning, assigning, and directing work; appraising performance; and overall performance management.

Accountable for the cost-effective use of HKS resources – financial resources, human resources within his/her direct reporting lines and HKS property under his/her assigned region.


Master’s Degree preferred in Rehabilitation Counseling or a closely related degree. Preference given to an individual with five or more years full-time vocational rehabilitation work experience with individuals who are DeafBlind.


Fluency in a wide-variety of communication methods and adaptations used by youth and adults, who are DeafBlind, (including, but not limited to):

  • American Sign Language
  • Sign language, in English word order

Familiarity with devices and technology used by DeafBlind people (including, but not limited to):  VP/VRS, low vision aids, braille devices, hearing aids, CCTV, PowerPoint and LCD.

Effective communication skills, including:

  • Professional writing 
  • Development of PowerPoint presentations (including utilization of equipment) 
  • Consultation


  • Medical, Dental Insurance, Vision Insurance 
  • 4 weeks PTO
  • Paid Holidays Off 
  • Life Insurance
  • Short/Long Term Disability
  • Voluntary Ancillary benefits 
  • 403b Program w/Employer Match
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Career Advancement opportunities


Phone: (516) 833-8301 Ext:268

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