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Deaf Services Specialist



Employment Type: Full-Time
Summary:
With general supervision, provides referral and information, core service supports for housing, skills training, peer supports, and advocacy to individuals who are deaf or hard of hearing.
Duties:
  • Responds to I&R calls, assist with housing, benefits, skills training and advocacy and referrals for consumers who are deaf and hard of hearing.
  • Completes required paperwork ,including case notes, in a timely manner.
  • Documents direct or indirect contacts.
  • Refers individuals to appropriate community based services.
  • Provide outreach to people with disabilities in the community.
  • Ability to present and/or teach classes to consumers and/or professionals.
  • Using the Independent living Philosophy and RCIL's mission statement ,assists institutionalized individuals in creating goal plans for independent living.
  • Reviews goal plan with the individual and updates as needed.
  • Advocates on behalf of institutionalized individuals in apply for and securing transition into the community.
  • Advocates on behalf of and assists institutionalized individuals in applying for and securing transition in the community based services. Participates in agency sponsored events, including events at CDR's action Center and Advocacy actions.
Skills:
  • TECHNOLOGY/ EQUIPMENT/ TOOLS
    Type of Technology, Equipment, ToolSoftware Skill Level
    DCS iPhoneBasic
    VideophoneBasic
  • PHYSICAL ACTIVITY
    The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. CDR will make reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk, see, and hear. The employee is frequently required to sit but occasionally needs to walk and stand.
  • WORK ENVIRONMENT
    This role requires being capable of performing home care duties such as (but not limited to) bending, lifting, assisting with personal care, consumer transfers, housekeeping, laundry, and shopping.
Qualifications:
  • Bachelor's Degree or Associates Degree in Human Services or related fields and one year knowledge of community based services and public benefits.
  • A strong commitment to promote and advocate for the full integration of individuals with disabilities.
  • Creativity and comfort in dealing with a wide range of diverse individuals and situations.
  • Fluent in ASL and deaf communication equipment.
  • Must have reliable mode of transportation.
Language Required: Other
Minimum Education: Bachelors Degree
Minimum Experience: 0-1 year
Contact Name: HR Department
Contact Email: resumes@cdrnys.org
Contact Phone: (585) 546-7510
The Regional Center for Independent Living strives to be a participant-controlled, cross-disability organization that is reflective of the community it serves. RCIL values diversity and does not discriminate on the basis of age, color, cultural or ethnic group membership, disability status, educational level, family status, gender, income, national origin, race, religion, or sexual orientation. People with disabilities are encouraged to apply. RCIL will make reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities.
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