Specialized Service Provider - Limited Part-Time

Seeking individual to provide support services for congenitally deaf-blind adults with significant mental health issues. Individual will work in the client home and in the community providing visual and auditory information needed for client to interact with others in the community.

Responsibilities:

  • Initiate constructive activities that facilitate client engagement in the community 
  • Communicate with client using American Sign Language and other visual and auditory cues as appropriate
  • Utilization of sound judgement and maintenance of calm demeanor during crisis
  • Provide needed behavioral and/or mental health support

Requirements:

  • 1-3 years of experience working with adults who are deaf-blind.
  • Fluency in American Sign Language
  • Bachelors degree
  • Valid driver's license, registered vehicle and automobile insurance that complies with agency policies

Structure:

  • Limited part-time - 10 hours/week
  • Travel within Chittenden County
  • Non-exempt
  • This is a non-benefits eligible position
  • Union position
  • $18.15/hour

Benefits:

This position is not eligible for traditional employment benefits, but Howard Center  partners with many local businesses to offer voluntary benefits to all employees. While these benefits may change at the discretion of the partner businesses examples of long-standing voluntary benefits include discounted gym memberships, mobile phone service, ski/snowboard passes, and auto/home insurance, among others.

Howard Center also boasts an award-winning workplace wellness program. HC4ME is a multi-year recipient of the Vermont Governor's Council on Physical Fitness & Sports award. The HC4ME Committee coordinates physical fitness groups for Howard Center staff, occasional activities such as on-site massage, and ongoing workplace wellness advocacy and education including a full-day annual wellness fair for staff.

Howard Center is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer.  The agency's culture and service delivery is strengthened by the diversity of its workforce.  Minorities, people of color and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.  EOE/TTY. Visit "About Us" to review Howard Center's EOE policy. #Hilary #Nonprofit&Fund #SocialServices