Catholic Community Services of Southern Arizona
  • Phoenix, AZ, USA
  • DOE
  • Hourly
  • On Call

Catholic Community Services

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About this opportunity

Position: Support Service Provider III / Program Specialist III

Location: Maricopa County, Phoenix

ON CALL

CCS offers an outstanding benefits package, including:

Up to 27 paid days off during your first year, including 10 paid holidays

Health Insurance (CCS covers nearly 100 percent of cost of employee coverage)

Dental Insurance

Vision Insurance

Life Insurance

Long Term Disability Insurance

Voluntary short-term disability, hospital confinement indemnity; accident, critical illness insurance

403(b)

Section 125 Healthcare Reimbursement Account

Section 125 Dependent Care Reimbursement Account

Ongoing training and development

About this opportunity

Position: Support Service Provider III / Program Specialist III On-Call

Provides essential supports to individuals who are deafblind, deaf/hard of hearing with a significant disability, or deaf/hard of hearing seniors that enhance independence in and access to the community. Relays visual and environmental information not accessible to the individual. Provides travel supports such as human guide support and transportation that allows safe access to the community. Also provides additional supports such as advocacy, assistance with assistive/access technology, and reinforcement of the acquisition of self-advocacy, travel, and independent living skills. May also provide technical assistance to consumer groups. Position may from time to time be stressful and require a high demand of performance. Provides transportation for clients to/from their home into the community using agency and/or agency rented vehicles. May perform other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Suitable work experience may be considered as transferable skills in order to meet minimum requirements of the position, and will be considered by the Corporate Director of Human Resources.
  • Bachelor's degree in Rehabilitation, Social Work, education, Vocational Rehabilitation, Psychology, or related field.
  • Three years' experience working with individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing, deafblind, deaf-plus, blind, and/or low vision
  • Sign Language skills in American Sign Language, Manually Coded English, and/or English and/or uncontracted Braille and/or in other communication modes used by individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing, or deafblind (e.g., tactile signing, print-on-palm, tangible symbols, etc.)
  • Proven ability to write clear and easily understandable reports in standard English
  • Proven ability to lift 35 pounds 15% of the time
  • Ability to travel independently
  • Basic computer and typing skills
  • Arizona Level One Fingerprint Clearance Card
  • Valid New Mexico Driver License, proof of insurance, and Motor Vehicle Division Motor Vehicle Report for New Mexico
  • Pass drug screening

Desired Qualifications

  • Masters degree in Rehabilitation, Social Work, Education, Vocational Rehabilitation, Psychology, or related field
  • Additional years of experience working with individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing, deafblind, blind, or low vision
  • Fluency and/ or Certification (and/or Licensure in New Mexico) in Sign Interpreting or Sign Transliteration (i.e.: Interpreter III NAD4, or RID CI or CT, or EIPA 4.0, or NIC Certified or Interpreter IV RID CI and CT, or CSC, or CDI/RSC, or NAD5, or EIPA 5.0, or NIC Advanced)
  • Provisional certification to each Braille or certification of completion of contracted Braille course
  • Experience in providing advocacy support to individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing, deafblind, deaf-plus, low vision, and/or blind
  • Experience in providing follow-up support/reinforcement to individuals learning self-advocacy, travel, and/or independent living skills
  • Certification/licensure with emphasis on working with individuals who are deafblind or deaf-plus
  • Experience working with individuals with developmental disabilities
  • Experience working with individuals with fine and/or gross motor disabilities
  • Applicable knowledge in the assessment and modification of the environment to enhance the use of residual vision and/or audition by individuals who are deafblind or deaf-plus
  • Knowledge and use of the various communication modes used by individuals who are deafblind or deaf-plus to include tactile signing, Braille, communication board/devices, touch signals, and/or tangible symbols
  • Proficient in using Assistive Technology (AT) and software
  • Knowledge and use of assistive listening devices
  • Knowledge and use of low vision device (optical and non-optical)
  • Knowledge of contracted Braille
  • Additional years of directly related experience
  • First Aid and CPR certification
  • May be required to Complete a formal training program in Haptic or another system of touch signals.

The above statement reflects the general duties considered necessary to describe the principal functions of the job as identified and shall not be considered a detailed description of all work requirements that may be inherent in the job.

We are an Affirmative Action Equal Opportunity Employer for all individuals. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply.

Catholic Community Services of Southern Arizona strengthens families, supports communities, provides compassionate services, and strives for excellence. For more information visit our website at: www.ccs-soaz.org


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