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Center for Disability Rights Deaf Services Specialist in Rochester, New York

Deaf Services Specialist

Center for Disability Rights, Rochester, NY

JOB DESCRIPTION

JOB SUMMARY:
With general supervision, provides referral and information, core service supports for housing, skills training , peer supports, and advocacy to individuals who are hearing impaired.

DEAF Services SPECIALIST DUTIES:
Responds to Intake and Referral 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.
Refers individuals to appropriate community based services.
Provides outreach to people with disablities in the community.
Ability to present and or teach classes to consumers and or professionals.
Using the Independent Living Philosophy and Regional Center for Independent Living's mission statement, assists institutionalized individuals in creating goal plans for independent living.
Review goal plan with individual and update as needed.

QUALIFICATIONS:

Bachelor's Degree or Associates Degree in Human Services or related fields. One year knowledge of community based services and public benefits.
Fluent in ASL and deaf communication equipment.
Must have reliable mode of transportation.
Must have a strong commitment to promote and advocate for the full integration of individuals with disabilities.
Must have creativity and comfort in dealing with a wide range of diverse individuals and situtions.

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