FLSA Status: This position is NON-EXEMPT in relation to the pay provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act. Normal agency business hours are 8:30am to 5:00pm, Monday through Friday. However, from time to time working hours may extend beyond normal business hours. If this occurs, compensation will follow Wage and Hour guidelines established under the Fair Labor Standards Act as identified in Change, Inc. Personnel Policies and Procedures.
The ASLCertified Vocational Specialist will be responsible for providing ASL translation support to client/participants in all phases of employment services, including but not limited to: intake, engagement, assessment, job placement, job coaching, and follow-along supports.
The ASL (American Sign Langue) Certified Vocational Specialist will be responsible for providing ASL translation support to client/participants in all phases of employment services, including but not limited to: intake, engagement, assessment, job placement, job coaching, and follow-along supports.
Responsible for providing ASL translation services and supports along with reasonable accommodations may to enable individuals who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing ASL translation services to enable them to understand and perform the essential functions of seeking, getting and keeping competitive employment.
Providing ASL translation services and supports for Deaf or Hard of Hearing clients/participants by assisting with and/or completing a vocational evaluation to determine appropriate vocational rehabilitation services for clients/participants to seek, get and keep competitive employment.
Assist Deaf or Hard of Hearing clients/participants through the provision of ASL translation services and supports with job seeking skills, interview techniques, resume preparation and development of competitive worker characteristics.
Identify and develop job sites in the community based on individual needs, abilities, and preferences of Deaf or Hard of Hearing clients/participants.
Provide transportation to and from worksites as needed, along with travel training and other options.
Providing ASL translation services and supports for Deaf or Hard of Hearing clients/participants by working directly with client/participants at their worksites, providing vocational instruction, coaching and assistance in developing successful work skills.
Coordinate and communicate with Change Inc. Employment Program, DORS/BRS, community agencies, and employers.
Document all services in a timely and accurate manner. Develop, implement, and monitor encounter notes, vocational assessment, and an employment plan. Maintain client/participant files within HIPAA compliance for privacy and DORS/BRS requirements while ensuring best practices.
Maintain and submit encounter notes and other relevant materials such as job placement reports, change of status, etc. to Vocational Rehabilitation Supervisor during supervision.
Participate in staff meetings, in-service training, and staff development programs, as required.
All other duties as assigned.
Required Education and Experience
- Must have ASL Certification from an accredited American Sign Language Program.
- Bachelor’s degree in human services, rehabilitation, business or marketing, education, special education or related field, or a combination of an Associates degree with two years practical work experience.
- Experience working with providing ASL translation services and supports for individuals who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing along with and individuals with disabilities, in vocational programs.
- Current CT drivers’ license and access to daily use of a reliable, registered, and Insured vehicle.
- Knowledge of disability, rehabilitation and health care industry preferred
- Collaboration Skills
- Time Management Skills
- Attention to detail
- Organizational Skills
- Customer Service experience