Seeking individual to provide support services for congenitally deaf-blind adults with significant mental health issues. He/she 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.
- 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
- 1-3 years of experience working with adults who are deaf-blind.
- Fluency in American Sign Language
- Bachelors degree
- Must have transportation (vehicle, valid driver's license)
- Limited part-time - 10 hours/week
- Travel within Chittenden County
- This is a non-benefits eligible position
- Union position
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.
Based alongside Lake Champlain in the outdoor playground of Burlington, Vermont, Howard Center is a human service organization with a long and rich history as a trusted provider in the community. Over more than 140 years Howard Center has led the charge for progressive, compassionate, high quality, and equitable care and treatment for those members of our community in need.
Today, as the largest of the 16 organizations in Vermont that comprise the state system of care, our staff of 1,600 provides services in 60 locations and serves more than 15,000 community members yearly.
Howard Center's programs serve individuals at all stages of life and with a wide range of highly specialized needs. Please view the full list of Howard Center programs at #
Howard Center's workplace wellness program, HC4ME is a multi-year recipient of a Vermont Governor's Council on Physical Fitness & Sports award. In addition to coordinating physical fitness groups for Howard Center staff and providing ongoing advocacy and education on wellness in the workplace, the committee holds an annual wellness fair for staff which includes access to information and prizes from local wellness-focused businesses, chair massages, flu shots, and other health-focused activities.
Role: Specialized Service Provider (American Sign Language) - Limited Part-time
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