Catholic Community Services of Southern Arizona, I Support Service Provider II / Case Worker II – Community Outreach Program for the Deaf in Albuquerque, New Mexico

As a condition of employment, all CCS employees are required to qualify for an Arizona Level One Fingerprint Clearance Card

Position Purpose

Serves individuals who are deafblind or deaf-plus by providing supports that enhance independence. Relays visual and environmental information and as well as provides sighted guide support and transportation to and from events. Transports individuals who are deafblind or deaf-plus using agency and/or rental vehicles. Position may from time to time be stressful and require a high demand of performance. May perform other duties as assigned.

Essential Functions

* * Facilitates environmental and visual communication access between clients who are deafblind or deaf-plus and the community * Provides mobility/travel, communication, and other supports to clients who are conducting errands, participating in community events, and other self-directed activities * Provides text access/translation by reading clients’ mail (correspondence and bills) and signs in the environment as well as assist clients in completing forms. * Assists consumers with telephonic communications, provides assessment and training as necessary and requested * Supports the independence of individuals who are deafblind or deaf-plus in the community by relaying information about the environment and providing communication access at all times * Ensures completion of all required agency paperwork, forms, and reports, as required or assigned * Keeps appropriate Program staff informed of changes and important information in the lives of clients served * Completes all required trainings and participates in meetings * Provides transportation for clients who are deafblind or deaf-plus to/from their home into the community using agency and/or agency rented vehicles * Ensures passenger safety and practice safe driving while operating the vehicle * Ensures Agency vehicle meets accepted operational standards * Performs pre-operation and post-operation checks * Ensures operational logs are accurately maintained * Notifies Agency personnel in writing when vehicle components give indication of failure * Maintains the interior/exterior of the vehicle as required or scheduled * May drive agency, agency rented, and or personal vehicle on company business * May perform other duties as assigned

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.

Minimum Qualifications
  • Associates degree or 2 years post-secondary education, or, 1 year equivalent experience working with individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing, deafblind, blind, or low vision.
  • Basic American Sign Language skills, skills in reading/producing materials in uncontracted Braille, or basic skills in other alternate communication modes used by individuals who are deafblind or deaf-plus
  • Proven ability to lift 35 lbs. 15% of the time
  • At least 18 years of age
  • Ability to travel independently
  • Pass drug screening
  • Pass FBI Fingerprint Criminal History Summary
  • Valid New Mexico Driver License, proof of insurance, and Motor Vehicle Division Motor Vehicle Report for New Mexico
Desired 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.

  • Associates degree or 2 years post-secondary education, or, 1 year equivalent experience working with individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing, deafblind, blind, or low vision
  • Basic American Sign Language skills, skills in reading/producing materials in uncontracted Braille, or basic skills in other alternate communication modes used by individuals who are deafblind or deaf-plus
  • Proven ability to lift 35 lbs. 15% of the time
  • At least 18 years of age
  • Ability to travel independently
  • Pass FBI Fingerprint Criminal History Summary
  • Arizona-Ability to obtain Level One Fingerprint Clearance Card
  • Pass drug screening
  • Valid Arizona or New Mexico Driver License, proof of insurance, and Motor Vehicle Division 39 month Motor Vehicle Report for Arizona and 36 month Motor Vehicle Report for New Mexico

No.: 03-10-079

Location: COPD Albuquerque

Status: On Call - Non Exempt

Salary: $11.38 - $14.23 Depending on experience and educational background

Open: Dec 1, 2016

Closing Date: Ongoing