Catholic Community Services of Southern Arizona, I Support Service Provider II / Case Worker II – New Mexico / Arizona (Deafblind, Deafblind-Plus and Deaf-Plus) in Tucson, Arizona
As a condition of employment, all CCS employees are required to qualify for an Arizona Level One Fingerprint Clearance Card
Serves as the eyes and ears of 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.
- 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 conducting errands, participating in community events, and other client 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.
- 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
- Arizona – 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
- Bachelor’s Degree
- Additional years of experience working with individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing, deafblind, blind, or low vision
- Proficient in using Assistive Technology (AT) and software
- Knowledge and use of varied communication modes used by individuals who are deafblind or deaf-plus to include tactile signing, Braille, communication board/devices, and/or tangible symbols
- Knowledge and use of assistive listening devices
- Knowledge and use of low vision device (optical and non-optical)
- 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
- Experience working with individuals with developmental disabilities
- Experience working with individuals with fine and/or gross motor disabilities
- Knowledge of contracted Braille
- Provisional Deaf Interpreter license (NM)
- Ability to communicate in Signed English
- Ability to communicate in Tactile ASL
- Additional years of directly related experience
- First Aid and CPR certification
Location: COPD Tucson
Status: Non-Exempt – On-Call
Salary: $11.38 – $14.23; Depending on experience
Open: Oct 3, 2014
Closing Date: Until Filled