Deaf & Hard-of-Hearing Services
The Field Supervisor is responsible for supervising the work of Direct Support Professionals (DSP) within the Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing department. Ensures that Agency policies and procedures are upheld and that the individuals served are receiving person centered services and are active members in their community. In addition, assist participants with choosing, preparing for, obtaining, and maintaining employment.
Broad Areas of Responsibility: Participate in Agency activities, serving on committees, and communicating the Agency’s values and principles to others; supervising the work of DSP while on shift; providing program-specific training to new employees; valuing the skills and input of co-workers; personal care supports, community integration, supports person-centered thinking, recreational, educational and social skills supports; vocational supports; environmental maintenance and safety.
In addition to a creative and collaborative work environment, Perspectives offers a generous benefits package that includes:
- Flexible schedules
- Paid training and mentor programs
- Employee incentive programs
- Generous paid time off
- Verizon, AAA and health club discounts
- Medical and dental benefits
- 401k savings plan
At Perspectives, we listen to people's ideas, see their talents, and assume unlimited potential. We invest in our employees and support their career development by providing the resources to make it happen!
Here are just a few ways we give back to our dedicated professionals:
- Tuition reimbursement
- Management "in-training" programs
- American Sign Language (ASL) classes
- Mindfulness Training
- DSP Mentor Program
- National DSP (NADSP) Certification
- CPR Certification
- High school degree or equivalent
- 2 years of experience in providing direct support to recipients of community human services
- 2 years of demonstrating excellence in providing supported employment
- Demonstrates excellence in providing Direct Support to individuals served
- Strong documentation skills, both written and in a computer database
- Excellent attention to detail and follow-through
- High energy & motivation to help participants succeed
- The ability to work autonomously and in collaboration with others
- Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
- Ability to prepare & engage people with intellectual/developmental disabilities in the person-centered planning process
- Excellent organizational skills to be able to plan effectively, efficiently, and calmly
- Good computer skills
- Valid driver’s license, insured vehicle
- ASL proficiency
- 3 years of direct support experience in community human services.
- An Associate’s Degree or certificate in a human services field or related experience
- Supervisory experience or Management training
- Certification or proof of enrollment in ACRE approved training, CESP, SE101, PATH and/or Person-centered Thinking Facilitator/Advisor Training
Deaf & Hard of Hearing Specialty
Demonstrates necessary American Sign Language (ASL) skills, cultural sensitivity, and awareness.
- Demonstrates ability to effectively communicate in ASL.
- Participates in agency’s ASL internal assessment process or other evaluation of ASL Skills (e.g., American Sign Language Proficiency Interview, Interpreter Certification, etc.).
- Adheres to plan for improvement with ASL skills when applicable.
- Attends and actively participates in trainings, classes, and meetings offered by the agency’s ASL Program and/or DHOH Department.
- Demonstrates sensitivity and support of Deaf Culture.
- Promotes necessary steps for full language accessibility in all settings and environments.
- Demonstrates skill and knowledge of assistive equipment, technology, and other resources for promoting accessibility.
- Demonstrates an understanding of working with an ASL Interpreter and recognizing situations and circumstances when one is needed.
- Model, mentor, and support others learning ASL and Deaf Culture within the agency.