Deaf & Hard-of-Hearing Services
Responsible for supervising the work of Direct Support Professionals (DSP) and ensuring that Agency policies and procedures are upheld and that the individuals served live valued and high-quality lives.
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.
- Two years of experience in providing direct support to recipients of community human services.
- Demonstrates excellence in providing Direct Support to individuals served.
- Good computer skills.
- Valid driver’s license, clean driving record and insured vehicle.
- An Associate Degree or certificate in a human services field or related experience.
- Supervisory experience or Management training.
- Three years of direct support experience in community human services.
Deaf and 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.