Employment Specialist for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing

Employment Specialist for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing position within the Division of Services for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing (DSDHH) in the Taylorsville office.

Principle Duties
The Employment Specialist will perform the following tasks:

  • Accept referrals from Vocational Rehabilitation (VR), DWS and the Deaf and Hard of Hearing Communities.
  • Manages, coordinates and performs job development and job placement services.
  • Develops individualized plans for obtaining employment.
  • Assists with job readiness skills i.e. resume writing, master application, interview skills and job search techniques.
  • Identifies employment opportunities and business contacts.
  • Assists with securing interviews for clients based on the client’s goal.
  • Assists in follow up to employers.
  • Collects and enters data into the case management system; including client progress notes and employer contacts.
  • Coordinates and collaborates with other state agencies, community partners and business partners.
  • Assists in conducting job fairs, employer workshops and other events related to employment services; these activities may include business tours, mentoring events and coordination activities and events with business partners.

Preference points may be given for:

  • Fluent skills in American Sign Language (ASL).
  • Willingness to travel outside of the office.
  • An Associates degree or higher in Social Work or a related field.
  • Experience assisting people who are deaf to achieve their employment goals.
  • Knowledge regarding deaf culture and the deaf community.
  • Knowledge regarding accommodations for the deaf and hard of hearing that will reduce communication barriers.

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