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Now Hiring! Employment Opportunities

If you are passionate, committed and desire to be a member of a valuable, innovative, and well-respected organization, Vision Loss Resources is where you want to be an employee. Clients and caregivers, volunteers and staff, business partners and supporters are collectively the reason why Vision Loss Resources was founded and continues to thrive.

Now hiring, full-time and part-time!

Program Manager, Adult Community Services, DeafBlind Services Minnesota

Position Description: Manages, develops, and enhances Adult Community Services; while supporting leadership with the implementation of strategic initiatives and projects.

Employment at Vision Loss Resources / DeafBlind Services Minnesota is an “at-will” relationship.  Vision Loss Resources / DeafBlind Services Minnesota is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Position Duties & Responsibilities:        

  • Manage program activities, schedules, budgets and staff
  • Establish program roles, process and measurements
  • Recruit, train, retain and develop staff
  • Provide input into organizational policies and practices
  • Manage adult program-specific responsibilities
  • Other duties as assigned

Required/Preferred Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree or higher in relevant field
  • At least 5 years of program and/or function management
  • Experience in deafblindness, education, public speaking, counseling and/or related fields
  • Fluency in American Sign Language
  • Knowledge of DeafBlind and Deaf Culture
  • Proficient in MS Office 365 and Excel
  • Ability to work positively with community members and fellow staff
  • Individual should be self-directed, flexible, highly organized, able to prioritize, and exercise a high degree of independent judgment and confidentiality
  • Willingness to travel throughout the state is essential

Here is the application to download, complete, and email to Bill Goodman at billg@vlrw.org:

 

Support Service Provider, DeafBlind Services Minnesota

Are you interested in supporting to self-determined deafblind adults, age 22 and up, living throughout Minnesota? Our Support Services Providers (SSPs) work with deafblind adults with unique needs and communication styles. SSPs assist them with activities of daily living such as grocery shopping, banking, running errands, reading mail and filling out forms. They also assist the deafblind with accessing their community life and information in their environment.

Important skills and qualities:

  • Knowledge of sign language and different modes of communication
  • Knowledge of deafness, blindness and deafblindness
  • Friendliness, compassion, service orientation, excellent work ethic, and the ability to set boundaries
  • Experience working with adults with special needs
  • American Sign Language proficiency a plus

Here is the application to download, complete, and email to Bill Goodman at billg@vlrw.org:

 

Intervener (Full-Time and Part-Time), DeafBlind Services Minnesota

Are you interested in working with children and/or youths who have combined hearing and vision loss? Would you like to help deafblind youths develop their communication skills and find creative ways to access their community? Are you seeking full-time or part-time work at $15+ an hour, with a flexible schedule and paid training opportunities?

Become an Intervener

An intervener works one-to-one with deafblind children/youth in their homes and community assists them to become as independent as possible.  Interveners facilitate communication and language development, develop fun and educational activities with the support of a supervisor, work collaboratively with parents and professionals, and prepare progress reports. Being an intervener is a fun and rewarding experience!

Requirements:

  • Must have high school diploma or equivalent
  • Ability to travel to child’s home and community. If driving motor vehicle to accomplish this requirement, must have a driver’s license and provide own vehicle covered by insurance
  • Preference for individuals with experience working with children with special needs
  • Classes completed in Special Education, Early Childhood Education, Nursing, Childcare and classes with emphasis in communication techniques highly desirable
  • American Sign Language proficiency preferred

Here is the application to download, complete, and email to Bill Goodman at billg@vlrw.org: