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Support Service Provider, DeafBlind Services Minnesota

Are you interested in supporting self-determined deafblind adults, age 22 and up, living throughout Minnesota? Our Support Service 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

Please download and complete the application (PDF or Word) and email to Bill Goodman at billg@vlrw.org:

Independent Living Skills/Supports, DeafBlind Services Minnesota

Do you have experience teaching independent living skills (ILS) or teaching other skills to people with various disabilities? Our Independent Living Skills staff work with deafblind, blind-hearing and deaf adults with unique needs and communication styles. ILS staff teach and support our clients to become more independent with activities of daily living such as grocery shopping, banking, filling out forms, scheduling appointments, etc.

Important skills and qualities

  • Knowledge of sign language and deafblind modes of communication preferred, however, we also provide services to blind/visually impaired-hearing clients and other non-signers
  • Knowledge of deafness, blindness and deafblindness (although training as needed would be provided)
  • Knowledge of and experience with persons having mental health challenges a plus
  • Friendliness, compassion, service orientation, excellent work ethic, dependability, and the ability to set boundaries
  • Experience teaching and supporting adults with a variety of abilities, challenges and needs
  • Dependable car with insurance and good driving record

Please download and complete the application (PDF or Word) 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

  • 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

Please download and complete the application (PDF or Word) and email to Bill Goodman at billg@vlrw.org:

Every morning, I think: ‘I get to go to work.’ Our clients are the best. I watch them change their lives. It’s like I have a front-row seat for their journey from despair to hope.

Susan Anderson, Associate Director of Programs