Job Vacancy DeafBlind Services Specialist – Greensboro State of North Carolina


Job title: DeafBlind Services Specialist – Greensboro

Company: State of North Carolina

Job description: Description of Work

This position works primarily with the statewide Deaf-Blind services team and serves in the Greensboro Regional Center in Greensboro, NC. The individual in this position typically works with persons who are deaf and blind in the largely urban counties of NC and travels within and outside the region. The DBSS participates in community events such as health & wellness fairs and other events promoting equal communication access which may require an adjusted schedule to work after normal working hours, including evenings and weekends.

Job duties include the following:

  • Provides advocacy, information and referral, skill development to enhance communication skills
  • Develops and facilitates deaf-blind support groups and/or other resources, consultation services to families, employers, etc.
  • Assistance in regard to telecommunication access, including telephone equipment and various assistive technologies both in groups and/or individuals in a variety of settings including but not limited to homes and skilled care facilities
  • Provides assessment of needs and consultation for consumers applying for the NC Deaf-Blind Equipment Distribution Program
  • Deaf-Blind Services Specialist (DBSS) provides education and public presentations to agencies and organizations in the areas of DSDHH programs, hearing loss, sensitivity, awareness, and legislation as it relates to issues affecting those with hearing loss and vision loss

Selected applicant needs to have the means to travel as the job requires

About NC Department of Health and Human Services:

The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) serves the needs of the most vulnerable of North Carolinians and to accomplish this, we hire only the most dedicated and caring individuals. Finding qualified clinical professionals to treat and care for our clients is a continual challenge as demand for services grows and the availability of providers struggles to keep pace. We are seeking a motivated individual who is up for this challenge and is dedicated to our mission of providing North Carolinians with the very best in clinical care.

Compensation & Benefits:

The State of North Carolina offers excellent comprehensive benefits. Employees can participate in health insurance options, standard and supplemental retirement plans, and the NCFlex program(numerous high-quality, low-cost benefits on a pre-tax basis). Employees also receive paid vacation, sick, and community service leave. In addition, paid parental leave is available to eligible employees.

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The Division of Services for the Deaf and the Hard of Hearing (DSDHH) assures equal access to North Carolina citizens who are Deaf, Hard of Hearing and Deaf-Blind.

To see the impact of DSDHH’s involvement in the community, please click on the link below

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities / Competencies

To receive credit for all your work history and credentials, you must list the information on the application form. Any information listed under the text resume section or on an attachment will not be considered for qualifying credit. Qualified candidates must document on the application that they possess all of the following:

Please refer to the link below for additional information

  • Computer skills, such as Excel spreadsheets, Microsoft Word, and documenting work
  • Knowledge of equipment for individuals who are Deaf Blind
  • Basic knowledge/skills in American Sign Language

Management preferences:

  • Extensive knowledge of ADA and related advocacy laws as they pertain to working with Deaf Blind populations
  • Excellent organizational skills
  • Demonstrated skills in assessing clients who are Deaf-Blind for the purpose of determining service needs
  • Demonstrated skills in working with individuals who are Deaf-Blind to develop plans using person-centered strategies and tools to best meet their needs
  • Knowledge/skills in supportive counseling techniques
  • Demonstrated skills in advocating for individuals who are Deaf-Blind
  • Demonstrated skills in communicating effectively with Deaf-Blind individuals
  • Demonstrated skills in identifying community resources for meeting the needs of the target population
  • Demonstrated skills in developing strategies for community outreach
  • Demonstrated skill in developing/providing public presentations
  • Knowledge and/or training in one or more of the following: resources, assistive devices, techniques and other tools to assist in achieving equal communication access including laws, consumer organizations, etc

Minimum Education and Experience Requirements

Some state job postings say you can qualify by an “equivalent combination of education and experience.” If that language appears below, then you may qualify through EITHER years of education OR years of directly related experience, OR a combination of both. See oshr.nc.gov/experience-guide for details.

Bachelor’s degree in a field relative to the program from an appropriately accredited institution and two years of directly related work experience with the client population

OR

Bachelor’s degree from an appropriately accredited institution and three years of experience in a related programmatic area providing experience in the techniques of casework, group work, or community organization

OR

an equivalent combination of education and experience

Supplemental and Contact Information

The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Consideration for this vacancy, all applicants must complete an on-line application using this link, . If multiple applications are submitted to an individual posting, only the most recent application received prior to the posting close date will be evaluated for the consideration.

Due to the volume of applications received, we are unable to provide information regarding the status of your application over the phone. To check the status of your application, please log in to your account. You will either receive a call to schedule an interview or an email notifying you when the job has been filled.

For technical issues with your application, please call the NeoGov Help Line at

855-524-5627. Applicants will be communicated with via email only for updates on the status of their application. If there are any questions about this posting other than your application status, please contact HR at 919-855-3517.

NOTE: For temporary, contract or other supplemental staffing appointments:

There are no paid leave, retirement or other benefits associated with these appointment types.

For permanent and time-limited appointments:

Eligible employees have benefits that include employee health insurance options, standard and supplemental retirement plans, NC Flex (a variety of high-quality, low-cost benefits on a pre-tax basis), and paid vacation, sick, and community service leave, to name a few. Paid parental leave is available for eligible employees. Some benefits require 30 + hours work/week for participation.

Expected salary:

Location: Greensboro, NC

Job date: Sat, 05 Aug 2023 06:31:00 GMT

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