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Job Opportunities In Washington State

Posted 01/05/2021

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Job Description

Job Title: Client Advocate FLSA

Status: Non-exempt

Department: Deaf & Hard of Hearing Services

Prepared Date: December 2020

Reports To: Director of Deaf & Hard of Hearing Services 

Salary Range: $22-$25/hr

Location: 621 Tacoma Ave. S, Suite 505 Tacoma, WA 98402

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Overview

Hearing, Speech & Deaf Center (HSDC) is seeking a Client Advocate in our Deaf & Hard of Hearing Services Department. This position provides Case Management, peer counseling, communication strategies, coping skills, and advocacy for individuals who are Deaf and Hard of Hearing, either from birth or latedeafened.

This position also includes providing trainings and presentations, as well as outreach event coordination. This position will provide and promote Case Management, Outreach, and Advocacy Services for Deaf, Hard of Hearing, and Late-Deafened clients in Pierce, Thurston, Mason, South Kitsap, and Grays Harbor Counties.

The Deaf & Hard of Hearing Services Department is a close-knit, process-minded team environment; staff collaborate to best serve clients across all ages, income levels, and cultures. We work with community partners, such as the Washington State Office of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing (ODHH), City of Tacoma, Pierce County, and various foundations to advocate for clients and remove communication barriers.

Client Advocates report to the Director of the Deaf & Hard of Hearing Services department and work as a team with another Client Advocate in Tacoma office. This position is a key member of HSDC, which has departments providing: assistance, information, advocacy for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing; interpreting for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing; early education for Deaf and Hard of Hearing children; speech and language therapy; and audiology and hearing aids.

About Hearing, Speech & Deaf Center

The mission of Hearing, Speech & Deaf Center (HSDC) is to foster inclusive and accessible communities through communication, advocacy, and education.

This position is located in HSDCs Tacoma office. Our offices currently utilize a hybrid onsite/remote model during the Governor's Stay Home, Stay Safe Initiative; some duties may be preformed remotely, per public health guidance; some onsite presence is required.

Primary Responsibilities

Case Management 70%

 Provide client assistance, case management, and advocacy in dealing with public and private agencies through peer counseling.

 Develop and implement action plans to remove communication and/or independent living barriers for individual clients.

 Familiarize or train Deaf, Hard of Hearing, and Late-Deafened people concerning government, legal, communication, and community, cultural, and self-advocacy issues.

 Maintain appropriate and confidential case files, records, and statistical data on all client contact and counseling in accordance with the policies and procedures of HSDC.

 Prepare monthly reports on services provided. Job Description Outreach 15%

 Develop and implement an action plan to train government agencies, human service organizations, and other appropriate entities on communication access, legal responsibilities, and the cultural and linguistic needs of the Deaf, DeafBlind, and Hard of Hearing.

 Assist in developing and maintaining cooperative relationships with governmental, community organizations, and agencies providing resources for clients.

 Work as a team member by providing cross-referral to other departments: Audiology, Speech & Language, Early Education, and Interpreting Services, with the goal of improving and enriching the lives of Deaf, DeafBlind, Late-Deafened and Hard of Hearing in the communities served.

 Train and assist community partners in using Assistive Communication Technology (i.e., Loop, Assistive Listening Devices, phone boosters, etc.) for Deaf and Hard of Hearing community members for communication access.

 Plan and lead educational workshops in ASL for local Deaf community members.

Information and Referral 15%

 Develop Video Logs (Vlogs) with information on community resources and services.

 Create and develop content for quarterly newsletters highlighting community services and resources for Deaf and Hard of Hearing people.

 Create and maintain referral lists for support services.  Develop, create and support workgroups, advisory committees, coalitions, and community group meetings in national, state, and local counties/cities as HSDC representative.

Qualifications

Education/Experience:

 Bachelor's degree or equivalent years of experience in Social Work, Deaf Education, Counseling, Social Justice, and/or related fields.

 Expertise in Deaf Culture and legal rights for people who are Deaf, DeafBlind, or Hard of Hearing.

 Training/experience in communication strategies for Hard of Hearing and Late-Deafened people.

 Minimum of two years experience in case management.

Language & Other Skills:

 Fluent in American Sign Language (ASL).

 Proficient in written English and interpersonal communication.

 Ability to collect and monitor data in a database.

 Positive relationship with the Deaf Community and fellow WA State Regional Service Centers (including DBSC and WADHH).

 Self-directed, flexible, highly organized, able to prioritize, and exercise a high degree of independent judgment and confidentiality.

 Willingness to travel is essential, as well as the ability to work evening and weekend hours as needed. Valid d , and valid Washington auto insurance preferred.

 Familiarity with, and ability to use the following: Microsoft Office (including Word, Outlook, PowerPoint, Publisher, and Excel); Voice Telephone; CapTel; TTY; Videophone; general office equipment (such as printer, copier, fax machine).

Supervisory Responsibilities

This position does not have supervisory responsibilities. Job Description Physical Demands and Work Environment The physical demands and work environment described below represent the activities and surroundings of the positions. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

The work is typically performed in an office environment, with a moderate noise level. Must be able to remain stationary for long intervals and use a computer/screens extensively. Hours are typically Monday through Friday, 8:30am 5:00pm, with flexibility to work evening and weekend hours upon approval.

Salary and Benefits

This is a full-time, hourly, non-exempt position. Generous benefits package including health insurance, life insurance, short-term and long-term disability, flexible spending accounts, pre-tax retirement payment plan, paid sick/safe leave, vacation (starting at 13 days per year), 10 paid holidays, and 2 paid personal days each year.

How to Apply

Please send the items below to Director of Deaf & Hard of Hearing Services, Ariele Belo, at abelo@hsdc.org.

1. Resume

2. Three references. At least one reference should be should be work-related.

3. Cover letter (written or a 1-3 minute video using ASL) that specifically addresses how you are suited to undertake the main duties of this position, and how you possess the qualifications outlined in these job details.

Equal Opportunity Employer

HSDC is committed to a policy of equal employment opportunity; treats all employees and applicants equally without regard to race, color, creed, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, national origin, citizenship, veteran or marital status, sensory, physical or mental disability and all other groups protected by law; and promotes diversity in its workforce. Employment at HSDC is "at-will" per WA State.

HSDC seeks to recruit, hire, promote, and retain a diverse workforce. Diversity in our staff is vital to high quality services and client/community connection. We prioritize the hiring of applicants from historically marginalized communities. We are committed to eliminating barriers to access and equity; cultivating a diverse workforce is an essential step toward this goal. 

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Posted 7/16/2020

HSDC

Hearing, Speech & Deaf Center

Director of Finance and Administration Job Announcement

July 13, 2020

OVERVIEW:

Hearing, Speech & Deaf Center (HSDC) seeks a Director of Finance and Administration (DFA) to lead its financial and administrative operations. The DFA is a key member of the HSDC Leadership Team, engaged in defining the overall financial strategy and direction, working closely with the Executive Director, staff Leadership Team, Board of Directors, and Finance Committee. The DFA will oversee financial and administrative activity for HSDC, ensuring transparent functioning of all administrative and financial processes, including accounting and budgets, human resources, IT, and other internal processes. This position reports to the Executive Director, oversees a team of three, and directly supervises two staff.

ABOUT THE HEARING, SPEECH & DEAF CENTER

The mission of Hearing, Speech & Deaf Center (HSDC) is to foster inclusive and accessible communities through communication, advocacy, and education. We envision an inclusive, accessible world where everyone is understood and respected. We offer a comprehensive array of programs that foster effective communication for individuals and families affected by hearing or speech differences. Our services include: audiology and hearing aids; speech and language therapy; assistance and information for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing; early childhood education; and interpreting for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing.

This position will be located in HSDC’s Seattle office. Staff are primarily working from home during the Governor’s Stay Home, Stay Safe Initiative; work may continue to take place partly or primarily from home depending on shifting public health guidance.

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES

Finance

• Oversee accounting, internal and external reporting, preparation and management of annual budgets, operations financial analysis, and internal controls – the essential financial support activities necessary for the organization to run effectively.

• Lead the accurate and timely preparation, analysis, and communication of effective internal and external financial reporting, including reporting financial results to the Board of Directors and Finance Committee.

• Oversee and lead annual budgeting and planning process ($3.4 mil); administer and review all financial plans and budgets; monitor progress and changes and keep senior leadership team abreast of the organization’s financial status.

• Supervise, motivate, inspire and mentor the finance and administrative team to excel in their responsibilities.

• Manage cash flow and financial forecasting to ensure organizational financial stability.

• Working closely with the Development Director, provide timely reports to public and private grantors to comply with all contractual obligations associated with grants.

• Ensure that all policies, practices and controls are consistent with GAAP and related legal and regulatory requirements.

• Oversee annual audit and the IRS Form 990 in conjunction with independent accounting firm, CEO and the Board; Prepare and state tax filings; review and submit payroll tax reports; manage other compliance and government filings as required.

• Manage financial risk by analyzing liabilities, identifying opportunities, and anticipating/responding to threats encountered by HSDC.

Administration

• Oversee development and implementation of effective information technology and data systems to support all finance, human resources, fundraising, and operations functions. Oversee payroll reporting and entry, resulting in timely and accurate processing.

• Manage HSDC’s recruitment and hiring policies and practices and work with senior staff to attract top talent.

• Implement employee benefits programs and inform employees of benefits; study and assess benefit needs and trends; recommend benefit programs to management; coordinate the processing of benefit claims; obtain and evaluate benefit contract bids; recommend and award benefit contracts; and deliver educational programs on benefit programs.

• Monitor and manage internal HR systems, processes, and databases.

• Develop on-boarding experience for new employees, explaining human resources. policies, procedures, laws, and standards.

• Lead annual insurance renewal process, oversee government reporting and organizational legal compliance.

• Coordinate with Executive Director to ensure efficient and consistent operations with HSDC physical facilities.

KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS

• You are passionate about HSDC’s mission to foster inclusive and accessible communities through communication, advocacy, and education.

• Equity & Inclusion: You approach finance and operations through an equity lens, paying careful attention to how systems and policies impact staff and stakeholders across identities and prioritizing an equitable allocation of resources.

• Financial Skills: You possess an aptitude for numbers. You understand (and can perform) business accounting and have experience carrying out organization-level financial analyses and using financial indicators to inform key decisions. You love spreadsheets and creating financial analyses and forecasts. You have versatility in accounting software, and experience with QuickBooks preferred.

• Detail-oriented Approach: You are organized and value structure. You appreciate when systems work efficiently and you revel in simple solutions to complex problems.

• Leadership: You love supervising people and developing strong teams; you value relationships and accountability, empowering your team to grow and evolve. You are willing to roll up your sleeves when necessary and work collaboratively with your team to achieve collective goals.

• You possess excellent in person and written communication skills, strong interpersonal skills, a flexible communication style, and enjoy creative problem-solving and supporting your team. You have experience managing human resources functions.

• Entrepreneurial Mindset: You’re motivated, resourceful and comfortable with making timely, thoughtful decisions.

• American Sign Language (ASL) skills or willingness to learn.

EDUCATION AND WORK EXPERIENCE

• Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration, Accounting, or a related field.

• Minimum of six years of accounting and financial management experience demonstrating increasing professional responsibility and growth, including supervisory experience.

• Financial management experience in a nonprofit organization and thorough knowledge of nonprofit accounting principles and standards, in particular revenue recognition, management of restricted funds, audit, and Form 990 filing.

SALARY AND BENEFITS

$77,000 - $90,000 annually

Generous benefits package including health insurance, life insurance, short and long term disability, flexible spending accounts, 403(b) retirement plan, vacation (starting at 12 days/yr), sick leave (starting at 15 days per year), 7 holidays, and a personal day each year.

HOW TO APPLY

To apply, email a current resume highlighting relevant experience and skills; a cover letter describing why you are applying, how your previous experience qualifies you for this role, and where you found out about this position to lharper@hsdc.org. Priority given to candidates who apply by 5 pm on July 29, 2020.

EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYMENT

HSDC is committed to a policy of equal employment opportunity; treats all employees and applicants equally without regard to race, color, creed, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, national origin, citizenship, veteran or marital status, sensory, physical or mental disability and all other groups protected by law; and promotes diversity in its workforce.

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Posted 6/25/20

HSDC Accounts Receivable Analyst

How to Apply
Please email cover letter and resume to lharper@hsdc.org. Priority given to candidates who apply by 5 pm on July 9, 2020

Click here to see full job description details:

HSDC Accounts Receivable Analyst

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Posted 6/7/19

ASL/English Bilingual Teacher of the Deaf - Preschool - Reggio-Inspired - Job Opportunity in Seattle

Hello Community,
HSDC’s ASL and English Bilingual Preschool, The Rosen Family Preschool, is NOW HIRING a second lead teacher for the 2019-2020 academic year. Our program is growing!

Please share widely. Send us your highly qualified teacher candidates.
Job description is posted in English and ASL.

About our Education Department:
HSDC’s Education department provides early education to deaf and hard of hearing children. We have a birth to three home visiting service for deaf, deafblind, and hard of hearing toddlers, as well as a preschool for deaf, hearing and hard of hearing students. Both programs support bilingual deaf education using American Sign Language (ASL) and English.
 
Check out our job description in ASL and English, here:
https://hsdc.org/about-us/jobs/

We are also actively hiring a birth to three Parent Infant specialist!

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Posted: 01/30/15
2015 Job Bulletin
http://agency.governmentjobs.com/washington/job_bulletin.cfm?JobID=1058053 1/6
State of Washington
Dept. of Social and Health Services
invites applications for the position of:
Service Integration Program Manager
(Social and Health Program Consultant 1)
00951
SALARY: $3,135.00 $
4,214.00 Monthly
OPENING DATE: 01/30/15
CLOSING DATE: 03/01/15 11:59 PM
DESCRIPTION:
The Aging and LongTerm
Support Administration (ALTSA) vision: Seniors and people with
disabilities living with good health, independence, dignity, and control over the decisions that
affect their lives.
The Department of Social and Health Services, Office of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing
(ODHH) is on the lookout for one remarkably encouraging and culturally competent Service
Integration Program Manager for our Olympia office.
This position is considered a dual language position and the applicant must be able to sign
proficiently as well as pass the appropriate dual language assessment or provide certification
prior to being appointed.
If you are:
Excited about a career that helps the welfare of the State of Washington's most vulnerable
populations;
Knowledgeable in Americans with Disability Act (ADA), Section 504 and other disability
laws;
Passionate about human services and health care;
Someone who thrives in an intellectually demanding environment, who likes both the “big
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picture” and detailed work;
Able to work independently, but also collaborate and assist teammates…
…then this position is perfect for you.
The ideal candidate will have experience working with individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing
and/or deafblind.
DUTIES:
Role in our Organization:
As the Service Integration Program Manager you are responsible for the organization,
administration, and effective coordination of the integration of niche services within the
provision of DSHS or State of Washington programs, services and activities. The position
requires the incumbent to effectively communicate in American Sign Language (ASL) or the
ability to effectively and accurately interpret with people who communicate in ASL.
You will have delegated responsibility to organize and administer a statewide program for the
provision of niche services to individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing, and deafblind;
Design,
draft, recommend and administer niche program plans, guidelines and procedures within
existing State of Washington or DSHS programs; Coordinate client/agency requests; Administer
client complaints and grievance & resolution processes; Conduct field visits to monitor their
effectiveness and appropriateness of services; Analyze, summarize and report programmatic
data to management to identify problems, trends, efficiencies and effectiveness of the delivery
system.
A Service Integration program includes identification of existing state government programs and
services where niche services need to be established to remove barriers and achieve efficiencies
or economy of scale through the centralization of scarce expertise and resources. Niche
services may span from birthtograve
services, range from newborn hearing and screening to
housing for the aging. Niche services shall address the client’s pointofentry
into the service
delivery system including eligibility, application, role as recipient or beneficiary and eventual
exit, expiration or discharge from the service delivery system. Perform as a navigator,
assisting the client throughout the process and liaisons with state employees. Advocate
removing any barriers to effective communication within state government programs, services
or activities in accordance to existing federal and state laws.
Niche or specialized services shall promote best practices and address issues related to service
delivery including but not limited to the following functional areas:
Newborn Hearing and Screening, Early Intervention, Peer Support and Mentoring, School
to Work Transition, Youth Leadership, Adoption & Foster Care, Employment, Postsecondary
Education, Crisis Intervention, Housing, Medical & Rehabilitation, Drug and Alcohol
Treatment, SocioEconomic
Benefits, Emergency Management, Transportation, Human &
Social Services, Independent Living, Recreation, Mental Health, Legal Assistance
You will compile or collaborate on procurement or purchasing for assistive technology and other
goods or niche services pertinent to accessibility needs of the deaf, hard of hearing, or deafblind
people, secures vendors, and provides assistance to DSHS in the purchase. Draft forms
and records for instruction, request and guidance in the use niche services. Identify training
objectives, develop curriculum and provides training designed to benefit individuals with hearing
and vision loss as well as state employees.
QUALIFICATIONS:
The successful candidate must have the following:
A Master's degree or higher in social work, a health or social science, public administration or a
related field, and one year of professional experience in planning, administering, developing, or
delivering social, financial, health or chemical dependency treatment services programs.
1/30/2015 Job Bulletin
http://agency.governmentjobs.com/washington/job_bulletin.cfm?JobID=1058053 3/6
OR
A Bachelor's degree in social work, a health or social science, public administration or a related
field; and two years of professional experience in planning, administering, developing, or
delivering social, financial, health, or chemical dependency treatment services programs.
For selected positions in an alcohol and substance abuse program, status as a chemical
dependency professional is required.
A degree in Social Work must be from an educational program accredited by the Council on
Social Work Education.
Skills and Abilities:
Knowledge of state and federal policies and regulations related to social, financial and health
programs; principles and practices of program planning and evaluation; current social and
economic problems related to clientele; principles of community organization and public
administration; program consultation, contract development, monitoring and negotiations.
AND
Knowledge of overarching issues with deaf, hard of hearing, deafblind
individuals, use of
various communication methods, reasonable accommodations and legal rights including the ADA,
Section 504, and other disability laws.
AND
Knowledge of specialized services related to deaf, hard of hearing, and deafblind
etc. as well as
best practices and issues related to service delivery including but not limited to the following
areas:
Newborn Hearing and Screening
Early Intervention
Peer Support and Mentoring
School to Work Transition
Youth Leadership
Adoption & Foster Care
Employment
Postsecondary Education
Crisis Intervention
Housing
Medical & Rehabilitation
Drug and Alcohol Treatment
SocioEconomic
Benefits
Emergency Management
Transportation
Human & Social Services
Independent Living
Recreation
Mental Health
Legal Assistance
Ability to develop and evaluate programs; work effectively with program staff and local
agencies; analyze and resolve complex problems related to social, financial or health programs;
communicate effectively with others; write clearly and effectively.
Languages American
Sign Language (ASL)
Proficiency: The position requires expressive and receptive ASL fluency or complex ASL
interpretation.
Note: One of the following American Sign Language (ASL) Proficiency certification(s) or
assessment (s} may satisfy the ASL fluency requirement:
American Sign Language Proficiency Interview (ASLPI) rating at Level 3
American Sign Language Teachers Association (ASLTA) certification
Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf (RID) certification
Other states' Quality & Assurance interpreter certification
Other proficiency interview rating demonstrating sign language fluency
SUPPLEMENTAL INFORMATION:
Application Instructions:
Candidate review will be ongoing
and the hiring authority has the right to make a decision at
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any point during the process after the first seven days. It is in the applicant's best interest to
apply as soon as possible.
Applications for this recruitment will be accepted electronically only. Please click on the large
apply button at the top of this announcement. If you have not done so previously, you will need
to set up an account profile.
If you are reading this announcement in print format, please visit www.careers.wa.gov to access
the online recruitment system. Click on "Look for Jobs" and enter 00951 in Keywords. Click
"Apply Search."
Please read the supplemental questions carefully and answer completely. Incomplete responses,
including "please see resume" will disqualify you from further consideration.
To be considered for this position, you will need to do the following:
1. Complete the “work experience” section of your application. Comments such as “see
resume” or “on file” will be considered incomplete and may not be considered to move
forward in the selection process;
2. A Cover Letter with a detailed description of your experience as it pertains to the
qualifications listed;
3. A current chronological resume;
4. Three professional references including current contact information.
Other Information:
Ensuring safety to the people we serve is number one. Applicants considered for this position
and other positions with DSHS, require a background check.
Compensation: This position only list the base pay, once you provide evidence of certification
or assessment, you will receive an additional 5% on top of the base pay.
The Washington State Department of Social and Health Services is an equal opportunity
employer and does not discriminate on the basis of age, sex, marital status, sexual orientation,
race, creed, color, national origin, honorably discharged veteran or military status, or the
presence of any sensory, mental, or physical disability or the use of a trained dog guide or
service animal by a person with a disability. Persons requiring accommodation in the application
process or this job announcement in an alternative format may contact the recruiter at (253)
9836575.
Applicants who are deaf or hard of hearing may call through the Washington Relay
Service by dialing 711
or 18008336388.
Contact Us: For inquiries about this position or issues applying please contact the recruiter,
Angel Correa, at 253.983.6575 or angel.correa@dshs.wa.gov (preferred) and reference
*00951*
About ODHH:
ODHH is organized within the Department of Social and Health Services. ODHH is a small and
dynamic office, serving Washington State deaf, hard of hearing and deafblind
communities for
more than thirty years. ODHH provides telecommunicationrelated
services, reasonable
accommodations to access DSHS services and human services via regional service centers of
the deaf and hard of hearing.
The Department of Social and Health Services is the employer of choice and offers:
Comprehensive compensation packages;
Training and Development opportunities;
Balance of family and work life in a wonderful community;
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Opportunity to make a real difference in people’s lives.
#LIAC1
Service Integration Program Manager (Social and Health Program Consultant 1)
00951 Supplemental Questionnaire
* 1. (300 SUPPS) I understand that the answers I provide below must be substantiated by the
information provided in the job history section of my application, and attach the required
documents listed on the job posting. Failure to corroborate my answers in this fashion WILL
result in disqualification from further consideration for this recruitment.
Yes
* 2. Which of the following best describes your level of education?
I have a Master's degree or higher in social work, a health or social science, public
administration or a related field, and one year of professional experience in planning,
administering, developing, or delivering social, financial, health or chemical dependency
treatment services programs.
I have a Bachelor's degree or higher in social work, a health or social science, public
administration or a related field; and two years of professional experience in planning,
administering, developing, or delivering social, financial, health, or chemical dependency
treatment services programs.
None of the above apply to me
* 3. CDHL: Are you able to communicate proficiently using American Sign Language?
Yes No
* 4. I understand that if I am offered this position, I must pass the appropriate dual language
test or assessment prior to being appointed.
Yes, I understand the above statement
* 5. Please briefly describe your knowledge of overarching issues with deaf, hard of hearing
and deafblind
individuals with varying degrees of hearing loss and use of various
communication methods, reasonable accommodations and legal rights including the ADA,
section 504, and other disability laws.
* 6. Please briefly describe your knowledge of specialized services related to deaf, hard of
hearing, and deafblind
etc. as well as best practices and issues related to service delivery:
* 7. Please briefly describe your knowledge of state and federal policies and regulations related
to social, financial and health programs; principles and practices of program planning and
evaluation; current social and economic problems related to clientele; principles of
community organization and public administration; program consultation, contract
development, monitoring and negotiations:
* 8. How did you learn about this employment opportunity? SELECT ONE
LinkedIn
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Glassdoor
Careers.wa.gov
DICE
Other, please specify below.
9. If not through one of the options listed above, please specify how you did learn of this
opportunity.
* Required Question

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WASHINGTON
1/30/2015 Job Bulletin
http://agency.governmentjobs.com/washington/job_bulletin.cfm?JobID=1058041 1/5
State of Washington
Dept. of Social and Health Services
invites applications for the position of:
DeafBlind
Services Program Manager
(Social and Health Program Consultant 1)
00950
SALARY: $3,135.00 $
4,214.00 Monthly
OPENING DATE: 01/30/15
CLOSING DATE: 03/01/15 11:59 PM
DESCRIPTION:
The Aging and LongTerm
Support Administration (ALTSA) vision: Seniors and people with
disabilities living with good health, independence, dignity, and control over the decisions that
affect their lives.
The Department of Social and Health Services, Office of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing
(ODHH) is on the lookout for one remarkably encouraging and culturally competent DeafBlind
Services Program Manager for our Olympia office.
This position is considered a dual language position and the applicant must be able to sign
proficiently as well as pass the appropriate dual language assessment or provide certification
prior to being appointed.
If you are:
Excited about a career that helps the welfare of the State of Washington's most vulnerable
populations;
Knowledgeable in Americans with Disability Act (ADA), Section 504 and other disability
laws;
Passionate about human services and health care;
Someone who thrives in an intellectually demanding environment, who likes both the “big
1/30/2015 Job Bulletin
http://agency.governmentjobs.com/washington/job_bulletin.cfm?JobID=1058041 2/5
picture” and detailed work;
Able to work independently, but also collaborate and assist teammates…
…then this position is perfect for you.
The ideal candidate will have experience working with individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing
and/or deafblind.
DUTIES:
Role in our Organization:
As the DeafBlind
Services Program Manager you are responsible for the organization,
administration, and effective coordination of a statewide program concerning the provision of
deafblind
services. The position requires the incumbent to effectively communicate in American
Sign Language (ASL) or the ability to effectively and accurately interpret with people who
communicate in ASL.
You will have delegated responsibility to organize and administer a statewide program for the
provision of services to individuals who are deafblind;
Design, draft, recommend and
administer program plans, guidelines and procedures; Coordinate client/agency
requests; Administer client complaints and grievance & resolution processes; Conduct field visits
to monitor their effectiveness and appropriateness of services; Analyze, summarize and report
programmatic data to management to identify problems, trends, efficiencies and effectiveness
of the delivery system.
A statewide program includes the National DeafBlind
Equipment Distribution Program as
regulated by the Federal Communication Commission, the provision of Support Service Provider
(SSP) and Communication Facilitator (CF) services.
You will compile or collaborate on procurement or purchasing, for assistive technology,
specialized telecommunication equipment and other goods or services pertinent to accessibility
needs of the deafblind
people, secures vendors, and provides assistance to DSHS in the
purchase. You will draft forms and records for instruction, request and guidance in the use of
assistive technology or services. Identify training objectives, develop curriculum and provides
training designed to benefit individuals with hearing and vision loss as well as state employees.
QUALIFICATIONS:
The successful candidate must have the following:
A Master's degree or higher in social work, a health or social science, public administration or a
related field, and one year of professional experience in planning, administering, developing, or
delivering social, financial, health or chemical dependency treatment services programs.
OR
A Bachelor's degree in social work, a health or social science, public administration or a related
field; and two years of professional experience in planning, administering, developing, or
delivering social, financial, health, or chemical dependency treatment services programs.
For selected positions in an alcohol and substance abuse program, status as a chemical
dependency professional is required.
A degree in Social Work must be from an educational program accredited by the Council on
Social Work Education.
Skills and Abilities:
Knowledge of state and federal policies and regulations related to social, financial and health
programs; principles and practices of program planning and evaluation; current social and
economic problems related to clientele; principles of community organization and public
administration; program consultation, contract development, monitoring and negotiations.
1/30/2015 Job Bulletin
http://agency.governmentjobs.com/washington/job_bulletin.cfm?JobID=1058041 3/5
AND
Knowledge of overarching issues with deafblind
individuals with varying degrees of hearing loss
and varying degrees of vision loss, use of various communication methods, reasonable
accommodations and legal rights including the ADA, Section 504, and other disability laws.
AND
Knowledge of specialized services related to deafblind
etc. as well as best practices and issues
related to service delivery including but not limited to the following areas:
Telecommunication Relay Services (TRS)
National DeafBlind
Equipment Distribution Program (NDBEDP)
Sign Language Interpreting including Tactile and Close Vision
Support Service Provider (SSP)
Communication Facilitator (CF)
Service Animals
Assistive Technology
Software and Website Accessibility
Ability to develop and evaluate programs; work effectively with program staff and local
agencies; analyze and resolve complex problems related to social, financial or health programs;
communicate effectively with others; write clearly and effectively.
Languages American
Sign Language (ASL)
Proficiency: The position requires expressive and receptive ASL fluency or complex ASL
interpretation.
Note: One of the following American Sign Language (ASL) certification(s) or assessment(s) may
satisfy the ASL fluency requirement:
American Sign Language Proficiency Interview (ASLPI) rating at Level 3
American Sign Language Teachers Association (ASLTA) certification
Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf (RID) certification
Other states' Quality & Assurance interpreter certification
Other proficiency interview rating demonstrating sign language fluency
SUPPLEMENTAL INFORMATION:
Application Instructions:
Candidate review will be ongoing
and the hiring authority has the right to make a decision at
any point during the process after the first seven days. It is in the applicant's best interest to
apply as soon as possible
Applications for this recruitment will be accepted electronically only. Please click on the large
apply button at the top of this announcement. If you have not done so previously, you will need
to set up an account profile.
If you are reading this announcement in print format, please visit www.careers.wa.gov to access
the online recruitment system. Click on "Look for Jobs" and enter 00950 in Keywords. Click
"Apply Search."

Please read the supplemental questions carefully and answer completely. Incomplete responses,
including "please see resume" will disqualify you from further consideration.
To be considered for this position, you will need to do the following:
1. Complete the “work experience” section of your application. Comments such as “see
resume” or “on file” will be considered incomplete and may not be considered to move
forward in the selection process;
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2. A Cover Letter with a detailed description of your experience as it pertains to the
qualifications listed;
3. A current chronological resume;
4. Three professional references including current contact information.
Other Information:
Ensuring safety to the people we serve is number one. Applicants considered for this position
and other positions with DSHS, require a background check.
Compensation: This position only list the base pay. Once you provide evidence of certification
or assessment, you will receive an additional 5% on top of the base pay.
The Washington State Department of Social and Health Services is an equal opportunity
employer and does not discriminate on the basis of age, sex, marital status, sexual orientation,
race, creed, color, national origin, honorably discharged veteran or military status, or the
presence of any sensory, mental, or physical disability or the use of a trained dog guide or
service animal by a person with a disability. Persons requiring accommodation in the application
process or this job announcement in an alternative format may contact the recruiter at (253)
9836575.
Applicants who are deaf or hard of hearing may call through the Washington Relay
Service by dialing 711
or 18008336388.
Contact Us: For inquiries about this position or issues applying please contact the recruiter,
Angel Correa, at 253.983.6575 or angel.correa@dshs.wa.gov (preferred) and reference
*00950*
About ODHH:
ODHH is organized within the Department of Social and Health Services. ODHH is a small and
dynamic office, serving Washington State deaf, hard of hearing and deafblind
communities for
more than thirty years. ODHH provides telecommunicationrelated
services, reasonable
accommodations to access DSHS services and human services via regional service centers of
the deaf and hard of hearing.
The Department of Social and Health Services is the employer of choice and offers:
Comprehensive compensation packages;
Training and Development opportunities;
Balance of family and work life in a wonderful community;
Opportunity to make a real difference in people’s lives.
#LIAC1
DeafBlind
Services Program Manager (Social and Health Program Consultant 1)
00950 Supplemental Questionnaire
* 1. CDHL: Are you able to communicate proficiently using American Sign Language?
Yes No
* 2. (300 349H H21 R1) Which of the following best describes a combination of your education
and experience?
I have a Master's degree or higher in social work, a health or social science, public
administration or a related field, and one year of professional experience in planning,
1/30/2015 Job Bulletin
http://agency.governmentjobs.com/washington/job_bulletin.cfm?JobID=1058041 5/5
administering, developing, or delivering social, financial, health or chemical dependency
treatment services programs.
I have a Bachelor's degree in social work, a health or social science, public
administration or a related field; and two years of professional experience in planning,
administering, developing, or delivering social, financial, health, or chemical dependency
treatment services programs
I have none of the above.
* 3. (300 SUPPS) I understand that the answers I provide below must be substantiated by the
information provided in the job history section of my application, and attach the required
documents listed on the job posting. Failure to corroborate my answers in this fashion WILL
result in disqualification from further consideration for this recruitment.
Yes
* 4. I understand that if I am offered this position, I must pass the appropriate dual language
test or assessment prior to being appointed.
Yes
* 5. Please briefly describe your knowledge of overarching issues with deaf, hard of hearing
and deafblind
individuals with varying degrees of hearing loss and use of various
communication methods, reasonable accommodations and legal rights including the ADA,
section 504, and other disability laws.
* 6. Please briefly describe your knowledge of specialized services related to deaf, hard of
hearing, and deafblind
etc. as well as best practices and issues related to service delivery:
* 7. Briefly describe your knowledge of state and federal policies and regulations related to
social, financial and health programs; principles and practices of program planning and
evaluation; current social and economic problems related to clientele; principles of
community organization and public administration; program consultation, contract
development, monitoring and negotiations:
* 8. How did you learn about this employment opportunity? SELECT ONE
LinkedIn
Glassdoor
Careers.wa.gov
DICE
Other, please specify below.
9. If not through one of the options listed above, please specify how you did learn of this
opportunity.
* Required Question


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Posted 21 June 2011

Announcement

WA State Job Bulletin – Information, Referral and Advocacy Program Manager

The Office of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing invites applications for the position of Social and Health Services Program Consultant 1.
Applicants can apply online here: http://careers.wa.gov/index.html and type 04690 in the keyword search.
The job is in Olympia, Washington and ODHH is recruiting nation-wide.
The position will remain open until filled.

Any questions, please contact Rena Patch by email at:
Rena.Patch@dshs.wa.gov

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If you know of any other job listing services for the deaf, please send them to me at: cordellv@yahoo.com

We will list them here free of charge.

LINKS TO LOCAL COMPANIES
KNOWN TO HIRE HEARING IMPAIRED


http://careers.wa.gov
 


c/o Yakima office
1510 S. 36th Ave
Yakima , WA 98902
jobs@sewscdhh.org
www.sewscdhh.org

Hands On Video Relay Services, Inc.
Attn: Norman Chan
595 Menlo Drive
Rocklin, CA 95765
EMAIL: nchan@hovrs.com
FAX: 888-900-9477

Web Page:
www.hovrs.com

Erica Brooks
Employment Specialist
Children's Hospital and Regional Medical Center
Ph. 206.987.7497
Fax. 206.987.2620
www.seattlechildrens.org

St. Mary's School for the Deaf is an Equal Opportunity Affirmative Action Employer

3211 SE 153rd Ave.
Vancouver, WA. 98683

Puget Sound Residential Services
PO Box 2577
Renton, WA
Email: cjhanley@gopsrs.org
Fax: (206) 772 4937
TTY: (206) 267 0024
Provides residential service to deaf/blind individuals
with developmental disabilities. Currently have deaf employees.
 

Children's Hospital and Regional Medical Center
Ph. 206.987.7497
Fax. 206.987.2620
www.seattlechildrens.org


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Southwest Washington Center for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing, Inc. (SWCDHH)
3015 E. Evergreen Blvd.
Vancouver, WA 98661
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The Washington School For The Deaf
www.wsd.wa.gov

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The Southeastern Washington Service Center of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing (SEWSCDHH)
They are headquartered in Pasco, Washington, with a satellite office in Yakima, Washington.
Website www.sewscdhh.org/jobs.html

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SEATTLE FILM WORKS
Currently have deaf employees
http://www.filmworks.com/company/employment.htm
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WALMART
Currently have deaf employees
http://www.wal-mart.com/careers/
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COSTCO
Currently have deaf employees
http://www.costco.com/Service/FeaturePageLeftNav.aspx?ProductNo=10045086


 

Successful Deaf Businesses
Remember the only thing a deaf person cannot do is hear!

Deaf Information Links in Washington

This is for employers and others who'd like to post information about jobs available for deaf, deaf-blind, and hard of hearing people, as well as others that work with them, such as teachers, interpreters, and captioners.
http://www.deafweb.org/jobform.htm

DeafWA
An e-mail support and information group for parents in the state of Washington who are raising children who are deaf or hard of hearing. To subscribe, send a blank e-mail to: deafwa-subscribe@yahoogroups.com

Mukilteo School District Deaf Web page

Deaf Web Washington

WASHINGTON STATE OFFICE OF THE DEAF AND HARD OF HEARING

Washington State Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf

Washington State Deaf-Blind Citizens
 

EDUCATIONAL OPPORTUNITIES FOR DEAF


Washington School For The Deaf




Renton Technical College in Renton, WA
www.renton-tc.ctc.edu is a password protected website.
www.wa.gov/careerguide/education/schools/school33.html




Clover Park Technical College in Lakewood, WA
www.cptc.ctc.edu/cptc




Green River Community College in Auburn, WA
Provide either an interpreter or transcriber.
Division of Vocational Rehabilitation will pay for job training.
www.greenriver.ctc.edu




Division of Vocational Rehabilitation (DVR)
Has a job placement specialist on staff
http://www.dshs.wa.gov/dvr/




Seattle Central Communiity College
Has a program for the Deaf with all support services
The deaf program has a job placement specialist on staff)
http://seattlecentral.org/




Bates Vocational/Technical School
In Tacoma
http://www.bates.ctc.edu/

OTHER EMPLOYMENT SERVICES
THAT HELP DEAF

Medved Temporary Services
John Medved
33100 Pacific Hwy S. Suite 11
Federal Way, WA 98
(253) 952-6830 (253)838-2695
(Looking for web page???)

OTHER JOB SEARCH
RESOURCES TO HELP YOU

HUNDREDS OF COMPANY HUMAN RESOURCE'S DEPARTMENTS
AND JOB LISTINGS IN WASHINGTON STATE
http://members.aol.com/gwattier/washjob.htm

WASHINGTON STATE EMPLOYMENT SECURITY HOME PAGE
http://www.wa.gov/esd/employment.html

SDC
One of the Northwest's largest and most respected contract and direct placement firms specializing in information systems, software development and testing, networking and technical communications.
http://www.supdes.com/?dl=1


RESUME'S OF DEAF AVAILABLE FOR WORK

We will list them here free of charge.

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