Occupational Communication Specialist

Company Information

Company Name: Rise, Inc.

Position: Permanent

Start Date: ASAP


St. Paul, MN
United States
Faribault, MN
United States

Job Information

Job Description for Occupational Communication Specialist

This position provides pre-placement, job placement, training and long-term employment support to people who are Deaf, Hard of Hearing or DeafBlind.

  • Help persons served obtain and maintain fulfilling and rewarding competitive jobs
  • Provide individualized job placement services through regular meetings with person served to work on job seeking skills, preparing resumes and cover letters and interviewing
  • Actively cultivate competitive job opportunities with businesses and employers in the community as appropriate
  • Equip and empower individuals to be successful in their new job opportunity through ongoing support and relationship with employers
  • Adapt communication style to effectively match that of the person served
  • Train individuals to meet employer expectations including appropriate behaviors and production standards
  • Help persons served manage their symptoms well at work site
  • Advocate on behalf of individual with employer regarding job accommodations
  • Be responsible for maintaining a caseload of up to ten people while tracking and documenting variety of data about services provided as well as billing through electronic case management systems
  • Utilize person centered thinking and motivational interviewing to best engage with person served

Job Requirements for Occupational Communication Specialist

  • Knowledge of job training practices for people who are Deaf, Hard of Hearing or DeafBlind required
  • Degree in human services, vocational or social services preferred
  • Knowledge of variety of supported employment systems and community based training program models preferred
  • Ability to use ASL at an advance level required (SLPI score of Advanced Plus - or ability to work towards this goal)
  • A valid driver’s license and compliance with Rule 11 and MVR background check required.
  • Travel to meet persons served and other business needs on a daily basis with use of a personal vehicle required. (Mileage reimbursed)

Interested candidates please apply online to:  https://careers-rise.icims.com/jobs/1129/occupational-communication-specialist/job

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Contact Information

Name: Zoe Leonard-Monrad

Title: Volunteer and Recruitment Coordinator

E-Mail: ZLeonard-Monrad@rise.org

Phone: 763-792-2454 (Voice)