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Job Title:            Deaf Services Coordinator
Status:                Full-time, Non-Exempt
Reports To:        Program Manager of Core Services
Location:            North Orange County

Position Overview:  Facilitates communication between hearing and non-hearing staff, assists walk-in consumers who are deaf, and provides advocacy and independent living services and skills training for deaf consumers.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES:

  • Conducts ongoing outreach to inform people who are deaf or hard-of-hearing about services available through DMC;
  • Facilitates communication for deaf staff members;
  • Assesses the service needs of consumers and jointly develops independent living plans or statement of goals and objectives;
  • Provides, or arranges for the provision of, independent living services and related assistance;
  • Advocates on behalf of deaf individuals to ensure their rights are understood and protected and that compliance with relevant legislation is achieved;
  • Educates the community regarding issues of relevance to deaf people;
  • Provides interpreting services for walk-in consumers and as back-up in emergency situations when another qualified interpreter is not available.
  • If appropriate, offers peer advice and support to consumers;
  • Performs other duties as assigned by supervisor.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university;
  • Completion of an interpreter training program;
  • At least one-year experience as a sign language interpreter;
  • Or an equivalent combination of education and personal/professional experience;
  • Understanding of the deaf culture and the assistance required to facilitate independent living within this consumer group;
  • Ability to adequately represent the agency to the public;
  • Evidence of computer literacy;
  • Working knowledge of the Independent Living philosophy and methodology;
  • Capacity to work independently;
  • Ability to perform job functions in a manner that exhibits flexibility, consistency, and professionalism;
  • Demonstrated capacity to work under pressure and cope with mental and emotional stress relevant to the position and the work environment;
  • Ability to establish and maintain trustful, effective working relationships with a variety of people from diverse backgrounds;
  • Compliance with DMC attendance policies;
  • Possession of a valid California Driver’s License, state identification card, and car insurance;
  • Evidence of reliable mode of transportation.

PERSONAL ATTRIBUTES:

  • Takes initiative to ensure successful results;
  • Works cooperatively with others;
  • Focuses on solutions rather than problems;
  • Communicates clearly, orally, visually, and in writing;
  • Understands and supports consumer-directed services;
  • Skilled at active listening;
  • Respects the opinions of others;
  • Represents the agency in a professional manner;
  • Upholds the principles of the organization;
  • Exhibits a commitment to professional growth.

WORK ENVIRONMENT/PHYSICAL DEMANDS:

Normal office temperature-controlled conditions with quiet to moderate noise level and little to no exposure to heat, dust, or fumes.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.  While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms and talk or hear.  The employee is occasionally required to stand, walk, climb, balance, stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl, and may lift and/or move up to 10 pounds.  Specific vision required by this job includes close vision.

How to Apply

Please send resume and cover letter to:
Jody Parrish, DMC HR Consultant,
jody@strategies4hr.com

* Only qualified individuals will be contacted for an interview.

The Dayle McIntosh Center does not and shall not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion (creed), sex (gender including pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding or related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender identity (expression), age (over 40), national origin (ancestry), disability (mental and physical), medical condition, genetic information, marital status, or military and veteran status, in any of its activities or operations.

 


Job Title:                  Housing Coordinator
Status:                      Full-time, (32 hours/week), Non-Exempt
Reports To:              Program Manager of Core Services
Location:                  North Orange County

Position Overview:  Engages in community outreach, conducts relevant consumer training, compiles housing resources and educational materials, and provides one-to-one assistance when appropriate.    

ESSENTIAL DUTIES:

  • Conducts ongoing outreach to inform the community of housing services available through DMC;
  • Presents individual and group training regarding how to conduct an effective housing search;
  • Assists consumers in understanding leases and rental agreements and applications for housing;
  • Maintains an up-to-date list of accessible/affordable Orange County complexes developed through HUD and tax incentive funding;
  • Provides individual and group instruction regarding how to structure shared housing or roommate agreements;
  • Prepares and distributes a housing packet explaining tenant rights and responsibilities;
  • Acts as an approved referral agent to the Bridges at Kramer Emergency Shelter;
  • Partners with the Retired Carpenters Association to facilitate housing modifications for low income consumers;
  • Identifies viable housing options for consumers transitioning from residential care facilities;
  • Participates in housing coalitions or similar advisory groups;
  • If appropriate, offers peer advice and support to consumers;
  • Performs other duties as assigned by supervisor.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university;
  • At least one-year experience working with people, who are disabled or in a field related to housing;
  • Or an equivalent combination of education and experience;
  • Demonstrated knowledge of various housing options and related legislation;
  • Experience assisting people through stressful life circumstances by providing stability and coping mechanisms;
  • Evidence of computer literacy;
  • Working knowledge of the Independent Living philosophy and methodology
  • Ability to communicate clearly both verbally and in writing;
  • Capacity to work independently;
  • Ability to perform job functions in a manner that exhibits flexibility, consistency, and professionalism;
  • Demonstrated capacity to work under pressure and cope with mental and emotional stress relevant to the position and the work environment;
  • Ability to establish and maintain trustful, effective working relationships with a variety of people from diverse backgrounds;
  • Compliance with DMC attendance policies;
  • Possession of a valid California Driver’s License, state identification card, and car insurance;
  • Evidence of reliable mode of transportation.

PERSONAL ATTRIBUTES:

  • Takes initiative to ensure successful results;
  • Works cooperatively with others;
  • Focuses on solutions rather than problems;
  • Understands and supports consumer-directed services;
  • Skilled at active listening;
  • Respects the opinions of others;
  • Represents the agency in a professional manner;
  • Upholds the principles of the organization;
  • Exhibits a commitment to professional growth.

WORK ENVIRONMENT/PHYSICAL DEMANDS:

Normal office temperature-controlled conditions with quiet to moderate noise level and little to no exposure to heat, dust, or fumes.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.  While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms and talk or hear.  The employee is occasionally required to stand, walk, climb, balance, stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl, and may lift and/or move up to 10 pounds.

How to Apply
Please send resume and cover letter to:
Jody Parrish, DMC HR Consultant,
jody@strategies4hr.com

 * Only qualified individuals will be contacted for an interview.

The Dayle McIntosh Center does not and shall not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion (creed), sex (gender including pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding or related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender identity (expression), age (over 40), national origin (ancestry), disability (mental and physical), medical condition, genetic information, marital status, or military and veteran status, in any of its activities or operations.

 

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