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Regional Representative- Region 4A

Helen Keller Services
Holiday, FL 34690
  • Job Code
    138439415

The Mission of the Helen Keller National Center for Deaf-Blind Youths and Adults is to enable each person who is DeafBlind to live and work in his or her community of choice. Authorized by an Act of Congress in 1967, HKNC is the only organization of its kindproviding training and resources exclusively to people age 16 and over who have combined vision and hearing loss. Students travel from across the country to our headquarters in Sands Point, New York, for on-campus training in assistive technology, vocational services, orientation and mobility, communication and independent living, and our regional offices bring HKNC resources to communities throughout the United States. Employment at HKNC is a "one-of-a-kind" experience and at HKNC, we seek employees who have a strong work ethic, strive for excellence, enjoy a challenge, and are highly motivated and creative.

We currently have an exciting career opportunity as a Regional Representative in the field (Region 4A). This position covers the states of AL, FL, GA, MS, and VI. The Regional Representative collaborates and provides technical assistance and consultation with vocational rehabilitation and services for the blind & visually impaired, state and community partners to improve the quality of local and statewide services.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

Collaborate with consumers, VR and services for the blind, state DeafBlind projects, and community partners to identify deaf-blind youth and adults for inclusion in the HKNC National Registry;

Facilitate the application process for individuals to HKNC for virtual and/or on-site assessment and/or training and facilitate coordination of transition back/follow up services to their community of choice;

Provide information, advocacy and referral to local services for individuals and their families to maximize opportunities that are accessible;

Coordinate and/or provide professional development training/resources to increase the number of qualified service providers (targeted, universal and intensive);

Offer and provide business relations and consultation services for employers to recruit, hire and retain qualified employees, develop employee retention strategies, and learn about work-site related accommodations;

Work with HKNC and community-based teams to support consumers with achieving their quality of life and employment goals;

Assist with National Deaf-Blind Equipment Distribution Program (NDBEDP) capacity building within the region;

Support the development and provision of employment training services to VR consumers in the state through the services of the Deaf-Blind Specialist; manage state contract and reporting responsibilities;

Provide consultation, support, and training to/on behalf of individuals age 55 and service providers in collaboration with HKNC Senior Adult Specialist;

Provide consultation, support, and training to/on behalf of transition-age young adults in collaboration with their families and community partners including, but not limited to: educators, vocational rehabilitation counselors, Pre-ETS transition specialists, state deaf-blind projects, and the National Center on Deaf Blindness;

This position requires significant travel required throughout the states assigned within that region and to HKNC headquarters (Sands Point, NY) as necessary. The candidate may be located in any of the states within the service area (AL, FL, GA, MS, VI).

EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE

  • Masters Degree preferred in Rehabilitation Counseling or a closely related degree.
  • Preference given to an individual with five or more years full-time vocational rehabilitation work experience with individuals who are DeafBlind.

POSITION BENEFITS

Full time position with benefits including:

  • Medical Insurance
  • Dental Insurance
  • Vision Insurance
  • Paid Time Off
  • Paid Holidays Off
  • Life Insurance
  • Short/Long Term Disability
  • 403b Program w/Employer Match
  • Employee Assistance Program

Apply today or contact Human Resources for more information.





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Posted: 2021-06-03 Expires: 2021-07-04
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