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Employment Training Specialist

Helen Keller Services
Sands Point, NY 11050
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The mission of the Helen Keller National Center for Deaf-Blind Youths and Adults is to enable each person who is deaf-blind 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.

We currently have an exciting career opportunity available to join the HKNC team as an Employment Training Specialist in our Vocational Services Department. The Employment Training Specialist is responsible for training of individuals who are Deaf Blind to develop skills and resources in order to gain employment that is commensurate with their aspirations and abilities. Analyze skills needed to complete job responsibilities and support students in achieving competency

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

  • Actively collaborate with team (including student) to design transdisciplinary training activities, implement individualized program and evaluate progress through debriefing and further dialogue to identify further learning opportunities
  • Communicate the students training priorities/short and long term goals to all team members.
  • Ensures the students involvement in decision making process with team throughout evaluation and training.
  • Co-Facilitate work solutions. Teach job readiness skills in a group model. Skill training to include: ability to produce well written applications, a resume, communication with co-workers and supervisors, complete mock interviews, understand information on company benefits, social security program and the five titles of the Americans with Disabilities Act.
  • Develop resources for work experience opportunities. (job development). Must network with outside resources (ongoing) Cold calls for job development in students home community.


  • Bachelors degree in Special Education, Social Work, or related degree or Minimum one-year experience working with individuals who are DeafBlind, blind, Deaf or multiply disabled.
  • Proficiency in American Sign Language and other methods of communication utilized by individuals who are deaf-blind required.


Full time union 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
  • Career advancement opportunities
  • Tuition Reimbursement

If you are unable to complete the online application, please contact Human Resources.


Posted: 2022-01-10 Expires: 2022-02-11

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