Support Service Provider (SSP) – Salt Lake City

State of Utah

Job Description



Come work for the most caring division in the state! We help increase independence, community integration and productivity for the blind and visually impaired. The Mission of the Division of Services for the Blind and Visually Impaired (DSBVI) is to assist individuals in achieving their highest level of independence, participation in society and employment consistent with individual interests, values, preferences and abilities. The Utah State Office of Rehabilitation (USOR) / DSBVI is seeking a skilled and motivated Sensory Impairment Specialist I to work in Salt Lake City, UT.

Principal Duties
Sensory Impairment Specialist I performs the following tasks:

Encourage community integration, increases the level of independence and supports the rights of deafblind persons to have unrestricted access to their environment.
Relay visual and environmental information that a sighted-hearing individual would normally have access to.
Serve as a guide while walking to ensure the safety, assist with reading, errands, basic banking, recreational activities and transportation.
Assist in learning about opportunities available in their area, attend trainings and practice skills.
May receive up to 29 hours a week; hours worked a week will depend on number of clients on caseload.
Provide transportation for clients/consumers in a private vehicle and when available support the client’s use of the public transportation system to carry out the duties of a Support Service Provider (SSP).
American Sign Language (ASL) skills is preferred for this position.
Preference may be given for the following:Experience working with people with disabilities.
Experience working with tactile.
Fluency in ASL is preferred.
The Agency
The mission of Workforce Services is to strengthen Utah’s communities by supporting the economic stability and quality of our workforce. Today, more than 2,200 Workforce Services employees assist individuals in preparing for and finding jobs, meeting workforce needs of Utah businesses, administering temporary assistance, and providing economic data and analysis. Through a collaborative approach, the department has served millions of Utahns and has become a leader on several statewide initiatives. These include intergenerational poverty, homelessness, affordable housing, supporting refugees, helping rural communities, serving veterans and individuals with disabilities, and getting Utahns trained and back to work. To learn more about Workforce Services, click here.

Supplemental Information
DHRM rules regarding promotions and transfers apply to current state of Utah employees.

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