State of Utah
The Department of Workforce Services (DWS) is seeking four (4) motivated and highly skilled Hard of Hearing Specialists to join our Utah State Office of Rehabilitation (USOR) team with the Division of Services to the Deaf and Hard of Hearing (DSDHH) to work throughout the state of Utah.
The Hard of Hearing Specialist will perform the following tasks:
Provides technical and professional level assistance to the deaf and hard of hearing community.
Mentors hard of hearing clients in hearing loss strategies, assistive listening devices and hearing devices. Training will be provided.
Performs outreach into the community; attends health fairs and other events.
Acts as a liaison between DSDHH and other agencies and organizations.
Teaches classes to benefit hearing loss and gives presentations with instructional material, aids and devices.
Travels to nearby cities between 8:00 AM and 3 PM with occasional night hours.
Records time and job-related duties on prepared spreadsheets on a computer, attends online meetings (with captions) and completes payroll online.
The Ideal Applicant
The model applicants for this position is someone who:
Has professional and/or volunteer work experience with hearing loss.
Is able to teach to groups in person and/or online.
Is willing to travel to the following Counties:
Box Elder, Rich, Cache
Weber, Davis, Morgan
Daggett, Duchesne, Uintah
San Juan, Grand, Green River area
Sanpete, Millard, Sevier, Wayne, Emery
The Division – DSDHH
The division was created under the Utah State Office of Rehabilitation in 1988 and provides services for people with hearing loss (Deaf, Hard of Hearing & DeafBlind); We provide services out of two locations:
St. George, Utah – Southern Utah Program Deaf & Hard of Hearing Services – satellite office
Taylorsville, Utah – Robert G. Sanderson Community Center of the Deaf & Hard of Hearing
The Utah State Division of Services to the Deaf and Hard of Hearing is housed in a 32,000 sq. ft. facility named the Sanderson Community Center of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing. Built in 1992, and expanded in 2001, it remains one of the largest state-funded facilities in the nation. Named in 2003 after a locally and nationally known leader of the Deaf community, Robert G. “Sandie” Sanderson, Ph.D., the facility attracts attention and visitors from across the nation. The facility boasts a full-size gymnasium, kitchen fit for cooking classes, lecture hall, meeting rooms, office space, as well as interpreter certification and assistive technology demonstration labs.
The Agency – DWS
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.
DHRM rules regarding promotions and transfers apply to current state of Utah employees.
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