Title: ARES Health Advocate
Location: Watertown, MA
Hours: 35 hours a week, non-exempt, hybrid
$1,500 sign on bonus, relocation costs covered!
Description: Provides direct services to adults and seniors who are Deaf and Hard of Hearing and use American Sign Language and/or spoken English to communicate. The Health Advocate supports consumers with achieving self-determined health goals, and building skills and knowledge for success, and increases awareness, information and access in the community. Serves Boston Metro region; otherDEAF, Inc. regions on a case-by-case basis.
The ideal candidate:
- Empowers and supports others
- Is a highly reliable self-starter, attentive to detail, seeks to solve problems and follows through
- Has strong interpersonal skills, sensitivity, empathy and a positive attitude
- Manage a reasonable caseload of adults and seniors who are Deaf and Hard of Hearing and use American Sign Language and/or spoken English to communicate
- Provide direct services: intake, peer counseling, advocacy, skills training, information and referral
- Conduct intake assessments and develop written service plans that delineate advocacy and skills training goals, coordinate implementation, and periodically review the plan
- Provide outreach and education to consumers and the community
- Bachelor's degree in the area of deafness, human services, or a related field, or 2 years of related work experience with Deaf or Hard of Hearing adults
- Able to communicate in ASL and written English, and use various communication tools
- Able to work independently and as part of a team
- Working knowledge of Microsoft Office and Google Suite
- Must have reliable and accessible private transportation
- Able to demonstrate diplomacy, sensitivity, empathy, and professionalism
- Able to motivate others towards achieving their goals
- Strong knowledge of various health topics and desire to increase health literacy within the community
- Sensitivity to and awareness of issues affecting individuals with hearing loss
- Working knowledge of assistive technology for Deaf, Hard of Hearing and Late Deafened adults
- Experiential community involvement
- Competitive salary
- 10 days sick time
- 12 days vacation
- 2 days personal time for first year
- 13 holidays and one week off in December
- dental and health insurance start the first day (DEAF, Inc. pays 85%,employee pays 15%)
- short/long-term disability insurance
- employee assistance program
- and more.
To Apply: send updated resume, cover letter, and list of 3 current professional references to Ann Thompson, HR/Administrative Coordinator, firstname.lastname@example.org or apply online at www.deafincma.org.
DEAF, Inc. is an Affirmative Action Equal Opportunity employer.Deaf, DeafBlind, Hard of Hearing and Late-Deafened persons, BIPOC, LGBTQ, immigrants, women, veterans, persons with disabilities, and persons with various cultural backgrounds are strongly encouraged to apply.