Occupational Communication Specialist

Job Locations US-MN-St. Paul
Posted Date 2 weeks ago(3/1/2018 1:07 PM)
# of Openings
Health/Human Services Workforce
Hiring Manager
Sheila Ritter


Rise is all about people and potential. We provide uniquely tailored and innovative programs, opening doors to success for the people we serve and our staff. We embrace a culture of learning and offer extensive training and career development opportunities.



Rise offers competitive salaries, a fun, fast-paced work environment, and the chance to make a real difference in people’s lives!


This position provides pre-placement, job placement, training and long-term employment support to people who are Deaf, Hard of Hearing or DeafBlind and have developmental disabilities.


  • Help persons served obtain and maintain fulfilling and rewarding competitive jobs
  • Provide individualized job placement services through regular meetings with person served to work on job seeking skills, preparing resumes and cover letters and interviewing
  • Actively cultivate competitive job opportunities with businesses and employers in the community as appropriate
  • Equip and empower individuals to be successful in their new job opportunity through ongoing support and relationship with employers
  • Adapt communication style to effectively match that of the person served
  • Train individuals to meet employer expectations including appropriate behaviors and production standards
  • Help persons served manage their symptoms well at work site
  • Advocate on behalf of individual with employer regarding job accommodations
  • Responsible for maintaining a caseload of 15-20 people while tracking and documenting variety of data about services provided as well as billing through electronic case management systems
  • Utilize person centered thinking and motivational interviewing to best engage with person served

Qualifications & Benefits


  • Knowledge of job training practices for people who are Deaf, Hard of Hearing or DeafBlind required
  • Knowledge and/or experience working with adults with developmental disabilities preferred
  • Ability to use ASL at an advance level required (SLPI score of Advanced Plus - or ability to work towards this goal)
  • Degree in human services, vocational or social services preferred
  • Knowledge of variety of supported employment systems and community based training program models preferred
  • A valid driver’s license and compliance with Rule 11 and MVR background check required.
  • Travel to meet persons served and other business needs on a daily basis with use of a personal vehicle required. Mileage reimbursed



$16.50 per hour 

Medical- 90% of employee coverage premium paid by Rise. Dental. 4% matched 401(k). Life Insurance. FSA. PTO starts at 16 days a year, plus 2 float and 8 paid holidays.


*A cover letter is required to apply. Please include it as one document with your resume when uploading.*  



An Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer


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