Job Opportunities

DBSC is currently looking for an Interpreter Scheduler. Please read below:

Position Title: Interpreter Scheduler

Location: Remote

Immediate Supervisor: Interpreting Program Manager

Position: Part-time / Contract

Effective Date: Filled in

Employment at DBSC is an “at-will” relationship.  DBSC is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

GENERAL DESCRIPTION:

The Scheduler under the direction of the Operations Manager is responsible for the entirety of interpreter assignment scheduling including but not limited to processing, scheduling and confirming interpreting requests.

Position Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Processes, schedules, and confirms interpreting requests using scheduling software system
  • Prioritizes and schedules requests to ensure interpreters are efficiently scheduled
  • Serves as the primary contact for requestors, clients, and interpreters contacting the office regarding interpreting requests
  • Communicates rates, policies and procedures to requestors
  • Acts as an advocate and liaison between consumers and requestors
  • Maintains consistent and accurate records of all correspondence and requests
  • Works with the Interpreter Manager, Executive Director, and Bookkeeper to maintain, verify, and review service contracts as requested
  • Provides a high level of customer service to clients, consumers and interpreters
  • Follows industry standards including Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf, Code of Professional Conduct and HIPAA

Skills:

Critical thinking skills to resolve problems and arrive at workable solutions for a variety of situations.

  • Effective team building skills and a strong customer-orientation when working with diverse populations of the community, requesters, and interpreters
  • Effective planning, organizing, communication, problem-solving, and interpersonal skills including use of tact and discretion and the ability to meet deadlines.
  • Reliability to maintain an established and flexible work schedule.
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality of student information and work-related information.
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced, deadline-driven office environment.

Technology

  • Use a variety of spreadsheet, word processing, and database software. Microsoft Office.

Education

  • Associates degree

How to Apply

  1. Submit resume
  2. Include three references, one of which must be work-related.
  3. Prepare a cover letter that specifically addresses how you are suited to undertake the main tasks and possess the qualifications outlined in these job details.
  4. Please send your cover letter and resume to:

Angela Theriault Executive Director, DBSC, 1620 18th Avenue Suite 200, Seattle, WA 98122

Or e-mail to:

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DBSC is currently looking for an Administrative Assistant. Please read below:

Position:  Administrative Assistant

Hours: Full-Time

Reports To:  Executive Director

Staff Assistance:

  • Work with the Executive Director providing support for administrative tasks
  • Support and assist with staff projects, contracts, and monthly reports

Office Management:

  • Provide clerical assistance; copying, mailing, filing, dating, sorting/distributing mail
  • General reception duties
  • Process incoming checks
  • Keep database current with address information, donation information, and mailing
  • Prepare “Thank you” letters
  • Monitor and order office supplies
  • Perform errands to assist with daily office functions: post office, bank, etc.
  • Prepare and print materials using a Braille machine (instruction provided)
  • Provide information and referrals to the public
  • Maintain and update DBSC website
  • Other duties as assigned

Qualifications:

  • A minimum of two years administrative work
  • Fluent in American Sign Language
  • Knowledge of Deaf and DeafBlind communication styles and culture
  • Strong English skills, including verbal and writing abilities
  • Proficient in MS Office Suite
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and analytical skills
  • Self-directed, flexible, high organized, and ability to prioritize

Application Process:

  1. Resumé
  2. Include three references – at least one contact person being work related
  3. Send a cover letter specifically addressing how you are suited to undertake the main tasks and that you possess required qualifications
  4. Please send your cover letter and resume to:

Angela Theriault – Executive Director

Closing Date:  Open until Filled

Employment At-Will – DBSC maintains an employment at will relationship with its employees. Both parties are free to terminate the employment relationship at any time for any reason.

DBSC is an equal opportunity employer.

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DBSC is currently looking for a Full -Time Client Advocate. Please read below:

Position/Title: Client Advocate

Location: DBSC, 1620 18th Avenue, Suite 200 Seattle, WA  98122

Immediate Supervisor: Executive Director

Effective Date: Until Filled

Position: Full Time

 

Position Summary Description: 

Provide and promote DBSC Statewide Case Management, Outreach, and Advocacy Services with assistance to DeafBlind clients in Washington State statewide.

Employment at DBSC is an “at-will” relationship.  DBSC is an Equal Opportunity Employer. 

Position Duties & Responsibilities:           

  • Provide client assistance and advocacy in dealing with public and private agencies through peer counseling and the development and implementation of an action plan to remove communication and/or independent living barriers.
  • Develop and implement an action plan to train government agencies, human service organizations, and other appropriate entities on communication access, legal responsibilities, and the cultural and linguistic needs of the DeafBlind.
  • Assist in developing and maintaining cooperative relationships with governmental agencies, community organizations, and other agencies by providing resources for clients.
  • Develop and implement an action plan to familiarize or train Deaf, Hard of Hearing, and Late-Deafened people concerning government, legal, community, cultural, as well as communication and self-advocacy issues.
  • Maintain appropriate and confidential case files, records, and statistical data on all client contact and counseling in accordance with the policies and procedures of DBSC.
  • Work as a team member of DBSC and the community to improve and enrich the lives of DeafBlind in the communities served.
  • Prepare monthly reports on services provided.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Equipment Used: 

  • Microsoft Office, including Word, Outlook, Power Point, and Excel
  • Telephone, TTY, Videophone
  • General office equipment, such as printer, copier, fax machine

Required/Preferred Qualifications: 

  • Preferred fluent in ASL and good computer skills required.
  • Bachelor’s degree or higher; experience in deafness, education, public speaking, counseling and/or related fields.
  • Knowledge of Deaf Blind Culture and legal rights of DeafBlind.
  • Minimum of two years’ experience in case management.
  • Proficient in written English and the ability to collect and monitor data.
  • Ability to work positively with community members and fellow staff.
  • Individual should be self-directed, flexible, highly organized, able to prioritize, and exercise a high degree of independent judgment and confidentiality.
  • Willingness to travel is essential as well as work evening and weekend hours as needed.  Driver’s license, accessible vehicle and valid Washington auto insurance preferred.

Environmental Demands: 

(e.g., usual office conditions) 

  • Professional office environment, typically Monday through Friday 8:30 am to 4:30 pm with flexibility for working evening and weekend hours as needed.

APPLICATION PROCESS: 

  1. Submit resume
  2. Include three references, one of which must be work-related.
  3. Prepare a cover letter that specifically addresses how you are suited to undertake the main tasks and possess the qualifications outlined in these job details.
  4. Please send your cover letter and resume to:

Angela Theriault Executive Director, DBSC, 1620 18th Avenue Suite 200, Seattle, WA 98122

Or e-mail to: 

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DBSC is currently looking for a Full Time Bookkeeper. Please read below:

Position/Title: Bookkeeper / HR Assistant

Location: DBSC, 1620 18th Avenue, Suite 200 Seattle, WA  98122

Immediate Supervisor: Executive Director

Effective Date: Until Filled

Position: Full Time

Position Summary Description:

The Bookkeeper is responsible for performing the day-to- day bookkeeping responsibilities in accordance with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) including accounts payable, receivable, maintaining the General Ledger in QuickBooks, and preparing monthly and quarterly financial reports. The Bookkeeper is supervised by the Executive Director and works closely with the Board of Directors.

Employment at DBSC is an “at-will” relationship.  DBSC is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Position Duties & Responsibilities:         

  • Full charge bookkeeping
  • Assist the Director with budget development and maintenance
  • Accounts Payable
  • Accounts Receivable
  • Payroll
  • Manage Benefits and assist with HR tasks as needed
  • Bank reconciliations
  • Administrative record keeping and contract maintenance
  • Submit documents to auditor for annual audit

Qualifications

  • Comfortable in a virtual environment
  •  Bachelor’s Degree
  • Strong communication skills
  • Self-motivated and able to prioritize and manage workloads
  • Excellent time management skills, strong organizational skills, and attention to detail

Abilities, Skills, and Knowledge

  • QB Desktop
  • Proficient in MS Office Suite
  • Nonprofit bookkeeping experience – 2 years minimum
  • QB experience-  2 years minimum
  • Understanding of GAAP
  • HR includes; onboarding new employees, sending out hire letters, posting jobs, renewing benefits, helping employees enroll in benefits, enrolling employees in the retirement plan, updating plan documents.  These are primarily items that are tied to payroll functions for accounting.

APPLICATION PROCESS:

  1. Submit resume
  2. Include three references, one of which must be work-related.
  3. Prepare a cover letter that specifically addresses how you are suited to undertake the main tasks and possess the qualifications outlined in these job details.
  4. Please send your cover letter and resume to:

DeafBlind Service Center

Angela Theriault- Executive Director

1620 18th Avenue Suite 200, Seattle, WA 98122

Or send e-mail to:

 

Communication Facilitators (CF)

The DeafBlind Service Center is looking for persons who are available to work as a subcontractor during the week during daytime hours. It can be as little as a few hours per week. We have available work in Greater Seattle, Yakima, and Spokane areas. The position is called a Communication Facilitator (CF). The CF’s responsibility is to copy sign language from a videophone (VP) screen of a person using sign language to the DeafBlind client using tactile or close vision sign language. The CF also provides visual & environmental information and uses ProTactile techniques for the DeafBlind client. In this way, the DeafBlind client is able to communicate via CF when making video phone calls.
If you are interested in becoming a CF or would like more information, please contact Jackie Engler-Morris at .

Support Service Providers (SSPs)

Support Service Providers (SSPs) assist DeafBlind individual(s) by providing visual/environmental information so they can have their basic needs met. These include; food shopping, basic banking, material reading, running errands, and/or providing rides to the airport.

Do you:
– Have the desire to be in a supporting role by assisting those with vision and hearing loss by providing visual/environmental information?

– Possess American Sign Language (ASL) skills or are currently learning ASL? (We might accept some individuals with no ASL skills to work with clients who use spoken language.)

– Have some free time and want to earn some extra income?

If you answered yes to the above, WE NEED YOU!

The DeafBlind Service Center (DBSC) is searching for motivated candidates to work part-time as sub-contractors with our DeafBlind clients in the following areas:
– Thurston County (Olympia)
– Pierce County (greater Tacoma area)
– South King County (Renton, Kent, Federal Way)
Training will be provided. You must be able to pass a background check and have a Washington state business license. You must also have a vehicle.
If you are interested or have any questions, please contact Elaine Sweeney at .
Feel free to pass this info to others who might be interested.

Do you know sign language? Are you a friend of the Deaf or DeafBlind community? Want to get involved, further develop your sign language skills, or learn more about DeafBlind culture? We are always looking for people to volunteer or work as sub-contractors.

Sub-Contracting*

*All sub-contractors must complete a background check and training before they are eligible to provide services.