American School for the Deaf
Placement Specialist/Job Developer
January 2002 — May 2004
Employer services: including orientation to deafness, assistance in screening and recruiting deaf and hard of hearing applicants, training, instructing, and supervising individuals on the job site, support and problem resolution, and communication facilitation between employer, employee and co-workers designed to develop natural supports in the workplace.
Job Development and Placement Services: designed to assist deaf and hard-of-hearing adults and transitioning high school students prepare for and obtain meaningful employment: job preparation, work adjustment training, on-site supervision and job training, task analysis and coaching job assistance in developing interpersonal and social skills, assistance in understanding company policies, rules, and benefits, transportation training for independent travel, and peer mentor services.
Increased department's placement rate from 20% to 60% during the first six months of hire date. Maintained an average 80% placement rate
Managed case load of 100+ client referrals from DDS, BRS, DMHS, and BESB.