Direct Support Professionals, Clinical We are thrilled about expanding
Perspectives Corporation | North Kingstown, RI
Perspectives Corporation is a multi-faceted and dynamic agency that provides support to adults and children with disabilities throughout Rhode Island. Our creativity, flexibility and commitment to those we support and their families have made us one of the largest human service agencies in RI.
Perspectives provides an array of therapeutic services accessible to individuals who are Deaf or Hard-of-Hearing in Rhode Island from in-home early intervention programs to adult programs. Our specialized team is proficient in American Sign Language, or are native users.
We are thrilled about expanding our Deaf and Hard of Hearing services by opening a new residential program and providing enhanced supports to Deaf/HoH individuals in several other programs within the central Rhode Island areas.
Exciting job opportunities are available for clinical, management and direct care. If you are seeking rewarding, purposeful work and want to be part of a growing team of Deaf/HoH professionals, join us and become a part of a creative team of colleagues with many years of experience!
We are in search of the following positions:
We are looking for several dedicated and reliable Direct Support Professionals to join our team. Full time and part time positions are available for candidates with a High School Diploma/equivalent . Proficient in American Sign Language (ASL) along with familiarity and comfort with Deaf culture. Must have access to an insured vehicle with a good driving record. Responsible for providing assistance in completing daily living skills, participate in community outings and activities. Provide employment support (job coaching), personal care supports, educational and social skills supports. All shifts are available (1st, 2nd and 3rd).
We are also hiring full time and part time ASL Interpreters to join our agency to effectively interpret between American Sign Language and spoken English for meetings, trainings and discussion groups for staff and participants in the community, home based programs and residential programs. Successful candidates must be energetic self-starters with well developed interpersonal and communication skills. Additionally, the ASL Interpreter must display the ability to thrive in a challenging and creative working environment. Candidates must have a strong understanding of ASL and Deaf culture. BA/BS Degree in Interpreting, Linguistics, Deaf Studies, Psychology, Sociology or related field preferred. Must have a minimum of a HS diploma or equivalent and 3 consistent years working as a sign language interpreter. Candidates must hold a certificate (NIC, CT/CI, NAD 4/5) from the National Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf, Inc. or other equivalent interpreter certification; must also have (or be eligible for) a certified license issued by the RI Board of Examiners for the Deaf thru RI Department of Health and must maintain such certifications as a condition of employment. This position requires the ability to travel to all agency locations. Interpreters working with Perspectives Corporation enjoy a flexible work schedule, competitive rates, and the opportunity to work in a variety of settings with a wide range of professionals.
Competitive salary based on experience, excellent medical and dental benefits, generous paid time off and flexible schedules, 401(K) Retirement Plan, Flexible spending, health club membership discounts, AAA membership discount, AFLAC Supplemental Insurance (optional at employee’s expense), Verizon mobile discount, community activities/company events, employee referral bonuses, employee recognition programs and incentives, comprehensive paid trainings, a rewarding experience, and a great working environment.