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Need to find a job? Need help with finding out what is a good job for you? Need help with writing a resume? Need to learn how to advocate for communication access?Looking for a deaf role mode for your deaf or hard of hearing teen? Let DCRC help! Our Deaf and Hard of Hearing Community Outreach/Vocational Specialists have personal and professional experience.
Jay Gates, BA
Employment Skills Specialist
Community Integration is designed to meet the needs of Deaf or Hard of Hearing consumers who require assistance in increasing their personal, social, and vocational skills to live successfully in their community. Activities include daily living training (budgeting, shopping, banking, paying bills, etc.), mobility training to gain transportation independence (how to ride the bus or alternative transportation), and technology training to also provide supports and independence for daily living needs.
Jay's Office Hours
Monday thru Friday
8:30 am- 5:00 pm
Call or email for Appointment
Using the Skills to Pay the Bills curriculum and other resources DCRC staff provide training and resource exploration to assist Deaf and Hard of Hearing persons seeking employment to acquire skills necessary for specific jobs or families of jobs. Consumers may also be provided with on-the-job supports to either gain or retain employment or advance in their company and/or position. Self-advocacy training is also addressed to empower individuals to recognize and get what they need for success.
Using the Map-It curriculum and a variety of other Deaf friendly resources DCRC staff work with Deaf and Hard of Hearing students age 14 and older to introduce them to goal setting and exposure to possible career choices for their future. Career interests are explored and necessary skills for transitioning from school to post-secondary education or work are taught in a group or one-on-one setting.
Students are provided with job exploration counseling, work-based learning, counseling for post-secondary education enrollment requirements, workplace readiness training, and instruction in self-advocacy.