[nfbwatlk] Office assistant position with Deaf Blind Service Center in Seattle

Nightingale, Noel Noel.Nightingale at ed.gov
Wed Jan 25 20:06:29 UTC 2012

The below newsletter advertises an office assistant position with the Deaf-Blind Service Center in Seattle.

From: Jackie Engler-Morris [mailto:jengler at seattledbsc.org]
Sent: Wednesday, January 25, 2012 11:43 AM
To: jengler at seattledbsc.org
Subject: January 2012 Pro-Tactile E-News

Deaf-Blind Service Center
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January 2012

New Year’s Greetings!
DBSC board and staff are wishing you all to have healthier, joyous & peaceful in the rest of New Year!

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Holiday photo - Back row: Angela Theriault, Jackie Engler-Morris, Ray Dominguez, Waylon Mathern. Front row: Kelly Laubenheimer, Allie Joiner, JennyLynn Dietrich.

Editor’s Note: Correction
We apologize for the misspelling of NSSPPP team member’s name, Rob Roth in the last Pro-Tactile E-news, not Rob Smith.

Also, the email was dated for October, but was sent in November. We hope this did not create much confusion.

Good-byes to Kelly & Waylon
Messages from Executive Director

Happy New Year to you!  This year will bring your health, joy, success and cherish life.  Enjoy every bit of life in year of 1012!

I share bittersweet news with you about two wonderful staff at DBSC. Waylon Mathern has worked as DBSC’s bookkeeper for four year. His last work day was on Friday January 6th, 2011. He now has new exciting employment.

Kelly (Ballard) Laubenheimer’s last work day will is Friday Jan. 13. She has worked as the office assistance since 2008. She decides to be a full time student and wants to start a new career in the visual arts.

DBSC staff and I want to say thank you to both Waylon and Kelly for their commitment, motivation and loyalty to DBSC. They will be missed. Wish Waylon and Kelly good luck in their futures.

Here is a job positing for a full time position of Office Assistance.

Job Announcement – Office Assistant
The Deaf-Blind Service Center (DBSC) is a nonprofit agency that serves Deaf-Blind individuals.  DBSC is currently seeking a motivated and dependable individual to fill the following position:

Position: Office Assistant
Hours: Full-time
Reports To: Executive Director

Staff Assistance:
•        Work with 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 and 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 from Braille machine  (instruction provided)
•        Provide information and referral
•        Maintain and update DBSC website
•        Other duties as assigned

•        A minimum of two years administrative work
•        Fluent in American Sign Language
•        Knowledge of Deaf and Deaf-Blind 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:

Include three references - at least one contact person work related
Send a cover letter specifically addressing how you are suited to undertake the main tasks and possess required qualifications
Please send your cover letter and resume to:
Angela Theriault - Executive Director
atheriault at seattledbsc.org<mailto:atheriault at seattledbsc.org>

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.

Tax Preparation
Time to report tax for 2011!  If you need assistance to report tax, here is information below.

Hearing, Speech and Deafness Center
Partners with
United Way of King County

Free Tax Preparation and Electronic Filing
Can help people prepare BASIC tax returns for:
Low and fixed income
Deaf, Deaf-Blind, hard of hearing

Saturday, March 3, 2012
9:00 am to 4:00 pm

Call 206-388-1275 TTY, 206-452-7953 VP or 206-323-5770 Voice
to reserve a time slot!

At the Hearing, Speech and Deafness Center
1625 19th Avenue, Seattle

Bring with you:

2011 tax package and/or label from IRS
Information for other income
Information for all deductions/credits
All forms (W-2 and 1099’s)
A copy of 2010 tax return
Social Security Card/number(s) or Individual Taxpayer Identification Number (ITIN) for every person to be claimed on your tax return
Birthdates for every person to be claimed on your tax return
Child Care provider name, address and tax ID number

For a faster refund, your bank account number(s) so that your refund can be directly deposited

For more information, please call 2-1-1 or visit www.uwkc.org/taxcampaign<http://www.uwkc.org/taxcampaign>

Please arrive 30 minutes before your appt!

There is no charge for the service. There will be sign language interpreters available. Best to call for an appointment as soon as possible before it becomes full. If need SSP, it is suggested you bring your own SSP.

Donate to DBSC
If you would like to donate DBSC’s programs & services, you can donate on our DBSC website! Click here<http://seattledbsc.org/visualweb/donatevis.html>.

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Deaf-Blind Service Center
1620 18th Avenue, Suite 200
Seattle, Washington 98122
(206) 323-9178 TTY
(206) 455-7932 VP
(866) 238-8216 VP for Video Relay Service
info at seattledbsc.org<mailto:info at seattledbsc.org>

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