Become a Support Service Provider

Thank you for your interest in becoming a Support Service Provider with Beyond Interpreting! Please review the Support Service Provider Job Description and complete the form below.

Position Description

The role of a Support Service Provider (SSP) is to empower the DeafBlind participant to be independent and make their own decisions. The SSP assists by allowing the DeafBlind participant to integrate into the community with guidance and communication assistance. The SSP will provide services to DeafBlind individuals. Services may include, but are not limited to:

  • Assist with guidance and safety

  • Relay visual and environmental information

  • Facilitate communication

  • Provide transportation as required

  • Provide access to information so that DeafBlind participant can make independent decisions;

  • Abide by MCDHH’s SSP Code of Professional Conduct

  • Attend and satisfactorily complete required SSP Training

  • Participate in program evaluations, and

  • Comply with Missouri’s SSP policies and procedures

SSPs Cannot

  • Interpret

  • Teach

  • Do household chores

  • Physically lift or move objects

  • Run errands without physically being accompanied by the DeafBlind person;

  • Provide personal care services (bathing, cooking, grooming, dispensing medication, etc.); and

  • Bring their own friend or family member during an appointment with the DeafBlind person.

Qualifications

The SSP must meet all of the following criteria:

  • Be over 18 years of age

  • Have a basic knowledge of DeafBlind Culture

  • Demonstrate the skills necessary to communicate comfortably and effectively with DeafBlind individuals

  • Have access to the internet and able to use a personal email address

  • Possess a valid driver's license and proof of auto insurance or state-issued identification; and

  • Fulfill the requirements of the Background Screening Policy

Name *
Name
Date of Birth
Date of Birth
VP/TTY Number
VP/TTY Number
Cell Phone
Cell Phone
Address
Address
Section 2: Emergency Contact Information
Name
Name
Phone
Phone
Section 3: Personal Profile
Which of the following communication methods are you comfortable with using? Check all that apply.
Do you have transportation?
Do you have auto insurance?
What hobbies or activities do you enjoy? Check all that apply.
Are you willing to work with a smoker?
Do you have any allergies (food, insects, medication, etc) or health concerns that we should be aware of?
What type of SSP work would you be comfortable doing? Check all that apply.
Section 4: Agreement and Information Release
The above facts are true and complete to the best of my knowledge. I authorize Beyond Interpreting to release my information and to send my personal profile to Missouri Commission for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing for the purpose of providing SSP services for the Missouri SSP Grant Program. By submitting below, I agree to complete necessary training and abide by all Missouri SSP Program guidelines.

In addition, please fill out and return the following documents to beyondssps@gmail.com.

1. Family Care Safety (FCSR) Worker Registration
2. MOVECHS Wavier Agreement & Statement
3. Color Copy of Photo ID (Front/Back)
4. Copy of Social Security Card

Once all documents are received, someone will be in touch with you!