Deaf or Hard of Hearing

PFH Employment Services offers staff specialized in meeting the needs of people who are deaf or hard of hearing. For instance, our staff consists of deaf and fluent ASL signers. Above all our staff develop a partnership with you in finding meaningful employment.

We are committed to serving individuals with hearing loss. Specifically, our team is trained to work with a variety of individuals who are:

  • Deaf
  • Late-deafened
  • Hard of hearing

Heard of Hearing or Deaf Services Include:

  • Carefully designed vocational planning assessments of vocational goals considering the unique needs of people who rely on sign language for communication or have other barriers to employment presented by communication
  • Job placement and one-on-one support is available throughout the job placement process, additionally an intervention with employers regarding accommodations that might be needed
  • Coordination with other community agencies and organizations
  • Ongoing support once a person is working, which may include:
    • Job coaching and/or on-the-job training
    • Assistance with developing the necessary accommodations and work-site supports to ensure employment success

Additional services available:

  • Advocacy
  • Information and referrals to local organizations
  • Deaf culture training to employers
  • Assistance with benefits planning
  • Videophone for community use
For additional information, locations, or to find out how to enroll in one of our programs, please contact our "College Road" location in Springfield, Missouri