DeafBlind Community Access Network (DBCAN) Administrative Assistant / Co-Navigator

Job Description & Application

Title: DBCAN Administrative Assistant/Co-Navigator

Hours and Location: 35 hours a week at Boston

Description: To provide direct administrative support to the DeafBlind Community Access Network Program (DBCAN) and staff in accomplishing program goals. The Co-Navigator role will be a sighted guide for DeafBlind consumers and this includes relaying visual, aural, and environmental information in their preferred language and communication mode.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Maintain database records; input new consumers and providers information
  • Enter provider and consumer hours in database according to provider invoices
  • Submit provider invoices to Finance Department after entering in database
  • Provide clerical support, including editing, proofreading documents and reports as needed
  • Prepare documents for mailings
  • Assist in the coordination and set up of new provider trainings and meetings
  • Assist with videophone (VP) communication and other situations as needed
  • Provide transportation for DeafBlind consumers as assigned
  • Other duties assigned by DBCAN Director


  • At least two years’ experience working with DeafBlind community with sensitivity to andawareness of issues DeafBlind face and with various communication preferences
  • Have experience and/or training as a sighted guide
  • Must be knowledgeable with computer use including Microsoft Office programs.
  • Proficient in Tactile ASL.
  • Must have strong interpersonal skills and ability to perform effectively as part of a team.
  • Have reliable transportation with driving experience and ability to drive 10 miles or more
  • Fluent in written English

To Apply: submit updated resume, cover letter, and 3 letters of recommendation to: Ann Thompson, Human Resources/Administrative Coordinator,

Position available until filled.

DEAF, Inc. is an Affirmative Action Equal Opportunity employer. Deaf, DeafBlind,Hard of Hearing and Late-Deafened persons, women, veterans, People of Color,and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

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