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Support Service Provider (SSP) Training

Become a Support Service Provider (SSP) by attending Helen Keller National Center's FREE virtual and in-person training sessions.

Mar 11 - Mar 26, 2023


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Support Service Provider (SSP) Training

Apply to become a Support Service Provider (SSP) Training Provided for FREE by Helen Keller National Center.

Are you interested in:

Earning extra money while making a positive impact in the lives of DeafBlind individuals?
Gaining experience using visual and tactile sign language?
Gaining experience working with DeafBlind individuals?
Working part-time with a flexible schedule?

We are searching for motivated candidates to work as Support Service Providers for DeafBlind individuals participating in our program or employed at HKNC

What is an SSP?

An SSP (Support Service Provider) is a specially trained independent contractor who provides information and access to DeafBlind individuals which allows them to make informed decisions, participate in activities and enjoy full access to their environment and community. The main roles of the SSP include providing access to visual & environmental information, providing human guide and orientation to the environment, and facilitating communication with others.

Training Provided

Time is running out… our next training is quickly approaching!

This is a 2-part training:

The online self-paced portion of our training starts March 11th to March 26th, 2023 (approximately 7 hours of work).

The in-person portion of our training will be held on March 25th and 26th, 2023 (9AM – 4PM EST each day) at the Helen Keller National Center 141 Middle Neck Rd., Sands Point, NY 11050

*Applications must be received before March 9th, 2023!

Apply for SSP Training

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Helen Keller National Center 141 Middle Neck Rd., Sands Point, NY 11050


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