Rehabilitation Counselors for the Deaf (RCD's)

Employment Services

Rehabilitation Counselors for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing (RCDs) provide a wide range of services for Vermonters who are Deaf, hard of hearing, or late-deafened.  RCDs:

  • Are experienced sign language users with extensive knowledge of Deaf culture
  • Have knowledge of types of hearing loss and how they impact employment and independence
  • Work with high school students and adults
  • Work with Audiologists statewide around hearing aids
  • Are a resource for both individuals and employers

Employment services for the Deaf, hard of hearing, and late deafened may include:

  • Employment counseling and guidance
  • Career development
  • Identifying your job interests and skills
  • Resume writing
  • Interview skills
  • Keeping your job
  • Education and job training
  • Accommodations

Other Services

In addition to employment services, RCDs provide:

  • Technical assistance around home accommodations
  • Adaptive equipment
  • Technical assistance around the Americans with Disabilities Act
  • Information about deaf clubs or hard of hearing groups
  • Support groups
  • Accommodation tips for employers

Life After High School Transition Services

Life after high school transition services include:

  • Information on accommodations
  • Job leads, referrals, and job try-outs
  • Wide-range consultation
  • Special equipment for work (if eligible)


Contact Us

Diane Dalmasse, Division Director
HC 2 South, 280 State Drive
Waterbury, VT 05671-2040
Voice/TTY: 1-866-VRWORKS (1-866-879-6757)
Fax: (802) 241-0341
For Telecommunications Relay Service: Dial 711


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