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Qualification: Interpreter and specialist for deaf-blind persons (no legal status)

Interpreter and specialist for deaf-blind persons (no legal status)

Qualification Information

Candidates are able to:

  • understand deafblindness and social and psychological implications of deafblindness
  • identify the characteristics of individual groups of deaf-blind persons,the functioning of a social network and support environment for a deaf-blind user,
  • develop successful continuing cooperation with a deaf-blind user and establish, maintain and expand the overall support network for an individual in cooperation with the competent institutions and relatives,
  • use the intersectional approach to deal with deaf-blind people,ethical approaches and methods to deal with deaf-blind people,
  • identify, select and use different successful methods to communicate with deaf-blind persons and understand the meaning of non-verbal communication,
  • draw up an individualised plan in cooperation with a user and monitor their progress,
  • operate technical and simple aids for deaf-blind persons and train deaf-blind persons independently on their use,
  • render individualised services and make environmental adjustments for deaf-blind persons,
  • identify the rights of deaf-blind persons and the Slovenian and European legislation governing deafblindness,
  • provide maximum independence of a deaf-blind individual using different measures and activities,
  • identify the needs of deaf-blind persons and identify and effectively resolve specific distress situations and problems as well as emergency situations of deaf-blind persons,
  • accompany deaf-blind persons independently, efficiently and safely in different situations and circumstances,
  • interpret independently for deaf-blind persons using individualised methods of communication and in different circumstances,
  • advocate for deaf-blind persons in an institution and home environment,
  • ensure personal data protection and be familiar with the functioning of the social security system.

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  • At least higher professional education or academic education or at least short-cycle higher vocational education,
  • at least 3 years of professional experience in working with deaf-blind persons (it is required to enclose a reference letter by an employer) that demonstrate personal affinity for working with people from the vulnerable groups and basic knowledge of the Slovenian sign language,
  • certificate confirming the absence of any criminal record,
  • written recommendations by at least three deaf-blind persons.

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Learning outcomes with be examined using several methods of verification:

  • oral examination
  • written examination
  • practical examination
  • performance of a service for a deaf-blind person
  • seminar paper and defence.

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Združenje gluhoslepih Slovenije DLAN

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Candidates obtain the qualification when they:

  • demonstrate sufficient attendance (90%) at lectures and tutorials, 
  • successfully pass written and oral examinations,
  • successfully pass practical examination,
  • successfully render a service with a deaf-blind person,
  • successfully pass the seminar paper and defence,
  • successfully pass all obligations laid down in the programme and curricula for individual modules or subjects
NQF Level: 
7
Access requirements: 
  • At least higher professional education or academic education or at least short-cycle higher vocational education,
  • at least 3 years of professional experience in working with deaf-blind persons (it is required to enclose a reference letter by an employer) that demonstrate personal affinity for working with people from the vulnerable groups and basic knowledge of the Slovenian sign language,
  • certificate confirming the absence of any criminal record,
  • written recommendations by at least three deaf-blind persons.
Ways to acquire: 

Candidates obtain the qualification when they:

  • demonstrate sufficient attendance (90%) at lectures and tutorials, 
  • successfully pass written and oral examinations,
  • successfully pass practical examination,
  • successfully render a service with a deaf-blind person,
  • successfully pass the seminar paper and defence,
  • successfully pass all obligations laid down in the programme and curricula for individual modules or subjects