Do you want to join an agency that has consistently been a national leader amongst blind agencies in competitive employment? Join us in the advancement of our mission—“Inclusion, Independence, and Economic Vitality for People with Visual Disabilities”—and you’ll help lead the way.
Washington State offers a generous benefits package including medical, dental, vision, long-term disability, life insurance and retirement. Employees enjoy extensive opportunities for professional and personal development.
The Rehabilitation Teacher works as a member of a multi-disciplinary (vocational rehabilitation and independent living) work team to provide comprehensive orientation and mobility and rehabilitation teaching (O&M/RT) services to blind and visually impaired adults. Adaptive skills assessments are provided to transition aged customers.
The role of the Adaptive Technology Specialist is vital by identifying appropriate, effective tools and necessary training to make tasks accessible for Blind, Deaf Blind and Low Vision individuals. AT Specialists open up job opportunities by testing and configuring adaptive software for compatibility, and by working with the customer and their employer to develop accessible work processes and environments. AT Specialists ensure customers are job ready by provide for training of adaptive technologies for efficient access of print and computer data and work tasks. The ITS3 AT Specialist provides, with minimal supervision and peer consultation, a full range of direct AT services that can include orientation to adaptive technologies, assessment of skill sets, procurement of training, and onsite job accommodation analysis, software compatibility testing, and accommodation recommendations.
As the Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor 3, you will play a vital role in helping us meet our goals. By procuring rehabilitation services for our customer's, you are increasing their chances for success by providing greater independence and potential employment opportunities. Duties include, but are not limited to: Conducting an initial assessment interview with the customer and explaining the various programs and processes available to them based on their background and needs; securing and interpreting medical and other documentation to best determine the customer's visual and/or disability eligibility for services; working with customers to better understand the Vocational Rehabilitation and Independent Living process, as well as the impact of the American's with Disability Act and RSA guidelines.
The role of the Procurement & Purchasing Coordinator is vital to the Vocational Rehabilitation (VR) and Youth Services process by providing responsive and accurate executive administrative support to the CS Leadership group, and guiding the CS Administrative team in the highest level of quality and knowledgeable services possible.
Reader/Drivers facilitate the job performance staff who are blind and visually impaired by performing visual reading and driving functions. This position is on-call; work is intermittent, sporadic, and does not fit a particular work schedule or pattern. Candidate evaluation will be ongoing and DSB may make a hiring decision at any time. It will be to the candidate's advantage to submit application materials as soon as possible. This recruitment will close when the position is filled.
The Washington State Department of Services for the Blind is an equal opportunity employer. Women, persons over 40 years of age, racial and ethnic minorities, persons of disability, Vietnam era veterans, and disabled veterans are encouraged to apply. Washington's Law Against Discrimination prohibits discrimination based on a person's sexual orientation or gender identity.
Accommodations for applicants who qualify under the Americans with Disabilities Act are available upon request.