Careers

Do you want to join an agency that has consistently been a national leader among 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.

 

WORKING WITH US

The State of Washington celebrates our differences and we are committed to a workplace that supports equal opportunity employment and inclusion regardless of race, religion, color, national origin, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender identity diversity, age, status as a protected veteran, status as an individual with a disability, or other applicable legally protected characteristics. We will also consider qualified applicants with criminal histories, consistent with applicable federal, state and local laws.

You are welcome to include the name and pronoun you would like to be referred to in your materials and we will honor this as you interact with our organization.

Persons with a disability, who need assistance with their application or need this announcement in an alternative format, may call (360) 664-1960 or toll free (877) 664-1960. TTY users should first call 711 to access the Washington Relay Service.

 

CURRENT OPENINGS

Several students and parents working on a project at a Youth Services career exploration workshop.

Youth Services Program Specialist - Program Specialist 3 (Yakima)

Washington State Department of Services for the Blind (DSB) is seeking a qualified individual to take on the role of a Youth Services Specialist with the Youth Services Program team, covering the territories of the central Washington corridor based from our Yakima office.

The Youth Services Specialist (YSS) works as a member of a multi-disciplinary work team to provide generalized career exploration and job readiness services to blind and visually impaired adults. The YSS demonstrates superior communication and case management skills, along with the ability to successfully facilitate the complex and specialized rehabilitation needs presented by a caseload of Blind, Deaf Blind, and Low Vision clients.

You will work to coordinate and provide comprehensive pre-employment transition career exploration services to blind and visually impaired youth. You will develop and coordinate activities and workshops that provide career experience, job readiness, self-advocacy, workplace skills and post-secondary academic preparation counseling. You will work collaboratively with families, educational and vocational partners to expand work experience opportunities for youth in their home areas year-round. This position is responsible to assess the needs of youth participants and develops specialized services and training unique to the program. The YSS acts as a regional resource providing technical assistance and consultation to program participants, staff and partners.

For the complete position description and to apply, visit the Washington Job Opportunities Website.