Careers

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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.

DSB Employees have a higher level of engagement and job satisfaction as indicated by our continuous high ranking in the state-wide Employee Engagement Survey. DSB’s employee longevity and retention, among certain job classes, speaks for itself. To be a part of this dynamic culture of committed, mission driven and inclusive staff at DSB, apply today.

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.

The Washington State Department of Services for the Blind (DSB) recognizes that in order to achieve our mission and vision in service of those who reside in Washington, we must embed the values of diversity, equity and inclusion in all aspects of our work. The State of Washington is diverse, and our department must reflect that diversity. When we are representative of the people we serve, we can better address the disparities in outcomes of our services for marginalized and underrepresented communities through purposeful, tailored and equitable use of resources and programs.

DSB is committed to working with Governor Inslee in fulfilling his executive order, EO 17-01,   by following and adhering to the State Human Resources Directive 20-03

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

JAWS users: follow this link to Careers.wa.gov, tab to the job announcement you wish to read, hit enter, tab to the button labeled “APPLY” and hit enter, this should take you to a webpage where you can sign in to apply, or create an account. 

 

Pre-Employment Transition Services Specialist

Vancouver

As a Pre-Employment Transition Services (Pre-ETS) Specialist with DSB's Vocational Rehabilitation (VR) program, you'll play a pivotal role in supporting Blind, Deaf Blind, and Low Vision students aged 14-21 in their journey towards meaningful employment. Working within a multi-disciplinary team, you'll utilize exceptional communication and case management skills to address the specialized rehabilitation needs of these individuals. Your responsibilities will include coordinating and delivering comprehensive career exploration services, facilitating workshops on job readiness and workplace skills, and providing vital post-secondary academic preparation counseling.

Collaborating closely with families, educational institutions, and vocational partners, you'll expand work experience opportunities for youth within the Southwest Washington area. Additionally, you'll assess the unique needs of each student and develop tailored services to ensure their success. Your role as a regional resource will involve offering technical assistance and consultation to program participants, staff, and partners, ultimately contributing to the employment success of Blind, Deaf Blind, and Low Vision individuals in our community.

For complete position description, qualifications, benefits, and application, visit State of Washington Job Opportunities - Pre-Employment Transition Services Specialist.

 


Vision Rehabilitation Specialist - Senior (In-Training)

Yakima

As a Vision Rehabilitation Specialist - Senior, your role will involve analyzing and evaluating the adaptive skills of individuals with Blindness, Deaf-Blindness, and Low Vision to enhance their daily living activities and employment readiness. You will serve as a subject matter expert in Rehabilitation Teaching, Orientation & Mobility, employing cutting-edge technologies and training methods to support both current and future participants and employers.

Your responsibilities will include recommending and contributing to curriculum development, implementing training methodologies, and ensuring compliance with Section 508 and the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). Additionally, you will play a pivotal role in recruiting, assessing, and managing vendors offering specialized adaptive rehabilitation training. 

For complete position description, qualifications, benefits, and application, visit State of Washington Job Opportunities - Vision Rehabilitation Specialist - Senior (In-Training).