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

Reader/Driver (Community Worker) On-Call

Seattle OR Spokane 

This posting is open to both the Seattle and Spokane areas.

Many of the services provided by DSB staff require travel and field work necessary to perform the essential functions of the job. Approximately 20% of the DSB workforce is blind and visually impaired. Staff who are blind and visually impaired may need and request services of Reader/Drivers to facilitate their job performance by performing visual reading and driving functions.

This position is open to all that apply.  The DSB is most interested in candidates who have the flexibility to be available daily for on-call part time work. This position may appeal to individuals who are retired and/or those who are available every day to work flexible hours. 

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. 

For position details and to apply, visit State of Washington Job Opportunities - Reader/Driver (Community Worker) On-Call / Seattle OR Spokane 

 


Orientation and Training Center Administrator

Seattle

The Orientation and Training Center Administrator will be responsible for managing the programs and all participant activity performed by the agency in the Orientation and Training Center (OTC) for residential and commuting students, located in the Seattle area. This position is responsible a multi-disciplinary team of 7 staff and an annual budget of over $1 million. 

As leadership for the Orientation and Training Center (OTC) you will manage, grow, and streamline residential program services to promote the highest quality adaptive skills training and adjustment to blindness activities which provide agency participants a strong foundation for their job-readiness and vocational goals.

The OTC annually provides assessment, adjustment to blindness, self-advocacy and adaptive skills of living and vocational training services to 60-100 Washington State residents who are blind, low vision or deaf blind in order to fulfill the agency mission of "Inclusion, Independence, and Economic Vitality for individuals with visual disabilities.

For position details and to apply, visit State of Washington Job Opportunities - Orientation and Training Center Administrator.