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 Youth Services Specialist (YSS) works to coordinate and provide comprehensive pre-employment transition services to blind and visually impaired youth. The position primarily serves customers within the South Regional Customer Services team. As the Youth Services Specialist 3 (PS3), you play a vital role in providing comprehensive pre-employment transition services to blind and visually impaired youth. By assessing the needs of youth participants, you'll have the exciting opportunity to develop specialized services and training unique to the program.
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. This position is a member of the North Region Team, providing vocational rehabilitative program services, specialized instruction and counseling to blind and visually impaired customers living in the North Region of Washington State (King, Snohomish, Skagit, Whatcom, San Juan, and Island Counties).
The primary responsibility of the agency is to assist customers with visual impairments retain their employment, become employed and/or increase independence and inclusion in their communities. 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.
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.