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.
DSB is currently hiring for a new Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor 3 (VRC 3)in our Lacey office! The position is instrumental to facilitating rehabilitation services for a customer's goal of either being successfully independent and/or finding employment. The VRC3 works as part of a multi-disciplinary vocational rehabilitation and work team and is committed to the provision of comprehensive rehabilitation services to visually impaired and blind adults.
The position is a leadership role that is responsible for a multi-disciplinary team along with managing a budget of over $1 million dollars. The funds provide a number of services that include assessments, adjustment to blindness, self-advocacy, adaptive skills of living, and vocational training services that serve 60-100 Washington State residents who are blind, low vision, or deaf blind.
The role of the Business Enterprise Program Manager (BEP Manager) provides overall leadership, management, and oversight for the program. The position entails establishing, growing, and guiding a range of business enterprises in the state owned and operated by blind or legally blind individuals, and taking the fullest advantage of priorities derived through the Randolph-Sheppard Act. As a result, you would rely on your deep experience as an entrepreneur and administrator to analyze and support the needs of business owners, foster relationships with stakeholders critical to the success of the BEP owner-operators, and enact forecasting and planning to anticipate and benefit from changing trends. Overall, you will need to ensure all systems and processes are running smoothly for the BE Program and all funds and resources are managed in compliance with state and federal policies and regulations.
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.