Careers

A woman sits at a desk in an office.  She has a braille display on her desk below the computer keyboard. A braille typewriter is on the table behind her.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.

Current Openings

Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor 4 (In-Training) 

There is an opening for a Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor 4 (In-Training) on our South Region Team in the DSB Lacey VR Field Services Office. This is an in-training position that offers a career path and on-the-job training from a VRC3 to a VRC4.

The South Regional Team shares responsibility for customers in the following counties: Pierce, Thurston, Jefferson, Mason, Kitsap, Clallam, Grays Harbor, Pacific, Lewis, Cowlitz, Clark, Skamania, Wahkiakum, and Klickitat. This position is housed in the Lacey office and is primarily responsible for supporting participants in Mason, Kitsap and Thurston counties.

We may hire at any step.  Your advancement will be based upon the successful completion of the In-Training Plan.

 

On-Call Youth Services Specialists

The Department of Services for the Blind Youth Services Program has two On-Call Youth Services Specialist positions open in the Yakima Field Services area on our East Region Team. The Youth Services Specialist (YSS), works as a member of a multi-disciplinary work team to coordinate and provide comprehensive pre-employment transition services to blind and visually impaired youth.

The YSS develops and coordinates group trainings such as job readiness, soft skills, and adaptive skills of blindness. The On-Call YSS will collaborate with other Youth Services Specialists to develop, organize, set up, manage, and create sustainable systems for annual and/or on-going student career services. The YSS acts as a regional resource providing technical assistance and consultation to program participants, staff and partners.

Required qualifications:

A Bachelor’s degree in Special Education, or Rehabilitative Services, or a related field, which includes a minimum of 30 semester or 45 quarter hours in an accredited Orientation and Mobility program. Must pass Washington State Patrol administered Criminal Background Check.

Interested individuals should complete a State Application and return it to Kristina Cox via email at Kristina.cox@dsb.wa.gov. For questions about the position(s) please contact Debbie Brown at Debbie.brown@dsb.wa.gov or 509-456-2933.

 

About us

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.

 

For more information, please visit careers.wa.gov, email Kristina Cox, or call 360-725-3830