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 Rehabilitation Technician 2 (Office Manager) is the initial source for the general public's contact with the agency and is focused on ensuring that the supports, coordination and facilitation for the South Region team's efforts are diligent and efficient. The role has a significant responsibility to make a positive and lasting impression that reflects professionalism, compassion, and understanding.
The best candidate will have a Vocational Rehabilitation background or previous experience with disability-related services; a customer service background; strong interpersonal skills; experience executing policies and procedures; and the ability to prioritize competing interests and tasks. This is an ideal opportunity for those interested in vocational rehabilitation services as a career.
The primary responsibility is to assist the DSB Customer Services team by preparing customers for successful entry into the competitive workforce and toward greater independence. An important aspect is the ability to make independent judgements by applying knowledge of the agency vocational rehabilitation and independent living processes, administrative policies and "good practices" while performing direct services and administrative support functions. There may be opportunities for an assigned small caseload.
If interested, please review the full position description and apply on the State of Washington Job Opportunities website.
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.