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

Orientation and Training Center Administrator (WMS 2) (Seattle) - 2019-03307

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.

 

Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor 4 (in-training) (Tacoma) - 2019-07514

You will be vital by playing a key role as facilitator for determining and procuring rehabilitation services for a customer's successful independence and/or employment outcome. You will work as a member of a multi-disciplinary vocational rehabilitation & independent living work team to provide comprehensive rehabilitation services to visually impaired and blind adults. The VRC4 level counselor is characterized by demonstrated superior counseling skills and ability to successfully facilitate the specialized rehabilitation needs presented by a caseload of Blind, Low Vision and/or Deaf Blind customers.  The VRC4 level counselor assumes responsibility for training other professional staff at both the local and statewide levels as needed.

 

Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor 4 (in-training) (Spokane) - 2019-07540 

You will be vital by playing a key role as facilitator for determining and procuring rehabilitation services for a customer's successful independence and/or employment outcome. You will work as a member of a multi-disciplinary vocational rehabilitation & independent living work team to provide comprehensive rehabilitation services to visually impaired and blind adults. The VRC4 level counselor is characterized by demonstrated superior counseling skills and ability to successfully facilitate the specialized rehabilitation needs presented by a caseload of Blind, Low Vision and/or Deaf Blind customers.  The VRC4 level counselor assumes responsibility for training other professional staff at both the local and statewide levels as needed.

 

Seattle Admin. Team Manager (WMS 1) - 2019-07614 

This role establishes and provides long-term strategic planning to ensure management of operations support the direct work done by DSB staff.   Other areas of focus is to ensure staff are assisted in skills development and provide a stable employment process for the participants of the agency.  Moreover, the SATM will make certain participants and stakeholders statewide receive top, professional, customer service with accurate, relevant, timely and thorough information.  Lastly, this position will be the point of contact for the team's staff recruitment, cross training, long-range development, mediation and performance evaluation needs.

 

 

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 or contact us at DSBHR@dsb.wa.gov.