Careers

Our current employment opportunities are listed below. Please direct any questions regarding these opportunities to Carole Nadzam at cnadzam@pghvis.org

 

JOB COACH/EMPLOYMENT SUPPORT SPECIALIST – Pittsburgh Area

Blind & Vision Rehabilitation Services is a leader in programs and services for people of all ages who are blind, vision impaired, or who have other disabilities. We are committed to improving the lives of persons with vision loss and related disabilities by teaching independence and self-advocacy. Our Vocational/Employment services provide support to both employers and to individuals with vision loss and other disabilities. The goal is to help individuals prepare for, retain or secure competitive jobs. Our Pittsburgh office serves Allegheny County, while our Uniontown office serves Fayette, Greene, and Washington counties and our Somerset office serves the Somerset, Johnstown, and Altoona areas.

Job Summary

The successful candidate will provide training to facilitate successful employment outcomes for consumers who are blind, vision impaired, or have other disabilities. Responsible for development of jobs, strategies for maintaining employment, monitoring progress, and compiling accurate data. Coordinates employment services with ESS team.

This is NOT a recruiter or human resources position.

Responsibilities

  • Assess consumer’s general work habits, characteristics, and training needs.
  • Develop relationships with employers in the community.
  • Establish job requirements and performance standards with input from the employer.
  • Provide job site advocacy, support, and follow-up services.
  • Maintain accurate records: progress reports of case activities, Placement reports, CBA reports, worksite information.
  • Complete intake interviews for new referrals.
  • Submit pre-weekly and post-weekly schedules to ESS Coordinator for review
  • Assist with development of individual employment services plans with State VR agencies, ISC’s, County MH/MR representative.
  • Participate in OVR and ISP team meetings.
  • Responsible for providing career guidance, resources, and related employment activities to consumers to facilitate the job search.
  • Maintain accurate files for licensing requirements and contract agreements.
  • Communicate with referral sources on case progress.
  • Participate in agency, departmental, and ESS staff meetings.
  • Performance of other duties as assigned.
  • Must be able to work daytime, evenings, and weekends.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Education, Vocational Rehabilitation, or a related field.
  • Minimum of one year experience working with individuals with disabilities.
  • Valid driver’s license, reliable personal vehicle, proof of automobile insurance
  • Computer and data entry skills.
  • Criminal background, child abuse, and FBI Fingerprint clearances required.

Job Type/Salary

  • Full-time/part time positions available.
  • $15.00 per hour
  • Signing bonus

COVID-19 Considerations
The health and safety of our staff and clients is of the utmost importance to BVRS. COVID precautions are strictly enforced, including mask-wearing at all times.


JOB COACH/EMPLOYMENT SUPPORT SPECIALIST – Uniontown Area

Blind & Vision Rehabilitation Services is a leader in programs and services for people of all ages who are blind, vision impaired, or who have other disabilities. We are committed to improving the lives of persons with vision loss and related disabilities by teaching independence and self-advocacy. Our Vocational/Employment services provide support to both employers and to individuals with vision loss and other disabilities. The goal is to help individuals prepare for, retain or secure competitive jobs. Our Pittsburgh office serves Allegheny County, while our Uniontown office serves Fayette, Greene, and Washington counties and our Somerset office serves the Somerset, Johnstown, and Altoona areas.

Job Summary

The successful candidate will provide training to facilitate successful employment outcomes for consumers who are blind, vision impaired, or have other disabilities. Responsible for development of jobs, strategies for maintaining employment, monitoring progress, and compiling accurate data. Coordinates employment services with ESS team.

This is NOT a recruiter or human resources position.

Responsibilities

  • Assess consumer’s general work habits, characteristics, and training needs.
  • Develop relationships with employers in the community.
  • Establish job requirements and performance standards with input from the employer.
  • Provide job site advocacy, support, and follow-up services.
  • Maintain accurate records: progress reports of case activities, Placement reports, CBA reports, worksite information.
  • Complete intake interviews for new referrals.
  • Submit pre-weekly and post-weekly schedules to ESS Coordinator for review
  • Assist with development of individual employment services plans with State VR agencies, ISC’s, County MH/MR representative.
  • Participate in OVR and ISP team meetings.
  • Responsible for providing career guidance, resources, and related employment activities to consumers to facilitate the job search.
  • Maintain accurate files for licensing requirements and contract agreements.
  • Communicate with referral sources on case progress.
  • Participate in agency, departmental, and ESS staff meetings.
  • Performance of other duties as assigned.
  • Must be able to work daytime, evenings, and weekends.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Education, Vocational Rehabilitation, or a related field.
  • Minimum of one year experience working with individuals with disabilities.
  • Valid driver’s license, reliable personal vehicle, proof of automobile insurance
  • Computer and data entry skills.
  • Criminal background, child abuse, and FBI Fingerprint clearances required.

Job Type/Salary

  • Full-time/part time positions available.
  • Signing bonus

COVID-19 Considerations
The health and safety of our staff and clients is of the utmost importance to BVRS. COVID precautions are strictly enforced, including mask-wearing at all times.


VOCATIONAL TRAINING ASSISTANT

Job Summary:

The candidate is responsible for the support of daily activities by performing a variety of duties to ensure individual safety and mobility and to support individual vocational needs. Also responsible for completion of contract work and set up of job stations for both contract work and work samples.

Responsibilities

  • Support Vocational Training Specialist in the activities and plans for program individuals in house as well as in the community
  • Give individualized instruction and calculate production percentages for work monitored
  • Complete daily sheets and assign jobs.  Document arrival and departure time, total hours on jobs, and total for the day
  • Ensure all 2390 regulations are being met
  • Other duties as assigned

Qualifications

  • Associates degree in Special Education or related field
  • Minimum of one year experience with persons with disabilities
  • Ability to communicate effectively
  • Attention to detail
  • Valid driver’s license and proof of insurance
  • Computer skills

Physical Needs for Job

  • Ability to physically assist individuals to maintain safe and appropriate mobility
  • Assist with personal care as needed.

Job Type
Full time
Immediate opening

Salary
Starting at $16.00 per hour.

COVID-19 Considerations
The health and safety of our clients and staff is of the utmost importance to Blind & Vision Rehabilitation Services. All CDC guidelines are being followed, including mask-wearing.

For consideration, please forward resume and any questions to cnadzam@pghvis.org


CUSTODIAL WORKER – 2ND SHIFT – SLIPPERY ROCK UNIVERSITY

Job Summary
PBA Products & Services is an agency that supports and works with individuals with disabilities. We are looking to staff a new janitorial contract on the campus of Slippery Rock University. Basic cleaning skills needed such as mopping, sweeping, dusting, and cleaning of restrooms.

Persons with Disabilities encouraged to apply.

Schedule:
Evening/Night Shift
Monday to Friday, Rotating Weekends

Job Type:
Part-time

Pay:
Competitive; commensurable with experience.

Contact:
Carole Nadzam, HR Administrator 
cnadzam@pghvis.org or 412-368-4073


CUSTODIAL WORKER – WEEKENDS – SLIPPERY ROCK UNIVERSITY

Job Summary

PBA Products & Services is an agency that supports and works with individuals with disabilities. We are looking to staff a new janitorial contract on the campus of Slippery Rock University. Basic cleaning skills needed such as mopping, sweeping, dusting, and cleaning of restrooms.

Persons with Disabilities encouraged to apply.

Schedule:
Day Shift
Weekends

Job Type:
Part-time

Pay:
$12.50/Hour

Contact:
Carole Nadzam, HR Administrator 
cnadzam@pghvis.org or 412-368-4073


JANITORIAL SUPERVISOR PT – BUTLER AREA

Job Summary

PBA Products & Services is an agency that supports and works with individuals with disabilities. Basic cleaning skills needed such as mopping, sweeping, dusting, and cleaning of restrooms.

Persons with Disabilities encouraged to apply.

Job description
Working supervisor of janitorial team. Must be able to pass all criminal background checks. Reliable transportation required.

Schedule:
Six to ten hours per week.
Evenings – 4:30 to 6:30/7:00 PM
2-3 evenings per week

Job Type:
Part-time

Pay:
From $16.50 per hour

COVID-19 considerations:
The health and safety of all PBA Products & Services staff members and clients is of the greatest concern. All CDC recommendations are followed.

Contact:
Carole Nadzam, HR Administrator 
cnadzam@pghvis.org or 412-368-4073


JANITORIAL SUPERVISOR PT – NORTH HILLS AREA

Job Summary

PBA Products & Services is an agency that supports and works with individuals with disabilities. Duties include basic janitorial skills in school setting.

Persons with Disabilities encouraged to apply.

Job description:
Northside/North Hills Area. Working supervisor of janitorial team. Must be able to pass all criminal and child abuse background checks. Reliable transportation required.

Physical setting: School

Work Location: One location

Schedule:
Afternoon shift – Monday through Friday; 2:30 – 5:30 PM.

Job Type:
Part-time

Pay:
From $15.00 per hour

COVID-19 considerations:
The health and safety of all PBA Products & Services staff members and clients is of the greatest concern. All CDC recommendations are followed


JANITORIAL TEAM LEADER PT – BRIDGEVILLE

Job Summary

PBA Products & Services is an agency that supports and works with individuals with disabilities. We are looking for a team leader to direct site staff through the daily operation of the facility janitorial services as well as performing tasks to maintain daily operations of site. Basic cleaning skills needed such as mopping, sweeping, dusting, and cleaning of restrooms.

Persons with Disabilities encouraged to apply.

Responsibilities:

  • Trains staff to perform duties and provide performance at the highest standard
  • Ensures proper staffing of contracted sites at all times
  • Maintains job site supply inventory and orders as needed
  • Sustains strong positive customer relations with on-site contract representatives
  • Ensures compliance with organization standards and procedures
  • Meets and exceeds customer expectations
  • Maintains site janitorial equipment to ensure proper working condition
  • May be required to provide floor care services, including all hard floor surfaces
  • Works directly with on-site staff to provide janitorial services as needed
  • Assists Operation Supervisor and Operations Manager as needed

Job Qualifications:

  • Must have a valid driver’s license or ability to get to the job site
  • Previous janitorial experience
  • Ability to work flexible hours, including evening and weekends
  • Ability to supervise all employees, including individuals with disabilities

Job Type: Part-time

Salary: From $14.00 per hour

COVID-19 Considerations:
PBA Products & Services and its parent company, Blind & Vision Rehabilitation Services of Pittsburgh, strictly adheres to CDC guidelines for the safety and well-being of its staff and clients.

Contact:
Carole Nadzam, HR Administrator 
cnadzam@pghvis.org or 412-368-4073


JANITORIAL WORKER PT – BRIDGEVILLE

PBA Products & Services is an agency that supports and works with individuals with disabilities. INDIVIDUALS WITH DISABILITIES ARE ENCOURAGED TO APPLY.

We are looking to staff a janitorial contract in the Bridgeville area. Basic cleaning skills needed such as mopping, sweeping, dusting, and cleaning of restrooms. IMMEDIATE OPENINGS.

Job Type: Part-time

Availability:
Maximum of 20-25 hours per week. Four or five 5-hour shifts per week.

Ability to work flexible hours, including evening and weekends

Salary: From $13.50 per hour

COVID-19 Considerations:
PBA Products & Services and its parent company, Blind & Vision Rehabilitation Services of Pittsburgh, strictly adheres to CDC guidelines for the safety and well-being of its staff and clients.

Contact:
Carole Nadzam, HR Administrator 
cnadzam@pghvis.org or 412-368-4073


For consideration, please forward resume and any questions to cnadzam@pghvis.org

BVRS is an equal opportunity employer.