Careers

Children’s Vision Screener

Summary of Position:

$10 an hour – Part-time

Part-time position where you do not have to work evenings and weekends!

Set your own schedule!

The Vision Screener will conduct prevention of blindness screenings for children throughout Allegheny County, and will be responsible for completing the necessary paperwork after the screenings are complete.

Job Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree preferred
  • Experience working with children required
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Must be able to manage, schedule and conduct screenings alone or with a group
  • Must be able to lift 10 pounds

Optometrist

Summary of Position:

This position provides comprehensive primary care as well as low vision examinations, assists in diagnosing functional limitations, and prescribes appropriate corrective devices, assistive technology treatments and treatment modalities for visually impaired patients in Blind & Vision’s Low Vision Department.

Responsibilities:

  • Provide low vision evaluations and rehabilitation recommendations.
  • Provide primary care vision examinations.
  • Communicate low vision results to referring physicians and agencies.
  • Recommend appropriate low vision aids, assistive technology or other services based upon the comprehensive low vision examination.
  • Provide primary care vision examinations.
  • Provide follow up examinations as needed.
  • Complete optometric measurements.
  • Develop a final prescription and treatment plan based upon evaluation and input from patient and other staff and referral source when applicable.
  • Provide public education through seminars, speeches and discussions.
  • Assist in developing referral systems through eye care providers and the community.
  • Maintain up-to-date professional standards by attending meetings and conferences, consulting with other professionals, reviewing literature and disseminating information to other staff.
  • Maintain up-to-date professional standards and licenses.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Job Qualifications:

  • This position requires an optometric degree with a license to practice in the state of Pennsylvania.
  • Must be comfortable working with all age ranges of patients from children to older adults.
  • Schedule will vary.

Production Supervisor

Summary of Position

The Production Supervisor position is responsible for supervising employees in the Production Department. This position plans and assigns work, implements policies and procedures and recommends improvements in manufacturing and assembly methods, equipment, operating tactics and working conditions.

Responsibilities

  • Supervise day-to-day operations of Department
  • Oversee department priorities including creating production schedules, provide employee training and coaching, monitor inventory to ensure on-time deliverables, monitor progress of production and quality of completed articles
  • Review productions schedules to monitor promised delivery dates – monitor material and supply needs, monitor machinery for replacement parts and/or repairs.
  • Prepare production, inventory, quality and attendance reports in a timely manner
  • Provide administrative duties as needed
  • Responsible for all safety precautions

Job Qualifications

  • Degree required – college experience preferred
  • 5 years relevant experience in manufacturing environment
  • 3-5 years experience operating commercial grade machines and equipment
  • Supervisory experience a plus
  • Strong interpersonal/communication skills
  • Ability to interact within companies and organizations that BVRS has contracts with
  • Highly organized
  • Certified forklift and sewing experience preferred
  • Ability to lift 25 pounds

Job Type: Full-time $16.00 /hour


Employment Specialist/Job Coach

Summary of Position

Provide training to facilitate success employment outcomes for consumers. Responsible for development of instructional strategies for specific job duties, monitoring progress and compiling accurate data. Coordinates employment services with ESS team. Maintain a case load of consumers to include , employment preparation, assessment, job development, placement, training and follow-up.

Responsibilities

  • Assess consumer’s general work habits, characteristics and training needs
  • Establish job requirements and performance standards for consumer’s employment training plan
  • Provide job site advocacy, support and follow-up services
  • Maintain accurate records
  • Assist with intake interviews for new referrals
  • Develop individual employment services plans
  • Participate in team meetings
  • Determine worksite accommodations needed
  • Provide career guidance, resources and related employment activities tto facilitate job search
  • Communicate with referral sources on progress of cases

Job Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Education, Vocational Rehabilitation or a related field
  • Experience working with individuals with disabilities
  • Valid driver’s license, reliable personal vehicle, proof of automobile insurance
  • Must be timely and accurate with all required paperwork
  • Excellent communication and organizational skills
  • Experience with employment development preferred

Benefits

  • Benefits include medical, dental, vision, 401(k) plan, paid time off
  • Job Type: Full-time
  • Salary: $15.50 /hour
  • Experience: working with individuals with disabilities: 1 year
  • Education: Bachelor’s
  • License: Valid driver’s license

Screen Printer, Utility Worker

Summary of Position:

$10 an hour

The Screen Printer position is responsible to complete various screen printing duties, such as maintaining and operating machines, assembling printed items, preparing screen printing patterns, loading ink, and solving technical problems. This position should demonstrate printing expertise but on the-job-training will be provided, stamina, effective communication, teamwork, and time management.

Responsibilities:

  • Set-up print jobs, ensuring proper machine set-up
  • Ensure quality control, inventory control, and the distribution of goods by quantity, color, and size and also utilizing various ink colors for specific print jobs.
  • Maintain inventory to ensure order accuracy and timeliness
  • Must be able to run, adjust, and troubleshoot production equipment
  • Maintain cleanliness of work area and equipment
  • Provide maintenance: clean/reclaim screens and coat screes with emulsion
  • Support members of the team in the manufacturing, assembling and packaging of all products produced by Industries.
  • Support other production areas during critical delivery times to ensure order timeliness and customer satisfaction

Qualifications:

  • A minimum of a High School diploma or GED
  • 1-3 years’ experience working in a manufacturing environment
  • Must be able to lift and pull a minimum of 50 pounds
  • Able to stand for extended periods of time
  • Provide Act 34 & 151 clearances
  • Must be responsible, dependable, well-organized, logical and display high integrity.
  • Excellent verbal communication abilities.
  • Ability to work in a team environment
  • Professional demeanor and positive outlook.
  • Ability to handle multiple projects and details simultaneously
  • Must be committed to the mission, programs and future aspirations of Blind & Vision Rehabilitation Services, Inc. of Pittsburgh.

Experience:

  • Screen Printing: 1 year (Preferred)
  • Manufacturing: 1 year (Preferred)
  • Must be able to lift and pull a minimum of 50 pounds
  • Able to stand for extended periods of time
  • Provide Act 34 & 151 clearances
  • Must be responsible, dependable, well-organized, logical and display high integrity.
  • Excellent verbal communication abilities.
  • Ability to work in a team environment
  • Professional demeanor and positive outlook.
  • Ability to handle multiple projects and details simultaneously
  • Must be committed to the mission, programs and future aspirations of Blind & Vision Rehabilitation Services, Inc. of Pittsburgh.

Education:

  • High school or equivalent (Required)

Community Outreach Coordinator – Somerset, PA

Summary of Position:

$12.00 an hour

Primary responsibilities are to build and sustain relationships with key stakeholders in Somerset County, including but not limited to Lions and Lioness clubs, social service agency representatives, community service organizations, community and civic leaders, volunteers, clients, and donors.

  • In conjunction with the Vice President of External Affairs create and implement an annual outreach plan.
  • Attend relevant community meetings, such as community councils, roundtables, and committees.
  • Schedule and personally conduct a minimum of 12 presentations annually to stakeholder groups, including clubs and organizations throughout the county.
  • Recruit, place and support Somerset County Blind Association volunteers.
  • Record volunteer hours on a monthly basis.
  • Support planning and implementation of SCBA special events including Holiday Baskets. Personally participate in all events.
  • Act as a liaison for clients who have transportation and low vision needs.
  • Maintain a professional office environment; answer phones and direct calls to appropriate contact, open agency mail, and greet visitors.
  • Help coordinate outreach utilizing BVRS’ newsletter and social media outlets.
  • Complete other duties as assigned.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree and a minimum two-years of demonstrated successful experience in similar outreach role
  • Excellent public speaking and presentation skills
  • Ability to connect with others and forge strong relationships
  • Highly organized, analytical; proficient in Microsoft Office programs.
  • Ability to support and motivate volunteers.
  • Strong verbal and written communication abilities.
  • Professional demeanor and positive outlook.
  • Creative, able to generate ideas and solutions, self-starter.
  • Able to maintain accountability, work under pressure, meet deadlines and operate independently while functioning as part of a cooperative and coordinated team.
  • Must be responsible, dependable, well-organized, logical and display high integrity.
  • Must be committed to the mission, programs and future aspirations of Blind & Vision Rehabilitation Services, Inc. of Pittsburgh. Ability to perform multiple tasks simultaneously and meet deadlines.

Additional:

  • Valid PA drivers license and proof of insurance
  • Provide Act 34 & 151 clearances
  • Able to lift 50 pounds
  • Able to sit for extended periods of time
  • Ability to escort clients as necessary

Experience:

  • Community Outreach: 2 years (Preferred)

Driver/ Escort/ Life Skills Services Aide – Somerset, PA

Summary of Position

Drives/escorts clients who are blind or visually impaired to appointments in the community and provides aid to clients as necessary. Full time position. This position is based out of the Somerset, PA area.

Responsibilities:

  • Drives/escorts clients to and from appointments in a safe and timely manner.
  • Use maps or other appropriate navigation tools to provide the most direct and safe route to and from destinations.
  • Confirm appointment with clients.
  • Complete daily reports as required.
  • Will provide sighted guide escort and visual feedback to clients.
  • Responsible for the care and maintenance of department vehicles.
  • Participate in annual staff continuing education programs and pass certification program from PAB.

Job Qualifications:

  • Valid Pennsylvania drivers license
  • High school diploma or its equivalent.
  • Good oral and written communication skills.
  • Ability to work independently and also with other team members.
  • Enjoys working with people of all ages, especially older adults.

Decision Making Authority\Supervisory Responsibility: No supervisory responsibility

Physical Needs for job: Must be able to lift up to 50 pounds.


 

To Apply

Please send an email with the position applying for in the subject line and attach your resume and cover letter to Lynda Grimes at lgrimes@pghvis.org

BVRS is an equal opportunity employer.