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 low vision examinations, assists in diagnosing functional limitations, and prescribes appropriate corrective devices, assistive technology treatments and treatment modalities for visually impaired clients in BVRS’ Low Vision Services department.

Responsibilities:

  • Provide low vision evaluations and rehabilitation recommendations.
  • 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 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.
  • And, 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 the older clients
  • Schedule will vary; must be available some evenings and weekends

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

Driver/ Escort/ Life Skills Services Aide

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:

  • 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.

Physical Needs for job:

  • Must be able to lift up to 50 pounds.

Job Type: Full-time

Salary: $10.00 /hour

Education:

  • High school or equivalent

License:

  • Valid Driver’s License

 

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.