Careers

Children’s Vision Screener

Summary of Position:

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
  • Job Type: Part-time
  • Salary: $10.00 /hour

Education:

  • Bachelor’s (Preferred)

License:

  • Act 33/34 and Act 151 (Preferred)

Employment Specialist/Job Coach – Pittsburgh, PA

Summary of Position

Provide training to facilitate successful 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

Qualifications and Skills

  • 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
  • MUST be available to work evenings and weekends

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 (Preferred)

Education:

  • Bachelor’s (Required)

License:

  • Valid driver’s license (Required)

Employment Specialist/ Job Coach – Uniontown, PA – Part-time

Summary of Position

Provide training to facilitate successful 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

Qualifications and Skills

  • 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
  • MUST be available to work evenings and weekends

Job Type: Part-time

Salary: $10.00 /hour

Experience:

  • working with individuals with disabilities: 1 year (Preferred)

Education:

  • Bachelor’s (Required)

License:

  • Driver’s License (Required)

Community Outreach Coordinator – Somerset, PA

Summary of Position:

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.

Participates in other Development and Public Relations department activities as requested and contributes to the overall team effort in a spirit of cooperation.

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

Job Type: Part-time

Salary: $12.00 /hour

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:

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.


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

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.
  • 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 (Preferred)

License:

  • Driver’s License (Required)

 


 

To Apply

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

BVRS is an equal opportunity employer.