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)

Vision Rehabilitation Therapist

BVRS is hiring a full-time Vision Rehabilitation Therapist for our residential training program.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Special Education, Occupational Therapy or related field required.
  • Master’s Degree preferred
  • Experience working with people who are vision impaired, blind, or who have other disabilities.
  • Excellent communication and written skills.
  • Must be able to lift 10 pounds.
  • Child Abuse, Criminal History, and FBI are required upon employment.

Summary of Position:

Evaluate and provide instruction in one or more of the following areas to adults who are blind or vision impaired: activities of daily living, communications skills, household arts skills, sensory training, leisure time instruction, household mechanics, keyboarding, handwriting, audio device instruction, spoken communications, introduction to computers, kinesiatrics, Braille, labeling skills, and pre-cane mobility skills.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Identify the specific needs of clients and their desired outcomes.
  • Develop instructional strategies to help clients reached their desired outcomes
  • Monitor progress of each client and through checklists and reports show accomplishments or needed work of measurable functional outcomes.
  • Maintain well documented records and data.
  • Participate in regularly scheduled conferences with client and funding source to update and discuss progression of training.

 

To Apply

Please send an email with the position applying for in the subject line and attach your resume and cover letter to the Human Resource Coordinator at jobs@pghvis.org

BVRS is an equal opportunity employer.