Careers

Occupational Therapist / Rehabilitation Instructor

Summary of Position:

Evaluate and provide instruction to persons who are blind and visually impaired in many different areas ranging from activities of daily living, sensory training, household mechanics, and audio device instruction.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Identify the specific needs of clients and their desired outcomes.
  • Develop instructional strategies to help clients reach 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.

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 clearances are required upon employment.

CTP Program Specialist

Summary of Position:

Develops, administers and coordinates program activities and plans for assigned consumers. Responsible for supervising and instructing consumers on functional skills, ADL skills, social, community, behavioral and vocational skills. Implements programs with BVRS staff members and community resources so consumers reach their optimum potential.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree preferred
  • 2+ years of employment development experience
  • Must have ability to instruct using appropriate methodologies
  • Experience working with individuals who are blind, vision impaired or have other disabilities is preferred.
  • Ability to organize and communicate effectively.
  • Attention to detail.
  • Ability to lift up to 20 pounds

Coordinator of Employment Support Services

Summary of Position:

Responsible for daily operations of the Employment Support Services department. Implements individualized employment development. Coordinates employment opportunities with local business community. Provides supervision to employment consultants and remains active with all cases seeking employment.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree preferred
  • 3+ years of employment development experience
  • Must have ability to physically assist consumer at job site
  • Experience working with individuals who are blind, vision impaired or have other disabilities is preferred.
  • Ability to complete paperwork accurately and timely
  • Ability to lift up to 20 pounds
  • Excellent communication skills (written & verbal) required

Employment Specialist

Summary of Position:

Implements individualized employment services. This position will develop employment opportunities with the local business community and provides training to facilitate successful employment outcomes for consumers. Employment Specialists prepare consumers for employment, monitor their progress and compile accurate data for each file.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree preferred
  • 3+ years of employment development experience
  • Must have ability to physically assist consumer at job site
  • Experience working with individuals who are blind, vision impaired or have other disabilities is preferred.
  • Ability to complete paperwork accurately and timely
  • Excellent communication skills (written & verbal) required
  • Ability to lift up to 20 pounds

Business Development Sales Representative

Summary of Position:

This position is responsible for selling and promoting Crypton fabrics and manufactured products of PBA Industries. Qualified candidates will increase product penetration to current, former and new customers, in addition to acquiring new contracts for our employment programs. The Sales Representative will be highly motivated by customer satisfaction, goal attainment and earnings potential.

Qualifications:

  • BA Degree preferred.
  • 3+ years of sales/business development experience required
  • Proven successful sales record and experience
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Demonstrates effective sales, listening and time management skills
  • Positive attitude with strong customer relationship skills
  • Professional appearance and behavior required

To Apply

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

BVRS is an equal opportunity employer.