Our Vocational/Employment services provide support to both employers and to individuals with vision loss and other disabilities. The goal is to help individuals prepare for, retain or secure competitive jobs. Our Pittsburgh office serves Allegheny County and our Uniontown office serves Fayette, Greene and Washington counties.
Employment Support Services
BVRS employment specialists assist employers in retaining or recruiting and hiring qualified workers. Job seekers are assisted in finding competitive employment. Services include resume and interview preparation, job-seeking skill development, community-based assessments, work site analysis for accommodations, job coaching supports and follow-up services.
This partnership between Blind and Vision Rehabilitation Services of Pittsburgh and the Pennsylvania Office of Vocational Rehabilitation provides vocational services to Pennsylvania residents with hearing and vision loss, and is one of only a few such programs in the United States. Individuals in the Deaf Blind Vocational Program receive a variety of services and training that enhances their independence and assists them in securing competitive employment. Services include personal adjustment to deaf-blindness training, job readiness and job coaching, assistive technology training, orientation and mobility training. Residential accommodations are available.
For details about Employment/Vocational services in Allegheny County, contact Diane Celidonia, 412-368-4400 ext. 2229 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org. In Fayette, Greene and Washington counties, contact John McCune, 724-430-6427 or email at email@example.com.