CAREERS


Director of Rehabilitation Services

Under the supervision of WSB’s President/CEO, the Director of Rehabilitation Services serves as a member of the agency's administrative leadership team to ensure comprehensive pre-vocational training and vocational support services are delivered in a way that will optimize preparation and supports as they relate to obtaining competitive employment. The Director of Rehabilitation Services is responsible for developing and upholding program & performance standards to ensure delivery of timely services that maximize independence and competitive integrated employment.  The Director of Rehabilitation Services provides supervision and direction to all professional rehab staff who work at WSB, and also works collaboratively with other WSB staff including executive staff, department directors and support staff, as well as consultants and volunteers.

The Director of Rehabilitation Services supervises pre-vocational and vocational instructors. 

 

To apply, please send your resume to Christie Newsom, HR Specialist, at cnewsom@wsblind.org.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

General Responsibilities

  • Supervises and maintains quality vocational (Career Training) and pre-vocational (Life Skills) programs.
  • Development of new and innovative programs
  • Assist in recruiting and retention of clients.
  • Lead implementation of and maintain learning management system
     

Duties

  • Identifies and develops new programs under Life Skills, Adult Education and Career Training.
  • Monitors and evaluates current programs for efficiency and effectiveness through the use of reports created from client database which will document successful client outcomes.
  • Maintains proper understanding and use of current technology for assisting people who are blind or visually impaired.
  • Identifies potential areas of improvement in client training through new and improved
  •  Meet with staff regularly to obtain case updates and track progress. During these meetings, the director should provide technical assistance and suggestions for alternative approaches when indicated as well as strategies for completing reports in an effective and timely manner.
  • Collaborate with Workforce Development staff to ensure successful client employment outcomes.
  • Attend all scheduling and staffing meetings
  • Works with Director of Recruiting & Retention and Director of Communications & Development to develop an outreach strategy for recruiting and retention of clients through good marketing techniques to meet client-number goals.
  • Presents informational programs to referral agencies and consumer groups on services available at WSB.
  • Keeps staff informed regarding significant problems, circumstances or needs which are likely to hinder optimum services.
  • Maintains an operational understanding of significant trends and needs within the general field of services for people who are blind or visually impaired.
  • Works with other staff creating an effective team working toward organizational goals and objectives.
  • Maintains professional credentials to insure proper accreditation.
  • Oversees staff professional development and training.
  • Supervises all intern programs related to rehabilitation services.
  • Provides leadership for, and participates in, professional committees and conferences pertinent to the work of WSB.
  •  Other duties as assigned.


SECONDARY DUTIES AND/OR RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Serve as subject matter expert working with new initiatives for funding/grants

 

ATTENDANCE REQUIREMENTS

  • 40 hours per week  
  • May be asked to participate in presentations/conferences outside of normal working hours
     

EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS

A Master’s degree in rehabilitation and education of individuals with disabilities or related field is required. Ten (10) years of experience as rehabilitation professional with a significant portion of experience in serving persons with vision loss, with at least five (5) years in administration/management/education. Advanced understanding of assistive technology for persons who are visually impaired. 8+ years administrative experience in rehabilitation services to the blind preferred. Nationally recognized in services for the blind preferred. Recruiting experience, professional certification/licensure and leadership in professional organization(s) desired.
 

SPECIAL SKILLS NECESSARY

Ability to develop and maintain appropriate professional relationships with clients, peers, volunteers, consultants, partners, stakeholders and administrative staff; ability to negotiate with national employers regarding new program development contributing to vocational placement in high demand career-oriented fields; commitment to quality service and innovation; ability to assess individual strengths and needs of clients, and the ability to give clarification, support and encouragement to enhance clients’ involvement in and learning of subject matter; ability to express ideas and information in clear, well-organized oral form to individuals and groups on a national level; ability to describe clients, their progress and problems, and ability to formulate and express relevant information in a concise, clear written form that will be useful in evaluation and decision making beneficial to the clients.

LICENSES/CERTIFICATIONS REQUIRED

  • CVRT/CRC