Careers at DSB
Want to join an agency that has consistently been a national leader amongst blind agencies in competitive employment? Join us in the advancement of our mission—“Inclusion, Independence, and Economic Vitality for People with Visual Disabilities”—and you’ll help lead the way.
Washington State offers a generous benefits package including medical, dental, vision, long-term disability, life insurance and retirement. Employees enjoy extensive opportunities for professional and personal development.
The Washington State Department of Services for the Blind’s (DSB) goal is to open doors of opportunity to those who are blind and visually impaired to: pursue their dreams, determine their goals, develop their skills and abilities, and participate socially and economically in the community. Many of the services provided by DSB staff require travel and field work. Approximately 20% of the DSB workforce is blind and visually impaired. Staff who are blind and visually impaired may need and request services of Reader/Drivers to facilitate their job performance by performing visual reading and driving functions.
The Department of Services for the Blind is most interested in candidates who have the flexibility to be available daily for on-call part time work. This position may appeal to individuals who are retired and/or those who are available every day to work flexible hours.
This position is on-call; work is intermittent, sporadic and does not fit a particular work schedule or pattern. Responsibilities include: operating a state vehicle, transporting visually impaired and blind department staff to and from various work locations; reading and completing hand written documents; and some lifting and carrying of items for staff that utilize orientation and mobility aides such as a long cane or guide dog.