[NFBWATLK] Washington DSB Seattle--Orientation and Training Center Administrator (WMS 02)

Nightingale, Noel Noel.Nightingale at ed.gov
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From: Cox, Kristina (DSB) [mailto:kristina.cox at dsb.wa.gov]
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Subject: DSB Seattle--Orientation and Training Center Administrator (WMS 02)


Department of Services for the Blind<https://dsb.wa.gov/> in Seattle, Washington is continuing its search for an Orientation Training Center Administrator<https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/washington/jobs/2402124/orientation-and-training-center-otc-administrator-wms-2>.

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$78,950 - $89,765 per year, starting July 1st

Orientation and Training Center (OTC) Administrator

The goal of the Department of Services for the Blind (DSB) is to assist in the stable employment of Blind, Deaf Blind and Low Vision clients.  The purpose of the Orientation and Training Center (OTC) Administrator is to manage the programs and participant activity performed by the agency with residential and commuting students located in the Orientation and Training Center (OTC) in the Seattle area.

The position is a leadership role that is responsible for a multi-disciplinary team along with managing a budget of over $1 million dollars.  The funds provide a number of services that include assessments, adjustment to blindness, self-advocacy, adaptive skills of living, and vocational training services that serve 60-100 Washington State residents who are blind, low vision, or deaf blind.  The ability to provide these services fulfills the agency's mission of "Inclusion, Independence, and Economic Vitality for individuals with visual disabilities.

Some of what you'll enjoy doing in your job:

  *   Ensure the highest quality student experience in providing intensive and daily adaptive skills of blindness trainings through the center, including:
     *   Adaptive computer skills
     *   Orientation and Mobility skills
     *   Adaptive home management skills
     *   Braille skills
     *   Adaptive methods for personal organization, financial management, and a range of work and life tasks
     *   Self-advocacy skills
     *   Career readiness skills
  *   Educate and incorporate the Agency cultural values within teams;
  *   Ensure that training program supports needs of adult learners with range of disabilities;
  *   Resolve and mediate conflict situations;
  *   Emphasize and encourage vocational context for all multidisciplinary team staff roles;
  *   Establish, review and revise agency procedure;
  *   Fill all staff vacancies in accordance with Collective Bargaining Agreement, state HR requirements, needs of agency and local team, and agency values for diversity/disability representation among the workforce;
  *   Work to ensure staff continuously review and refine understanding of the subtle contexts of working in field of disability;
  *   Communicate staff performance expectations and conduct performance reviews & evaluations;
     *   Analyze data and reorganize work to manage agency resources;
     *   Analyze spending trends and outcomes to assist teams in best stewardship of state resources;
  *   Give individualized recognition and appreciation for exceptional and/or consistently high quality work performance;
  *   Provide supports for student scheduling, comprehensive trainings and career experience for approximately 60-100 residential and commuting students annually;
  *   Identify and address facility needs (training & residential);
  *   Solicit and integrate participant feedback into improvement processes;
  *   Develop and implement internal outreach strategies within teams to increase student capacity and target awareness in underserved communities;
  *   Provide direct marketing and orientation of program to DSB customers, DSB staff, and community members;
     *   Assess the effectiveness of the program through on-going surveys and other methods and modify the program as appropriate
  *   Maintain accurate data for program evaluation and reporting;
  *   Implement, track and revise agency's strategic initiatives among staff;
  *   Initiate, manage and guide agency program improvement projects;
  *   Manage change process for teams; communicate, and implement change, addressing staff needs within change process;
  *   Communicate agency performance and outcomes with teams, and strategize with teams for continuous performance improvements;
  *   Communicate program updates within the teams, and communicate staff needs to management group;
  *   Identify resource needs and strategize means for resolving needs;
  *   Develop systems to promote strong case documentation among staff;


Bachelor's Degree in Vocational Rehabilitation, Counseling, Public or Business Administration, Adult Education, or related field required;
2 years of supervisory experience


Six (6) years' experience in public administration and/or developing and managing adult educational training programs


Expert knowledge of current adaptive skills of blindness rehabilitation teaching practices

Special Requirement:

  *   Must pass Criminal Justice Records Check

  *   Masters' Degree in Vocational Rehabilitation Counseling, Rehabilitation Teaching, Public or Business Administration, Adult Education, or a related field
  *   Understanding of the culture  and expectations of the blind community
  *   Work experience with a range of people with disabilities
  *   Experience in:
     *   Job readiness/vocational training
     *   Adaptive skills and technologies of blindness and low vision
     *   Work within a public Vocational Rehabilitation program
     *   English as a Second Language (ESL) training
     *   Managing distance learning programs
     *   Curriculum development and course scheduling

Please attach the following documents, failure to do so may result in not being considered for the position:

  *   A letter of interest that shows your personality and voice to describe why you are the successful candidate and how you meet the specific qualifications for this position;
  *   Current resume, detailing experience, and education; and
  *   A list of at least three (3) professional references with current telephone numbers.
By submitting these materials, you are indicating that all information is true and correct. The state may verify information. Any untruthful or misleading information is cause for removal from the applicant pool or dismissal if employed.

Applicants who meet the minimum qualifications and wish to claim Veteran's Preference MUST attach a copy of their DD214, or other verification of military service. Please blackout any personally identifiable data such as social security numbers.

Applicants claiming veteran's preference points must attach the documentation with each on-line application. If you do not provide appropriate documentation to qualify for these preference points, the points will not be awarded.

For additional information on Veteran's Preference and guidance on how to determine if you are eligible, click here<http://www.careers.wa.gov/veteranspreferences.html>.

We thank you and are grateful for your service

We celebrate our differences and we are committed to a workplace that supports equal opportunity employment and inclusion regardless of race, religion, color, national origin, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender identity diversity, age, status as a protected veteran, status as an individual with a disability, or other applicable legally protected characteristics. We will also consider qualified applicants with criminal histories, consistent with applicable federal, state and local laws.

Persons with a disability, who need assistance with their application or need this announcement in an alternative format, may call (360) 664-1960 or toll free (877) 664-1960. TTY users should first call 711 to access the Washington Relay Service.<http://www.washingtonrelay.com/>

Should you have any questions regarding this position or the online application, contact Lolo Florentino Arevalo at (360) 407-8074 or Lolo.arevalo at des.wa.gov<mailto:Lolo.arevalo at des.wa.gov>

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