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The Rehabilitation Teacher works as a member of a multi-disciplinary (vocational rehabilitation and independent living) work team to provide comprehensive Orientation and Mobility and Rehabilitation Teaching (O&M/RT) services to blind and visually impaired adults. Adaptive skills assessments are provided to transition aged customers. 

The duties include the following:

  • Develops and updates training curricula;

  • Communicates to the customer: training scope, competencies, and expected results;

  • Develops objectives and completion measurements for all training;

  • Conducts training, or contracts training to external vendor using contracting process;

  • Assesses effectiveness of training, makes any necessary adjustments to training plans, and monitors customer progress;

  • Tests and measures customer competencies through demonstration of skill proficiencies;

  • Provides on- going support and guidance to build self-esteem and self-confidence relative to developing adaptive skills essential for independence, job search, and employment;

  • Gathers information respective of the customer's disability, family support, educational/work history, motivation to work, adaptive skills of blindness and identification of functional limitations, attitude and acceptance of vision loss, and other disabilities;

  • Conducts the Adaptive Skills Assessment with the customer preferably within the customer's home environment;

  • Provides customer with appropriate information and referral to community resources; and

  • Analyzes anticipated needs for aids, appliances, skills, and techniques and determine the most effective and cost-efficient way to provide training (internally and/or externally) through discussion with Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor (VRC), internal team, and customer.


Bachelor's Degree in Special Education, or Rehabilitative Services, or a related field, which includes a minimum of 30 semester or 45 quarter hours in an accredited Orientation and Mobility program

Travel Requirements:  Extensive daily travel is required as well as occasional overnights.
You must possess a valid driver's license free from serious traffic violations.

Preferred/Desired Qualifications:

A Master's Degree in Special Education or Rehabilitative Services, or a related field, which includes a minimum of 30 quarter hours in an accredited Orientation and Mobility program.


Phone: Lolo Arevalo at (360) 407-8074

Cert: COMS

Supplemental Information

In addition to completing the online application, applicants must attach the following documents to their profile in order to be considered for this position:

A letter of interest, describing how you meet the specific qualifications for this position;
A current resume, detailing experience, and education; and
A list of at least three (3) professional references with current telephone numbers.

The initial screening will be solely based on the contents and completeness of the "duties summary" section of your application in, completeness of the application material submitted, and the supplemental questionnaire.   

A resume will not substitute for completing the "duties summary" section of the application. Responses to the supplemental questionnaire regarding work experience must be reflected in the "duties summary" section of the application.  

By submitting 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.

Prior to any new appointment into the Department of Enterprise Services, a background check including criminal record history will be conducted.  Information from the background check will not necessarily preclude employment, but will be considered in determining the applicant's suitability and competence to perform in the position.

NOTE: As a condition of employment, the candidate accepting this position will be required to comply with the Union Security clause contained in the Collective Bargaining Agreement between the state of Washington and the Washington Federation of State Employees. This means that, as a condition of employment the candidate must either join the union and pay union dues, or pay the union a representational or other fee within 30 days of the date you are put into pay status.
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.
Note: 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.
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Should you have any questions regarding this position or the online application, contact Lolo Arevalo at (360) 407-8074 or
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