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DutiesSome of what you’ll enjoy doing include:

  • Conduct comprehensive assessments of participants' vocational rehabilitation needs, including disability, family support, education/work history, and adaptive skills.
  • Collaborate with Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor (VRC) to address issues and recommend solutions, therapies, and tools for low vision needs.
  • Provide information and referrals to community resources and facilitate informed choice in service selection.
  • Develop individualized training plans, coordinate assessment results with the team, and communicate training objectives and expectations to participants.
  • Arrange training, monitor progress, and adjust plans as needed, testing and measuring participant competencies.
  • Serve as a regional and statewide resource, educating community partners and employers on adaptive tools and techniques.
  • Offer consultation, presentations, and technical assistance to community service providers for the application and use of adaptive tools and training. 
  • Lead onboarding, training, and development of lower-level vision rehabilitation staff, ensuring competency across skill sets.
  • Manage ongoing training requests and employee retention training, coordinating with Regional Area Managers.
  • Lead statewide process review and improvement efforts, while independently performing comprehensive low vision evaluations and coordinating recommendations to vocational rehabilitation participants and Vocational Rehabilitation Counselors. 


Phone: 360.480.7365

Cert: Any Certification


This position may be filled at the Vision Rehabilitation Specialist - Entry, Vision Rehabilitation Specialist - Journey, or Vision Rehabilitation Specialist - Senior level, depending on qualifications. Advancement to the next level will be based upon the successful completion of an established In-Training Plan.  

What is an in-training plan?  The in-training is intended to provide an opportunity for an individual to gain the required experience on the job as part of a formal “in-training” plan. Upon successful completion of an in-training program, the incumbent will move up to the next job classification that is listed on the in-training plan if applicable. 

The salary ranges for each level of the position is as follows: 

  • Vision Rehabilitation Specialist - Entry: ($3,619 - $4,842 per month)
  • Vision Rehabilitation Specialist - Journey: ($4,174 - $5,615 per month)
  • Vision Rehabilitation Specialist - Senior: ($4,968 - $6,676 per month)