10/02/2020Return to view all job openings
The Department for the Blind and Vision Impaired (DBVI) is committed to providing quality services to assist Virginia’s citizens who are blind, deafblind or vision impaired in achieving their desired level of employment, education, and personal independence. The department provides an array of specialized services for all ages to assist them in attaining the skills, confidence, and positive outlook that are critical to independence.
We are currently seeking a qualified individual to serve as a Regional Manager. The incumbent in this position will provide direction, leadership, support, and daily supervision to regional office staff so that quality services are provided to eligible individuals in compliance with federal, state, and agency laws, regulations, policies, and procedures.
This role would consist of, facilitating regular office and program meetings, approving the expenditure of funds based on federal & state guidelines, monitoring the AWARE budget, evaluating the job performance of staff, making recommendations on corrective personnel actions in order to comply with regulations, assigning and directing work activity of both clerical and field staff, and assessing program needs and service delivery. The Regional Manager will work in collaboration with the local workforce development board(s) and other community partners. This position would respond to individual and staff requests and complaints. RM interprets policy, procedure, regulations and provides direction and guidance to regional office staff to ensure appropriate program implementation. RM conducts and observes field visits with each staff member during the evaluation period and provides feedback.
Master's degree in human service and/or education fields. Must hold a degree in vocational rehabilitation, rehabilitation teaching, or education of the blind. Closely related degrees combined with experience in providing services to the blind will be considered.
• Demonstrated knowledge of specialized services for people who are blind, deafblind, or vision impaired.
• Demonstrated skill and ability to mentor, lead, and supervise a diverse group of employees with professional preparation in vocational rehabilitation, rehabilitation teaching, orientation and mobility, and education services.
• Demonstrated ability to interpret and implement established policies, analyze and solve complex problems, and make timely and defensible decisions.
• Demonstrated knowledge of sound management practices and principles.
Preferably the candidate will hold any of the following certifications or be eligible to sit for certification as a Certified Rehabilitation Counselor credential or as a minimum standard, educational standards established by the Commission on Rehabilitation Counselor Certification (CRCC); or Certified Vision Rehabilitation Therapist by Academy for Certification of Vision Rehabilitation and Education Professionals; or certified Orientation and Mobility Specialist by Academy for Certification of Vision Rehabilitation and Education Professionals (COMS) or National Blindness Professional Certification Board (NOMC); or possess a Virginia collegiate professional license with an endorsement of special education vision impairments PreK-12 Certification as Rehabilitation Counselor.
Previous supervisory experience is also preferred.