Coordinator of Rehabilitation Services

Blind & Vision Rehabilitation Services of Pgh.

Website Blind & Vision Rehabilitation Services of Pgh.

Job Summary:

Responsible for the daily operations of Community and Employment, Transition Programs.


  • Planning and directing work and rehab activities for transition programs and appropriate community resources.
  • Supervision of all staff within the transition programs. Includes: training of new staff and completing all required paperwork; completing yearly evaluations, daily attendance, and by-weekly time sheets; monitor and document staff training hours and medical requirements.
  • Responsible for interviewing and assessing individuals for admission into programming.
  • Responsible for interviewing and decision making regarding candidates applying for employment.
  • Liaison with outside agencies such as ODP, Support Coordination Units, schools, businesses, residential agencies, family members, etc.
  • Record keeping for controlling and managing the programs and required billing submissions through HCSIS and maintaining financial information on program expenses and revenue.  Includes: reports for National Industries for the Blind, school districts and other records as required by the Office of Developmental Programs and Allegheny County.
  • Conduct regularly scheduled team meetings with transitional program staff.
  • Attend bi-weekly coordinator meetings on a regular basis.
  • Track, schedule and attend six month and annual reviews for all consumers in program.
  • Coordinate procurement and billing of contract work for ETS.
  • Work closely with ESS staff to expand community-based work experiences for ETS consumers.
  • Ensure 2380/2390 regulations are being followed to meet licensing regulations.
  • Attend required meetings through Department of Human Services, Allegheny County and others.
  • Perform other job related tasks as assigned.

Job Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited college or university in Special Education, Psychology, Social Work, Rehabilitation Counseling or other related field
  • Ability to develop program services for persons with severe disabilities and or vision loss or blindness
  • Ability to supervise and instruct staff
  • Ability to communicate effectively, written and orally.
  • Ability to participate in organizational planning as it relates to the transition programs and future initiatives.
  • Decision Making AuthorityManagement Responsibility:
  • Daily decision making on behalf of the consumers in program based on health and safety and program needs.
  • Daily decision making on behalf of staff to ensure that the needs of the consumers are met.

Physical Needs for Job:

The ability to physically assist individuals to maintain safe and appropriate mobility as needed.

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