State of Washington Classified Job Specification
VISION REHABILITATION SPECIALIST - JOURNEY
Manages low vision labs and lab budget; administers vendor contracts; hires and supervises vendor compliance with contracts;
Performs the duties of the Vision Rehabilitation Specialist – Entry;
Performs other work as required.
Knowledge and Abilities
Ability to: teach adaptive skills of blindness; analyze complex situations for emotional and physical safety of individual participant, and take appropriate effective action including handling emergent situations, coaching and provision of counseling and advocacy; work effectively with individuals who are blind, low vision, or deaf blind, including those with additional disabilities; present ideas clearly and effectively orally and in writing; engage with businesses as a dual customer to address business-specific needs around disability.
A master’s degree from an accredited college or university with a major field of study in blind or vision rehabilitation, or closely related program in rehabilitation, special education, family and consumer science education, or adaptive technology.
A Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university with a major field of study in blind or vision rehabilitation, or a closely related program in rehabilitation, special education, family and consumer science education, or adaptive technology.
Two years of paid professional experience providing services that teach adaptive skill of blindness to the blind, low vision, or deaf blind individuals.
For those positions performing Orientation and Mobility functions, current certification and a minimum of 30 semester or 45 quarter hours in an accredited orientation and mobility program is required.
Class Specification History
Revised minimum qualifications: 5-12-78
Revised code (formerly 2189), definition and minimum qualifications, added distinguishing characteristics: 8-10-79
Code change (formerly 2188): 10-79
General Revision: 3-84
Revised definition, distinguishing characteristics and minimum qualifications: 9-13-85
Revised definition and minimum qualifications: 12-15-95
Revised new class code: (formerly 21890) effective July 1, 2007
Base range salary adjustment (from 42 to 49): adopted June 29, 2022, effective July 1, 2022
Revised title, definition, typical work, knowledge and abilities, and qualifications; adopted June 22, 2023, effective July 1, 2023