Employment Services Instructor: Phoenix Campus

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Job Summary

Do you believe in empowerment and the full capacity of blind people?

Do you want to make a difference and improve the workforce with qualified and confident blind employees?

Do you like opportunities to grow, and flex your creative muscle in a consumer driven model?

Then working at Saavi Services for the Blind is the place for you!

Job Duties:

  • Conducts initial assessment of student’s employment services needs
  • Assists students in activities of career exploration, including labor market surveys, geographical surveys, informational interviewing, job shadowing, etc.
  • Support training in the use of access technology; understanding self-advocacy, readiness for work in terms of teaching job seeking skills, work exploration, trial employment, placement, and retention services into competitive employment
  • Support training in orientation to the environment and instruction in independent travel and mobility such as use of public transportation, map reading, cane training, rideshare.
  • Creates individualized employment services plans of study for clients based on skills, goals, and capabilities
  • Leads group instructional sessions in emotional intelligence, business communications, business etiquette/grooming, networking, resume building, and interviewing
  • Provides individual employment services to students specific to their vocational goal
  • Assists student with job placement and job retention via onsite support, job coaching, and worksite evaluations
  • Aids in positive philosophy of blindness
  • Attends disability and employment related meetings/groups/conventions
  • Complete monthly reporting of student progress
  • Builds and maintain positive relationships with community employers


  • Minimum Bachelor’s degree in Rehabilitation, Disability Studies, or blindness-related field, OR
  • at least two (2) years’ experience providing job placement, coaching, training, or education opportunities for individuals with disabilities (preferably visually impaired/blind) or
  • Graduate level coursework towards rehabilitation counseling or career development field
  • Agency training in Structure Discovery instruction
  • Must be willing to complete blindness immersion training.

Job Type: Full-time

Salary: $48,000.00 – $55,000.00 per year


  • 401(k)
  • 401(k) matching
  • Dental insurance
  • Flexible spending account
  • Health insurance
  • Health savings account
  • Life insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Retirement plan
  • Vision insurance


  • 8 hours
  • Monday to Friday

Ability to commute/relocate:

  • Phoenix, AZ 85014: Reliably commute or planning to relocate before starting work (Required)

Please send your resume to mkurtz@saavi.us  We want to hear from you!

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