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SSB has two openings for Vision Loss Rehabilitation Specialists to join our Senior Services team.
The job summary reads:
State Services for the Blind's Senior Services Unit provides low vision rehabilitation services for Minnesotan's who are55) years of age or older and in need of services that will help them adapt and adjust to vision loss. The consumers are individuals whose rehabilitation goal is independent living and not work related. Generally, consumers are in their seventies, eighties, nineties, and even hundreds. Each consumer receives an in-home assessment and then works with the incumbent to develop independent living rehabilitation goals.
The incumbent in this role will work with consumers through the rehabilitation process. If you are someone who enjoys working with a close-knit team but also enjoys providing individualized services, this would be a great opportunity for you. This position includes extensive regional travel to facilitate in-home services. This posting is to fill two vacancies one in the Twin Cities Metro area and one in Southeast Minnesota. The incumbent would be assigned a specific geographic territory.
The closing date for applications is October 5, 2023, and the posting ID is 69731. For full details visit the careers.mn.gov website.
SSB is hiring an account technician for the Department of Employment and Economic Development’s (DEED’s) Employer Reasonable Accommodation Fund. You can read more about this innovative fund on DEED's ERAF page.
This position supports the Employer Reasonable Accommodation Fund (ERAF) Program Coordinator, manages administrative databases, financial records, and collects financial data. The person in this position will handle payment transactions, assist employers with registering in Statewide Integrated Financial Tools (SWIFT), process reimbursement requests, reconcile accounts, and track information for reporting. The role requires accuracy, collaboration, and an understanding of the SWIFT system.
The closing date for applying is October 2, 2023. The posting id number is 69577.
For all the details visit the careers.mn.gov website.
Evolve: VR, a Comprehensive Plan to Strengthen SSB
SSB has launched a multi-year initiative with the aim of better serving you, our customers. This ambitious systemic change initiative specifically focuses on our employment services, but we believe you will see positive, customer focused change across SSB. We call this plan Evolve: VR. We launched this initiative in the fall of 2022 and we will be regularly refining and revising the plan as we go in order to best capture both the scope and the specificity of this living road map.
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SSB’s Online Senior Referral Form
State Services for the Blind is proud to work alongside ophthalmologists, optometrists, low vision specialists and other eyecare professionals to make sure that Minnesotans experiencing vision loss have all the tools and support they need in order to live life to its fullest. If you’re an eye care professional, you can use our secure online form to safely submit a referral. You can also download and print our referral form. Thanks to all of Minnesota’s eye care professionals for the invaluable work that you do!