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Updated as of May 25, 2021

Braille Institute is built on the time-tested foundation of excellent leadership, generous support from our donors, boundless service from our volunteers and extraordinary daily service from our dedicated staff. If you are interested in joining our team, we invite you to review the current employment opportunities and application instructions listed below for all of our Braille Institute regional centers.

How To Apply

Please e-mail your resume and cover letter to: resumes@brailleinstitute.org

Documents submitted via e-mail as attachments must be in Microsoft Word format with the “.doc” file extension or as an Adobe PDF document. We cannot accept compressed or zipped files. Resumes that do not reference a specific job title in the cover letter or e-mail subject line will not be considered.

Or mail hard copies to:

Human Resources
Braille Institute Of America
741 N. Vermont Avenue
Los Angeles, Ca 90029

For more information call 1-800-BRAILLE (272-4553) Monday - Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. (PST).

Click on a heading below to see jobs for that location

ORIENTATION & MOBILITY SPECIALIST – (Job#: 21-2) 
Duties Include: Conducts initial and on-going assessment of orientation and mobility skills for visually impaired individuals; identifies and discusses mobility/travel goals and objectives; determines and communicates the extent of training needed to achieve goals; develops and documents lesson plans; documents students’ progress using company data software; schedules students for Orientation & Mobility classes; teaches students in the classroom, in the field, and in the home setting; also teaches balance/coordination to students as needed; assures that visually impaired individuals are able to travel safely, confidently and efficiently; conducts seminars and presentations in the community.
Minimum Requirements: Master’s degree in Special Education with specialization in Orientation & Mobility; strong knowledge of Orientation & Mobility training techniques and mobility devices for the visually impaired also required; at least one year of experience training visually impaired and/or disabled individuals is desirable; good communication, training, time management, and organizational skills; the ability to work independently and effectively train the visually impaired to achieve their Orientation & Mobility goals is essential; ACVREP certification required or willing to acquire it within six months from of hire; bilingual (English/Spanish) preferred.

LICENSED CLINICAL SOCIAL WORKER – (Job#: 20-18) 
Duties Include: Conducting follow-up interventions as deemed necessary by case management team; providing crisis intervention counseling and short-term therapy as needed for individuals, groups, couples and/or families; facilitating emotional support groups and social adjustment initiatives; assisting the patient in prioritizing needs and coordinating referrals and advise, counsel and, when appropriate, assist the patient’s support system in problem identification, analysis, suggestions for interventions and care plans; referring clients to the appropriate staff for further program assistance and provide professional guidance to internal teams supporting client issues; using CRM program, Efforts to Outcomes (ETO), for requested reports and evaluation; establishing and maintaining positive relationships with internal and external stakeholders and community partners; attending and participating in departmental meetings and trainings; supporting initiatives in multiple Braille Institute centers; supervising of MSW(s) working towards LCSW licensure.
Minimum Requirements: Master’s degree in clinical social work is required and strong background in community-based organizations (CBO’s); at least (5) years of progressively responsible experience in a community care supervisory position; LCSW licensure required; advanced knowledge of current practices in counseling and assessment and advanced crisis intervention techniques; preferred experience or knowledge with visually impaired individuals; knowledge with online education programs, or other technology-mediated instruction preferred; ability to multi-task, market and implement a wide variety of programs for a diverse population; preferred experience or knowledge with visually impaired individuals; knowledge with online education programs, or other technology-mediated instruction preferred; working knowledge of standard office computer software is required; excellent communication, organization, leadership, training and presentation skills; exceptional interpersonal skills, professionalism, and ability to creatively problem solve; Bi-lingual preferred.

CASE MANAGER – (Job#: 20-16) 
Duties Include: Conducting holistic clinical psychosocial assessments of clients experiencing low vision; creating and implementing integrated treatment plans based on assessments and skillfully use new technology (particularly ETO database software) to assess student outcomes and evaluate success of treatment plans; offering feedback about goals and help identify skills for client success and generate new ideas and find ways to overcome obstacles by referring to BIA internal programs; providing counseling about vocational options and personal matters; facilitating communication between clients and support structure and create opportunities for family support; creating and maintaining a strategic guide of community resources and connect Braille Institute clients with appropriate social service organizations in the community in order to support treatment plans as well as serve as a liaison with organizations on behalf of clients; establishing and maintaining positive relationships with internal and external stakeholders and community partners; managing student crisis interventions; attending and participating in departmental meetings and trainings.
Minimum Requirements: Master’s degree in social work is required and strong background in community-based organizations (CBO’s);  two (2) years of progressively responsible experience in a social services environment; advanced knowledge of current practices in counseling and assessment and advanced crisis intervention techniques; preferred experience or knowledge with visually impaired individuals; knowledge with online education programs, or other technology-mediated instruction preferred; ability to multi-task, market and implement a wide variety of programs for a diverse population; excellent communication and computer skills are essential; excellent organization, training and presentation skills; exceptional interpersonal skills, professionalism, and ability to creatively problem-solve. Bi-lingual is preferred; working knowledge of standard office computer software is required.

SENIOR CASE MANAGER – (Job#:20-17)
Duties Include: Conducting holistic clinical psychosocial assessments of clients experiencing low vision and supervise Case Managers; creating and implementing integrated treatment plans based on assessments and skillfully use new technology (particularly ETO database software) to assess student outcomes and evaluate success of treatment plans; offering feedback about goals and help identify skills for client success and generate new ideas and find ways to overcome obstacles by referring to BIA internal programs; providing counseling about vocational options and personal matters; facilitating communication between clients and support structure and create opportunities for family support; creating and maintaining a strategic guide of community resources and connect Braille Institute clients with appropriate social service organizations in the community in order to support treatment plans as well as serve as a liaison with organizations on behalf of clients; establishing and maintaining positive relationships with internal and external stakeholders and community partners; managing student crisis interventions; supervise Case Managers; attending and participating in departmental meetings and trainings.
Minimum Requirements: Master’s degree in social work is required and strong background in community-based organizations (CBO’s); four (4) years of progressively responsible experience in a social services environment; advanced knowledge of current practices in counseling and assessment and advanced crisis intervention techniques; preferred experience or knowledge with visually impaired individuals; knowledge with online education programs, or other technology-mediated instruction preferred; ability to multi-task, market and implement a wide variety of programs for a diverse population; excellent communication and computer skills are essential; Excellent organization, training and presentation skills; exceptional interpersonal skills, professionalism, and ability to creatively problem solve; Bi-lingual is preferred; working knowledge of standard office computer software is required

TACTILE ASL INTERPRETER – (On Call) (Job #: 21-5) 
Duties Include: Pointing individual(s) to communicate and interpret between Educational Programs and the Deaf-Blind and Hard of Hearing BIA Students and to support their on-site needs; working with the Educational Programs Manager in communicating with and assessing the ASL fluency and interpreting skills of those involved in the program for interpreters; assigning Interpreters to interpreting situations based on their fluency and skills; interpreting during LVOT appointment and intake appointments for DB and HH students, including class registration; being available to greet and gather students during Friday’s program; supporting making interpreting assignments with ASL volunteers; helping interface between the hearing cafeteria workers and students Assist in all the COC residents (the residence of the majority of the DB students) board the bus, or paratransit rides. Interpret with drivers, as needed.
Minimum Requirements: Certification or proof of fluency in interpreting Tactile ASL and Pro Tactile required; knowledge and application of the NAD/RID Code of Professional Conduct to ethical decision making and the interpreting process; must demonstrate linguistic fluency and cognitive flexibility; strong interpersonal skills, professionalism, and ability to creatively problem solve; minimum of two years interpreting experience; Tactile ASL and Pro Tactile training and experience preferred; cultural knowledge of the Deaf community and its resources preferred

PAYROLL ADMINISTRATOR(Job#: 21-4) 
Duties Include: Process and commit bi-weekly payroll for exempt and non-exempt employees in Dayforce; process all new hires, changes, and or updates in Vanguard; process accurate and timely year end reporting to include W-2’s; manage and processing garnishments/levies, and employment verifications; capture all employees time and attendance; follow up with employees’ managers for updates or changes regarding time and attendance; upload and updating all vacation and sick balance from Dayforce to Kronos time and attendance system; download and reviewing all payroll reports for accuracy; work as an entry leave accountant for payroll related audit schedules, departmental reports, budget reports and all other related duties assigned; manage the taxation of employer-paid benefits; perform compliance for unclaimed payroll checks; work on projects on an as needed basis; provide positive and continued support to employees and members of management on a regular basis
Minimum Requirements: Four (4) year college degree major in Accounting and Finance preferred; at least five (5) years of Payroll experience; entry level accountant for payroll related audits; experience with processing bi-weekly payroll processes; working knowledge of payroll and timekeeping processing systems, Kronos and Dayforce preferred

LITERACY SERVICES COORDINATOR – (Job#: 21-10) New
Duties Include: Supervises daily operations and coordinating all aspects of library services and technology education for the Library and Connection Pointe; provides assistance and information to library patrons with requests for books, reference materials, research and assistive devices for the visually impaired; receives, reviews and processes new library application from patrons; instructs new patrons on the use of library programs, services, materials and equipment; conducts individual consultation with students as needed to determine technology skill levels, needed and abilities; makes recommendations for instructional programs and equipment to meet the needs of students with a wide variety of skills, abilities and needs; prepares and analyzes data input for library; schedules and provides students with one-on-one and small group training on advanced computing techniques, and use of screen readers, large print display software and adaptive and mainstream technologies; conducts presentations on Library Services and Access technology; maintains current knowledge of computer software and adaptive and mainstream technology for the visually impaired; works collaboratively with technology vendors; coordinates with IT for installations; performs other duties as assigned.
Minimum Requirements: Bachelor’s degree in Library or Computer Science or related field or the equivalent in additional experience required; requires strong knowledge of library operations and/or advanced computer skills, and various adaptive and mainstream technologies; requires good communication, interpersonal, computer, organizational, at least two (2) years of work experience with library operations and/or technology instruction is strongly preferred; one (1) year of experience working with the visually impaired; supervisory experience and experience working with the visually impaired is desirable; requires good communication, interpersonal, computer, organizational, research and leadership skills; the ability to effectively train visually impaired students with a wide variety of skills and abilities is essential; excellent computer skills including knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite; bilingual (Spanish/English) is a plus; certificate in Assistive Technology (i.e. CATIS/Certificate in Assistive Technology Instruction Specialist from ACVREP or ATACP/Assistive Technology Applications Certificate program from CSUN preferred or will be an expectation to obtain within 6-12 months of hire.

LITERACY SERVICES COORDINATOR – (Job#: 20-1)
Duties Include: Supervises daily operations and coordinating all aspects of library services and technology education for the Library and Connection Pointe; provides assistance and information to library patrons with requests for books, reference materials, research and assistive devices for the visually impaired; receives, reviews and processes new library application from patrons; instructs new patrons on the use of library programs, services, materials and equipment; conducts individual consultation with students as needed to determine technology skill levels, needed and abilities; makes recommendations for instructional programs and equipment to meet the needs of students with a wide variety of skills, abilities and needs; prepares and analyzes data input for library; schedules and provides students with one-on-one and small group training on advanced computing techniques, and use of screen readers, large print display software and adaptive and mainstream technologies; conducts presentations on Library Services and Access technology; maintains current knowledge of computer software and adaptive and mainstream technology for the visually impaired; works collaboratively with technology vendors; coordinates with IT for installations; performs other duties as assigned.
Minimum Requirements: Bachelor’s degree in Library or Computer Science or related field or the equivalent in additional experience required; requires strong knowledge of library operations and/or advanced computer skills, and various adaptive and mainstream technologies; requires good communication, interpersonal, computer, organizational, at least two (2) years of work experience with library operations and/or technology instruction is strongly preferred; one (1) year of experience working with the visually impaired; supervisory experience and experience working with the visually impaired is desirable; requires good communication, interpersonal, computer, organizational, research and leadership skills; the ability to effectively train visually impaired students with a wide variety of skills and abilities is essential; excellent computer skills including knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite; bilingual (Spanish/English) is a plus; certificate in Assistive Technology (i.e. CATIS/Certificate in Assistive Technology Instruction Specialist from ACVREP or ATACP/Assistive Technology Applications Certificate program from CSUN preferred or will be an expectation to obtain within 6-12 months of hire.

LOW VISION OCCUPATIONAL THERAPIST (Job#: 20-14) 
Duties Include: Conduct Occupational Therapy evaluations for clients with low vision; develops goal-oriented plan of care and provide intervention in daily living skills, the use of assistive devices and other relevant rehabilitation activities; works in conjunction with existing services to develop a comprehensive, collaborative plan of care; educates clients on BIA programs and services; documenting and updating client records, outcomes and all services as needed to comply with Braille Institute standards; maintaining good communication with referring physicians; recommending adapted equipment and magnification devices to achieve clients’ goals.
Minimum Requirements: Degree in Occupational Therapy required with CA State licensure or eligible for CA licensure; three (3) years of clinical working experience with geriatric/adult physical disability population; preference given to candidates with Low Vision certification or are participating in Low Vision Rehabilitation certification program; preference given to candidates with experience in working with people who are visually impaired; bilingual (Spanish/English) preferred; mentorship available for candidate’s without low vision certification/experience; ability to gain Low Vision certification within a specified time frame.

LOW VISION OCCUPATIONAL THERAPIST – (Job#: 21-9)
Duties Include: Conduct Occupational Therapy evaluations for clients with low vision; develops goal-oriented plan of care and provide intervention in daily living skills, the use of assistive devices and other relevant rehabilitation activities; works in conjunction with existing services to develop a comprehensive, collaborative plan of care; educates clients on BIA programs and services; documenting and updating client records, outcomes and all services as needed to comply with Braille Institute standards; maintaining good communication with referring physicians; recommending adapted equipment and magnification devices to achieve clients’ goals.
Minimum Requirements: Degree in Occupational Therapy required with CA State licensure or eligible for CA licensure; three (3) years of clinical working experience with geriatric/adult physical disability population; preference given to candidates with Low Vision certification or are participating in Low Vision Rehabilitation certification program; preference given to candidates with experience in working with people who are visually impaired; bilingual (Spanish/English) preferred; mentorship available for candidate’s without low vision certification/experience; ability to gain Low Vision certification within a specified time frame.

Instructor I – (Job# 21-11) New
Duties Include: Responsible for teaching various subject and/or independent living skills to the visually impaired; conduct seminars and workshops throughout the region for families, caregivers and professionals to better assist the visually impaired and promote independent living; may teach students to read and write Braille as well as use of Braille writers; monitors, evaluates and documents student progress, recommending additional resources and support to students and families as needed; researches subject matter and develops curriculum for classroom instruction; prepares lesson plans, gathers supplies adaptive devices and materials needed to teach students; assures classrooms are set up each day with supplies, tools equipment and materials needed for an effective and safe learning environment
Minimum Requirements: Communication, training, interpersonal, assessment, research, computer, presentation, organizational and time management skills; position operates standard office equipment, adaptive tools/equipment, and materials, needed to teach designed subjects; frequent standing, walking and some lifting may be required; some travel within an assigned region may also be needed; high school diploma or equivalent is required; two year or four-year college degree in a designated field of expertise is desirable; strong knowledge of the subject matter taught is required; may require conversational knowledge of another language; two-three years of experience teaching in a designated field of expertise is desirable, some work experience with the visually impaired is desirable

ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR OF DEVELOPMENT (Job#: 21-6)
Duties Include: Cultivating, soliciting, and stewarding a portfolio of approximately 125 donors and prospects in the $500-$10,000 gift giving range; providing support to Braille Institute volunteer auxiliaries, as required; focusing on Southern California region with local travel required; maintaining knowledge of Braille Institute programs and services; attending donor, volunteer, student, and community events to promote BIA; building relationships with prospects and solicit gifts, as appropriate
Minimum Requirements: Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience is desired; three (3) to five (5) years in a fundraising position or equivalent experience; knowledge of moves management, donor cultivation, donor solicitation and donor stewardship; excellent written and verbal communication skills, strategic thinking, and strong interpersonal skills; proven ability to establish and maintain donor relationships and secure funds from donors; having conducted in person solicitations with annual, mid, major, and planned giving level donors; valid California driver’s license required

LOW VISION OCCUPATIONAL THERAPIST – (Job#: 21-8) New
Duties Include: Conduct Occupational Therapy evaluations for clients with low vision; develops goal-oriented plan of care and provide intervention in daily living skills, the use of assistive devices and other relevant rehabilitation activities; works in conjunction with existing services to develop a comprehensive, collaborative plan of care; educates clients on BIA programs and services; documenting and updating client records, outcomes and all services as needed to comply with Braille Institute standards; maintaining good communication with referring physicians; recommending adapted equipment and magnification devices to achieve clients’ goals.
Minimum Requirements: Degree in Occupational Therapy required with CA State licensure or eligible for CA licensure; three (3) years of clinical working experience with geriatric/adult physical disability population; preference given to candidates with Low Vision certification or are participating in Low Vision Rehabilitation certification program; preference given to candidates with experience in working with people who are visually impaired; bilingual (Spanish/English) preferred; mentorship available for candidate’s without low vision certification/experience; ability to gain Low Vision certification within a specified time frame.

LOW VISION OCCUPATIONAL THERAPIST – (Job#: 20-3)
Duties Include: Conduct Occupational Therapy evaluations for clients with low vision; develops goal-oriented plan of care and provide intervention in daily living skills, the use of assistive devices and other relevant rehabilitation activities; works in conjunction with existing services to develop a comprehensive, collaborative plan of care; educates clients on BIA programs and services; documenting and updating client records, outcomes and all services as needed to comply with Braille Institute standards; maintaining good communication with referring physicians; recommending adapted equipment and magnification devices to achieve clients’ goals.
Minimum Requirements: Degree in Occupational Therapy required with CA State licensure or eligible for CA licensure; three (3) years of clinical working experience with geriatric/adult physical disability population; preference given to candidates with Low Vision certification or are participating in Low Vision Rehabilitation certification program; preference given to candidates with experience in working with people who are visually impaired; bilingual (Spanish/English) preferred; mentorship available for candidate’s without low vision certification/experience; ability to gain Low Vision certification within a specified time frame.

ACCESS TECHNOLOGY SPECIALIST I – (Job #: 21-7)
Duties Include: Instructs and trains visually impaired students in basic use of computers and adaptive technology; teaches classes for the visually impaired on use of various computer technologies, including keyboard training, effective use of voice activated software, screen readers and mainstream technologies; researches and develops curriculum and most effective methods of instruction based on students abilities; conducts individual consultations with students as needed to determine skills levels, needs and abilities; makes recommendations for instructional programs and equipment to meet needs of students with a wide variety of skills, abilities, and needs; prepares classrooms for students; assures proper functioning of technology and equipment; troubleshoots problems or notifies appropriate staff of more complex problems with equipment, software, and related technology; documents students’ progress; prepares reports for management and others as requested; maintains current knowledge of computer software and adaptive and mainstream technology for the visually impaired
Minimum Requirements: A high school diploma or equivalent is required; a four-year degree is desirable; strong knowledge of computer basics, and various adaptive and mainstream technologies is preferred; position requires good communication, computer, and training skills; the ability to effectively train visually impaired students with a wide variety of skills and abilities is essential; at least one (1) year of experience working with the visually impaired and work experience with technology instruction is strongly preferred; bilingual in Spanish preferred.

Whistleblower Policy

Always committed to integrity and ethical behavior, Braille Institute encourages the prompt reporting of any unethical, illegal, or fraudulent activity. Such reporting can be made without fear of retaliation, discrimination, or harassment.

Reports may be made on a confidential toll-free Whistleblower Hotline which is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. The number is (855) 463-5277.
Calls can be made anonymously and all reporting is handled with discretion.  For additional information, see Braille Institute’s Whistleblower Policy and Optional Misconduct Report Form.

For Braille program or service questions, suggestions or complaints, please call 1-800-BRAILLE (272-4553).