Proudly serving Westmoreland County and the surrounding areas since 1948!
WCBA is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization led by a volunteer Board of Directors and a talented staff. WCBA is dedicated to improving productivity, independence and quality of life for sight impaired, intellectually, and physically challenged individuals.
- Janie Mahla, Chairperson
- Frank Farrell, 1st Vice Chairperson
- Les Mlakar, Esquire, 2nd Vice Chairperson
- Nelson Mayer, Secretary
- Tony Bompiani, Treasurer
- Kris Douglas
- Emily Gindlesperger
- Mary Ann Grec, Esquire
- April Kopas
- Adele Shuster
- Mark Tintori
Director of Programs
Working at WCBA provides employment opportunities that are rewarding, both professionally and personally. If you are interested in working with people, have a desire to make a contribution to the community and want to gain and develop skills to advance your career, consider joining our team.
We are currently hiring.
Direct Care Worker
Currently seeking motivated individuals to supervise multiple handicapped clients. Responsible for meeting work flow requirements by providing employees with sufficient product for task completion, assist with client’s personal care as needed and monitor client’s hygiene and behavioral conduct. High school education or GED equivalent and at least 18 years of age required. Experience with special needs population preferred but not required.
WCBA Operators provide general labor in the manufacturing, assembly, inspection, and packaging of products. High school diploma or equal experience required. This individual is being considered for employment under the federal Javits-Wagner-O’Day work program for legally blind individuals. Under this program, legally blind is defined as “an individual whose central visual acuity does not exceed 20/200 in the better eye with corrective lenses or whose visual acuity if better than 20/200 is accompanied by a limit to the field of vision in the better eye to such a degree that its widest diameter subtends an angle no greater than 20 degrees.
Volunteer – Front Desk
WCBA is seeking volunteers to answer telephones and direct visitors in our lobby area Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Volunteer – Vision Screenings
WCBA is seeking volunteers to conduct vision screenings with Pre-K children throughout the year. We visit local pre-schools and day care centers and conduct a fun, game like vision screening and educational programs for children 3 to 5 years of age.
“Right the first time” is our goal, ISO is the pathway.
ISO (the International Organization for Standardization) is the world’s largest developer of voluntary international business standards. For businesses, ISO strategies offer operation optimization resulting in cost savings; improved product quality and thus, greater customer satisfaction. For consumers, ISO certification means they can have the confidence that products manufactured within the ISO guidelines are safe, reliable, and of good quality.
In 2010, the Westmoreland County Blind Association became ISO 9001 certified. Management and staff of the WCBA are committed to following the set of standards set forth by ISO in an effort to meet the objectives of exceeding customer expectations and continually improving performance. WCBA has successfully completed its ISO 9001 recertification each year.
WCBA IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER Westmoreland County Blind Association, as a non-profit organization and employer, does not discriminate against any individual on account of race, color, religious creed, national origin, ancestry, sex, age, disability, gender identity, status as a veteran, or any other unlawful basis. This policy is applicable to all employment activity, all human resource matters inherent in the employer/employee relationship, and all educational programs.
In implementing this policy, all employment applications are welcomed. Hiring decisions are based upon qualifications, skills, ability, and organizational fit; all employment practices and educational programs are guided by applicable labor agreements and federal/state laws and regulations.