Q: Do I need to include a resume with my online application?
A: Yes, your application will not move forward without one. The hiring manager at Envision will need the information from your resume about your skills to differentiate you from other candidates.
Q: What if I can’t upload a resume?
A: You can e-mail a resume to Goodjobs@envisionus.com or fax it to 316-425-7176.
Q: What benefits does Envision offer?
A: Envision has a full range of benefits for full-time employees. If you are selected for an interview, you will have an opportunity to learn more during the process.
Q: Do I have to be legally blind to work at Envision?
A: No, however as an agency working in the federal Ability One program we maintain at least 75 percent “legally blind” employees in certain departments. However, many positions are open to all applicants. In all cases Envision will select the best candidate.
Definition of legal blindness:
- Visual acuity of 20/200 or worse in the better eye with corrective lenses (20/200 means that a person at 20 feet from an eye chart can see what a person with normal vision can see at 200 feet); or
- Visual field restriction to 20 degrees diameter or less (tunnel vision) in the better eye.
Q: If I am blind and accept a job at Envision will I lose my government benefits?
A: Employees who are legally blind and receiving SSDI can earn up to a certain dollar amount per month without losing their Medicare or SSDI benefits. Employees who are legally blind and receiving SSI will see a reduction in their SSI cash but will be able to keep their Medicaid insurance. Envision will work with employees to assist them with maximizing their Envision pay and retain any Social Security benefits.
Q: How many people with visual impairments do you employ?
A: More than half (62%) of Envision’s employees are visually impaired.
Q: What kind of jobs do employees who are visually impaired do at Envision?
A: The most typical entry-level positions are in manufacturing at our Wichita facility or in retail at one of our 16 base service centers located on military bases throughout the west and Midwest. Other jobs include accounting, customer service, printing, assistive technology and human resources.
Q: Does Envision help with relocation?
A: Envision pays for part of the relocation costs for certain positions. The goal of Envision’s relocation program is to promote a smooth transition for the new hire to your new job and city. Some restrictions apply.
Q: If I relocate, how will I find adequate housing for me and my family?
A: Assistance during the hiring process from the Human Resources department includes help with locating suitable housing.
Q: Is transportation available?
A: Reliable transportation to and from work is an important issue for all workers, especially those who are visually impaired. Transportation options for visually impaired employees have been identified and depend on the job you pursue.
Q: What is the dress code at Envision?
A: In most areas of the Company, employees dress appropriately for the job function or work they are performing. Dress standards range from formal business attire, to business casual, to casual, to work uniforms, depending on the location and work requirements. Safety is a prime consideration in determining suitable dress.
Q: Does Envision have on-the-job training?
A: Prospective blind employees go through a work trial. The work trial includes 6 to 8 days of training to determine a candidate’s suitability for a position on our team as well as the candidate’s desire to further position the position. For complete details on the Envision work trial, call our recruiter at 888-425-7072. After coming on board, additional training opportunities are made available.
Q: How can I check job opportunities if I do not have regular access to a computer?
A: The best idea is to use the computer of a friend or family member. If you don’t have a friend or family member with a computer, you can find one at most public libraries, where you can check our website at www.envisionus.com and apply online.
Q: What if I need to update my resume after I have submitted it online?
A: Fax the update to the Envision recruiter at 316-425-7176.
Q: What happens after I apply for a position?
A: After you submit your resume, an Envision representative may contact you if your education, skills and qualifications meet the position requirements. Here is our typical selection process for candidates:
- Accept resumes until applicable deadline
- Let you know we’ve received your resume
- Screen applicants to find the best candidates
- Conduct interviews
- Make a conditional job offer to the best candidate
- Conduct background and applicable health screenings, and reference checks
- Confirm final job offer
Legally blind applicants may also participate in an on-site work trial period, depending on position and location.