Certified Vision Rehabilitation Specialist (CVRT)

Basic Information

Date posted: 08/26/2021

Location: 111 Summit Park Road, New York

Posted by: VISIONS Services for the Blind and Visually Impaired

Salary: Based on experience

Contact Information

Address

500 Greenwich ST
3rd Floor
NY NY 10013

Phone

845-354-3003

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Qualifications

CVRT must have a Bachelors or Master’s degree in Blind Rehabilitation and be ACVREP certified or eligible to be certified in Vision Rehabilitation Therapy; Certification must be obtained within one year of hire.

Job Description

Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following.  

Provide rehabilitation instruction to include:

  • Provide center-based Vision Rehabilitation Therapy services to diverse group of participants.
  • Prepare sequential and meaningful instruction geared to the student’s assessed needs, IPE goals and objectives, functioning level, and motivation level.
  • Consult with other professional staff to plan, coordinate and assess student rehabilitation objectives.
  • Document students’ progress through the use of standardized reports submitted within the time frame required by NYSCB and/or other funders.
  • Provide individualized and/or group instruction to students as indicated.
  • Provide indoor orientation and mobility training, i.e., sighted guide, protective techniques, etc.
  • Maintain a schedule of appointments that allows for every student registered in the residential programs i.e., VRC 15-week program, 5-Week VRS, etc. to receive instruction at least two times per week or as necessary to enable the student reach his/her goal.
  • Close cases in a timely manner and prepare service evaluation and outcome reports, within the respective program session unless approved by the VCB Senior Director.
  • Submit all schedules, time sheets, vacation requests and expense reports in a timely manner.
  • Participate in staff in-service training and community conferences (when appropriate) to maintain proficiency in the use of methods and equipment to meet students’ needs.
  • Participate in team meetings and makes referrals to other service providers.
  • Involvement in professional development activities from both a participant and presenter prospective.
  • Serve VISIONS’ students that attend the Vocational Rehabilitation Center and other VCB programs. Cases outside of VCB in the Rockland, Westchester and other upstate counties may be assigned when the VRC is not providing sessions and/or depending on case load at the VRC.
  • Participate in special projects/grant projects as assigned
  • Participate in parent weekend visits and meetings as assigned
  • Collaborate with Senior Directors in the development or re-development of residential programs for adults.
  • Other duties as assigned