Certified Vision Rehabilitation Therapist

Basic Information

Date posted: 01/10/2022

Location: Pensacola, Florida

Posted by: Independence for the Blind

Salary:

Contact Information

Address

3107 North Davis Hwy
Pensacola, FL 32507

Phone

850-477-2663

More Details

Qualifications

Position Minimum Requirements:

  • Masters degree in Vision Rehabilitation Therapy or a closely related field.
  • Certified in Vision Rehabilitation Therapy or able to chart a reasonable path to achieve certification within 2 years of hire through the Academy for Certification of Vision Rehabilitation & Education Professionals (ACVREP).
  • Occasional evening and weekend hours can be expected.
  • Pass a background screening.
  • Valid driver’s license as this position requires routine travel to clients’ homes, work sites and other community locations.

Preferred Requirements:

  • Ability to lift and carry weight up to 40 pounds
  • Experience in working/teaching/training blind and visually impaired individuals
  • Minimum four (4) years of experience

Job Description

Position Summary:

The vision rehabilitation therapist is a certified professional, providing primarily in-home services to adults with vision loss. The vision rehabilitation therapist reports directly to the Director of Programs and is an integral member of the vision services team.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Assess client’s needs/goals in home and community environments.
  • Collaborate with the client to establish service goals and expectations.
  • Provide individualized vision rehabilitation services that address visual, physical, cognitive and psychosocial abilities related to adaptive independent living skills.
  • Teach independent living skills in areas of personal management, household management, communication, leisure activities, orientation and movement in an indoor environment, and use of low vision and adaptive devices and technology.
  • Superior time management and organizational skills.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of and proficiency in Microsoft Office including Excel, Word, PowerPoint and Outlook.
  • Write and organize case notes for clients and enter data collection in database.
  • Identify and collaborate with local, regional and national providers/agencies to address client needs.
  • Prepare and deliver presentations to community groups.
  • Participate in activities and events sponsored by DBS and IB West.
  • Develop and maintain a strong and positive collaborative working relationship with other staff to provide seamless and comprehensive services to clients.
  • Attend regional and/or national conferences as appropriate to enhance knowledge and maintain ACVREP certification.
  • Knowledge of and demonstrate skills with:
    • adaptive equipment such as large print and talking products; adaptive communication devices; meal preparation, medication, home and financial management, and recreation/ leisure options
    • low vision tools and equipment including magnifiers, video magnifiers, and lighting
    • accessibility options on Windows, Macintosh, iOS, Android and Kindle operating systems
  • Knowledge of and demonstrate skills with:
    • adult literacy and learning styles
    • visual techniques, non-visual techniques, and problem solving
    • locating resources
  • Clear and effective oral and written communication abilities.
  • Ability to guide individuals without bias to make informed decisions and select options based on abilities and goals.
  • Understanding of common causes and outcomes of blindness and low vision in adults.
  • Respect for diversity based on income, race, ethnic group, age, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity and disability.
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality of information.

To Apply:

Submit cover letter and resume to include 3 references to the [email protected]