Certified Vision Rehabilitation Therapist

Basic Information

Date posted: 01/29/2019

Location: North Fort Myers, FL

Posted by: Lighthouse of Southwest Florida, Inc.

Salary: $46,000 - $55,000

Contact Information

Address

35 West Mariana Avenue
North Fort Myers, FL

Phone

239-997-7797

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Qualifications

Minimum requirement of a Bachelor’s degree in Vision Rehabilitation or related field.  Masters degree in Vision Rehabilitation or related field preferred.  Three years of experience in the field of Vision Rehabilitation preferred. Certified Vision Rehabilitation Therapist.

Job Description

Oversee all aspects of Vision Rehabilitation Services and training to ensure that clients achieve the level of independence established by their Rehabilitation Service Plan.

  • Administer tests and interpret test results to develop rehabilitation plans for clients.
  • Train clients to read or write Braille.
  • Provide consultation, support, or education to groups such as parents and teachers.
  • Refer clients to services, such as eye care, health care, rehabilitation, and counseling, to enhance visual and life functioning or when condition exceeds scope of practice.
  • Participate in professional development activities such as reading literature, continuing education, attending conferences, and collaborating with colleagues to maintain working knowledge of trends in Vision Rehabilitation.
  • Design instructional programs to improve communication using devices such as slates and styluses, braillers, keyboards, adaptive handwriting devices, talking book machines, digital books, and optical character readers (OCRs).
  • Collaborate with specialists, such as rehabilitation counselors, speech pathologists, and occupational therapists, to provide client solutions.
  • Train clients to use adaptive equipment such as large print, reading stands, lamps, writing implements, software, and electronic devices.
  • Monitor clients’ progress to determine whether changes in rehabilitation plans are needed.
  • Write reports or complete forms to document assessments, training, progress, or follow-up outcomes.
  • Develop rehabilitation or instructional plans collaboratively with clients, based on results of assessments, needs, and goals.
  • Assess clients’ functioning in areas such as vision, orientation and mobility skills, social and emotional issues, cognition, physical abilities, and personal goals.
  • Identify visual impairments related to basic life skills in areas such as self-care, literacy, communication, health management, home management, and meal preparation.
  • Develop group and individual instructional objectives in the areas of personal management, home management, communications, sensory development and leisure activities.
  • Teach independent living skills or techniques such as adaptive eating, medication management, diabetes management, and personal management.
  • Create lesson plans, schedule classes and update curriculum.
  • Obtain, inventory, store, maintain and distribute instructional materials, aids and appliances used in teaching.
  • Provide outreach and itinerant services.
  • Work with all other instructors/program staff to ensure continuity of services.
  • Complete all necessary notes, reports, paperwork in a timely manner.
  • Comply with NAC standards in regard to Rehabilitation instruction.
  • Other duties as assigned.

BENEFITS:

  • Work schedule:  7:30 AM – 5:30 PM   Mon – Thurs. Occasional weekends.
  • Health insurance and 401(k)
  • Paid vacation, sick and holidays
  • Continuing education opportunities