Vision Rehabilitation Instructor

Basic Information

Date posted: 01/27/2020

Location: Phoenix, AZ (US)

Posted by: Foundation for Blind Children

Salary:

Contact Information

Address

1234 E. Northern Avenue
Phoenix, AZ 85020

Phone

602-337-8180

More Details

Qualifications

The Certified Vision Rehabilitation Therapist (CVRT) /Teacher of the Visually Impaired (TVI) instructs persons who are blind or have vision impairments in the use of compensatory skills and assistive technology that will enable them to live safe, productive, and independent lives. Tasks include but are not limited to assessments, instruction of rehabilitation skills including: communication, daily living skills and the use of low vision aids and appliances and assistive technology. This role supports the comprehensive disability related training and instructional services for the FBC’s Adult Comprehensive program.

Education:

  • Minimum requirement of a Bachelor’s degree in Vision Rehabilitation or Teacher of the Visually Impaired related field; Master’s degree in Vision Rehab, TVI or related field preferred.

Certificates, Licenses, Registrations:

  • Certified Vision Rehabilitation Therapist
  • Certified Teacher of the Visually Impaired

Other:

  • Fingerprint Clearance Card issued by Arizona Department of Public Safety
  • Microsoft Office Skills, Professionalism, Problem Solving, Verbal Communication
  • Conscientious, Detailed, Diplomatic, Dedicated and a Hard Worker

Organizational procedures, entering data, editing and proofreading a range of administrative documents

Job Description

  • Develop rehabilitation or instructional plans collaboratively with peers, Vocational Rehabilitation counselors and clients, based on results of assessments, needs, and goals.
  • Write reports or complete forms to document assessments, training, progress, or follow-up outcomes.
  • Complete all necessary notes, reports, paperwork in a timely manner.
  • Develop group and individual instructional objectives and lesson plans in the areas of time and schedule management, budgeting and money management, cooking, cleaning, health and wellness, and other skills that move students to independence and future employment.
  • Teach independent living skills or techniques such as home and personal management—cooking, cleaning, banking, budgeting, home repairs and maintenance, communication.
  • Ability to adjust and modify lesson plans according to the assessment of students’ needs and abilities.
  • Assess clients’ functioning in areas such as vision, social and emotional issues, cognition, physical abilities, and personal goals.
  • Work with all other instructors/program staff to ensure continuity of services.
  • Stay current on current instructional strategies and techniques.
  • Know the various types of emerging assistive technology
  • Familiar with the mobility skills including: Basic orientation techniques, Human Guide techniques, Self-protective techniques, Systematic search patterns and room familiarization

Working conditions

  • Works in a kitchen and lab setting
  • Works in a traditional climate controlled office environment

Physical requirements

  • Standing for extended periods of time
  • Regular walking/standing
  • Lift up to 20 lbs.

Personal Characteristics

  • Accountable
  • Trustworthy
  • Critical thinker
  • Collaborative
  • Clear communicator
  • Initiative
  • Steady
  • Discreet and calm

Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of all activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

Foundation for Blind Children is an equal employment opportunity employer committed to excellence through diversity. All eligible candidates are invited to apply for position vacancies as appropriate.

About Foundation for Blind Children:

Foundation for Blind Children (FBC) is a high profile, nationally recognized non-profit agency recently featured on FOX’s “The O”Reilly Factor,” NBC’s “Today” Show, and in Arizona Highways magazine, USA Today and the Arizona Republic.  Established in 1952, FBC serves over 2,000 individuals who are blind and visually impaired of all ages, from birth to 100+ years old on three campuses in the Valley.  Our preschool program for children who are blind and visually impaired is one of the largest Arizona and we are the leader in the blind community for new and innovative methods.  The vision of the Foundation for Blind Children is a world where vision loss is a diagnosis, not a disability.