Vision Rehabilitation Therapist

Basic Information

Date posted: 07/13/2022

Location: Kansas City, Missouri

Posted by: Alphapointe

Salary: Varies based on experience

Contact Information

Address

7501 Prospect
Kansas City, MO 64132

Phone

816-237-2029

More Details

Qualifications

  • A high school graduate or equivalent is required.
  • Eligible for ACVREP Certification.
  • In-depth knowledge of principles, methodologies, tools, techniques, and equipment used for providing vocational and adjustment services to individuals who are blind/visually impaired.
  • Knowledge of state and federal laws, rules and regulations that are applicable.
  • Ability to work with students with additional disabilities and modify lessons when needed to ensure student/client success.
  • Knowledge of physical and psychosocial adjustments to the loss of vision.
  • Ability to accurately maintain case management files and case reporting.
  • Ability to communicate effectively and professionally, both orally and in writing, to meet the needs of the organization and individuals receiving services.
  • Ability to problem solve and utilize necessary resources.
  • Ability to exercise discretion, confidentiality, and independent judgement.
  • Self-motivated; require minimal supervision.
  • Effective listening skills.
  • Ability to work in a team-oriented environment.
  • Ability to organize workflow, set priorities, and accomplish tasks in a timely manner.

Job Description

Job Summary: University-trained vision rehabilitation therapist or a teacher of the visually impaired, to collaborate with a multi-disciplinary team of professionals to instruct clients of all ages in our rehabilitation department.

Essential Functions:

The essential functions of the vision rehabilitation therapist position consist primarily of, but are not limited to, the following:

  • LITERACY – Braille/print/auditory media.
  • VOCATIONAL EXPLORATION – Provide and interpret a computer-based vocational assessment test and prepare to share the results with the client and the vocational counselor, or someone from another funding source.
  • ADAPTIVE TECHNOLOGY – Assist the adaptive technology instructor to provide training in computer applications, video magnification, refreshable braille and notetaker devices, and telephone apts.
  • ORIENTATION AND MOBILITY – Provide indoor orientation and mobility as necessary.
  • ADJUSTMENT TO BLINDNESS – Conduct small group classes in adjustment to blindness and provide general information to clients and families regarding visual loss and eye conditions.
  • DAILY LIVING SKILLS – Teach and assist individuals and small groups in activities of daily living, including, but not limited to, meal preparation, eating techniques, personal management, medication management, and home management.
  • OTHER DUTIES

Additional Functions:

  • Assess and monitor client’s progress.
  • Write and implement goals that align with the client’s case plan.
  • Produce clear and concise monthly reports that reflect progress or concerns and share them with the client and the service providers.
  • Participate in client staffing as needed.
  • Participate in team planning and case management meetings.
  • Compile and share resources with clients, families, team members, and community agencies.
  • Collaborate with team members to organize community experiences that reinforce skills and build confidence.
  • Attend training workshops and conferences and disseminate information to appropriate sources.
  • Prepare for, or maintain, (ACVREP) certification.