Vision Rehabilitation Therapist or VRT Intern – 2 open positions

Basic Information

Date posted: 12/19/2018

Location: Rockland and Bangor, Maine

Posted by: The Iris Network

Salary: Depends on whether a VRT or Intern, and on experience

Contact Information

Address

189 Park Avenue
Portland, ME 04102

Phone

207-774-6273

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Qualifications

The ideal candidate will have either a

a. A Master’s degree in Vision Rehabilitation Therapy (formerly Rehabilitation Teaching) and be ACVREP certified or eligible for certification – pass exam within 3 months and be certified within 6 months; or

b. A Bachelor’s degree in Rehabilitation Teaching with five years related experience and be ACVREP certified or eligible for certification – pass exam within 3 months and be certified within 6 months. CVRT preferred.

Experience &/or aptitude teaching technology to people who are visually impaired or blind a huge plus.

Job Description

The Vision Rehabilitation Therapist will work with people who are visually impaired or blind in assessing needs and developing a rehabilitation plan, effectively teach assistive technology, independent living and low vision skills, including appropriate communication techniques to individuals or to small groups and to provide information on obtaining adaptive materials, provide information and counseling, serve as an advocate and make referrals to other agencies for support services, prepare and maintain case records in a professional manner, work within the requirements of contract and grant funding sources, serve as a resource, providing information and public education within the community and participate in the establishment and implementation of department program development.

How to apply:

Please submit a resume and cover letter, outlining your qualifications and suitability to Aparna Shah, HR Manager, The Iris Network, 189 Park Avenue, Portland, ME 04102, or via email at [email protected]. Open until filled. No phone calls please.

The Iris Network provides equal employment opportunities without regard to race, color, religious, creed, sex, national origin, ancestry, age, disability, or sexual orientation.