Vision Rehabilitation Therapist /Orientation and Mobility Specialist

Basic Information

Date posted: 06/06/2022

Location: Utica, New York

Posted by: Central Association for the Blind and Visually Impaired (CABVI)

Salary: $55,000 – 60,950 annually

Contact Information

Address

507 Kent Street
Utica, NY 13501

Phone

315-797-2233

More Details

Qualifications

  • Master’s degree in Vision Rehabilitation Therapy and Orientation and Mobility, plus one year of experience in the human services field.
  • Bachelor’s Degree in field of Human Services. ACVREP certification preferred.
  • Extensive travel required. Instruction may occur in a variety of environments including consumer’s home or school, CABVI, or the community.
  • Must possess basic computer skills and grade I and grade II Braille skills
  • Must be knowledgeable and remain current with low vision aids and adaptive equipment. Must be knowledgeable in map development and reading, orthopedic prosthetic and cane technique. Must be willing to learn new technology.
  • Must be knowledgeable and remain current with low vision aids and adaptive equipment. Must be knowledgeable in map development and reading, orthopedic prosthetic and cane technique. Must be willing to learn new technology.
  • Occasionally must lift and/or move up to 50 pounds.

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the key job elements.

Job Description

RELOCATION ASSISTANCE AVAILABLE

  • Conducts comprehensive rehabilitation teaching and orientation and mobility evaluations and assessments, and develops and implements personalized lesson plans.
  • Provides direct rehabilitation teaching instruction to adults and children, including personal care management, communication, home management, leisure activities, and technology.
  • Effectively teaches orientation and mobility in a timely manner including indoor mobility, cane skills, outdoor travel, public transportation, protective techniques, and sighted guide. Instruction also includes body and environmental concepts.
  • Instructs consumers in use of low vision aids and adaptive equipment.
  • Provides consultative services to other CABVI departments as it pertains to agency building expansion, assessing environments for employee safety, ease of travel, and other O&M related concerns.
  • Maintains a caseload of adults and children, overseeing social casework, rehab services, and referrals to other agencies.
  • Assists in the development and implementation of Adaptive Sports and Recreational programs for children and adults.
  • Assists in the implementation of children specific programming including camps, pre-vocational and vocational programs.
  • Completes all required documentation in a timely manner.
  • Consults, refers, and networks with primary care givers, families, school districts, NYSCB/ACCESS-VR personnel, associated professionals, and CABVI staff.
  • Conducts community presentations and represents CABVI at meetings as assigned.
  • Maintains awareness of current academic material and research. Continues professional development in rehabilitation field.
  • Adapts to change and completes other duties as assigned.

CABVI offers a generous benefit package and a family friendly work environment. We offer three health insurance plans to choose from along with dental and vision insurance! A 403(b) retirement benefit is offered for this position with employer contributions along with paid time off and holiday pay! We also provide an employer paid life insurance policy along with many other employee sponsored benefits.

CABVI is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer and welcomes all qualified applicants. Qualified applicants will receive fair and impartial consideration without regard to race, sex, color, religion, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, genetic data or any other legally protected status.