Vision Rehabilitation Therapist

Basic Information

Date posted: 12/31/2021

Location: Madison, Wisconsin

Posted by: Wisconsin Council of the Blind & Visually Impaired

Salary: Annual starting salary is $60,000 to $64,000, depending on experience.

Contact Information

Address

754 Williamson Street
Madison, WI 53703

Phone

608-237-8107

More Details

Qualifications

Masters in Vision Rehabilitation Therapy or a closely related field.

Certified in Vision Rehabilitation Therapy or able to chart a reasonable path to achieve certification within 2 years of hire through the Academy for Certification of Vision Rehabilitation & Education Professionals (ACVREP).

See complete job description and required written screening questions on our website: https://wcblind.org/2021/12/now-hiring-vision-rehab-therapist/

Job Description

The Wisconsin Council of the Blind & Visually Impaired (WCBVI) strives to foster a culture of inclusivity, innovation and collaboration. The vision rehabilitation therapist position is full time (37.5 hours/week) and is based in the Council’s offices at 754 Williamson Street, Madison, WI 53703.

 

Occasional evening and weekend hours can be expected. Must pass a criminal background check.

 

This position requires routine travel to clients’ homes, work sites and other community locations. Compensation for use of a personal automobile or driver is provided.

 

The Wisconsin Council of the Blind & Visually Impaired is an equal opportunity employer. People with disabilities, women, and people of color are strongly encouraged to apply. WCBVI offers an attractive benefit package.

 

Primary Responsibilities

Assess client’s needs/goals in home and community environments.

With the client, establish service goals.

Provide individualized vision rehabilitation services that address visual, physical, cognitive and psychosocial abilities related to adaptive independent living skills.

Teach independent living skills in areas of personal management, household management, communication, leisure activities, orientation and movement in an indoor environment, and use of low vision and adaptive devices and technology.

Write and organize case notes for clients and use database for data collection.

Identify and collaborate with local, regional and national providers/agencies to address client needs.

Prepare and deliver presentations to community groups.

Participate in activities and events sponsored by the Council.

Develop and maintain a strong and positive collaborative working relationship with other Council staff to provide seamless and comprehensive services to clients.

Attend regional and/or national conferences as appropriate to build knowledge base and maintain ACVREP certification.

 

Skills and Attributes

Knowledge of and demonstrated skills with:

  • adaptive equipment such as large print and talking products; adaptive communication devices; tools for meal preparation, medication, home and financial management, and recreation and leisure options
  • low vision tools, including magnifiers, video magnifiers, and lighting
  • accessibility options on Windows, Macintosh, iOS, Android and Kindle operating systems

Knowledge of and demonstrated skills with:

  • adult literacy and learning styles
  • visual techniques, non-visual techniques, and problem solving
  • locating resources

Clear and effective oral and written communication abilities.

Ability to without bias guide individuals to make informed decisions and select options based on abilities and goals.

Understanding of common causes and outcomes of blindness and low vision in adults.

Respect for diversity based on income, race, ethnic group, age, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity and disability.

Ability to maintain confidentiality of information.

The mission of the Wisconsin Council of the Blind & Visually Impaired is to promote the dignity and empowerment of the people of Wisconsin who live with vision loss through advocacy, education, and vision services. Inclusivity, integrity and uncompromising respect are the values that guide our work with the community and interactions among staff, board, donors and volunteers.