Vision Rehabilitation Therapist
Date posted: 04/25/2022
Location: Kansas City, Missouri
Posted by: Alphapointe
Salary: Based on experience
Kansas City, MO 64132
Kansas City, MO 64132
- 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 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.
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
- 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.