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ASSOCIATION FOR VISION REHABILITATION & EMPLOYMENT, INC. (AVRE) JOB DESCRIPTION
TITLE: Vision Rehabilitation Therapist
REPORTS: Director – Health and Rehabilitation Services
FLSA STATUS: Exempt
STATEMENT OF PURPOSE
The Vision Rehabilitation Therapist is responsible for the evaluation and training of individuals to maximize self-sufficiency and independence in the home and/or work environment. Proficient teaching, problem solving, cooperating, and communication with internal/external service providers are key elements of the position, to ensure quality of service and consumer satisfaction. Vision Rehabilitation Therapist works in a strong team environment.
RESPONSIBILITY FOR THE WORK OF OTHERS
May supervise and train Rehabilitation Therapist assistants and student interns.
Communication with the Director – Health and Rehabilitation Services is frequent.
Communication with staff; i.e.: Social Workers, Orientation and Mobility Instructor is ongoing.
Communication with eye doctors, NYSCB counselor and other vision related professionals is regular.
Communication with human service agencies is occasional.
Communication with visually impaired consumers as well as their family members and significant others when appropriate is ongoing.
This position requires the ability to work independently and in close coordination with the Director – Health and Rehabilitation Services.
EDUCATION, TRAINING AND SPECIALIZED KNOWLEDGE REQUIRED
This position requires a Bachelor’s or Master’s Degree with specialization in rehabilitation teaching of individuals who are blind and a knowledge of Grade II Braille, or, a Bachelor’s Degree and successful completion of a NYSCB-approved training program for professionals which meets nationally accepted standards.
SPECIFIC DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Evaluate the consumer’s Rehabilitation Therapy needs in the home and/or work environment.
Provide instruction in meal preparation, home management, record keeping, and care for self and family members.
Implement adaptive equipment and instruction in the consumer’s work or home environment.
Provide instruction in reading and writing Braille, use of large print and/or audio methods of saving and retrieving information.
Request adaptive equipment and instruct in the use of these items.
Instruct in the use of low vision equipment.
Complete service logs and reports required by the Association, contract and referral source requirements.
Contribute to the overall effectiveness of the agency and the Health and Rehabilitation Services Team, by performing all other duties as assigned.
Collaborate with staff to ensure continuity of services.
Perform other duties as assigned.
Maintains strict confidentiality in all aspects of AVRE activities.
Nothing in this job description should be construed as meaning that these are the only tasks and duties of the position. Management reserves the right to modify positions as determined by business and consumer needs and requirements.
Association for Vision Rehabilitation and Employment, Inc., 174 Court St., Binghamton, NY 13901 (607)724-2428
AVRE encourages diversity in the workplace and is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. Minority/Female/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity/Disability/Vet
Please submit cover letter and resume to:
Dianne Cappiello, Human Resources
174 Court Street
Binghamton, NY 13901
125 N. West Street, 3rd Floor, Alexandria, VA 22314
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