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Vision Rehabilitation Therapist / Orientation and Mobility Specialist

Company: CABVI
Location: Utica
Posted on: May 12, 2022

Job Description:

Job Description CABVI is seeking a VRT/O&M to provide specialized rehabilitation teaching, as well as orientation and mobility to children and adult consumers who are blind and visually impaired, enabling them to achieve their highest level of functioning. Responsibilities Include: 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. Requirements Include: 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. Benefits: CABVI offers a generous benefit package along with a family friendly work environment. We offer three health insurance plans to choose from along with dental and vision insurance. A retirement benefit through a 403(b) is offered to include employee and employer contributions. We also have paid time off, paid holidays, employer sponsored life insurance 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. Company Description The Central Association for the Blind and Visually Impaired (CABVI) is a not-for-profit agency with professional and support staff who provide comprehensive vision rehabilitation programs annually to more than 2000 people who are blind and visually impaired in a nine-county area. We teach independent living skills, as well as orientation and mobility, and we offer low vision services, children---s services, and continually-expanding technology and employment programs. One facet of our employment services is Central Industries, the Association---s manufacturing division that helps support agency services. Our mission is to assist people who are blind or visually impaired achieve their highest levels of independence.

Keywords: CABVI, Utica , Vision Rehabilitation Therapist / Orientation and Mobility Specialist, Healthcare , Utica, New York

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