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Vision Rehabilitation Therapist / Orientation and Mobility Specialist

Company: USA Staffing Network
Location: Utica
Posted on: January 19, 2023

Job Description:

(Only QUALIFIED Healthcare Professionals accepted) Other - Vision Rehabilitation Therapist - Orientation and Mobility Specialist -
Direct Hire, Permanent, and Full-Time
Competitive Compensation, based on experience
Excellent Benefits Package
Relocation assistance available
Salary - $58,000 - $63,635.00 (BOE)
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 departments as it pertains to building expansion, assessing environments for employee safety, ease of travel.
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 staff.
Adapts to change and completes other duties as assigned.
Consistently achieves annual performance objectives.
Must have ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from consumers, professionals and the general public. Must be able to write effective plans, reports, and correspondence. Must have ability to provide visual cues according to consumers visual status. Must have excellent listening skills and the ability to develop confidence and self-esteem.
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 have ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts and draw valid conclusions. Must be able to recognize the consumers status in relationship to their level of acceptance and respond accordingly. Must maintain a strict adherence to mission statement and core values.
Extensive travel required. Instruction may occur in a variety of environments including consumers home or school, office, or the community.
Masters degree in Vision Rehabilitation Therapy and Orientation and Mobility, plus one year of experience in the human services field. Bachelors Degree in field of Human Services. ACVREP certification preferred. Must meet Commission for the Blind and Visually Handicapped, Dept. of Special Education, and Dept. of Health personnel standards. Experience with adaptive sports and recreation and childrens recreational programming a plus.

Keywords: USA Staffing Network, Utica , Vision Rehabilitation Therapist / Orientation and Mobility Specialist, Healthcare , Utica, New York

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