Vision Rehabilitation Therapist / Orientation and Mobility Specialist
Company: USA Staffing Network
Posted on: January 19, 2023
(Only QUALIFIED Healthcare Professionals accepted) Other -
Vision Rehabilitation Therapist - Orientation and Mobility
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
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
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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