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VISIONS Services for the Blind and Visually Impaired
Certified Vision Rehabilitation Therapist (CVRT)

Job Description

If you are interested, please email your cover letter and resume to Ruben P. Coellar, Chief Program Officer

If you are interested, please email your cover letter and resume to Ruben P. Coellar, Chief Program Officer

Job Title:VCB CVRT
Certified Vision Rehabilitation Therapist (CVRT)
Reports To: VRC Senior Program Manager

Certified Vision Rehabilitation Therapist Definition:
Certified Vision Rehabilitation Therapists (CVRTs) work with visually impaired individuals to reestablish or develop independent living skills. CVRTs are knowledgeable in methods of working with visually impaired individuals who are congenitally or adventitiously (acquired) blind or visually impaired.

The CVRTs complete diagnostic assessments to determine the individual’s current ability to carry out their daily activities and to assist in the development of realistic goals that will serve as the focus of lessons. The instructor creates individualized treatment plans that are structured according to the individual’s interests, needs and abilities. This includes prescription of adaptive equipment that will be needed by the individual to reach their established goals. CVRTs work with individuals of all ages.

Training is provided either in the consumer’s home or in an appropriate community setting as determined by the consumer’s needs. Individual or group lessons and may include: kitchen skills, communication skills, financial management, home management, personal management skills, keyboarding and Braille. Lessons will incorporate the use of adaptive equipment and use of residual vision as appropriate. The CVRT may also assist the consumer in learning how to utilize low vision aids as employed for CVRT tasks.

Monitoring consumer’s safety and progress and evaluating the training environment are essential components of the CVRT job responsibilities.

Summary:
CVRT provides rehabilitation services to enhance the independence of people who are visually impaired or blind. They also produce paperwork in accordance with the requirements of the NYS Commission for the Blind (NYSCB) and/or other funders. Perform assessments of consumer needs; prepares and implements a teaching plan for NYSCB, grant sponsored and non-sponsored consumers.

CVRT staff works in the context of a multi-disciplinary team. This includes the sharing of information with other staff members involved with consumers and making referrals to other disciplines as required. The CVRT will consult with the Senior Director of Rehabilitation to ensure optimal instruction is provided to VISIONS participants

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following.
Adult Residential Rehab Services
1.Provide rehabilitation instruction to include:
a.Prepare sequential and meaningful instruction geared to the participant’s assessed needs, IPE goals and objectives, functioning level, and motivation level.
b.Be responsible for the participant’s safety during VRT/O&M instruction and in other environments while fostering maximum independence during VRT/O&M lessons.
c.Provide rehabilitation therapy instruction, i.e., meal management, home management, financial management, childcare, personal management, and communication skills.
d.Provide indoor orientation of new buildings and new class schedules to participants with visual impairments as needed, including those community settings where participants receive instruction. As well as those for recreational leisure activities
e.Provide O&M services at other partner locations i.e. SUNY Rockland County Community College, BOCES, etc.
2.Consult with other professional staff to plan, coordinate and assess participant rehabilitation objectives.
3.Document participants’ progress through the use of standardized reports submitted within the time frame required by NYSCB and/or other funders.
4.Provide individualized and/or group instruction to participants as indicated.
5.Provide indoor orientation and mobility training, i.e., indoor mobility, sighted guide techniques.
6.Design lessons that incorporate Assistive Technology goals with other objectives when indicated.
7.Prepare service evaluation reports, within the respective program session unless approved by the Senior Director.

Community Services, VRC Pre-ETS and other programs
8.Provide a minimum of a monthly update to Senior Director of Rehabilitation and Senior Department Manager on community participant’s progress.
9.Serve VISIONS’ participants that attend the Vocational Rehab Center and other VCB programs; cases outside of VCB in the Rockland, Orange counties, other upstate counties may be assigned when the VRC is not providing sessions and/or depending on case load at the VRC.
10.Maintain a schedule of appointments that allows for every participant registered in the VRC program to receive instruction at least two times per week or as necessary to help the participant reach his/her goal when necessary. Additionally, provide group instruction and plan experience learning activities for the VRC participants.
11.Close cases in a timely manner and prepare and submit reports for comprehensive contract outcome services within two weeks of completing the service unless otherwise approved by the Senior Director
12.May need to provide VRT and/or O&M services during special programs at other VISIONS locations as assigned by the Senior Director
13.Participate in parent weekend visits and meetings as assigned

General Duties
14.Submit all schedules, time sheets, vacation requests and expense reports in a timely manner.
15.Participate in staff in service training and community conferences (when appropriate) to maintain proficiency in the use of methods and equipment to meet participants’ needs.
16.Participate in team meetings and makes referrals to other service providers.
17.Involvement in professional development activities from both a participant and presenter prospective.
18.Participate in special projects/grant projects as assigned
19.Other duties as assigned

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Minimum Qualifications

Education and/or Experience

Education and/or Experience

CVRT must have a Bachelors or Master’s degree in Blind Rehabilitation and be ACVREP certified in Rehabilitation Teaching. Certification must be obtained within one year of hire.

CVRT are required to have computer/word processing skills or acceptable alternative to completing reports and case notes.

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Salary

$62,000-$79,000 commensurate with experience

Location

Spring Valley, NY

Education

Bachelors in Blind Rehabilitation, Masters Preferred

Application Deadline

Sun, 07/31/2022 - 00:00

Application URL or E-mail

rcoellar@visionsvcb.org

Challenge Solutions, Inc.
Orientation and Mobility Specialist

Job Description

Seeking certified O&M specialist to provide statewide services. Car provided.

Seeking certified O&M specialist to provide statewide services. Car provided.

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Minimum Qualifications

O&M certified

O&M certified

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Salary

$60,000-$72,000

Location

Central Arkansas

Education

Minimum requirement: O&M certified

Application Deadline

Thu, 06/30/2022 - 00:00

Application URL or E-mail

Ford@Challengesolutions.org

MS Schools for the Deaf and the Blind
Orientation & Mobility Specialist

Job Description

The Orientation and Mobility Specialist is responsible for providing orientation and mobility instruction to students from preschool through…

The Orientation and Mobility Specialist is responsible for providing orientation and mobility instruction to students from preschool through transition age who are visually impaired or who may have other disabilities.

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Minimum Qualifications

•Bachelor's degree or higher from a regionally accredited college or university.

•Bachelor's degree or higher from a regionally accredited college or university.
• Completion of an approved preparation program for school Orientation and Mobility Specialists from a regionally accredited institution.
• Must hold current certification as a specialist in Orientation and Mobility from the Academy for Certification of Vision Rehabilitation and Education of Professionals (ACVREP); requires passing of the ACVREP exam (Certified Orientation and Mobility Specialist – COMS).
• Eligible for Educator licensure in the State of Mississippi, Special Education/Visually Impaired or comparable endorsement preferred.
• Experience working with children (in an educational environment) with visual impairments and/or additional disabilities preferred.
• Must demonstrate proficient knowledge of IDEA law and State Board Regulations involving the provision of services to students with disabilities.

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Salary

$67,000

Location

Jackson, MS

Education

Bachelor's degree or higher from a regionally accredited college or university.

Application Deadline

Sun, 07/31/2022 - 00:00

Application URL or E-mail

hr@msdbk12.org

State of Colorado - Dept of Labor & Employment
Orientation & Mobility Specialist and/or VRT Instructor

Job Description

Come join us in Colorado!

Come join us in Colorado!
This position exists to instruct individuals with visual impairments in independent travel, communications, home and personal management, assistive technology, and other skills to prepare them to reach their highest level of independence at work, home, and/or in the community. Counseling and guidance is provided on an ongoing basis to aid the client in coping with his/her visual loss. Special emphasis is given to helping the client make effective personal choices and accessing community resources.

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Minimum Qualifications

Possession of a current certification in Orientation and Mobility and/or Vision Rehabilitation Therapist from the Academy for Certification of Vision…

Possession of a current certification in Orientation and Mobility and/or Vision Rehabilitation Therapist from the Academy for Certification of Vision Rehabilitation and Education Professionals (ACVREP), or a Commission on Rehabilitation Counseling Certification credential (CRCC);
Or
Graduation from an accredited college or university with a Master's degree in Counseling, Psychology, Special Education, Social Work, Behavioral Science, Disability Studies or closely related human services field AND two (2) years of experience providing services appropriate to the work assignment directly with individuals who have disabilities.

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Salary

$52,439 - $58,512 annually

Location

Colorado Springs, CO

Education

A Master's degree in Rehabilitation, O&M, Counseling, Psychology, Special Education, Social Work, Behavioral Science, Disability Studies or closely related human services field and/or ACVREP certification in O&M and/or VRT.

Application Deadline

Tue, 05/31/2022 - 00:00

Catholic Charities Maine
Assistant Director - Education Services for Blind & Visually Impaired Children

Job Description

Catholic Charities Maine Education Services for Blind and Visually Impaired Children (ESBVIC) now has an opening for a Full-Time Assistant Director!

Catholic Charities Maine Education Services for Blind and Visually Impaired Children (ESBVIC) now has an opening for a Full-Time Assistant Director!

The Assistant Director is responsible to assist the program director in developing procedures for ESBVIC and the supervising of Teachers of Visually Impaired Children. In addition to supervision responsibilities, the Assistant Director may provide direct services, as warranted. The Assistant Director will follow the TVI schedule for the school year, plus work up to an additional 10 days during the summer or school vacations as needed. The assistant director of ESBVIC is a great opportunity for experienced TVI's to build supervisory and leadership skills! Home office location is negotiable.

Catholic Charities Maine offers an amazing benefit package for this position, including:

- Medical, Dental, Vision Insurance
- Short- and long-term disability, life insurance (employer paid!)
- Accident & Critical Illness Insurance
- Bereavement Time off
- 401k agency contribution after 1 year employment
- ADP LifeMart Employee Discount program
- Highly Incentivized Health and Wellness program!

Catholic Charities Maine is a United Way and Affirmative Action/EOE/Minorities/Females/Veteran/Disabled Employer. Catholic Charities Maine participates in E-Verify.

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Minimum Qualifications

Eligible candidates must have a minimum of a Bachelors Degree with a specialty in Education of the Blind/Visually Impaired from an accredited and…

Eligible candidates must have a minimum of a Bachelors Degree with a specialty in Education of the Blind/Visually Impaired from an accredited and recognized university or college program. Shall have at least seven (7) years employment as a full time TVI.

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Location

Maine

Education

Bachelors degree

Catholic Charities Maine - Education Services for Blind & Visually Impaired Children
Teacher of Visually Impaired Children -

Job Description

*Sign-On Bonus*

*Sign-On Bonus*

The beautiful state of Maine currently has two (2) openings for a teachers of students with visual impairments. One position will be based out of Portland and the other will be out out of the Brunswick/Wiscasset area.

This position includes the following benefits:

- $2,000 Recruitment & Retention Bonus: $1,000.00 at hire and an additional $1,000.00 after a satisfactory performance rating after 2 years employment.
- A choice of two (2) comprehensive medical plans
- Dental & Vision Insurance
- Accident & Critical Illness insurance
- Short- and long-term disability, life insurance (employer paid!)
- 401k agency contribution after 1 year employment
- Bereavement Time off
- Employee Assistance Plan
- Mileage reimbursement
- A Highly Incentivized Health and Wellness program including up to $100 reimbursement per year on health and wellness purchases!

TVI's in Maine are itinerant and follow a school year calendar. The TVI's provide direct and consultative services to children with or without additional disabilities birth through age 20 or completion of high school. Services include instruction and consultation in all areas of the expanded core curriculum.

We work in homes, daycares, public and private schools. Though we are very spread out, we have a very supportive community of TVI's in Maine, all who are employed by Catholic Charities Maine.

Catholic Charities Maine is a United Way and Affirmative Action/EOE/Minorities/Females/Veteran/Disabled Employer. Catholic Charities Maine participates in E-Verify.

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Minimum Qualifications

The successful candidate will hold a college degree (Bachelors or Masters) in teaching students with a visual impairment. Must meet state of Maine…

The successful candidate will hold a college degree (Bachelors or Masters) in teaching students with a visual impairment. Must meet state of Maine certification requirements. TVIs must be good strong communicators and willing to work as a team. They must be able to demonstrate strong braille skills or a willingness to develop those skills including UEB for technical. Knowledge of the implications of vision loss on education is essential.

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Salary

Salary based on experience and qualifications

Location

Portland & Brunswick/Wiscasset, Maine

Education

Bacherlors or Masters degree in teaching students with visual impairments

Application URL or E-mail

https://www.ccmaine.org/employment/jobs

Iowa Department for the Blind
Senior Services Specialist for the Blind 1/Braille Instructor

Job Description

The Iowa Department for the Blind (IDB) is seeking applicants for the position of Senior Services Specialist for the Blind 1/Braille Instructor in the…

The Iowa Department for the Blind (IDB) is seeking applicants for the position of Senior Services Specialist for the Blind 1/Braille Instructor in the Iowa Blindness Empowerment and Independence Center. This person provides small group instruction in the reading and writing of Braille using the Code Master curriculum. The slate and stylus, Perkins brailler, electronic notetakers, braille displays, and embossing software will be taught. We are looking for someone who will bring an enthusiastic and positive energy to our team, participate fully in center activities, and challenge students to grow and reach their fullest potential. Our programs are based on a positive attitude toward blindness and a belief in the normality and competency of blind people. We know that with proper training and opportunity, blind people can live full, happy, and successful lives.

Duties include but are not limited to the following:
Provide individualized instruction to adults in all areas of Braille including, but not limited to reading contracted Braille, writing with the slate and stylus, using the Perkins Brailler, using braille displays and notetakers, and using embossers and software.

Teach the Unified English Braille Code, computer Braille, braille music, and the Nemeth code.
Provide instruction to several students in a small group format.
Provide instruction in the correct use of grammar, spelling, and punctuation in the development of better verbal communication skills, as needed; assist students in preparing and studying for the GED, as needed.
Demonstrate and promote a positive attitude toward blindness amongst center students.
Evaluate student progress, set goals, and write progress reports within the case management system.
Participate fully in all center activities.
Demonstrate and promote a positive attitude toward blindness amongst center students.
Thorough knowledge and understanding of the agency's philosophy of blindness and the ability to implement this philosophy in work duties.
It is the policy of the Department for the Blind to conduct background checks on all finalist candidates prior to any offer of employment.

All candidates are strongly encouraged to submit a cover letter and resume.
Applications outside of the NeoGov website will not be considered.
For more information, contact Center Director, Karly Prinds at karly.prinds@blind.state.ia.us

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Minimum Qualifications

Graduation from an accredited college or university with a degree in human service-oriented sciences, education, marketing or business and experience…

Graduation from an accredited college or university with a degree in human service-oriented sciences, education, marketing or business and experience equal to three years of full time professional work;

OR
the equivalent of three years of full-time experience as a rehabilitation counselor or teacher shall be considered as qualifying provided the employee has successfully completed training to meet the certification criteria established by the agency;
OR
an equivalent combination of education and experience, substituting the equivalent of one year of full-time professional work experience for each year of the required education to a maximum substitution of four years.

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Salary

$51,292.80 - $78,124.80 Annually

Location

Des Moines, Iowa

Education

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Application Deadline

Wed, 06/01/2022 - 00:00

Oregon Commission for the Blind
Rehabilitation Instructor

Job Description

Do you live for helping students achieve independent travel skills? Do you have a client-centric approach to teaching and enjoy collaborating with…

Do you live for helping students achieve independent travel skills? Do you have a client-centric approach to teaching and enjoy collaborating with your fellow instructors? We have an opportunity for you! Located within the Orientation and Career Center for the Blind (OCCB), the Rehabilitation Instructor will teach students the skills necessary to accomplish their personal and professional goals.

The OCCB Rehabilitation Instructors often collaborate on problem-solving related to client needs and curriculum. Located in Portland, our newest Rehabilitation Instructor will teach progressively challenging classes related to Orientation & Mobility. The OCCB, located in Portland, is the heart of what we do at the Oregon Commission for the Blind. As our students are diverse, we invite members of all diverse communities to join our team. We value diversity and inclusion because we can better serve Oregonians who are blind. We thank you for considering this employment opportunity!

Recent and summer 2022 O&M graduates are welcome to apply.

What You Will Do

The purpose of this position is to provide OCCB students with Orientation & Mobility training that will lead to greater self-sufficiency and employment. The instructor will work with students on a full suite of O&M including orientation skills, pre-cane skills, human guide, self-protection, cane techniques, indoor travel, residential travel, commercial district travel, public transportation, and navigation and orientation technology. The position has an individual caseload and often collaborates with fellow Center instructors. Some highlights of this position include:

-Provide one-on-one O&M training to OCB clients related to orientation, cane travel, navigating routes, safety, and travel technology tools
-Conduct individual client assessments with written recommendations for Center clients’ O&M needs
-Obtain quotes for any recommended products that would assist clients. This will involve coordination with Vocational Rehabilitation Counselors (VRC) and vendors, ordering, delivery, and instruction as needed
-Develop lesson plans for individual training goals
-Write and retain accurate, detailed client reports for individual client lessons
-Maintain accurate reporting of lessons, case notes, and assessments in case management system
-Attend staff meetings and client staffings as scheduled
-Conduct pre- and post- training assessments to measure client progress
-Assess students with low vision, demonstrate product solutions, and make purchasing recommendations to the counselor

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What We Are Looking For

What We Are Looking For

a Master's degree in Rehabilitation Teaching for the Blind, Special Education for the Visually-Impaired or Orientation and Mobility;

OR
A Bachelor's degree in Rehabilitation Teaching for the blind or Special Education for the Visually-Impaired, and one year of experience;

OR
a Master's or Bachelor's degree in Education or a Social or Behavioral Science and two years of experience;

OR
an equivalent combination of training and experience.

EXPERIENCE FOR THIS CLASSIFICATION IS DEFINED AS:
experience working with people with visual impairments that included at least four of the following:

Direct instruction in adaptive travel techniques; Analyzing barriers and developing solutions; Assessment of adaptive skill level; Development of training programs; Case management and documentation; Resource Management (funds and services); Advocacy for persons with visual impairment; Counseling in adjustment to blindness; Using and/or instructing use of adaptive equipment specific to persons with visual impairment; Interagency coordination.

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Salary

See posting for details.

Location

Portland, OR

Application Deadline

Mon, 07/04/2022 - 00:00

Mississippi Department of Rehabilitation Services
Vocational Training Instructor III (RB-Instructor)

Job Description

This position is with the Office of Vocational Rehabilitation for the Blind (VRB) and performs a full range of professional vocational rehabilitation…

This position is with the Office of Vocational Rehabilitation for the Blind (VRB) and performs a full range of professional vocational rehabilitation assignments and work. This position serves as a Vision Therapist and provides case management services to individuals who are visually impaired or are legally blind. The job duties of this position include, but are not limited to the following: • Provides counseling and individualized Braille instruction to persons who are blind or visually impaired to facilitate solutions to the challenges of being able to live and work independently in the communities of their choice; • Raises the awareness of consumers to the opportunities and their options which include mastery of alternative blindness skills such as Braille and assistive technology; • Provides assessment and instruction to blind and visually impaired consumers pertinent to their functional abilities as they relate to home, work, school and social activities; • Prepares curricula and executes lesson plans; • Provides daily instruction to consumers and manages the classroom environment; • Creates instructional material and adjusts the delivery of curriculum based on the needs of individual consumers; • Provides instruction on the use of various communication devices such as money identifiers, calculators, recorders, and handwriting aids; • Develops curricula and provides instruction on topics such as financial budgeting, money management, money identification and essay writing; • Prepares and submits reports and consumer evaluations; • Engages in case management services and is responsible for managing cases associated with individual consumers; • Participates in meetings to review cases and examine the delivery of services; • Performs related work as assigned.

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Minimum Qualifications

Requires a Bachelor's Degree in Rehabilitation Teaching or Orientation & Mobility, or a Bachelor's degree in a disability-related field…

Requires a Bachelor's Degree in Rehabilitation Teaching or Orientation & Mobility, or a Bachelor's degree in a disability-related field from an accredited college/university and a minimum of one (1) year of experience in the use of assistive technology for individuals who are blind, low vision, deaf, hard of hearing, and/or deaf/blind. A Master's Degree in a disability-related field, a Teaching Certificate with certification/endorsement in Visual Impairment, and/or a Teaching Certificate with a certification/endorsement in Special Education are preferred.

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Salary

$35,818.22

Location

Jackson, MS

Education

Bachelor's or Master's in Rehabilitation Teaching or Orientation & Mobility, or a disability-related field from an accredited college/university

Application Deadline

Mon, 05/30/2022 - 00:00

Mississippi Department of Rehabilitation Services
Rehabilitation Specialist I (Counselor)

Job Description

This position is with the Office of Vocational Rehabilitation for the Blind. The Rehabilitation Specialist I coordinates services for consumers with…

This position is with the Office of Vocational Rehabilitation for the Blind. The Rehabilitation Specialist I coordinates services for consumers with blindness or visual impairments. Employees in this position evaluate the vocational potential of consumers while utilizing available diagnostics in determining eligibility for services. The Rehabilitation Specialist jointly develops an individualized rehabilitation plan with the consumer; arranges, coordinates, and supervises the services necessary to reach a vocational goal; provides job placement services to eligible, qualified job ready individuals; establishes relationships with medical personnel; and performs all duties of a Rehabilitation Specialist I. Duties also include organizing and coordinating community resources to ensure quality rehabilitation services to individuals with disabilities. The Rehabilitation Specialist I duties include, but not limited to: Meets with consumer for the application process and provides pertinent information about the rehabilitation process. Determines consumer eligibility for rehabilitation services. Locates and utilizes all available resources as needed in each client's rehabilitation program. Manages, under supervision, fiscal allocations provided by agency for use in the provision of vocational rehabilitation services. Develops individualized rehabilitation plans and/or services and manages the consumers program until completion of the process. Develops and maintains a close working relationship with medical professionals and other community organizations/groups. Ensures timely services to consumers through proper caseload management and organization.

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Minimum Qualifications

Master's degree in Rehabilitation Counseling or closely related area per federal regulations, and/or Certified Rehabilitation Counselor (CRC)…

Master's degree in Rehabilitation Counseling or closely related area per federal regulations, and/or Certified Rehabilitation Counselor (CRC) certification. In lieu of a Master's Degree or CRC, a Bachelor's Degree in Rehabilitation Counseling or closely related area per federal regulations with course content that emphasized rehabilitation, counseling, disability, therapy, health, employment, wellness, or human development, and one (1) year experience as demonstrated through paid or unpaid employment in vocational rehabilitation or closely related field.

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Salary

$31,207.23 - $34,364.82

Location

McComb, MS

Education

Bachelor's or Master's degree in Rehabilitation Counseling or closely related area

Application Deadline

Thu, 05/26/2022 - 00:00

Mississippi Department of Rehabilitation Services
Vocational Training Instructor III (RB-Instructor)

Job Description

This position is with the Office of Vocational Rehabilitation for the Blind (VRB) and performs a full range of professional vocational rehabilitation…

This position is with the Office of Vocational Rehabilitation for the Blind (VRB) and performs a full range of professional vocational rehabilitation assignments and work. This position serves as a Vision Therapist and provides case management services to individuals who are visually impaired or are legally blind. The job duties of this position include, but are not limited to the following: • Provides counseling and individualized Braille instruction to persons who are blind or visually impaired to facilitate solutions to the challenges of being able to live and work independently in the communities of their choice; • Raises the awareness of consumers to the opportunities and their options which include mastery of alternative blindness skills such as Braille and assistive technology; • Provides assessment and instruction to blind and visually impaired consumers pertinent to their functional abilities as they relate to home, work, school and social activities; • Prepares curricula and executes lesson plans; • Provides daily instruction to consumers and manages the classroom environment; • Creates instructional material and adjusts the delivery of curriculum based on the needs of individual consumers; • Provides instruction on the use of various communication devices such as money identifiers, calculators, recorders, and handwriting aids; • Develops curricula and provides instruction on topics such as financial budgeting, money management, money identification and essay writing; • Prepares and submits reports and consumer evaluations; • Engages in case management services and is responsible for managing cases associated with individual consumers; • Participates in meetings to review cases and examine the delivery of services; • Performs related work as assigned.

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Minimum Qualifications

Requires a Bachelor's Degree in Rehabilitation Teaching or Orientation & Mobility, or a Bachelor's degree in a disability-related field…

Requires a Bachelor's Degree in Rehabilitation Teaching or Orientation & Mobility, or a Bachelor's degree in a disability-related field from an accredited college/university and a minimum of one (1) year of experience in the use of assistive technology for individuals who are blind, low vision, deaf, hard of hearing, and/or deaf/blind. A Master's Degree in a disability-related field, a Teaching Certificate with certification/endorsement in Visual Impairment, and/or a Teaching Certificate with a certification/endorsement in Special Education are preferred.

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Salary

$35,818.22 Annually

Location

Jackson, MS

Education

Bachelor's or Master's in Rehabilitation Teaching or Orientation & Mobility, or a disability-related field from an accredited college/university

Application Deadline

Tue, 05/24/2022 - 00:00

Leader Dogs for the Blind
O&M Specialist

Job Description

Leader Dogs for the Blind, based in Rochester Hills, Michigan, has been making people unstoppable for 80 years, empowering people who are blind or…

Leader Dogs for the Blind, based in Rochester Hills, Michigan, has been making people unstoppable for 80 years, empowering people who are blind or visually impaired with lifelong skills for safe and independent daily travel. To learn more about our mission and campus follow the link to our website here.

Why work at Leader Dogs for the Blind?

Medical, Dental and Vision Insurance after 90 days of employment
Employer paid life insurance
Employer paid disability insurance
401k with employer match
Flexible spending account
Paid time off front loaded on first day of employment
Annual merit pay increases
Workout room access
Dog friendly office
SUMMARY

This position is responsible for the delivery of Orientation and Mobility services to Leader Dog clients, employees, associated professionals and community. The position will also be responsible for the supervision of O&M interns.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

Assesses client orientation and mobility levels, determines needs, recommends services and conducts training to meet needs.  Assesses and recommends the client’s need for services of related professionals.
Provides field services to O&M clients in home, school and work environments.  Provides education and awareness on Leader Dog services to the community.
Provides location technology instructional services to clients, including GPS and other adapted devices.
Provides management and direct instruction to university O&M interns and practicum students.
Manages all case related documentation and correspondence in a timely manner.  Maintains data on applicants, services rendered and post graduate activity.  Responsible for monitoring follow-up and providing additional training as needed.
Participates in the development of department goals, objectives and systems.  Evaluates effectiveness of services, recommends improvements and executes new approaches in a continuous cycle of quality improvement.
As needed, participates in the admission process and recommends client acceptance into the Leader Dog program.
Takes leadership in the ongoing development and implementation of all O&M and guide dog client and professional related services and training materials.
Participates in all Summer Experience Camp activities.
Actively recruits, develops and maintains relationships on behalf of Leader Dog with O&M and other related professionals.
Provides other services and additional duties as needed.
Performs other duties as assigned.

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EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE

Bachelor’s degree required from an accredited university.  Master’s degree preferred.  Must have current Certified Orientation and Mobility Specialist (COMS®) Academy for Certification of Vision Rehabilitation and Education Professions (ACVREP) certification.  At least two years preferred of professional experience in O&M; supervision of interns preferred.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES

Ability to effectively monitor the safety of clients during instruction.
Proficient in latest version of Microsoft Office products.
Possess sound business judgment, exercise professional conduct, understand and follow business ethics and standards, and maintain a high level of confidentiality in all duties.
Interpersonal skills and ability to instruct people who are blind or visually impaired in a respectful and effective manner.
Must have a thorough knowledge of orientation and mobility principles and techniques and maintain current certification in O&M.
Demonstrate strong oral and written communication skills and have the ability to be organized and maintain detailed records and be comfortable providing education and instruction programs to students, management and the community. 
Aptitude for and ability to develop and administer new programs as well as develop and modify curriculum design.
Aptitude for coordination of camp activities for teens with visual impairments.
Knowledgeable of applicable safety and health policies, be able to read and interpret technical journals, legal documents and provide accurate reports.
Aptitude and ability to use assistive technology such as JAWS, GPS, etc.
Ability to interpret eye pathology reports.
Possess sound business judgment, exercise professional conduct, understand and follow business ethics and standards, and maintain a high level of confidentiality in all duties.
Possess a valid driver’s license with no restrictions and the ability to travel as needed.
Comfortable with and willing to work around large dogs.
Willing to perform general public relations duties on behalf of Leader Dog (perform tours, answer general questions, be a professional and courteous representative of Leader Dog, etc.).
Must be able to establish and maintain professional, productive and courteous interactions with employees that promote positive teamwork, as well as with volunteers, donors, clients and all constituents of Leader Dog.  This encompasses going beyond giving and receiving instructions and includes but is not limited to (a) performing work activities requiring interacting or speaking with others; and (b) responding appropriately to constructive feedback or suggestions for improvement from a supervisor.
PHYSICAL DEMANDS

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  Upon receiving notice, reasonable accommodations may be made, if possible, to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand, walk, bend, crouch, kneel and reach with hands and arms.  The employee frequently is required to climb or balance.  The employee is occasionally required to sit, use the phone, and drive.  The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 75 pounds.   Must regularly be able to independently travel distances consistent with training requirements for our clients in a variety of weather conditions.

Leader Dogs for the Blind reserves the right to change, amend, add, delete, and otherwise assign any and all duties, responsibilities and position title as it deems necessary to meet the needs of its business.

Leader Dogs for the Blind is an at-will employer.  This means that the employment relationship may be ended at any time without notice by the employer or employee for any reason.  Neither this document, nor any manual issued by Leader Dogs for the Blind, is a contract of employment.

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$55,000-$72,460

Location

Rochester Hills, MI

Education

COMS

Application Deadline

Sun, 07/31/2022 - 00:00

Lighthouse for the Blind & Low Vision
Teacher of Children with Visual Impairments - Early Intervention Program

Job Description

The Teacher of Children with Visual Impairments - Early Intervention Program provides early childhood development and instruction in Expanded Core…

The Teacher of Children with Visual Impairments - Early Intervention Program provides early childhood development and instruction in Expanded Core Curriculum to Visually impaired children aged birth to 5 years of age and their families to help maximize their children's self-sufficiency and independence as well as their physical, emotional, cognitive and social skills and development. Services are provided in the home, school and other appropriate environments.
Key Responsibilities & Duties:
- Evaluate and provide support services related to the child's visual impairment and development to each assigned child and their family
- Complete assessments including educational, developmental and functional vision/sensory learning (FVLMA) and ECC
- Establish educational plans and objectives to meet the needs of the children and families
- Teaching areas of the Expanded Core Curriculum including: independent living skills, orientation and mobility, communication skills, self-help skills, social development, sensory development, emergent literacy, pre-braille skills and braille literacy, and cognitive development including the application of assistive devices
- Instructional techniques including lay-based learning, calendar boxes, communication devices and techniques, sensory learning and other instructional methods for children with multiple impairments including visual impairments
- Team player and liaison between schools/agencies and other community resources; organize events and training for parents/families
- Keep up to date with knowledge and techniques in relevant fields
- Complete all paperwork and applicable reporting requirements

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Minimum Qualifications

- Bachelor's or Master's Degree in Visual Disabilities Education (with emphasis in early childhood preferred)

- Bachelor's or Master's Degree in Visual Disabilities Education (with emphasis in early childhood preferred)
- Must have access to reliable transportation and a clean driving record for the required itinerant visits and travel
- Possess excellent verbal and written communication skills
- Possess excellent interpersonal skills and effectively work with a variety of personalities
- Discerning judgment and empathetic understanding of clients

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Salary

Based upon qualifications

Location

Winter Haven, FL

Education

Bachelor's or Master's Degree in Visual Disabilities Education (with emphasis in early childhood preferred)

Application URL or E-mail

candy.caldwell@lighthouseblv.org

Computers for the Blind
Executive Director

Job Description

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Executive Director-Description and Expectations

Computers for the Blind is a 501(c)(3) organization that provides low-cost computers to people with visual impairment. Our mission is to open the world of technology through computers, software and training.

Responsible to: Board of Directors

Purpose: The Executive Director is responsible for ethically establishing and executing major mission, goals and objectives for the organization and lead the overall strategic direction. Responsibilities include overseeing staff, programs, expansion and volunteers, as well as fundraising, marketing, and community outreach. The position reports directly to the Board of Directors.

Work closely with the board of directors in policy decisions, fundraising and to increase the overall visibility of the organization.

Provides leadership, direction and guidance of Organization’s activities.

Analyzes and evaluates the effectiveness of all organization operations. Develops and maintains organizational structure and effective personnel.

Represents the Organization to regulatory bodies, other agencies, community and civic organizations, donors, funders and supporters, and the general public.

Responsible for leading the organization in a manner that supports and guides the organization’s mission as well as increases visibility in the community.

Major responsibilities

General

Facilitates the chief mission as spokesperson for organization

Executes board-approved policies

Directs and oversees short- and long-term strategic plans

Attends Board Meetings

Supervise, collaborate and manage effectiveness of the staff

Ensures that appropriate salary and wage structures are maintained

Coordinates and directs employees and contract workers

Oversees the preparation of office procedures, outlining specific duties and areas of responsibilities

Ensures that all organization activities are in line with a high degree of moral and ethical standards

Financial

Maintains full awareness of the complete financial, statistical, and accounting records of the organization

Ensures that operating results established in the annual budget are achieved and the control of operating expenses within budget

Ensures the accuracy, integrity, and timeliness of all financial accounting and reporting

Ensures timely payment of all obligations

Ensures the preparation of the annual budget for board approval

Volunteers

Manages the volunteer recruiting websites, updating expiration dates of postings, adding new positions as necessary, adding new websites, establishing and maintaining relationships with the volunteer recruiters

Oversight of volunteer programs

Responds to calls from volunteers regarding hours of operation, volunteer duties, etc.

Responds to potential volunteers from emails received from volunteer sites

Maintains a welcoming environment for volunteers with appropriate incentives for seniority, recognition, etc. Provides occasional snacks, etc.

Customer Service, Technical Support, and other staff responsibilities

Responsible for hiring and retention of competent, qualified customer service staff, including maintaining all personnel records.

Manages schedules, time off requests and communicate regularly with CS staff, including delegation of tasks as need arises

Monitors phone system (currently Fonality) for call volume, reporting and holiday closures

Provides training and guidance for new processes and procedures for CS staff

Provides productive and motivating working environment for CS staff

Addresses and resolve any issues/disputes from customers or clients, including processing refunds and change orders

Manages calls and emails and responds, files or disburses to staff as needed

Development, Fundraising & Communications

Expands local revenue generation and fundraising activities to support existing program operations and national expansion

Deepens and refines all aspects of communications, from web presence to external relations, to develop new opportunities with the goal of reaching more clients

Develops relationships with partner agencies for fundraising, client growth and training, and collaborative opportunities

Carries out all processes involved in grant writing, donations, thank you acknowledgements, and fundraising efforts

Equipment donation/operations

Ensures the procurement and delivery of high-quality devices and equipment while managing for current and future growth

Increases efficiencies and consistency throughout the organization by managing development and implementation of standardized processes and procedures

Lead, coach, develop and retain staff members

Provides leadership to organization personnel through effective objective setting, delegation, and communication

Ensures that job descriptions are current

Conducts performance appraisals as required

Collaboration with Board of Directors

Collaborates with Board to refine and implement strategic plan while ensuring that the budget, staff and priorities are aligned with CFTB core mission

Helps build a diverse and inclusive Board representative of the community that is being served by CFTB

Cultivates a strong and transparent working relationship with the board and ensure open communication about the measurement of financial, programmatic and operational goals

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Qualifications

Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree in a related field or equivalent experience
Transparent and high integrity leadership
Five or more years management experience
Solid, hands-on, budget management skills, including budget preparation, analysis, decision-making and reporting
Strong organizational abilities including planning, delegating, program development and task facilitation
Ability to convey a vision of Computers for the Blind’s strategic future to staff, board, volunteers and donors
Knowledge of fundraising strategies and donor relations
Vision to expand services to clients and outreach for partnerships
Skills to collaborate with and motivate board members and other volunteers
Strong written and oral communication skills
Demonstrated ability to oversee and collaborate with staff
Strong public speaking ability

Preferred skills
Salesforce experience
3-5 years Non-profit experience

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$65,000 - $75,000 annually

Location

Richardson, Texas (Dallas area)

Education

Bachelor’s degree in a related field or equivalent experience

Application Deadline

Tue, 05/31/2022 - 00:00

Alabama Dept. of Rehabilitation Services
Orientation & Mobility Specialists

Job Description

This is an itinerant position which requires travel throughout a multi-county geographical area. Duties include assessing training needs and…

This is an itinerant position which requires travel throughout a multi-county geographical area. Duties include assessing training needs and developing and implementing an Individualized Teaching Program for each consumer. Skills to be taught include all aspects of independent travel. Instruction in human guide, cane skills, travel skills, outdoor residential and street crossings, should result in an increase in independence and integration on the job or the community.

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Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree from an accredited* college or university in Orientation and Mobility or a closely related field and eligible to sit for the…

Bachelor’s degree from an accredited* college or university in Orientation and Mobility or a closely related field and eligible to sit for the examination in Orientation and Mobility by the Academy for Certification of Vision Rehabilitation and Education Professionals (ACVREP) or the National Orientation and Mobility Certification Board (NOMC). A copy of certification or statement of eligibility from ACVREP or NOMC must be included with the application. Applicants may apply for this position during their last semester of college; however, applicants will be required to submit documentation verifying completion of the Bachelor’s Degree to the hiring agency prior to beginning work.
OR
• Bachelor’s degree from an accredited* college or university in any major and certified in Orientation and Mobility by the Academy for Certification of Vision Rehabilitation and Education Professionals (ACVREP) or the National Orientation and Mobility Certification Board (NOMC). A copy of certification from ACVREP or NOCM must be included with the application.

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Salary

$36,331.20 - $55,056.00

Location

Alabama, Please call Marge Lebrick for more details 205-290-4308

Education

see Qualifications

Application Deadline

Mon, 05/01/2023 - 00:00

Alabama Department of Rehabilitation Services
Vision Rehabilitation Therapist

Job Description

Alabama Department of Rehabilitation Services (ADRS) is continually searching for potential Vision Rehabilitation Therapists who are enthusiastic and…

Alabama Department of Rehabilitation Services (ADRS) is continually searching for potential Vision Rehabilitation Therapists who are enthusiastic and passionate about teaching individuals with visual impairments.

These are itinerant positions requiring travel throughout a multi-county geographical area. Duties include assessing training needs and developing and implementing an Individualized Teaching Plan for each consumer. Skills to be taught include all areas of communication, personal management, assistive technology, and low vision training to improve an individual’s independence at work, home, or in the community.

The positions offer competitive salary, great benefits including major medical insurance, retirement, personal and vacation days, and a great working environment. There are many opportunities for continued education credits throughout each year.

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Minimum Qualifications

• Bachelor’s degree from an accredited* college or university in any major.

• Bachelor’s degree from an accredited* college or university in any major.
• One (1) year of professional experience providing rehabilitation services to individuals with visual disabilities.
OR
• Bachelor’s degree from an accredited* college or university in any major.
• Eligible to be certified as a Vision Rehabilitation Therapist (CVRP) by the Academy for Certification of Vision Rehabilitation & Education Professionals (ACVREP) – A copy of certification or statement of eligibility from ACVREP must be included with the application.
OR
• Master’s degree from an accredited* college or university in Vision Rehabilitation Therapy or a closely related field.

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$36,331.20 - $55,056.00

Location

Anniston, Alabama

Education

See above minimum qualifications.

Application URL or E-mail

https://personnel.alabama.gov/Jobs

The Lighthouse for the Blind, Inc.
Computer and Assistive Technology Instructor

Job Description

The Lighthouse for the Blind, Inc. transforms the lives of people who are blind, DeafBlind, and blind with other disabilities. Through employment…

The Lighthouse for the Blind, Inc. transforms the lives of people who are blind, DeafBlind, and blind with other disabilities. Through employment opportunities, we are a catalyst for empowerment. We foster self-confidence and instill a life changing affirmation that independence is possible. From our expertise in cutting-edge technology to our understanding of mobility, we help people who are blind and DeafBlind live fulfilling lives.

We believe everyone, no matter their vision abilities, deserves to experience the power of employment. Our goal for each person we reach is to ignite a fire of determination that is centered on the reality that blindness doesn’t define who you are or how you choose to live.

Purpose:
The primary purpose of this position is to serve as computer and assistive technology instructor within a computer skills training program for adult learners with a wide variety of visual conditions and computer experience levels. The emphasis of this position is to teach software and assistive technology (AT) use. Curriculum development and implementation are critical and required components of this position.

Responsibilities:
Coordinate, plan and deliver all aspects of the skills curriculum for the Computer Training Program
Work with supervisor and coworkers to formulate curriculum and engage in a variety of instructional methods including but not limited to: individual training, group instruction, demonstrations, meetings and workshops
Instruct students/employees on the use of AT in conjunction with basic to advanced computer skills
Ensure ongoing student skill development
Develop and conduct surveys and assessments to identify individual and organizational training needs
Coordinate with Employee and Community Services and Human Resources staff to conduct creative and effective outreach to Lighthouse employees and others as appropriate
Maintain files, skills database, provide documentation, data collection, reports, and summaries as needed all materials should be created and updated in a timely manner, as close to time of service as possible
Participate in the development of annual budget and work plans
Work with Lighthouse Communications staff to ensure continued successful funding and marketing of program
Serve as a liaison with DSB, other agencies, and the community to ensure long-term sustainability and success of the Computer Training Program
Maintain the strictest confidentiality standards at all times in keeping with LFB/CTP policies and best practices
Performs other duties as assigned

Minimum Requirements:
Comprehensive knowledge of Windows applications, including MS Office suite and Internet Explorer. Knowledge of alternative browsers (Firefox, Chrome, etc. a plus)
Comprehensive knowledge of adaptive software for blind and low vision users, such as Zoomtext, Magic and Jaws
Knowledge of an array of adaptive technology hardware including but not limited to: refreshable braille displays, cctv, talking book readers, pen friend, braille/qwerty note takers, electronic wayfinding devices, etc.
Knowledge of mobile operating systems with an emphasis in accessibility features in mobile devices (iOS, Android)
Demonstrated ability to research curriculum and develop additional materials as needed
Ability to problem solve quickly and effectively
Creativity & flexibility; ability to change approach as needed, willingness to try multiple approaches depending on needs of individual student
Ability to take initiative, function autonomously, and be dependable, while working in close coordination with CTP coworkers, supervisor, and other Lighthouse staff
Kind, courteous, and professional demeanor at all times
Excellent interpersonal communication skills, including in written materials, teaching materials, email, as well as in in-person communication, both one on one and in group settings
Ability to communicate effectively and enthusiastically about the programs and services we offer
Demonstrated excellent organizational skills
Willingness to travel as needed, possibly for extended periods, between Seattle and Spokane locations, as well as to conferences, trade shows, and other events
Bachelor's degree in Human Services, Education or related field or Associate/Technical degree in Professional Technical Education or related field plus equivalent experience desired. Equivalent training/experience considered. (equivalent education/and or experience may substitute)
Strong technical skills and extensive knowledge of Windows computer hardware and software applications Mac/iOS/android skills and experience a plus
Minimum 2 years of successful teaching/training experience
Mature judgment and sensitivity in interpersonal relations and among diverse groups
Ability to work schedule as assigned
Bilingual a plus
Strong Braille and computer Braille skills a plus
Can be based out of SEATTLE or SPOKANE, WA

The Lighthouse for the Blind, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of age, sex, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, race, creed, color. National origin, honorably discharged veteran or military status, or the presence of any sensory, mental or physical disability or the use of a dog guide or service animal by a person with a disability.

FEDERAL CONTRACTOR
In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and to complete the required employment eligibility verification document forms upon hire.

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Minimum Qualifications

 Comprehensive knowledge of Windows applications, including MS Office suite and Internet Explorer. Knowledge of alternative browsers (Firefox,…

Comprehensive knowledge of Windows applications, including MS Office suite and Internet Explorer. Knowledge of alternative browsers (Firefox, Chrome, etc. a plus)
Comprehensive knowledge of adaptive software for blind and low vision users, such as Zoomtext, Magic and Jaws
Knowledge of an array of adaptive technology hardware including but not limited to: refreshable braille displays, cctv, talking book readers, pen friend, braille/qwerty note takers, electronic wayfinding devices, etc.
Knowledge of mobile operating systems with an emphasis in accessibility features in mobile devices (iOS, Android)
Demonstrated ability to research curriculum and develop additional materials as needed
Ability to problem solve quickly and effectively
Creativity & flexibility; ability to change approach as needed, willingness to try multiple approaches depending on needs of individual student
Ability to take initiative, function autonomously, and be dependable, while working in close coordination with CTP coworkers, supervisor, and other Lighthouse staff
Kind, courteous, and professional demeanor at all times
Excellent interpersonal communication skills, including in written materials, teaching materials, email, as well as in in-person communication, both one on one and in group settings
Ability to communicate effectively and enthusiastically about the programs and services we offer
Demonstrated excellent organizational skills
Willingness to travel as needed, possibly for extended periods, between Seattle and Spokane locations, as well as to conferences, trade shows, and other events
Bachelor's degree in Human Services, Education or related field or Associate/Technical degree in Professional Technical Education or related field plus equivalent experience desired. Equivalent training/experience considered. (equivalent education/and or experience may substitute)
Strong technical skills and extensive knowledge of Windows computer hardware and software applications Mac/iOS/android skills and experience a plus
Minimum 2 years of successful teaching/training experience
Mature judgment and sensitivity in interpersonal relations and among diverse groups
Ability to work schedule as assigned
Bilingual a plus
Strong Braille and computer Braille skills a plus
Can be based out of SEATTLE or SPOKANE, WA

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Location

Can be based out of Seattle or Spokane, WA

Education

 Bachelor's degree in Human Services, Education or related field or Associate/Technical degree in Professional Technical Education or related field plus equivalent experience desired. Equivalent training/experience considered.

The Lighthouse for the Blind, Inc.
Orientation and Mobility Supervisor

Job Description

The Lighthouse for the Blind, Inc. transforms the lives of people who are blind, DeafBlind, and blind with other disabilities. Through employment…

The Lighthouse for the Blind, Inc. transforms the lives of people who are blind, DeafBlind, and blind with other disabilities. Through employment opportunities, we are a catalyst for empowerment. We foster self-confidence and instill a life changing affirmation that independence is possible. From our expertise in cutting-edge technology to our understanding of mobility, we help people who are blind and DeafBlind live fulfilling lives.

We believe everyone, no matter their vision abilities, deserves to experience the power of employment. Our goal for each person we reach is to ignite a fire of determination that is centered on the reality that blindness doesn’t define who you are or how you choose to live.

Purpose:
The purpose of this position is to provide support to other Seattle based Orientation & Mobility Specialists (O&M), facilitate communication within the group, and provide Orientation & Mobility training, education, consultation, and technical assistance to people who are blind, DeafBlind, or blind with other disabilities, as well as education to employees and community members, and various departments throughout the Lighthouse.

Responsibilities:

Supervisory duties
- Provide day to day support and oversight of Lighthouse facility based Orientation & Mobility Specialists in Seattle
- Provide ongoing supervision, information, support and training to direct reports; provide feedback on work product; complete annual reviews, work plans, and recommend development goals
- Maintain program function, policy, and practices that provide quality supports by monitoring program and providing timely information as requested; supports contemporary programming and practices; adherence to policies and procedures.
- Provide education/consultation and technical assistance to Lighthouse personnel and community members as appropriate, including all Lighthouse locations. Some travel with advance notice may be required.
- Provide mentoring & training support as needed for new staff (training Apricot, Department and Lighthouse protocol).
- Serve as point person for working cooperatively with Accommodations, Operations, Safety, and Maintenance personnel to make recommendations for accommodations; directs work to others that aligns with their areas of knowledge and expertise
- Work cooperatively with local transit authorities to provide consultation, input and expertise
- Attend staff, program and department meetings as required. Ensure other Orientation & -
Mobility staff have information and support they need to maintain effectiveness.
- Represent Orientation & Mobility Team organization wide by attending meetings, presenting as needed
- Ensure clear communication regarding required activities for contracts & grants, such as Metro contract, and others
- Participate in development of program-wide goals and measurements on behalf of Orientation & Mobility Team
- Oversee coordination of internships
- Coordinate with Spokane O&M instructor as needed
- Other duties as assigned

Orientation & Mobility Direct Service Job Duties
- Organize, plan and provide Orientation & Mobility evaluation and instruction to people who are blind, blind with other disabilities, or DeafBlind, including employees and community members
- Assess basic low vision needs for employees and other participants and refer to Independent Living Program as appropriate
- Coordinate with other Orientation & Mobility Specialists to ensure other Lighthouse sites such as Joint Base Lewis McChord (JBLM) and Contract Management Services (CMS) have training and accommodation support or as needed (magnifiers, CCTVs, lighting recommendation, mobility instruction, cane tips, etc)
- Travel to other Base Supply Centers (BSC) as requested, and/or find local resource to provide training.
- Support DeafBlind Retreat as needed
- Deliver services defined in grants and contracts
- Develop and maintain positive relationships in the Orientation and Mobility professional arena
- Maintain files, provide documentation, data collection, reports, and summaries as needed

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities Requirements
- Demonstrated knowledge of a wide range of accommodation resources
- Ability to problem solve effectively
- Ability to take initiative, function autonomously, and be dependable.
- Ability to produce high-quality written documents, including correspondence, reports, etc
- Comprehensive knowledge of PC applications, including MS Office applications, browsers, and database software.
- Professional demeanor
- Demonstrated excellent written and interpersonal communication skills
- Willingness to work as a team member
- Mature judgment and sensitivity in interpersonal relations and among diverse groups
- Demonstrated strong verbal and written communication skills

Minimum Requirements:
BA or MA in Orientation and Mobility required
ACVREP certification required
Five (5) + years experience providing Orientation and Mobility training and instruction required
Ability to travel to other Lighthouse locations with proper notice given
Dual competency in Orientation & Mobility and Rehabilitation Teaching or Low Vision Specialist preferred
ASL 4 skills or above, or willingness to learn preferred
Three years supervisory experience preferred
Ability to work assigned schedule

The Lighthouse for the Blind, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of age, sex, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, race, creed, color. National origin, honorably discharged veteran or military status, or the presence of any sensory, mental or physical disability or the use of a dog guide or service animal by a person with a disability.

FEDERAL CONTRACTOR
In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and to complete the required employment eligibility verification document forms upon hire.

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Minimum Qualifications

BA or MA in Orientation and Mobility required

BA or MA in Orientation and Mobility required
ACVREP certification required
Five (5) + years experience providing Orientation and Mobility training and instruction required
Ability to travel to other Lighthouse locations with proper notice given
Dual competency in Orientation & Mobility and Rehabilitation Teaching or Low Vision Specialist preferred
ASL 4 skills or above, or willingness to learn preferred
Three years supervisory experience preferred
Ability to work assigned schedule

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DOE

Location

Seattle, WA

Education

BA or MA in Orientation and Mobility required

The Lighthouse for the Blind, Inc.
Orientation and Mobility Specialist

Job Description

The Lighthouse for the Blind, Inc. transforms the lives of people who are blind, DeafBlind, and blind with other disabilities. Through employment…

The Lighthouse for the Blind, Inc. transforms the lives of people who are blind, DeafBlind, and blind with other disabilities. Through employment opportunities, we are a catalyst for empowerment. We foster self-confidence and instill a life changing affirmation that independence is possible. From our expertise in cutting-edge technology to our understanding of mobility, we help people who are blind and DeafBlind live fulfilling lives.

We believe everyone, no matter their vision abilities, deserves to experience the power of employment. Our goal for each person we reach is to ignite a fire of determination that is centered on the reality that blindness doesn’t define who you are or how you choose to live.

Purpose:
The purpose of this position is to provide O&M training, education/consultation and technical assistance to people who are blind, DeafBlind, or blind with other disabilities, as well as education to employees and community members, and various departments throughout the Lighthouse and Base Supply Centers.

Responsibilities:
Organize, plan and provide O & M evaluation and instruction to people who are blind, blind with other disabilities, or DeafBlind, including employees and community members
Provide education/consultation and technical assistance to Lighthouse personnel and community members as appropriate, including all Lighthouse locations. Some travel with advance notice may be required
Work cooperatively with Accommodations, Operations, Safety, and Maintenance personnel to make recommendations for accommodations
Work cooperatively with local transit authorities to provide consultation, input and expertise
Work cooperatively to develop and maintain relationships with adaptive equipment vendors
Assess basic low vision needs for employees and other participants
Attend staff, program and department meetings as required
Monitor and maintain stock of low vision and mobility related equipment for employee purchases and/or use
Coordinate with other O&Ms to ensure other Lighthouse sites such as JBLM and CMS have training and accommodation support or as needed (magnifiers, CCTVs, lighting recommendation, mobility instruction, cane tips, etc)
Travel to other Base Supply Centers as requested, and/or find local resource to provide training
Participate and/or support ECS Department initiatives as needed (such as DeafBlind Retreat), and Lighthouse Strategic Plan initiatives
Participate in development of program-wide goals and measurements
Deliver services defined in grants and contracts
Develop and maintain positive relationships in the O&M professional arena
Maintain files, provide documentation, data collection, reports, and summaries as needed
Develop annual budgets and work plans
Maintain certification
Performs other duties as assigned

Requirements:
Demonstrated knowledge of a wide range of accommodation resources
Ability to problem solve effectively
Ability to take initiative, function autonomously, and be dependable.
Ability to produce high-quality written documents, including correspondence, reports, etc
Comprehensive knowledge of PC applications, including MS Word, Excel, Outlook, browser, and database software
Professional demeanor
Demonstrated excellent written and interpersonal communication skills
Willingness to work as a team member
Mature judgment and sensitivity in interpersonal relations and among diverse groups
Demonstrated strong verbal and written communication skills
BA or MA in Orientation and Mobility required
ACVREP certification required
Three (3) + years experience providing Orientation and Mobility training and instruction preferred
Dual competency in Orientation & Mobility and Rehabilitation Teaching preferred
ASL 4 skills or above preferred
Ability to work schedule as assigned


The Lighthouse for the Blind, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of age, sex, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, race, creed, color. National origin, honorably discharged veteran or military status, or the presence of any sensory, mental or physical disability or the use of a dog guide or service animal by a person with a disability.

FEDERAL CONTRACTOR
In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and to complete the required employment eligibility verification document forms upon hire.

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Minimum Qualifications

 Demonstrated knowledge of a wide range of accommodation resources

Demonstrated knowledge of a wide range of accommodation resources
Ability to problem solve effectively
Ability to take initiative, function autonomously, and be dependable.
Ability to produce high-quality written documents, including correspondence, reports, etc
Comprehensive knowledge of PC applications, including MS Word, Excel, Outlook, browser, and database software
Professional demeanor
Demonstrated excellent written and interpersonal communication skills
Willingness to work as a team member
Mature judgment and sensitivity in interpersonal relations and among diverse groups
Demonstrated strong verbal and written communication skills
BA or MA in Orientation and Mobility required
ACVREP certification required
Three (3) + years experience providing Orientation and Mobility training and instruction preferred
Dual competency in Orientation & Mobility and Rehabilitation Teaching preferred
ASL 4 skills or above preferred
Ability to work schedule as assigned

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DOE

Location

Seattle, WA

Education

BA or MA in Orientation and Mobility required

District of Columbia Center for Independent Living
Independent Living Specialist

Job Description

POSITION TITLE: Independent Living Specialist SUPERVISED BY: Director of Independent Living Services

POSITION TITLE: Independent Living Specialist SUPERVISED BY: Director of Independent Living Services

DESCRIPTION: The Independent Living Specialist is responsible for assisting persons with disabilities to receive appropriate services, which will enable them to live more independently and develops contacts,gj and provides services to consumers in communities within 8 wards of the city.
LINE OF AUTHORITY:

This is a professional position whose responsibilities are accountable to the Supervisor, Independent Living Specialist/Quality Assurance Manager.


PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

1.Conducts intake and assessments of all consumers seeking independent living services.

2.Receives and responds appropriately to I&R requests, by phone (voice or TTY), written requests, or in person, provide information and make appropriate referrals in a timely manner.

3.Provides orientation to Independent Living Philosophy and I.L. services to new consumers and those who request individualized services.

4.Provides the four core services: Information & Referral, Advocacy, Peer Support, Independent Living Skills Training.

5.Maintains a thorough understanding of the needs of persons with disabilities and what resources are available in the community.

6.Keeps detailed records of all contacts including I&R, advocacy, outreach, and documentation of confident consumer files using the CIL Manager

7.Conducts community training and in-service when appropriate.

8.Exercises incentive, ingenuity, and sound judgment in technical matters and workload coordination. Maintain and update the information resource file as a complete, organized, and usable database of disability-related services and organizations.

9.Conducts activities to reach un-served and underserved populations.

10. Performs other duties as assigned by Supervisor.


QUALIFICATIONS:

1.Bachelor’s Degree in Social Services, Special Education or related field with two-three years experience working with people with disabilities.

2.Life experience with a disability is preferred or experience working
with people with disabilities.

3.Self motivated with good verbal, written and organizational skills
(Ability to speak Spanish is a plus).

4.Basic computer skills.

5.Ability to maintain a large number of consumer files.

6.Ability to handle stress and work under pressure.

7.An understanding and commitment to the concepts and
philosophy of independent living and self-determination of persons with disabilities.

8.Ability to define problems, collect and interpret information.

9.Knowledge of disability issues, laws, policies and regulations.

THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA CENTER FOR INDEPENDENT LIVING, INC. IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

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Minimum Qualifications

a newly graduated with a bachelor degree

a newly graduated with a bachelor degree

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not provided

Location

Washington DC

Education

bachelor

Application Deadline

Tue, 05/31/2022 - 00:00

Application URL or E-mail

gaguehounde@dccil.org

Blind & Vision Rehabilitation Services of Pittsburgh
Occupational Therapist OTR/L

Job Description

Blind & Vision Rehabilitation Services is a leader in programs and services for people of all ages who are blind, vision impaired, or who have…

Blind & Vision Rehabilitation Services is a leader in programs and services for people of all ages who are blind, vision impaired, or who have other disabilities. We are committed to improving the lives of persons with vision loss and related disabilities by teaching independence and self-advocacy.

Job Summary:
Evaluate the needs of patients who are blind or vision impaired in order to develop a client-centered treatment plan to help reach the patients' desired levels of independence.

Onsite Yoga & Wellness Center, parking, employer contribution to 401k.

Responsibilities
1. Interview clients to determine their needs and desired outcomes.
2. Evaluate a patient’s home and or workplace to identify potential improvements.
3. Instruct on ADLS, using blindness and low vision techniques.
4. Educate patient’s family and employer about accommodations and care.
5. Recommend and refer patient to other services as needed; such as orientation and mobility and access technology.
6. Assess and record patient’s activities and progress for patient evaluations, billing and physician/healthcare providers.
7. Maintain electronic health records for each patient.
8. Introduce and train on adaptive equipment to help client perform daily tasks more independently.
9. Role-play situations that will reveal the abilities and limitations of each patient and discuss outcomes and begin a plan of care.
10. Prepare written correspondence documenting the progression and final status of skill level of the patient.
11. Participate in meetings with patient, family members, as well as other support staff.
12. Other duties as assigned.


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3. Current PA OT license required.
4. ACVREP Certified preferred.
5. CVRT or CLVT preferred
6. Experience working with individuals who have vision loss or other disabilities is preferred.

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Location

Pittsburgh, PA

Education

1. Bachelor’s degree is required. Master’s degree is preferred

Application Deadline

Thu, 06/30/2022 - 00:00

Application URL or E-mail

cnadzam@pghvis.org

Blind & Vision Rehabilitation Services of Pittsburgh
Certified Orientation & Mobility Specialist (COMS)

Job Description

Blind & Vision Rehabilitation Services is a leader in programs and services for people of all ages who are blind, vision impaired, or who have…

Blind & Vision Rehabilitation Services is a leader in programs and services for people of all ages who are blind, vision impaired, or who have other disabilities. We are committed to improving the lives of persons with vision loss and related disabilities by teaching independence and self-advocacy.

Job Summary:
Evaluate orientation and mobility skills and provide instructions that will improve the ability of individuals who are blind and vision impaired to travel as independently as possible. MUST HAVE VALID ACVERP CERTIFICATION FOR THIS POSITION.

Responsibilities
1. Instruct clients who are blind or vision impaired on skills and equipment that will improve their ability to navigate independently in a variety of environments, including public transportation.
2. Interview clients to determine their needs, desired outcomes and plan lessons which will result in those outcomes.
3. Assess clients’ current ability to travel safely and independently.
4. Conduct ongoing evaluation with clients, discuss findings, and modify instruction, as necessary.
5. Prepare written correspondence documenting the progression and final status of skill level of the client.
6. Participate in regularly scheduled conferences with the client and funding source to update and discuss progression of training.
7. Monitor and Supervise interns.
8. Coordinate schedules of clients and staff to streamline lessons.
9. Orient clients to the BVRS facility and agency procedures.
10. Maintain all certifications.
11. Provide sighted guide training to staff and volunteers.
12. Assess needs of clients for other services and make referrals, as necessary.
13. Other duties as assigned.

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Minimum Qualifications

Experience working with individuals who have vision loss or other disabilities is preferred.

Experience working with individuals who have vision loss or other disabilities is preferred.
ACVERP Certification.
Valid driver’s license is required.

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Salary

Starting at $50,000 - relocation assistance available

Location

Pittsburgh, PA

Education

Bachelor’s degree in orientation and mobility is required.

Application Deadline

Thu, 06/30/2022 - 00:00

Application URL or E-mail

cnadzam@pghvis.org

Arizona Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired
Assistive Technology Specialist

Job Description

Job Title: Assistive Technology Instructor

Job Title: Assistive Technology Instructor
Accountable to: Rehabilitation Director
Summary of Responsibilities:
The planning, assessment, development and implementation of assistive technology skills necessary to enable individuals who are blind and visually impaired in their vocational, educational and independent living skills.
Duties & Responsibilities:
A.Performs assessment and provides education and acquisition of skills that will meet the specific needs of each client.
1.Plans and develops individualized instructional objectives based upon needs, goals, and capability of each client.
2.Develops instructional plan that includes sequential learning, development of skills and instructional sessions that will meet the goals of the client.
3.Provides instructional settings in the facility and in the home, work or educational setting that is most relevant to the needs of the client.
4.Responsible and having accountability for loan use of equipment by clients in their vocational rehabilitation program.
B.Submits necessary written evaluations, lesson plans, and instructional observations related to progress in the achievement of their individualized rehabilitation plan.
1.Documents all necessary reports and client data in a timely manner in order to meet compliance and reporting requirements.
2.Maintain written progress reports including observations and comments on both the acquisition of skills and difficulties encountered and in the remediation of specific problems encountered.
3.Provides communication with individuals’ vocational rehabilitation counselor or other third-party referral source in order to facilitate the continued progress of the individual.
C.Provides information and expertise on assistive technology services to various professional and community resources.
1.Participates in agency/client staffings and presentations to professional groups.
2.Engages in conferences, workshops, seminars and community educational presentations.
3.Provides consultation and education to consumers, spouses, and family members regarding advocacy and reinforcements that can be developed to assist the individual.
D.Other duties as assigned by the Rehabilitation Director, or the President and CEO.

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Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in education, special education, or related human service field from an accredited college or university. Additional…

Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in education, special education, or related human service field from an accredited college or university. Additional skills and knowledge of instructional levels in computers and/or assistive technology.

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Salary

$45,000

Location

Phoenix, AZ

Education

Bachelor’s or Master’s

Application Deadline

Thu, 06/30/2022 - 00:00

Application URL or E-mail

fvance@acbvi.org

Arizona Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired
Orientation and Mobility Specialist

Job Description

POSITION TITLE: Orientation & Mobility Instructor

POSITION TITLE:Orientation & Mobility Instructor

ACCOUNTABLE TO:Rehabilitation Services Director


SUMMARY OF RESPONSIBILITIES:

The planning, development and implementation of skills necessary to enable blind and visually impaired individuals to function independently in their daily travel activities.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

A.Performs assessment and evaluation of current travel skills and needs of client.
1.Plans and develops individualized instructional objectives based on needs, goals and capability of each client.
2.Develops flexible instructional plan that includes the alteration, exclusion or development of additional instructional sessions to facilitate learning and acquisitions of skill needed to meet the goals of the client.
3.Provides instruction in appropriate settings and locations which is most relevant to the specific travel environment of the client.

B.Submits necessary written evaluation, lesson plans and professional observations related to progress in the achievement of instructional plan.
1.Documents all necessary reports and client data necessary to SBVI funding requirements.
2.Maintains monthly written progress reports including comments on skills demonstrated and/or special reports including specific difficulties client may encounter.
3. Maintains communication with SBVI counselor or case manager of other referral source in order to best facilitate the needs of the individual client.

C.Provides information and expertise on orientation and mobility matters to various professional and community resources.
1.Participates in agency/client staffings and conferences as appropriate.
2.Engages in conferences, workshops, seminars and community education presentations as requested.
3.Provides consultation and education to spouses and family members of clients regarding issues related to travel or adjustment to blindness and necessary skills they can develop to assist the client.

D.Involvement in projects as assigned by the director.

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Minimum Qualifications

Bachelors or Master's Degree in Orientation and Mobility or a Parapotology Degree from an accredited College or University. Additionally…

Bachelors or Master's Degree in Orientation and Mobility or a Parapotology Degree from an accredited College or University. Additionally position requires certification from The Academy of Certification for Vision Rehabilitation and Education Professionals (ACVREP) on a provisional or permanent Orientation and Mobility Certification.

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Salary

$45,000

Location

Phoenix, AZ

Education

Bachelor’s or Masters

Application Deadline

Thu, 06/30/2022 - 00:00

Application URL or E-mail

fvance@acbvi.org

Arizona Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired
Vision Rehabilitation Therapist

Job Description

POSITION TITLE: Vision Rehabilitation Therapist

POSITION TITLE: Vision Rehabilitation Therapist

ACCOUNTABLE TO: Rehabilitation Services Director

SUMMARY OF RESPONSIBILITIES:

The planning, development and implementation of skills necessary to enable blind and visually impaired individuals to function independently in their everyday life activities.


DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

A.Performs assessment and evaluation of current rehabilitation skills of client.
1.Plans and develops individualized instructional objectives based on need, goals and capability of each client.
2.Develops flexible instructional plan that includes the alteration, exclusion or development of additional instructional sessions to facilitate learning and acquisitions of skill needed to meet the goals of the client.
3.Provides instruction in the home, work or educational setting that is most relevant to the specific needs of the client.
B.Submits necessary written evaluation, lesson plans and professional observations related to progress in the achievement of instructional plan.
1.Documents all necessary reports and client data necessary to SBVI funding requirements.
2.Maintains monthly written progress reports including comments on skills demonstrated and/or special reports including special difficulties that client is encountering.
3.Maintains communication with SBVI counselor or other referral source in order to best facilitate the needs of an individual client.
C.Provides information and expertise on rehabilitation teaching to various professional and community resources.
1.Participates in agency/client staffing and conferences as appropriate.
2.Engages in conferences, workshops, seminars and community education presentations as requested.
3.Provides consultation and education to spouses and family members of the client regarding problems of adjustment to blindness and necessary skills they can develop to assist the client.
D.Involvement in projects as assigned by the director.

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Minimum Qualifications

Bachelors or Master's Degree in Rehabilitation Teaching, Special Education or a related field from an accredited College or University.…

Bachelors or Master's Degree in Rehabilitation Teaching, Special Education or a related field from an accredited College or University. Additionally position requires certification from the Academy of Certification for Vision Rehabilitation and Education Professionals (ACVREP) on a provisional or permanent Rehabilitation Teaching Certification.

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$45,000

Location

Phoenix, AZ

Education

Bachelor’s or Masters

Application Deadline

Thu, 06/30/2022 - 00:00

Application URL or E-mail

fvance@acbvi.org

Maine Division for the Blind & Visually Impaired
Orientation & Mobility Specialist

Job Description

This position provides Orientation and Mobility services to children and adults who are Blind or Visually Impaired (often with additional…

This position provides Orientation and Mobility services to children and adults who are Blind or Visually Impaired (often with additional disabilities) in Southern Maine (York and Cumberland Counties). Primary responsibilities include instructing individuals with blindness or visual impairments of all ages in methods of safe and independent travel. This position works closely with schools, families, and other blindness rehabilitation professionals and requires strong interpersonal, organizational and collaborative skills. Frequent regional travel is necessary.
Why Live in Maine?
•Its natural beauty: Sand beaches and rugged coasts, islands and mountains.
•Acadia National Park
•An outdoor’ person’s playground - hiking, biking, paddling, skiing, fishing, camping, hunting – Maine has it all
•Spectacular Fall foliage
•Low crime
•Voted some of US most livable cities
•Close to Boston, Quebec, Canadian Maritimes
•Lobster, Moose, Puffins
•DownEast humor and Yankee hospitality
Why work for the State of Maine?
•Mileage reimbursement / Opportunity to use state vehicle
•Paid Holidays
•16 hours personal time
•Opportunity to work remotely
•Paid sick and vacation time
•Great Health, Dental and Vision Insurance
•State of Maine Retirement Pension
•Flexible Spending Accounts (medical and childcare)
•Gym Membership Reimbursement
•Living Resources (Employee Assistance Program)
•Federal Public Loan Forgiveness Program- to learn if you qualify, please visit https://studentaid.ed.gov/sa/repay-loans/forgiveness-cancellation/public-service#qualify
•Training (attending conferences)

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Minimum Qualifications

• Master’s degree or Bachelor’s degree in Orientation and Mobility from an accredited university.

•Master’s degree or Bachelor’s degree in Orientation and Mobility from an accredited university.
•Must have or be eligible for certification as an Orientation and Mobility Specialist.
•Dual certification O&M and CVRT, TVI, CRC or CLVT preferred.

New hires who are not currently O&M certified have six months to successfully obtain this certification

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$43,409-$58,531

Location

Portland, Maine

Education

Master’s degree or Bachelor’s degree in Orientation and Mobility from an accredited university.

Application Deadline

Fri, 08/05/2022 - 00:00

Opportunities for Ohioans with Disabilities
Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor

Job Description

Please use the link below to apply:

Please use the link below to apply:
https://dasstateoh.taleo.net/careersection/oh_ext/jobdetail.ftl?job=220003L5&tz=GMT-04%3A00&tzname=America%2FNew_York

Primary Location: United States of America-OHIO-Franklin County-Whitehall
Other Locations: United States of America-OHIO-Richland County-Mansfield, United States of America-OHIO-Hamilton County-Cincinnati, United States of America-OHIO-Hocking County-Logan, United States of America-OHIO-Allen County-Lima, United States of America-OHIO-Butler County-Hamilton, United States of America-OHIO-Ashtabula County-Ashtabula, United States of America-OHIO-Athens County-Athens, United States of America-OHIO-Summit County-Akron
Work Locations: Columbus BSVI/BVR 4300 East Broad Street Suite 200 Whitehall 43213
Organization: Opportunities for Ohioans with Disabilities
Classified Indicator: Classified
Bargaining Unit / Exempt: Bargaining Unit
Schedule: Full-time
Work Hours: 8am-5pm
Compensation: $24.98
Unposting Date: May 8, 2022, 11:59:00 PM
Job Function: Vocational Rehabilitation
Job Level: Individual Contributor

Agency Contact Name: Amber Murphy
Agency Contact Information: OOD.HRSelections@ood.ohio.gov

Hybrid Potential - Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor - Multiple Vacancies
(220003L5)

Job Duties

Empowering Ohioans with disabilities through employment, disability determinations, and independence.

Now accepting applications for

Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor

This position shall be filled in accordance with the provisions of the SEIU/1199 Collective Bargaining Agreement.

Most positions have the opportunity to work a hybrid schedule that combines telework with regular in-office attendance. In-person work requirements may change for training, meetings, and other operational needs. Employees must reside at a location that allows for reasonable response time to workplace reporting requirements. Daytime travel within Ohio may be required

Hourly: $ 24.98 or $27.26 with CRC, LPC, LPCC or LISW

Vacant VRC Locations include:

Akron BSVI/BVR - 161 South High Akron, OH 44308-1615

Athens BSVI/BVR - 86 Columbus Road Athens, OH 45701-1302

Cincinnati - 895 Central Avenue Cincinnati, OH 45202

Columbus - 4300 East Broad Street Whitehall, OH 43213

Hocking County - 105 W. Hunter St. Logan, OH 43138

Lake Area Recovery - 2801 C Court #1 Ashtabula, OH 44004

Lima Office BSVI/BVR - 2190 Allentown Road Lima, OH 45805

OOD Butler County - 7686 Cincinnati-Dayton Road West Chester, OH 45069

OOD Mansfield BSVI/BVR - 800 Park Avenue West Mansfield, OH 44906


Who We Are:

Opportunities for Ohioans with Disabilities (OOD) is the state agency that empowers Ohioans with disabilities through employment, disability determinations, and independence. It is accomplished through its Bureau of Vocational Rehabilitation (BVR), Bureau of Services for the Visually Impaired (BSVI) and Division of Disability Determination (DDD). A fourth area is the Division of Employer and Innovation Services (EIS), which is responsible for establishing and maintaining partnerships with employers.

What We Do:

OOD works with partners in businesses, education, and non-profit organizations to facilitate customized employment plans for Ohioans with disabilities; helps Ohio companies recruit and retain employees with disabilities; and is the sole agency determining medical and vocational Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) programs in Ohio. To learn more about OOD click here.

Our Guiding Principles:

In striving for excellence in service, we will:

Listen first
Act with a sense of urgency
Honor diversity
Foster inclusiveness
Value collaboration
Inspire innovation
Be transparent
Be accountable
Celebrate success
Vocational Rehabilitation (VR)

OOD’s Bureau of Vocational Rehabilitation (BVR) and Bureau of Services for the Visually Impaired (BSVI) provide vocational rehabilitation (VR) services to eligible individuals with disabilities to assist them to attain and maintain competitive integrated employment. OOD works with adults seeking to enter the workforce or retain a job, and with youth beginning at age 14 to assist them as they transition from high school into college and/or the workplace. For more information click here.

What does a Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor (VRC) Do?

Counsels individuals toward increased functioning and mutually agreeable vocational goals; interviews individuals to gather detailed information about their work history, disability related-limitations and barriers to employment, as well as other information needed to understand an individual’s unique circumstances; interprets diagnostic information; determines eligibility for services; counsels individuals and their support system regarding strengths and limitations based upon diagnostic information; develops individualized plans for employment based on informed choice; Maintains fiscal responsibility including the coordination and purchasing of necessary services from providers. As a VRC, you will learn about rehabilitation counseling, programs related to individuals with disabilities, labor market information and trends, and employment barriers & accommodations.

A Successful Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor:

Is able to effectively provide counseling services to individuals with disabilities from diverse backgrounds and cultures.
Is able to utilize technologies (e.g., computer skills, virtual meetings, smartphones).
Is able to operate, adapt and complete daily tasks in a virtual environment
Is highly organized with efficient time management skills.
Is able to conduct research, analyze technical material and interpret results.
Has outstanding public relations and customer service skills.
Is able to work collaboratively and develop rapport with others.
Has an understanding of local labor market information and trends.
Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) Mission Statement:

The mission of OOD is to empower Ohioans with disabilities through employment, disability determinations, and independence. OOD strives to hire, sustain, and promote a workforce that not only embraces this mission but is also reflective of the rich diversity of the Ohioans we serve.

OOD considers diversity comprehensively, including race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, disability, age, and all other human dynamics that shape creative perspective and professional experience.

OOD is intentional in cultivating an inclusive, diverse, and equitable environment where all voices are heard, respected, and valued, as demonstrated by the way we treat all individuals.

Opportunities for Ohioans with Disabilities is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer

Join Our Team, Apply Today!

Follow us on social media @OhioOOD

What’s in it for you:

At the State of Ohio, we take care of the team that cares for Ohioans. We provide a variety of quality, competitive benefits to eligible full-time and part-time employees. For a list of all the State of Ohio Benefits, visit our Total Rewards website! Our benefits package includes:

Medical Coverage

Quality, affordable, and competitive medical benefits are offered through the Ohio Med PPO plan.
Dental, Vision and Basic Life Insurance

Dental, vision and basic life insurance premiums are free after one year of continuous service.
Time Away From Work and Work/Life Balance

Paid time off, including vacation, personal, and sick leave
11 paid holidays per year
Childbirth/Adoption leave
Ohio Public Employees Retirement System

OPERS is the retirement system for State of Ohio employees. The employee contributes 10% of their salary towards their retirement. The employer contributes an amount equal to 14% of the employee’s salary. Visit the OPERS website for more information.
Deferred Compensation

The Ohio Deferred Compensation program is a 457(b) voluntary retirement savings plan. Visit the Ohio Deferred Compensation website for more information.
Ohio is a Disability Inclusion State and strives to be a Model Employer of Individuals with disabilities. The State of Ohio is committed to providing access and inclusion and reasonable accommodation in its services, activities, programs and employment opportunities in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and other applicable laws.

Applications must clearly indicate how the applicant meets the minimum qualification for the position. If you meet minimum qualification due to educational achievement, you must submit a copy of your unofficial transcript(s) with your application by the posting deadline. All answers to the supplemental questions must be supported by information provided in the work experience &/or education sections on your civil service application. Please do not use “see resume” as a substitution for the completed application; assumptions will not be made. Internal applicants, information in your personnel file does not supplement the need to attach by the posting deadline (e.g., if a transcript is required to demonstrate that you meet minimum qualifications by education you must attach the transcripts). If you have attached supporting documents in the past, you must make them relevant on your current application. This is done in step 7 “Additional Attachments.” If you don’t demonstrate how you meet minimum qualifications in the supplemental questions, your application will automatically be disqualified from consideration.

This documentation can be submitted by attaching to the supplemental attachments with your online application or by email to OOD.HRSelections@ood.ohio.gov. Indicate title and requisition number 220003L5 in the subject line of your email.

Selection Process: Position(s) are filled through a two-part process, which consists of a computerized assessment and structured interview. All parts of the assessment will be administered remotely at this time. Testing for this position is tentatively scheduled for 5/18/2022. Interviews are tentatively scheduled to be held the week of 5/20/2022. All communications are sent via email through our application system. Candidates should make sure their account contains an email address that is checked regularly including checking junk and/or clutter.

Application Status: You can check the status of your application online by signing into your profile through careers.ohio.gov. The application status is shown to the right of the position title(s) to which you have applied along with the application submission details. Questions pertaining to things other than your application status can be directed to ood.hrselections@ood.ohio.gov.

Technical Assistance: Applicants experiencing technical issues should send an email to careers@ohio.gov.

Reasonable Accommodation: Please contact the Human Resources Office at ood.hrselections@ood.ohio.gov so proper arrangements can be made. Otherwise, you will be given specific instructions on requesting an accommodation if you are invited to an assessment.

Background Check Information

The final candidate selected for the position will be required to undergo a criminal background check. Criminal convictions do not necessarily preclude an applicant from consideration for a position. An individual assessment of an applicant's prior criminal convictions will be made before excluding an applicant from consideration.

The final applicant selected for this position will be required to undergo a drug screen prior to final offer. The State will decline to extend a final offer of employment to any applicant with a verified positive test result. Also, an applicant with a positive test result will not be considered for any position with the State of Ohio for a period of one year.

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Qualifications

Qualifications

Master’s degree in in vocational rehabilitation counseling, counseling, social work, psychology, disability studies, special education, or related rehabilitation or human services area;

Or, Master’s degree in business administration, human resources, law, management, public administration or related field which provides competence in the employment sector &/or the field of disability; 12 months direct work experience with individuals with disabilities (e.g. Independent Living Center) or 12 months experience providing direct service or advocacy activities with individuals with disabilities.

Or, Bachelor’s degree in vocational rehabilitation counseling, counseling, social work, psychology, disability studies, special education, business administration, human resources, economics or related rehabilitation or human services area; 24 months experience direct work with individuals with disabilities (e.g. Independent Living Center or 24 months providing direct service or advocacy activities with individuals with disabilities.
Note: Education & experience per Code of Federal Regulations Title 34-Subtitle B-Chapter III-Part 361-Subpart B-361.18

Knowledge of: Budgeting, Public Relations, Human Relations (e.g. understanding multi-cultural aspects of counseling), Agency Policies & Procedures* (e.g. eligibility criteria, individualized plan for employment, supported employment), Government Structure & Process* (e.g. federal & state laws, rules, regulations, policies & procedures relating to vocational rehabilitation programs & caseload management practices), Counseling, Interviewing, Social Sciences (e.g. medical & psychological conditions, diagnoses, course of treatment & assessment).

Skill in: Word Processing (e.g. Microsoft Office applications, related agency specific software*), Equipment Operations (e.g. general office equipment, computer & peripheral equipment).

Ability to: Deal with many variables & determine specific actions (e.g. develops comprehensive individual vocational rehabilitation plans based on outcomes of counseling & assessment activities), Use statistical analysis, Prepare & deliver speeches before specialized audiences & general public, Develop complex reports & position papers, (e.g. case management, service plans, diagnostic information, labor market information), Gather, collate & classify information about data, people or things, Handle sensitive inquiries from contacts with officials & general public, Travel.

(*) Developed after employment

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Salary

$24.98

Location

Multiple

Application Deadline

Sun, 05/08/2022 - 00:00

NRTC
Research Associate II-III

Job Description

The primary responsibilities of this position are to perform a variety of duties to assist with training, resource development, and technical…

The primary responsibilities of this position are to perform a variety of duties to assist with training, resource development, and technical assistance activities for the Older Individuals who are Blind Technical Assistance and Training Center (OIB-TAC) at the National Research and Training Center (NRTC) on Blindness and Low Vision. Regular travel is required for this position. The Older Blind Specialist exercises considerable independence and technical judgment in the performance of duties.

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Minimum Qualifications

3 years experience working with older adults

3 years experience working with older adults

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Location

TBD

Education

Master's degree

Application Deadline

Tue, 05/31/2022 - 00:00

Independence for the Blind
CVRT

Job Description

Essential Duties: Oversee all aspects of Vision Rehabilitation Services and training to ensure that clients achieve the level of independence…

Essential Duties: Oversee all aspects of Vision Rehabilitation Services and training to ensure that clients achieve the level of independence established by their Rehabilitation Service Plan.

Essential Functions:
Administer assessments and interpret results to develop client rehabilitation plans within the scope of practice for vision rehabilitation.
Provide consultation, support, or education to groups such as parents and teachers.
Identify functional impact of visual impairments related to life skills.
Develop rehabilitation or instructional plans collaboratively with clients, based on results of assessments, needs, and goals.
Design and implement lesson plans, schedule classes and update curricula.
Develop group and individual instructional objectives in the areas of personal management, home management, communications, sensory development and leisure activities. Teach clients to read and write Braille. Teach clients to use adaptive equipment such as large print, reading stands, lamps, writing implements, software, and electronic devices.
Select and distribute instructional materials, aids, and appliances used in teaching according to agency protocols.
Monitor clients’ progress to determine whether changes in rehabilitation plans are needed.
Write reports or complete forms to document assessments, training, progress, or follow-up outcomes.
Provide outreach and itinerant services.
Work with all other instructors/program staff to ensure continuity of services.
Collaborate with specialists, such as rehabilitation counselors, speech pathologists, and occupational therapists, to provide client solutions.
Complete all necessary notes, reports, paperwork in a timely manner.
Employee is required to appear for work at the office location, or at client locations as scheduled, during work hours.
Other duties as assigned.

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Minimum Qualifications

Minimum requirement of a Bachelor’s degree in Vision Rehabilitation or related field.

Minimum requirement of a Bachelor’s degree in Vision Rehabilitation or related field.
Certified Vision Rehabilitation Therapist.
Must maintain professional accreditations, licensing and/or continued education as required.

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Salary

Competitive pay

Location

Pensacola, FL

Application Deadline

Thu, 06/30/2022 - 00:00

Application URL or E-mail

Raven.holloway@ibwest.org

Montana Vocational Rehabilitation and Blind Services
Orientation and Mobility Specialist

Job Description

Women (and/or) minorities may be under-represented in this position and are encouraged to apply.

Women (and/or) minorities may be under-represented in this position and are encouraged to apply.

The Montana Department of Public Health and Human Services (DPHHS) currently has a great opportunity within the Blind and Low Vision Office in Billings.

At the Department of Public Health and Human Services, our mission is to improve and protect the health, well-being and self-reliance of all Montanans. The department has four overreaching goals:

All Montana children are healthy, safe and in permanent, loving homes.
All Montanans have the tools and support to be as self-sufficient as possible.
All Montanans are injury-free, healthy and have access to quality healthcare.
All Montanans can contribute to the above through community service.
Job Overview: The Orientation and Mobility (O&M) Specialist provides direct instructional services to high school youth and adults with visual impairment, blindness or other disabilities. Instruction may include safe and efficient techniques to navigate home and community, techniques to use a white cane, independent living skills, bus travel skills, low vision assess and low vision techniques and assistive technology. The O&M Specialist may perform up to 75% of their duties in a consumer's home and community or outdoors, and while traveling in an automobile. The O&M Specialist works with people who have a variety of physical and/ or mental disabilities.

Major Duties or Responsibilities

Evaluation and Assessment

Evaluates current level of adaptive knowledge, skills, and abilities. Collaborates with the individual to determine what needs to be taught.
Develops lesson plans of graduated difficulty to provide direction and obtain the objectives.
Implements lesson plan.
Evaluates progress and results, revises as needed.
Instruction

Determines current level of functional vision.
Works with individual to identify effective low vision aids and authorizes or recommends purchase of aids.
Provides follow-up instruction and training to maximize benefits from adaptive techniques and low vision aids.
Provides follow-up services as needed including additional instruction and training.
Refers for additional services as deemed appropriate.
Determines orientation and mobility needs.
Provide orientation and mobility instruction.
Technical Assistance

Works interdependently with Rehabilitation Counselor, Vision Rehabilitation Therapist, and support staff to accomplish agency goals.
Participates in statewide and local team meetings providing ideas, suggestions and recommendations.
Represents the agency in the public forum by doing group presentations, developing and encouraging support groups and providing accurate agency information that result in appropriate public education and referrals.
Case Management

Manages referrals by identifying needs of those inquiring about services. Refers them to others as appropriate.
Determines eligibility for and maintains each case file according to Agency and Federal regulations.
Implements services in a timely manner as required by the Agency guidelines.
Manages and maintains budgets.
Closes cases per Agency guidelines.
Physical and Environmental Demands: The O&M Specialist may perform up to 75% of the work in a consumer's home, the community, outdoors, and while traveling in an automobile. Consumer's home and workplace may offer unpredictable conditions including, but not limited to, unpleasant odors or fumes, filth, animals, noise, dust, extreme temperatures, and cigarette smoke, and often are not handicapped accessible. The O&M Specialist works with people who have a variety of physical and/or mental disabilities.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities (Behaviors)

Required for the first day of work

Knowledge of the principles and methods of curriculum and training design, teaching and instruction for individuals, and the measurement of training effects.
Knowledge of the practical application of orientation and mobility principles and techniques as well as low vision.
Knowledge of human behavior, physical/psychological aspects of disability and have specific knowledge of the functions of the eye and conditions that lead to vision loss and/or blindness.
Knowledge of assistive technology used by individuals who are visually impaired or blind.
Knowledge of community resources.
Knowledge of oral and written communication and case management skills.
Skill in effectively implementing teaching strategies.
Skill in planning and organizing.
Skill in use of computer for word processing, e-mail, Internet, etc.
Ability to teach adults.
Ability to communicate orally and in writing.
Ability to exercise professional judgment in evaluation and decision making.
Ability to accurately interpret medical and psychological information.
Ability to maintain effective working relationships with team members, consumers, agencies, and the public.
Ability to manage budgets, caseload, and good work organization.
Ability to initiate activities with minimal supervision.

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Minimum Qualifications

Master’s degree with emphasis in Orientation and Mobility or other related degree and eligibility to sit for the Certified Orientation and Mobility…

Master’s degree with emphasis in Orientation and Mobility or other related degree and eligibility to sit for the Certified Orientation and Mobility (COMS) certification.
For more information on the COMS: https://www.acvrep.org/certifications/coms
Must meet qualifications for certification as an Orientation and Mobility Specialist by the Academy for Certification of Vision Rehabilitation and Educational Professionals (ACVREP).
Equivalent combinations of related education and experience may be considered.

Applicants with a related bachelor's or master’s degree in a field other than Orientation and Mobility or other related degree as acceptable for ACVREP certification may be considered for a training assignment at the minimum listed salary. Applicants hired under a training assignment are required to perform the duties of the job while completing a master’s degree in Orientation and Mobility or other related degree as acceptable for ACVREP certification. Employees who complete their master’s degrees will receive a base pay increase. Employees who choose to take the ACVREP certification exam and pass it, will receive an additional base pay increase.

Employees hired under a training assignment are guided to schools that provide both distance learning and scholarship funds.

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Salary

$21.28-$23.78

Location

Missoula and Billings, Montana

Education

Master's degree with emphasis in Orientation and Mobility or Bachelor's in a related field to enter a training assignment

Application Deadline

Sun, 07/31/2022 - 00:00

Dept. of Veteran Affairs, VA Connecticut Healthcare System
Blind Rehabilitation Specialist

Job Description

3 vacancies, 2 positions for Tuesday-Friday and 1 position for Monday -Friday. Blind Rehabilitation Specialist works as part of team of specialist…

3 vacancies, 2 positions for Tuesday-Friday and 1 position for Monday -Friday. Blind Rehabilitation Specialist works as part of team of specialist providing rehabilitation to Veterans in an inpatient blind center.

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Minimum Qualifications

ACVREP certification in any skill area or be eligible for certification

ACVREP certification in any skill area or be eligible for certification

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$63,609 - $100,044 per year

Location

West Haven, CT

Education

(a) A bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university with a major field of study in blind or vision rehabilitation, closely related program in rehabilitation, special education for the visually impaired, family and consumer science education,

Application Deadline

Fri, 06/03/2022 - 00:00

Application URL or E-mail

https://www.usajobs.gov/job/652210900

Massachusetts Commission for the Blind
Consumer Registration Support Specialist - (220005EI)

Job Description

The Massachusetts Commission for the Blind (MCB) is seeking a dynamic, highly motivated, and detail-oriented customer service professional to serve as…

The Massachusetts Commission for the Blind (MCB) is seeking a dynamic, highly motivated, and detail-oriented customer service professional to serve as the Consumer Registration Support Specialist in the MCB Central Registration Department (“Department”). This position is an opportunity to work with dynamic, knowledgeable, and mission-driven staff, and to be part of an Agency with over 110 years of history providing meaningful rehabilitation and social services to individuals with blindness.

The Consumer Registration Support Specialist will primarily be responsible for the daily consumer-facing registration process. This involves proactively calling individuals who have been declared legally blind by their eye doctor to complete the registration process. This position also responds in a timely and professional manner to requests for agency-issued ID cards, certificates of blindness, and other documents in accordance with agency policies and procedures.

The Department maintains data and records related to individuals who are legally blind, Deafblind, legally blind with developmental delays, and/or eligible individuals with a progressive eye condition throughout the Commonwealth. The Department also determines an individual’s eligibility for services from MCB and tracks a consumer’s information during their lifespan while they are registered with the agency.

To be successful in this role, an applicant must have excellent customer service and time management skills, proficiency with recording data in an accurate and timely manner, and the ability to learn and apply state, federal and agency guidelines.

Duties and Responsibilities (these duties are a general summary and not all inclusive):

•Serve as a primary MCB short form and consumer registration support representative for the MCB Central Registration department. Provide high-quality, professional customer service at all times.
•Record consumer data accurately and in a timely manner into the OnBase system.
•Provide support for the agency’s online reporting system and serve as a back-up in the consumer registration process as assigned.
•Answer and route telephone calls received in the Department accordingly and interact with individuals who walk into the MCB Boston office for registration services.
•Update consumer information in a timely and accurate manner in the agency’s consumer tracking system and assist with maintaining accurate and organized departmental records.
•Provide technical assistance to staff, consumers, and stakeholders regarding the consumer registration process.
•Assist with coordination of voter registration efforts, departmental coordination with the Registry of Motor Vehicles, and the equipment distribution program as assigned.

Required Qualifications:

•Strong customer service skills.
•Talent for serving diverse populations and familiarity with disabilities in addition to blindness.
•Ability to communicate professionally and effectively.
•Ability to deal tactfully with others.
•Ability to establish and maintain professional working relationships with others.
•Ability to handle confidential information.
•Ability to record data accurately in database systems.
•Must possess Microsoft Office Skills.
•Must be very organized as well as able to follow instructions and maintain accurate records.
•Capacity to learn and apply agency policies and procedures.

Preferred Qualifications:

•Experience working with individuals with disabilities.
•Experience in using electronic registration or client information systems.

About the Massachusetts Commission for the Blind:

The Massachusetts Commission for the Blind (MCB) is the point of entry for vocational and social rehabilitation services for residents of the Commonwealth who are declared to be legally blind by an eye professional. These services help individuals to work toward independence and full community participation.

Total Compensation:

As an employee of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts you are offered a great career opportunity influencing a wide-spectrum of services to the diverse populations we serve - but it's more than a paycheck. The State's total compensation package features an outstanding set of employee benefits which you should consider towards your overall compensation, including:

•75% state paid medical insurance premium
•Reasonable Dental and Vision Plans
•Flexible Spending Account and Dependent Care Assistance programs
•Low cost basic and optional life insurance
•Retirement Savings: State Employees' Pension and a Deferred Compensation 457(b) plan
•12 paid holidays per year and competitive Sick, Vacation and Personal Time
•Tuition Benefit for employee and spouse at state colleges and universities
•Short-Term Disability and Extended Illness program participation options
•Incentive-based Wellness Programs
•Professional Development and Continuing Education opportunities
•Qualified Employer for Public Service Student Loan Forgiveness Program

Pre-Offer Process:
A criminal background check will be completed on the recommended candidate as required by the regulations set forth by the Executive Office of Health and Human Services prior to the candidate being hired. For more information, please visit http://www.mass.gov/hhs/cori

Education, licensure, and certifications will be verified in accordance with the Human Resources Division’s Hiring Guidelines.

Education and license/certification information provided by the selected candidate(s) is subject to the Massachusetts Public Records Law and may be published on the Commonwealth’s website.

If you require assistance with the application/interview process and would like to request an ADA accommodation, please click on the link and complete the Reasonable Accommodation Online Request Form .

For questions regarding this requisition, please contact the Executive Office of Health and Human Services Human Resources at 1-800-510-4122 Ext. #2.

Applicants should submit a cover letter and resume for the Consumer Registration Support Specialist requisition.
Qualifications
First consideration will be given to those applicants that apply within the first 14 days.

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MINIMUM ENTRANCE REQUIREMENTS: Applicants must have at least (A) two years of full-time, or equivalent part-time, professional, administrative or…

MINIMUM ENTRANCE REQUIREMENTS: Applicants must have at least (A) two years of full-time, or equivalent part-time, professional, administrative or managerial experience in business administration, business management or public administration the major duties of which involved program management, program administration, program coordination, program planning and/or program analysis, or (B) any equivalent combination of the required experience and the substitutions below.

Substitutions:

I. A Bachelor's or higher degree with a major in business administration, business management or public administration may be substituted for the required experience.*
II. A Bachelor's or higher degree with a major other than in business administration, business management or public administration may be substituted for a maximum of one year of the required experience.*

*Education toward such a degree will be pro-rated on the basis of the proportion of the requirements actually completed.

Executive Order #595: As a condition of employment, successful applicants will be required to have received COVID-19 vaccination or an approved exemption as of their start date. Details relating to demonstrating compliance with this requirement will be provided to applicants selected for employment. Applicants who receive an offer of employment who can provide documentation that the vaccine is medically contraindicated or who object to vaccination due to a sincerely held religious belief may make a request for exemption.

An Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer. Females, minorities, veterans, and persons with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply.

Official Title: Program Coordinator I
Primary Location: United States-Massachusetts-Boston-600 Washington Street
Job: Administrative Services
Agency: Commission for the Blind
Schedule: Full-time
Shift: Day
Job Posting: Apr 29, 2022, 4:23:22 PM
Number of Openings: 1
Salary: 55,469.70 - 79,070.16 Yearly
If you have Diversity, Affirmative Action or Equal Employment Opportunity questions or need a Reasonable Accommodation, please contact Diversity Officer / ADA Coordinator: Ferdousi Faruque Ferdousi.Faruque@mass.gov - 8573012416
Bargaining Unit: 06-NAGE - Professional Admin.
Confidential: No

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55,469.70 - 79,070.16 Yearly

Location

600 Washington Street, Boston, MA 02111

Education

See minimum entrance requirements

Application URL or E-mail

kamilia.drogosz@mass.gov

Lighthouse for the Blind of Fort Worth
Independent Living Services

Job Description

ORGANIZATION

ORGANIZATION
The mission of Tarrant County Association for the Blind (TCAB) d/b/a Lighthouse for the Blind of Fort Worth, a Texas nonprofit corporation, is to empower individuals who are blind so they lead successful and independent lives. Lighthouse for the Blind of Fort Worth is to empower individuals who are blind so they lead successful and and independent lives.

Basic Function
The Independent Living Specialist is responsible for teaching independent living & employment skills to blind and/or visually-impaired individuals of all ages. This position works as part of an interdisciplinary team to provide services to blind and visually-impaired individuals in the following areas: communication, activities of daily living, vocational readiness, and psychosocial aspects of blindness and vision loss.

The Independent Living Specialist will establish effective working relationships with area eye medical professionals, public and private agencies, civic groups and others to obtain referrals of new individuals and to enlist cooperation in providing services.

Job Duties
Performs baseline assessments to determine training goals
Develops instructional plans & learning objectives to help clients obtain proficiency and confidence in recommended areas.
Develops checklists to track mastery of skills in each discipline.
Determines specific learning styles, strengths, and limitations and develops or adapts teaching strategies and materials to address individual learning styles
Establishes trust and rapport with individuals
Facilitates support groups related to adjustment to blindness
Assists the learner to develop a self-advocating strategy and support network
Evaluates progress and recommends strategies for continued learning and support
Promotes the Lighthouse for the Blind of Fort Worth in the community in an effort to grow the Client Services department in the number of persons served and the scope of services provided
Documents services provided and individual progress
Ensures confidentiality of all case records
Performs other duties, as assigned.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
Fluent in braille; reading and writing uncontracted and contracted
Knowledge of rehabilitation training techniques for blind and visually-impaired individuals
Knowledge of assistive aids, tools & technology and equipment used to enhance independence
Knowledge of community referral sources for blind and visually-impaired individuals
Ability to teach independent living skills
Ability to effectively teach and lead braille classes to all ages
Ability to prepare reports and maintain case records
Ability to use a database case management program for progress documentation
Knowledge of Microsoft Office (Microsoft Excel, Word, Outlook, Power Point)
Skilled in training on some assistive technology devices to include CCTVs & smart phones.
Ability to safely drive and operate a 32 recreational vehicle a plus
Ability to provide training effectively in a virtual platform

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Experience

Experience
One year experience training and /or working directly with individuals who are blind or significantly visually impaired.

Education/Training /Certifications
Bachelors Degree in Rehabilitation Services or related area such as education, special education, or rehabilitation counseling
Certified Vision Rehabilitation Therapist from Academy for Certification of Vision Rehabilitation & Education Professionals a plus

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Salary

Commensurate with experience.

Location

Fort Worth, TX

The Iris Network
Vision Rehabilitation Therapist Assistant

Job Description

Vision Rehabilitation Therapists are highly trained individuals dedicated to providing assistive technologies or other skills to assist someone with…

Vision Rehabilitation Therapists are highly trained individuals dedicated to providing assistive technologies or other skills to assist someone with vision impairments, or blindness. This may be done through:

implementation of adaptive devices and techniques to meet the client's independent living needs which may include personal management skills, home management skills (such as kitchen safety techniques during food preparation);
assessing natural and artificial lighting to implement strategies to optimize visual functioning,
Braille and access technologies.
Who we are:

Our mission is to assist peoples with visual impairments gain and maintain independence as well as community integration.

We service the entire State of Maine. We are looking for itinerant staff to service Southern Maine. This position requires travel. You would work from your home office and travel to clients houses. We reimburse mileage.

How do you become a Vision Rehabilitation Therapist?

You need to get a Masters- we will pay for it! Work for us as a Vision Rehabilitation Therapist Assistant part time, or full time, while you complete the program!

Pay $19 per hour. Once you become a Vision Rehabilitation therapist your starting wage is $45,600.

Benefits:

Paid time off, medical, dental, vision, 403b with match, short term disability, long term disability, life insurance and AD&D insurance (benefit eligibility dependent on part-time and full-time status).
Want to know more? Please read below and apply!

Overview: The Vision Rehabilitation Therapist Assistant (VRTA) is a professional-in-training responsible for following the directions of their supervising Certified Vision Rehab Therapist (CVRT) in delivering specific compensatory skills lessons including: practice use of residual vision for enhanced functioning based on CVRT assessment, independent living, personal and home management (not to include cooking or safety skills), adaptive communications, braille, access/assistive technologies, recreation and leisure to assigned clients (or groups of clients) in the community or in the training center.

To be successful in this position the ideal candidate will demonstrate the ability to relate with people on an individual and group basis; have a basic understanding and knowledge of disabilities and willingness to learn about vision impairments; be organized and manage time effectively; be self-motivated; and use technology effectively.

Job Duties:

Work under the supervision of a CVRT, who will complete all assessments and evaluations, and follow CVRT direction on all lesson plans;
Teach basic compensatory and independent living skills such as communication skills, and technology adaptations to individuals or to small groups.
VRTA will not teach activity daily living (ADL) skills that could create a possible safety issue (such as cooking on the stove top/oven, pouring hot liquids, knife usage, shaving/nail care, medication management, diabetes management);
Utilize the Agency’s database to prepare and maintain client case records and outcome data in a professional manner;
Work within the requirements of contract and grant funding sources;
Serve as a resource providing information, co-present with a CVRT at public education events within the community, and serve as an ambassador for the agency and its mission;
Provide and maintain open lines of communication with supervising CVRT related to client lessons and outcomes;
Schedule client visits, travel itineraries, case notes for the lessons conducted, enter data/timesheet in the database, attend agency staff meetings, and assist the CVRT in the facilitation of community education/in –services;
Meet on a biweekly basis with supervising CVRT in person or over the phone to discuss clients, observations, and any questions or concerns;
Develop and maintain a strong and positive collaborative working relationship with other staff, inter-departmentally and intra-departmentally, across the agency to provide seamless and comprehensive services to clients;
Adhere to The Iris Network’s safety policies and procedures;
Accept and perform other duties as assigned relating to the professional role and responsibilities of a Vision Rehabilitation Therapist.

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Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor's degree;

Bachelor's degree;
Pursue a Master’s degree program for Vision Rehabilitation Therapist within 3 months of being hired OR enrolled in the upcoming semester;
Strong oral and written communication skills;
Access to reliable transportation.
The Iris Network is an equal opportunity employer. It is the policy of The Iris Network to provide equal employment opportunities to all candidates for employment regardless of age, race, sex, color, religion, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, veteran status or any other protected status.

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Salary

19.00 per hour

Location

Portland, ME

Education

Bachelors

Application Deadline

Wed, 06/01/2022 - 00:00

Application URL or E-mail

kcolern@theiris.org

Massachusetts Association for the Blind
Resource Navigator

Job Description

Intake and Resource Coordinator Job Description

Intake and Resource Coordinator Job Description
Under the supervision of the director of social services, using the social model of disability and peer empowerment principles, the intake and resource coordinator will:
Provide a welcoming introduction to MABVI to potential program participants, families, and the public;
Conduct telephone interviews with potential participants, including sensitive and careful assessment of individual needs and motivation for services;
Provide interagency and interagency information and referral services as needed;
Respond to inquiries from family members, service providers, and the public about agency services and programs;
Augment and maintain current database of local and national blindness and multi-disability resources;
Assist in the development of a comprehensive intake form that will be used to refer consumers to all MABVI services;
Maintain records of all intakes and work with leadership to identify trends in participant responses to intra-agency referrals;
Help to identify resources to serve diverse communities and under-served populations within the disability community;
Work with program staff and leadership to identify gaps in service needs;
Participate in the development of new initiatives with program staff;
Follow all confidentiality laws and HIPAA digital compliance standards;
Assist in upkeep of electronic healthcare records database and case management processes;
Participate in outreach or community engagement as needed.

Qualifications:
Bachelor's degree in social work or related field, strong interpersonal and communication skills, proficiency in Windows and Microsoft platforms, multi-lingual proficiency a plus, lived experience with visual disability strongly preferred.
Excellent follow-through, teamwork and collaboration, stress management of escalating situations, and proficiency with healthcare sector processes and referrals preferred.

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Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor's Degree

Bachelor's Degree

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Location

remote

Education

Bachelor's Degree

Application URL or E-mail

aruell@mabcommunity.org

South Carolina Commission for the Blind
Counselor

Job Description

Responsibilities of Counselor:

Responsibilities of Counselor:
Determines eligibility, designs and implements specialized programs of independent living services for the older blind in a multi-county district. Coordinates community resources to meet consumer needs. Provides appropriate independent living services to include counseling, low vision assessments, and adjustment training for consumers and their families.
Plans and implements individual plans for independent living (IPIL) to include counseling and adjustment to blindness services. Coordinates necessary community resources and services.
Evaluates accumulated diagnostic information including interviewing consumers and their families to determine eligibility for services. Assessment includes visual functional level of skills for daily living, social and familiar factors.
Performs effective and appropriate case management tasks; including documentation in hard case file and Agency case management database. Adheres to all state and federal guidelines.
Provides consultation to other professionals regarding vision related services. Develops joint initiatives and collaborations within the community regarding eye diseases, aging, and specialized adaptations for the blind.
Supervises various community volunteers, interns, and students in the rehabilitation process.

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Minimum Qualifications

A Bachelor’s degree and professional experience in human services or social services programs.

A Bachelor’s degree and professional experience in human services or social services programs.

Agency Requirements
A master's degree in Rehabilitation Counseling, Social Work, Human Services, or a related field.

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Salary

$34,331-$48,927

Location

Columbia, South Carolina

Application Deadline

Tue, 05/31/2022 - 00:00

Application URL or E-mail

http://www.sccb.state.sc.us/

South Carolina Commission for the Blind
Lead Orientation and Mobility Instructor

Job Description

Responsibilities of Lead Orientation and Mobility Instructor:

Responsibilities of Lead Orientation and Mobility Instructor:
The Orientation and Mobility/Home Management Supervisor will provide supervision, guidance, and training to Orientation and Mobility staff and Home Management staff agency wide, as well as managing an assigned caseload to deliver O&M instruction to consumers who are preparing for employment or attending school. It will also be your job to assist with the development of lesson plans and training plans, assessing consumers training needs, and managing and monitoring O&M and Home Management referrals and contracts.

Supervise O&M and Mobility/Home Management Instructors statewide to ensure quality instruction. Act as O&M expert to advise on O&M best practices. Provide guidance on Home management techniques and assistive equipment that will be beneficial to consumer independence. Promote consumer centered philosophy and implement strategies to improve the SCCB Adjustment to Blindness Training Program. Coordinate with a multidisciplinary team including training staff, VR Counselors, and employers.
Observe Instructor classes and conduct performance evaluations in a timely and quality manner. Enhance instructional methods and assist in developing Orientation and Mobility and Home Management curriculum. Facilitate staff professional development as needed. Participate in case staffings, maintain communication with other staff, make O&M recommendations, and provides O&M consultation to workforce partners.
Assist in managing O&M referrals and contracts. Monitor assigned vendors for service provision.
Provide O&M instruction in all training phases to blind and visually impaired consumers and orient consumers to areas of interest. Implement comprehensive lesson plans, O&M activities, and O&M assignments in areas of sighted guide, self-protective techniques, on-campus/off campus travel, street crossings, public transportation, and travel in commercial and residential settings. Introduce consumers the use of cardinal directions, landmarks, and assistive technology devices. Document assessments, progress notes, and any additional documentation n the AWARE Case Management System.

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A bachelor's degree and professional experience in human services or social services programs. Agency Required: Current and active National…

A bachelor's degree and professional experience in human services or social services programs. Agency Required: Current and active National Orientation and Mobility Certification (NOMC) or be a Certified Orientation & Mobility Specialists (COMS) and have experience teaching orientation and mobility to blind and visually impaired individuals.

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Salary

$41,777-$77,298

Location

Columbia, South Carolina

Application Deadline

Tue, 05/31/2022 - 00:00

Application URL or E-mail

http://www.sccb.state.sc.us/

Catholic Charities Maine
Teacher of Visually Impaired Children

Job Description

The beautiful state of Maine currently has two (2) openings for a teachers of students with visual impairments. One position will be based out of…

The beautiful state of Maine currently has two (2) openings for a teachers of students with visual impairments. One position will be based out of Portland and the other will be out out of the Brunswick/Wiscasset area.

This position includes the following benefits:

- $2,000 Recruitment & Retention Bonus: $1,000.00 at hire and an additional $1,000.00 after a satisfactory performance rating after 2 years employment.
- A choice of two (2) comprehensive medical plans
- Dental & Vision Insurance
- Accident & Critical Illness insurance
- Short- and long-term disability, life insurance (employer paid!)
- 401k agency contribution after 1 year employment
- Bereavement Time off
- Employee Assistance Plan
- Mileage reimbursement
- A Highly Incentivized Health and Wellness program including up to $100 reimbursement per year on health and wellness purchases!

TVI's in Maine are itinerant and follow a school year calendar. The TVI's provide direct and consultative services to children with or without additional disabilities birth through age 20 or completion of high school. Services include instruction and consultation in all areas of the expanded core curriculum.

We work in homes, daycares, public and private schools. Though we are very spread out, we have a very supportive community of TVI's in Maine, all who are employed by Catholic Charities Maine. Salary Based on experience and qualifications.

You may submit your cover letter and resume (indicating the position title) via our website (www.ccmaine.org) or email (hro@ccmaine.org), fax (207-523-2789), or mail to Human Resources Office, Catholic Charities Maine P.O. Box 10660, Portland, ME 04104.

Catholic Charities Maine is a United Way and Affirmative Action/EOE/Minorities/Females/Veteran/Disabled Employer. Catholic Charities Maine participates in E-Verify. For more information on E-Verify, please go to: https://www.ccmaine.org/employment

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The successful candidate will hold a college degree (Bachelors or Masters) in teaching students with a visual impairment. Must meet state of Maine…

The successful candidate will hold a college degree (Bachelors or Masters) in teaching students with a visual impairment. Must meet state of Maine certification requirements. TVIs must be good strong communicators and willing to work as a team. They must be able to demonstrate strong braille skills or a willingness to develop those skills including UEB for technical. Knowledge of the implications of vision loss on education is essential.

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Location

Portland & Brunswick/Wiscasset, Maine

Application URL or E-mail

hro@ccmaine.org

Delaware Division for the Visually Impaired
Certified Orientation & Mobility Specialist

Job Description

The Delaware Division for the Visually Impaired is recruiting Certified Orientation & Mobility Specialist(s) to work in Statewide or within the…

The Delaware Division for the Visually Impaired is recruiting Certified Orientation & Mobility Specialist(s) to work in Statewide or within the Counties of New Castle, Kent, and Sussex.

The incumbent(s) in this position will conduct assessments, develop goals, and provide Orientation and Mobility instruction to children and adults with visual impairments. The duties include completing functional assessments to address goals identified by consumers, developing, adapting, and executing lesson plans to address the individuals' needs and abilities.

Essential functions include to following:

Plans and implements educational lessons to address independent travel, orientation, and safe movement in the home, school, or community setting by accommodating for the specific eye condition.
Keeps accurate records and data to reflect student progress and provides mandated reports to schools and families.
Attends mandated meetings concerning the educational needs of the students and advocates for students’ needs.
Acquires and delivers adaptive equipment, and administers appropriate assessments to students and writes reports with recommendations.
Collaborates with school staff, other agencies and families to provide integrated services that meet the child’s visual needs. Collaborates with families, schools and vocational rehabilitation staff to prepare students for transition out of school and into post-secondary education or employment.
Makes referrals for additional services that may be needed by the student to address visual needs and to transition into adult life.

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JOB REQUIREMENTS for Certified Orientation & Mobility Specialist:

JOB REQUIREMENTS for Certified Orientation & Mobility Specialist:

Orientation & Mobility Certification
Six months experience or coursework assessing training needs and developing and implementing an appropriate Individual Training Program for individuals with vision loss.
Applicants must apply through State employment website

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Salary

Salary is determined by experience, education, & DOE standards

Location

New Castle, Kent, and/or Sussex Counties in Delaware

Education

Bachelor's Degree

Application Deadline

Fri, 09/30/2022 - 00:00