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Dept for the Blind & Vision Impaired
Director of Rehabilitation Teaching and Independent Living - #00017

Job Description

The Division of Services will provide a quality program of individualized rehabilitation services, educational consultation, technical assistance and…

The Division of Services will provide a quality program of individualized rehabilitation services, educational consultation, technical assistance and instruction that will empower eligible consumers to achieve their desired levels of independence consistent with their abilities and informed choices.

To lead and direct the Rehabilitation Teaching & Independent Living Program; and supervise the Deafblind Program Director. Develops policy, budget and procedures to effectively implement the programs; to represent the agency on interagency committees. To meet the expectations of the job, the employee will have access to personally identifiable and confidential information about agency consumers and/or agency staff.

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Minimum Qualifications

Graduating from an accredited college or university with major studies in psychology, education, counseling, rehabilitation counseling, rehabilitation…

Graduating from an accredited college or university with major studies in psychology, education, counseling, rehabilitation counseling, rehabilitation administration, vision rehabilitation therapy, Orientation & Mobility or related field; or an equivalent level of knowledge.

Knowledge of federal & state laws relating to human services programs; sound management principles & techniques; of adjustment problems of the visually impaired and how to overcome such problems; of adaptive communications equipment for the blind; of key components of a rehabilitation program for the deafblind and of Commonwealth of Virginia contracts, budgeting, expenditure and purchasing processes.

Ability to plan and develop a statewide program of rehabilitation services; ability to express oneself well orally and in writing; ability to execute budget; to monitor and manage several complex statewide rehabilitation activities; and to maintain good working relationship with government officials and other agencies and organizations.

Preferred
Responsible work experience in Vision Rehabilitation, Vocational Rehabilitation, Orientation and Mobility or Independent Living, services for the blind, or related field; supervisory and/or administrative experience is preferred.

Special Requirements & Instructions:
This has been designated a sensitive position under Va. Code § 2.2-1201.1. A fingerprint-based criminal history check will be required of the finalist candidate.

The selected candidate must complete a Statement of Personal Economic Interests as a condition of employment (Va. Code § 2.2-3114);

Reasonable accommodations are available to persons with disabilities during application and/or interview processes per the Americans with Disabilities Act. Contact 804-416-9033 for assistance. Minorities, Individuals with disabilities, Veterans, Americorp, Peace Corps, and other National Service Alumni are encouraged to apply. Equal Opportunity Employer State applications will only be accepted as submitted online by 11:59 p.m. on the closing date through the Commonwealth of Virginia’s Job Board/Recruitment Management System (RMS).

RMS provides a confirmation of receipt when your application is submitted successfully. Please refer to “Your Application” in your RMS account to check the status of your application for this position. Employees are contractors to the federal government filling a non-classified positions within the Virginia Industries for the Blind are offered a competitive benefits package that includes an annuity-based retirement plan, universal leave and holiday pay that is paid by VIB, as well as jointly paid benefits such as health and life insurance. Employees additionally may enroll in other employee paid supplemental plans.

Are you requesting consideration through the Alternative Hiring Process and have you received an approved Certificate of Disability? If yes, please attach your Certificate of Disability to this application under the documents section using the optional document section. In support of the Commonwealth’s commitment to inclusion, we are encouraging individuals with disabilities to apply through the Commonwealth Alternative Hiring Process. To be considered for this opportunity, applicants will need to provide their Certificate of Disability (COD) provided by a Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor within the Department for Aging & Rehabilitative Services (DARS), or the Department for the Blind & Vision Impaired (DBVI). Veterans are encouraged to answer Veteran status questions and submit their disability documentation, if applicable, to DARS/DBVI to get their Certificate of Disability. If you need to get a Certificate of Disability, use this link: https://www.vadars.org/drs/cpid/PWContact.aspx, or call DARS at 800- 552-5019, or DBVI at 800-622-2155. .

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Salary

Minimum starting salary $68,000, commensurate with experience

Location

Henrico, VA

Education

Graduating from an accredited college or university with major studies in psychology, education, counseling, rehabilitation counseling, rehabilitation administration, vision rehabilitation therapy, Orientation & Mobility or related field; or an equivale

Application Deadline

Mon, 09/26/2022 - 00:00

Dept for the Blind & Vision Impaired
Director of Low Vision Services - #00173

Job Description


The Division for Services will provide a quality program of individualized rehabilitation services, educational consultation, technical assistance, and instruction that will empower eligible consumers to achieve their desired levels of independence consistent with their abilities and informed choices.

To provide policy management for a comprehensive statewide program of low vision (LV) and orientation and mobility (O&M) services for the blind and visually impaired through specialized diagnostic services, including functional guidance and training of field staff, Teachers of the Vision Impaired, and doctors that provide these services. To serve as a consultant to all field staff and assist staff with customer assessments when necessary. Participate in program development and serve as a resource as requested. To meet the expectations of the job the employee will have access to personally identifiable and confidential information about agency consumers and/or agency staff.

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Minimum Qualifications

Degree in Vision rehabilitation, vocational rehabilitation, orientation and mobility, rehabilitation teaching, or closely related fields or an…

Degree in Vision rehabilitation, vocational rehabilitation, orientation and mobility, rehabilitation teaching, or closely related fields or an equivalent level of knowledge.

Knowledge thorough understanding of the structure of the eye, optics and visual functioning; thorough knowledge of medical information relating to the eye; of what is involved in an Orientation & Mobility program for the blind and vision impaired and of Commonwealth of Virginia contracts, budgeting, expenditure and purchasing processes.

Skills managerial skills sufficient to operate a statewide service program (time management, setting of priorities, management by objectives, conflict resolution).

Abilities to establish and maintain good working relationships with individuals from a wide range of social and economic backgrounds, including eye care professionals and LV customers. Excellent verbal and written communications skills.

Preferred Qualifications
Responsible work experience in rehabilitation of the blind and visually impaired LV emphasis preferred.

Special Requirements
This has been designated a sensitive position under Va. Code § 2.2-1201.1. A fingerprint-based criminal history check will be required of the finalist candidate.

The selected candidate must complete a Statement of Personal Economic Interests as a condition of employment (Va. Code § 2.2-3114)

Special Instructions to Applicants
Reasonable accommodations are available to persons with disabilities during application and/or interview processes per the Americans with Disabilities Act. Contact 804-416-9033 for assistance. Minorities, Individuals with disabilities, Veterans, Americorp, Peace Corps, and other National Service Alumni are encouraged to apply. Equal Opportunity Employer State applications will only be accepted as submitted online by 11:59 p.m. on the closing date through the Commonwealth of Virginia’s Job Board/Recruitment Management System (RMS).

RMS provides a confirmation of receipt when your application is submitted successfully. Please refer to “Your Application” in your RMS account to check the status of your application for this position. Employees are contractors to the federal government filling a non-classified positions within the Virginia Industries for the Blind are offered a competitive benefits package that includes an annuity-based retirement plan, universal leave and holiday pay that is paid by VIB, as well as jointly paid benefits such as health and life insurance. Employees additionally may enroll in other employee paid supplemental plans.

Are you requesting consideration through the Alternative Hiring Process and have you received an approved Certificate of Disability? If yes, please attach your Certificate of Disability to this application under the documents section using the optional document section. In support of the Commonwealth’s commitment to inclusion, we are encouraging individuals with disabilities to apply through the Commonwealth Alternative Hiring Process. To be considered for this opportunity, applicants will need to provide their Certificate of Disability (COD) provided by a Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor within the Department for Aging & Rehabilitative Services (DARS), or the Department for the Blind & Vision Impaired (DBVI). Veterans are encouraged to answer Veteran status questions and submit their disability documentation, if applicable, to DARS/DBVI to get their Certificate of Disability. If you need to get a Certificate of Disability, use this link: https://www.vadars.org/drs/cpid/PWContact.aspx, or call DARS at 800- 552-5019, or DBVI at 800-622-2155. .

To apply:
https://virginiajobs.peopleadmin.com/postings/313698

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Salary

Minimum starting salary $68,000, commensurate with experience

Location

Henrico, VA

Education

Degree in Vision rehabilitation, vocational rehabilitation, orientation and mobility, rehabilitation teaching, or closely related fields or an equivalent level of knowledge.

Application Deadline

Mon, 09/26/2022 - 00:00

The Lighthouse for the Blind, Inc.
Employment Advocate

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:
Use creativity and problem-solving skills to assist in fulfilling our county requirements as a service provider for employees. Strengthen independent job related skills with employees under county contracts. Patiently work alongside people who are blind, DeafBlind, and blind with developmental disabilities. Increase awareness and advocacy skills while learning from people with disabilities. Demonstrate inclusion into various departments and enhance employability.

Responsibilities:

Uphold and exemplify The Lighthouse's Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion practices
Provide vocational, supervised, and work-related coaching in conjuncture with natural employment supports.
Basic knowledge of DSHS, DDA, and DSB
Effectively communicate and build relationships with business partners, clients, caregivers, DSHS, DDA, and supervisors
Manage a daily fluctuating schedule and maintain steady attendance
Empower people with disabilities to reach their potential and learn new job skills
Keep documentation and reports up to date and on time
Ensure safe working environment
Advocate equity for all employees in their work environment
Support creations of new job skills/tasks throughout Seattle location
Positively and actively represent and promote the Supported Employment Program both within and external to The Lighthouse
Perform other duties as assigned

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Minimum Qualifications

 AA or BA in Special Education, Rehabilitation, or related field and/or equivalent job knowledge and experience OR two or more years of experience…

AA or BA in Special Education, Rehabilitation, or related field and/or equivalent job knowledge and experience OR two or more years of experience working with adults who have a developmental disability in a vocational setting
ASL level 6 (preferred)
Demonstrated skills in documentation, communication, report writing
Demonstrated ability to maintain regular attendance and work in a team
Ability to lift 20 pounds
Ability to spend the majority of time standing and walking
Ability to provide human guide to individuals
Ability to work schedule as assigned
Complete a background check as required by our contract

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Salary

$21/hour

Location

Seattle, WA

SC Commission for the Blind
Prevention of Blindness Coordinator

Job Description

Responsibilities of a Prevention of Blindness Coordinator:

Responsibilities of a Prevention of Blindness Coordinator:
Determines eligibility, as outlined in the SCCB Prevention of Blindness Program's Policies and Procedures Manual, and coordinates services accordingly.
Determines eligibility for services. This responsibility must be completed within fifteen business days on all cases. Files must contain evidence that the consumer is eligible for Prevention of Blindness services.
Coordinates medical services for qualified consumers of the Prevention of Blindness Program.
Ensures services are financially sponsored through the SCCB and Vendor Authorizations are prepared.
Makes necessary follow-up contacts with the doctors' offices and consumers. 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.
Maintains files in accordance with state and federal guidelines and procedures. Routinely reviews files to ensure case notes are current and consumers' cases are listed in the appropriate status.
Provides at least two presentations/consultations to other professionals regarding SCCB's Prevention Program each fiscal year. Develops joint initiatives and collaborations within the community regarding prevention of eye diseases and blindness.

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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.

Additional Requirements
Considerable knowledge of social services and the ability to work with disabilities. Ability to communicate effectively. Ability to deal courteously and effectively with the public.
Ability to perform duties under limited supervision. Supervisor is available on a routine basis.
Occasional overnight travel is required for training, seminars, consumer activities, etc. May be required to lift, pull, carry, or push up to 25lbs. Job operates in a professional office environment.
A Master's Degree in Human Services or a related field is preferred. Experience in healthcare services and/or prevention services is highly desirable.

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Salary

$35,360.00 - $65,429.00 Annually

Location

Charleston and Greenville SC

VA Rehab Center for the Blind
Access Technology Instructor - #00011

Job Description

The VA Rehab Center for the Blind seeks a Access Technology Instructor to organizes, plans, and delivers individualized Computer Skills and Access…

The VA Rehab Center for the Blind seeks a Access Technology Instructor to organizes, plans, and delivers individualized Computer Skills and Access Technology instruction to blind, vision impaired, and deafblind students. This instruction is designed to help students achieve their optimum level of independence in personal, educational, and vocational communication.

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Minimum Qualifications

College or university degree in education, information systems, computer science, rehabilitation, or related field or combination of education,…

College or university degree in education, information systems, computer science, rehabilitation, or related field or combination of education, experience, and/or professional certifications relating to access technology used by individuals who are blind, vision impaired, or deafblind. High level of access technology literacy and the ability to master multiple computer applications.Knowledge of access technology software and devices.

Ability to evaluate the computer skills and access technology needs of students who are blind, vision impaired, or deafblind; to formulate an instructional plan to meet each student’s needs and provide appropriate instruction; to prepare written reports on student’s progress; excellent teamwork skills; excellent interpersonal skills; demonstrated teaching ability; to teach effective strategies for accessing online academic programs; to communicate effectively orally and in writing; to install, test, and configure hardware and software to facilitate operation with speech, refreshable Braille, and screen enlargement systems; and to teach the use of social media and employment related applications.

Prefer:
Experience teaching individuals who are blind, vision impaired or deafblind. Ability to gather data about a student’s career interest and the technology that the student would use on the job.

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Salary

Pay starting at $61,697 commensurate with experience

Location

Henrico, VA

Education

College or university degree in education, information systems, computer science, rehabilitation, or related field or combination of education, experience, and/or professional certifications relating to access technology used by individuals who are blind,

Dept for the Blind & Vision Impairment
Rehabilitation Technology Specialist (Wage) - #WE012

Job Description

The Department of Blind and Vision Impaired (DBVI) seeks a Rehabilitation Technology Specialist (Wage) - #WE012. The DBVI enables blind or visually…

The Department of Blind and Vision Impaired (DBVI) seeks a Rehabilitation Technology Specialist (Wage) - #WE012. The DBVI enables blind or visually impaired individuals to achieve their maximum level of employment, education, and personal independence. DBVI is seeking someone to provide individualized technology assessments for training and job-related needs of individuals referred by field staff or assigned by supervisor. Travel is required throughout the assigned region to individual work sites or home to conduct assessments and make recommendations for specific equipment that meets individual and employer requirements. Assist with timely selection, adaptation, and delivery of custom built computer systems. Troubleshoot installation and operational problems and modify or repair systems to meet the individual and employer needs.

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Minimum Qualifications

Demonstrated knowledge of engineering techniques as applied to the design and use of adaptive aids and equipment. Demonstrated skill to analyze and…

Demonstrated knowledge of engineering techniques as applied to the design and use of adaptive aids and equipment. Demonstrated skill to analyze and solve complex problems related to adaptive aids and technology. Demonstrated ability to design, select and install the proper equipment depending on a specific individual’s need. College degree with course work in an engineering discipline, preferably rehabilitation engineering, or equivalent. Combination of education and directly related experience in engineering techniques and uses of adaptive aids and appliances for individuals who are blind, deafblind, or vision impaired.

Specific knowledge of computer-related adaptations

Special Requirements:
This has been designated a sensitive position under Va. Code § 2.2-1201.1. A fingerprint-based criminal history check will be required of the finalist candidate.

Special Instructions to Applicants:
Reasonable accommodations are available to persons with disabilities during application and/or interview processes per the Americans with Disabilities Act. Contact recruitment@dars.virginia.gov for assistance. Minorities, Individuals with disabilities, Veterans, Americorp, Peace Corps, and other National Service Alumni are encouraged to apply. Equal Opportunity Employer

State applications will only be accepted as submitted online by 11:59 p.m. on the closing date through the Commonwealth of Virginia’s Job Board/Recruitment Management System (RMS). RMS provides a confirmation of receipt when your application is submitted successfully. Please refer to “Your Application” in your RMS account to check the status of your application for this position.

In support of the Commonwealth’s commitment to inclusion, we are encouraging individuals with disabilities to apply through the Commonwealth Alternative Hiring Process. To be considered for this opportunity, applicants will need to provide their Certificate of Disability (COD) provided by a Certified Rehabilitation Counselor within the Department for Aging & Rehabilitative Services (DARS). Veterans are encouraged to answer Veteran status questions and submit their disability documentation, if applicable, to DARS to get their Certificate of Disability. If you need to get a Certificate of Disability, use this link: https://www.vadars.org/drs/cpid/PWContact.aspx, or call DARS at 800- 552-5019.

If you have a Certificate of Disability (COD) provided by a Certified Rehabilitation Counselor please ensure to attach a copy of it along with any other documents?

To apply:
https://virginiajobs.peopleadmin.com/postings/309434

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Salary

Hiring range: $25.00 - $37.00/hour

Location

Norfolk, VA

Education

College degree with course work in an engineering discipline, preferably rehabilitation engineering, or equivalent. Combination of education and directly related experience in engineering techniques and uses of adaptive aids and appliances for individuals

South Carolina Commission for the Blind
Orientation and Mobility Instructor

Job Description

Are you an experienced professional looking for new opportunities to further your career? The South Carolina Commission for the Blind is seeking a…

Are you an experienced professional looking for new opportunities to further your career? The South Carolina Commission for the Blind is seeking a hardworking and dependable candidate just like you to apply! This position will offer great benefits with the state, including 15 days of annual and sick leave per year or more depending on applicable state service and flexible work schedule.

Responsibilities of Orientation and Mobility Instructor:
The Orientation and Mobility Instructor will manage an assigned caseload to deliver O&M instruction to consumers who are preparing for employment or attending school. The instructor will also assist in the development of lesson plans and training plans, assessing consumer training needs.

Work one on one to evaluate consumer needs through assessment and direct observation to establish an Orientation and Mobility teaching plan and provide all phases of Orientation and Mobility training tailored to the unique needs of each individual consumer.
Observe and interpret the capabilities of each consumer for purpose of completing his/her orientation and mobility teaching plan, providing appropriate instruction using adaptive techniques and/or equipment to address and achieve the goals of this plan.
Orient consumers to job sites, areas within their homes and communities, and special routes
Schedule lessons and coordinate programs in a timely manner in order to meet agency demands and in line with Vocational Goal on Individualized Plan for Employment.
Maintain timely correspondence with consumers and submit accurate and complete notes on each consumer as required by agency administration in the AWARE system.
Travel as needed off-site to consumers' work sites, homes, or educational facilities to provide training and evaluations.

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Minimum Qualifications

A bachelor's degree in a related field and experience in career counseling or related case management. Orientation and Mobility Certification…

A bachelor's degree in a related field and experience in career counseling or related case management. Orientation and Mobility Certification required.

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$62,000 and relocation expense reimbursement

Location

South Carolina

Education

Orientation and Mobility Certification required.

Application URL or E-mail

luis.mendoza@sccb.sc.gov

Helen Keller National Center
Director of Information Research Professional Development.

Job Description

The Mission of the Helen Keller National Center for Deaf-Blind Youths and Adults is to enable each person who is DeafBlind to live and work in his or…

The Mission of the Helen Keller National Center for Deaf-Blind Youths and Adults is to enable each person who is DeafBlind to live and work in his or her community of choice. Authorized by an Act of Congress in 1967, HKNC is the only organization of its kind—providing training and resources exclusively to people age 16 and over who have combined vision and hearing loss.

We currently have an exciting career opportunity available to join the HKNC team as the Director of our Information, Research, and Professional Learning (IRPD) department! The Director, IRPD is responsible for the coordination and facilitation of professional learning projects including web based module development, professional learning seminars, tailored and customized professional learning opportunities and visits. The Director oversees the Information Services department, professionals and consumer family requests for information, and writing and dissemination of HKNC articles and publications. The Director coordinates regular training events, research, information dissemination and implements grants to maximize professional learning and product development and dissemination.

Must demonstrate a sincere commitment to HKS’s Mission and Values and conduct him/herself at a high professional level at all times and project a positive image of HKS internally and externally.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

Develops guidelines, processes and protocols for HKNC’s professional learning activities. Monitors and coordinates a continuous calendar of professional learning events throughout the year.
Identifies and cultivates partners including agencies, organizations, universities, and individuals for seminars, conferences, product development and other professional learning opportunities.
Negotiates training and consulting contracts.
Partners with accrediting entities to offer CEUs for professional training courses.
Oversees and develops curriculum and professional learning materials for web based courses, seminars and other national training events in collaboration with national partners and all HKNC departments.
Oversee HKNC’s development and provision of information on best practices and current training topics regarding DeafBlind vocational rehabilitation. Directs materials, curriculum and course development by addressing priorities of DeafBlind individuals, professionals and families
Maintains data of outcomes of all training activities and information dissemination for federal and grant funding sources, reports on training and grant outcomes and research initiatives.
Offers guidance and support to the development of the HKNC website and Learning Management system. Guides and supports media materials generated by HKNC’s Public Relations firm and Coordinator of Information Services.
Manage and oversee staff and training activities of the IRPD department including production of HKNC’s newsletters; braille training for staff, and braille transcription services.

EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE

Master’s degree in Special Education or Rehabilitation or related field required.
Minimum ten (10) years of experience working in the field of DeafBlindness.
Must possess strong writing and organizational skills.
Proficiency in MS Office programs (Word, Outlook, Access, Powerpoint and Excel), basic video editing skills, photo editing skills, Adobe Pro, and videoconferencing programs such as Zoom required. Must have some knowledge of accessibility guidelines for presentations, documents and, formats for on-line learning.
Knowledge of DeafBlind culture, DeafBlind communities, priorities, trends, etiologies and cultural diversity.
Must have excellent leadership ability and experience. Must have the ability to “think outside the box”, provide new opportunities, enhance change and improve organization to lead and excel as premiere resource on DeafBlind rehabilitation to service providers nationwide.

POSITION BENEFITS This is a Full time position with benefits including:
Medical Insurance
Dental Insurance
Vision Insurance
Paid Time Off
11 Paid Holidays Off
Life Insurance
Short/Long Term Disability
Additional Ancillary Benefits
403b Program w/Employer Match
Employee Assistance Program
Career Advancement opportunities
Professional Development

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Salary

120,000

Location

Sands Point, NY

Education

Master’s degree in Special Education or Rehabilitation or related field required. Minimum ten (10) years of experience working in the field of DeafBlindness.

Application Deadline

Wed, 03/22/2023 - 00:00

Hunter College - Research Foundation of CUNY
Project Assistant

Job Description

The Vision Programs at Hunter College are seeking a highly qualified candidate to assist in our vision rehabilitation programs and planning for its…

The Vision Programs at Hunter College are seeking a highly qualified candidate to assist in our vision rehabilitation programs and planning for its future. This is an ideal opportunity for someone who is considering doctoral level work and may include some opportunities to teach courses. This position would be hybrid with a majority of remote work, but will also need to do in-person work in New York City at and around Hunter's main campus.

Learn more about our programs here:

https://education.hunter.cuny.edu/admissions/graduate-programs/special-education/blind-and-visually-impaired/

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Minimum Qualifications

2 years work experience as certified VRT or related vision rehabilitation field

2 years work experience as certified VRT or related vision rehabilitation field
Completed Master’s degree
Hold current ACVREP certification as a VRT, or in progress

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Location

New York, NY

Application Deadline

Tue, 09/06/2022 - 00:00

Hunter College - Research Foundation of CUNY
Vision Rehabilitation Therapy Curriculum Director

Job Description

The Vision Programs at Hunter College are seeking a highly qualified Curriculum Director to assist in leading our vision rehabilitation programs and…

The Vision Programs at Hunter College are seeking a highly qualified Curriculum Director to assist in leading our vision rehabilitation programs and plan for its future. In conjunction with director responsibilities, this person will be responsible for teaching several courses each academic year spread across Fall, Spring and Summer semesters. This position would be hybrid with a majority of remote work, but will also need to do in-person work in New York City at and around Hunter's main campus.

Learn more about our programs here:

https://education.hunter.cuny.edu/admissions/graduate-programs/special-education/blind-and-visually-impaired/

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Minimum Qualifications

Hold current ACVREP certification in Vision Rehabilitation Therapy

Hold current ACVREP certification in Vision Rehabilitation Therapy
Minimum Master’s degree, ideally a completed doctorate or currently in a doctoral program
Five years experience in the field of vision rehabilitation therapy

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Location

New York, NY

Application Deadline

Tue, 09/06/2022 - 00:00

Oregon Commission for the Blind
Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor

Job Description

Are you an experienced professional with a passion for helping others so that they may obtain meaningful employment? Are you looking for a position…

Are you an experienced professional with a passion for helping others so that they may obtain meaningful employment? Are you looking for a position where you can make a real impact on the lives of adults and transition aged youth who experience vision loss? Would you enjoy being a part of a team in central/eastern Oregon that coordinates and facilitates high impact programs for people who experience vision loss?

If this sounds like you, apply now for the opportunity to join our highly skilled and innovative team as the next Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor based in Redmond Oregon!

Opportunity Awaits!

Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor

In this role you will provide vocational rehabilitation counseling for eligible clients who experience blindness, assisting them in adjustment to vision loss and providing services that prepare them for employment. Counselors assist clients in identifying training and employment opportunities, and work with employers to develop appropriate employment opportunities. This position works with both adults and transition aged youth (14-25). The person in this position works closely with other OCB counselors, OCB Business Relations Coordinators, OCB Transition/Employment First Program Officer, other key OCB staff, regional programs/Teachers of the Visually Impaired (TVIs) Job Developers and other community-based partners to insure that adults and students who experience vision loss (and other disabilities) have access to Pre-Employment Transition Services ( for students) as well as the array of other services OCB provides to students and adults who experience vision loss.

The Agency - Oregon Commission for the Blind (OCB)
Since 1937 the Oregon Commission for the Blind (OCB) has been an important resource for Oregonians experiencing vision loss, as well as their families, friends, and employers. The Oregon Commission for the Blind is the State agency which provides rehabilitation training and counseling to adults throughout Oregon who are blind and visually impaired. The Commission is a small, growing agency that serves all of Oregon from five field offices and co-location sites at Work Source Centers and Oregon Vocational Rehabilitation offices throughout the state. The agency's mission is to "Empower Oregonians who are blind to fully engage in life."
To learn more about OCB or any of our specialized programs, please visit our website at www.oregon.gov/blind.

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What Are We Looking For?

What Are We Looking For?

A seasoned professional with a background and education defined by one of the following options:

A Master's degree in Rehabilitation Counseling; or be certified by either the Commission on Rehabilitation Counselor Certification as a Certified Rehabilitation Counselor (CRC), the Certified Insurance Rehabilitation Specialist (CIRS), or the Certification of Disability Management Specialists Commission as a Certified Disability Management Specialist (CDMS), and six months full-time work experience providing vocational rehabilitation-related services
A Master's degree in psychology, counseling, or a field related to vocational rehabilitation (such as one that promotes the physical, psychosocial, or vocational well-being of individuals with disabilities) and 12 months full-time work experience providing vocational rehabilitation-related services,
A Bachelor's degree in a related field, such as one that promotes the physical, psychosocial, or vocational well-being of individuals with disabilities, and three years of full-time work experience providing vocational rehabilitation-related services to individuals with disabilities.

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Salary

$4,131 - $6,332

Location

Redmond, OR

Education

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Application Deadline

Sun, 08/07/2022 - 00:00

Dept for the Blind & Vision Impairment
Education Coordinator - #00027

Job Description

The Division of Services will provide a quality program of individualized rehabilitation services, educational consultation, technical assistance, and…

The Division of Services will provide a quality program of individualized rehabilitation services, educational consultation, technical assistance, and instruction that will empower eligible individuals to achieve their desired levels of independence consistent with their abilities and informed choices.

To ensure that Virginia’s infants, toddlers, and children who are blind, vision impaired or deafblind receive the services they need in order to participate and progress in developmental, educational, and extracurricular activities.

This is a very large geographic service area and you do not need to live in the immediate Roanoke Area. The position covers the following counties and the neighboring cities: Alleghany, Pittsylvania County, Amherst, Floyd, Pulaski County, Appomattox, Franklin, Giles, Roanoke, Bedford, Halifax, Henry, Botetourt, Campbell, Montgomery, Craig and Patrick.

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Minimum Qualifications

Possess a Virginia collegiate professional license with an endorsement in Special Education-Visual Impairments PreK-12 required. Successfully complete…

Possess a Virginia collegiate professional license with an endorsement in Special Education-Visual Impairments PreK-12 required. Successfully complete Virginia’s Early Intervention Modules and receives the Early Intervention Certification within nine months of employment. Considerable experience teaching students who are blind and visual impaired as a Teacher of the Blind and Vision Impaired.

Experience in organizing events and making presentations; in writing IEP, teaching goals, and objectives as a Teacher of the Blind and Vision Impaired, participating in IEP meetings, consulting with regular education teachers, transition specialists, and vocational rehabilitation counselors to assist students who are blind, vision impaired or deafblind; and in teaching infants and toddlers.

Demonstrated knowledge of the following: Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), Individualized Education Program (IEP), the federal, state and agency rights of parents and students, adapted materials and equipment, eye disorders and the functional limitations of eye diseases; and knowledge of individual organizations, special education related services, visual impairment eligibility guidelines for the Virginia Department of Education, Expanded Core Curriculum for Children and Youth who are blind, vision impaired, or deafblind, role of a Teacher of the Blind and Vision Impaired, high and low tech visual accommodations/technology, infant and toddler development, the impact of a visual impairment on all areas of a child’s development, and the transition of toddlers from early intervention to school.

Demonstrated ability to complete a functional vision assessment, assess developmental delays in children who are blind, vision impaired, deafblind, and complete learning media assessments to evaluate communication skills; to develop and implement programs of sensory stimulation, concept development, gross/fine motor development, self-help skills, cognitive development, adaptive communication skills, and orientation and mobility.; to provide counseling, consultation and technical assistance to children who are blind, visually impaired, or deafblind, their parents, and their teachers and to work independently and within a team environment, develop collaborative relationships with teachers, students, and parents.

Demonstrated ability to organize, prioritize and plan work, manage time effectively, and develop service plans, communicate effectively with students, teachers and parents.

Preferred Qualifications:

An endorsement in Special Education

Special Instructions:

Reasonable accommodations are available to persons with disabilities during application and/or interview processes per the Americans with Disabilities Act. Contact recruitment@dars.virginia.gov for assistance. Minorities, Individuals with disabilities, Veterans, Americorp, Peace Corps, and other National Service Alumni are encouraged to apply.

In support of the Commonwealth’s commitment to inclusion, we are encouraging individuals with disabilities to apply through the Commonwealth Alternative Hiring Process. To be considered for this opportunity, applicants will need to provide their Certificate of Disability (COD) provided by a Certified Rehabilitation Counselor within the Department for Aging & Rehabilitative Services (DARS). Veterans are encouraged to answer Veteran status questions and submit their disability documentation, if applicable, to DARS to get their Certificate of Disability. If you need to get a Certificate of Disability, use this link: https://www.vadars.org/drs/cpid/PWContact.aspx, or call DARS at 800- 552-5019.

If you have a Certificate of Disability (COD) provided by a Certified Rehabilitation Counselor please ensure to attach a copy of it along with any other documents.

Equal Opportunity Employer State applications will only be accepted as submitted online by 11:59 p.m. on the closing date through the Commonwealth of Virginia’s Job Board/Recruitment Management System (RMS). RMS provides a confirmation of receipt when your application is submitted successfully. Please refer to “Your Application” in your RMS account to check the status of your application for this position.

To apply:
https://virginiajobs.peopleadmin.com/postings/304171

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Salary

$47,476 - $87,831

Location

Roanoke County, VA

Education

Possess a Virginia collegiate professional license with an endorsement in Special Education-Visual Impairments PreK-12 required

Helen Keller Services
Senior Instructor of Adaptive Technology

Job Description

The Senior Instructor of Adaptive Technology

The Senior Instructor of Adaptive Technology

Summary:

Responsible for the execution of HKS’s Mission, goals and objectives through providing person-centered

individualized evaluation and training in the area of adaptive technology for individuals who are DeafBlind.

The senior instructor position in adaptive technology evaluates base level of ability to use adaptive

technology such as computers, refreshable braille devices, magnification and enhancement software,

screen readers, various communication and portable devices, various relay devices and software, and other

related software applications.

Responsibilities:

This position is responsible to plan lessons and provide skills training in

content areas of Adaptive Technology curriculum based on the finding of the evaluation and as determined

by consumers’ personal needs and preferences, employing appropriate techniques, materials and

communication preferences.

. Ensures services provided to consumers are person-centered and meet the Assess, through dialogue with consumer and team, the consumer’s training priorities, actively collaborate with team (including consumer) to design trans-disciplinary training activities, implement individualized program and evaluate progress through debriefing and dialogue to identify further learning opportunities.
Communicates to all team members the consumer’s training priorities/ short- and long-term goals.
Actively participates in Community of Practice (COP) to support learning of peers, contribute articles, experiences and challenges.
Evaluate consumer’s abilities and provide training in-person or virtually on a broad range of adaptive equipment including screen enlargement software, braille displays, screen reading software, note-takers, and other devices designed for individuals who are DeafBlind. Recommends, plans, and provides training on an individualized basis in the use of the adaptive technology.
Provides in-service training to consumers, teachers, in-house staff, and at various workshop/conferences outside HKNC at the request of the Technology Center Supervisor. Accompanies, serves as guide, and supports communication access for consumers and staff when necessary, in a variety of situations and settings.

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Minimum Qualifications

Education/Certifications:

Education/Certifications:

Master’s degree in Deaf Education. Special Education, Education of the Blind/Visually impaired, Rehabilitation of the Blind/Visually impaired.

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Salary

65,000

Location

Sands Point, NY

Education

Master’s degree in Deaf Education. Special Education, Education of the Blind/Visually impaired, Rehabilitation of the Blind/Visually impaired.

Application Deadline

Mon, 06/26/2023 - 00:00

Application URL or E-mail

eoliver@helenkeller.org

Helen Keller Services
Senior Instructor of Independent Living

Job Description

Exciting Career Opportunity at the Helen Keller National Center!

Exciting Career Opportunity at the Helen Keller National Center!
HKNC provides up to $1500 in relocation assistance and 6 months of housing in our Campus dorms.

We Accept Recent Graduates!

Authorized by an Act of Congress in 1967, HKNC is the only organization of its kind—providing training and resources exclusively to people aged 16 and over who have combined hearing and vision loss.


We currently have an exciting career opportunity available to join the HKNC team as a Senior Instructor for Independent Living at our on-campus residential program in beautiful Sands Point, NY. The Senior Instructor for Independent Living is responsible for providing vision rehabilitation evaluation and instruction to individuals who are DeafBlind to develop skills of independent living based on their personal goals and aspirations to foster a more independent lifestyle in the community.

BENEFIT PACKAGE

Benefits include: medical, dental and vision insurance; paid time off, 11 paid holidays, life insurance, long and short term disability, 403b with employer match, employee assistance program, optional ancillary benefit plans, career advancement opportunities!

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Minimum Qualifications

Master’s degree in Rehabilitation Teaching with an emphasis in Vision Rehabilitation Therapy and ACVREP certified or eligible for certification within…

Master’s degree in Rehabilitation Teaching with an emphasis in Vision Rehabilitation Therapy and ACVREP certified or eligible for certification within 6 months of hire.

Strong writing skills and knowledge of MS Office and Internet required.

Excellent communication, organizational and interpersonal skills.

Proficiency in American Sign Language and braille preferred or expected to attain proficiency.

CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS

Certified Vision Rehabilitation Therapist (CVRT).

Must possess a valid NYS Driver's license.

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Salary

60,000-73,000

Location

Sands Point, NY

Education

EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE Master’s degree in Rehabilitation Teaching with an emphasis in Vision Rehabilitation Therapy and ACVREP certified or eligible for certification within 6 months of hire. Proficiency in ASL and braille preferred

Application Deadline

Mon, 06/26/2023 - 00:00

Application URL or E-mail

eoliver@helenkeller.org

Helen Keller Services
Vision Rehabilitation Therapist

Job Description

Exciting Career Opportunity at the Helen Keller National Center! Recent Graduates welcome to apply. HKNC provides up to $1500 in relocation assistance…

Exciting Career Opportunity at the Helen Keller National Center! Recent Graduates welcome to apply. HKNC provides up to $1500 in relocation assistance and 6 months of housing in our Campus dorms.

Essential duties/Responsibilities:

This position is based in the Community Services Department. Requires local travel through LI/NYC. Masters required in either VRT, Deaf Education or TVI.

Conduct evaluation of communication skills of DeafBlind consumers, including face to face communication, functional written English skills, and use of telecommunication systems.
Evaluate food preparation, cooking, cleaning, home and personal management, and banking and budgeting skills of DeafBlind consumers.
Plan lessons and provide skills training in communication and independent living to meet goals.
Facilitate peer support groups and learning discussions for Deafblind individuals on topics related to independent living and vision rehabilitation.
Complete written case notes during evaluation and training to monitor progress, identify problems and constraints, develop strategies and resolutions.

Paid Medical, Dental, and Vision Benefits

PTO, Paid Sick Time, Personal Days
12 Paid Holidays
Short Term Disability/ Life Insurance
403b Program with Employer Match
Tuition Assistance
Career Advancement Opportunities

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Minimum Qualifications

Master’s Degree in Deaf Education, Vision Rehabilitation Therapy, Teacher of the Visually Impaired or related field required.

Master’s Degree in Deaf Education, Vision Rehabilitation Therapy, Teacher of the Visually Impaired or related field required.

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Salary

60,000-73,000

Location

Sands Point, NY

Education

Master’s Degree in Deaf Education, Vision Rehabilitation Therapy, Teacher of the Visually Impaired or related field required.

Application Deadline

Mon, 06/26/2023 - 00:00

Application URL or E-mail

eoliver@helenkeller.org

Helen Keller Services
Vision Rehabilitation Therapist Orientation & Mobility Specialist

Job Description

Exciting Career Opportunity at the Helen Keller Services! Recent Graduates welcome to apply. Generous 4 week vacation package with additional paid…

Exciting Career Opportunity at the Helen Keller Services! Recent Graduates welcome to apply. Generous 4 week vacation package with additional paid holidays, personal days, and sick days. Health insurance offered, employer matched 403b program, and 6 month temporary housing and relocation reimbursement benefits offered!

HKS currently has an exciting open opportunity to be a Vision Rehabilitation Therapist and Orientation and Mobility Specialist (VRT/OMS) in our Brooklyn and Islandia location. The VRT/OMS is responsible for providing instruction to people with visual impairments to increase their independence in completing daily living and traveling skills.

Essential duties/Responsibilities:

Complete comprehensive assessments and develop reports that include the needs and strengths of the client
Develop and implement individualized training plans to include effective and meaningful instruction in the areas of VRT and O&M
Provide instruction in the areas of VRT (including but not limited to communication skills, meal planning and preparation skills, and organizational skills) and in the areas of O&M (including but not limited to motor, sensory, and cognitive development, indoor/outdoor instruction, long cane use, and public transportation training) in clients’ home, work, and community environments as appropriate
Document clients’ progress through standardized reports
Provide consultation and resources to clients and family/friends and act as a liaison with outside organizations, CBVH staff, etc. as appropriate
Case management and preparation of all client reports including scheduling and coordinating all client instruction

Benefits:

PTO
Medical, Dental, Vision insurance
Voluntary Ancillary benefits
403b plan w/employer match
Career advancement opportunities

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Minimum Qualifications

Master’s Degree from an accredited college or university with specialization in Orientation & Mobility and Vision Rehabilitation Therapy or…

Master’s Degree from an accredited college or university with specialization in Orientation & Mobility and Vision Rehabilitation Therapy or Bachelor’s degree and successful competition of CBVH approved program. ACVREP dual certification preferred.

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Salary

70,000-80,000

Location

Brooklyn, NY

Education

Master’s Degree from an accredited college or university with specialization in Orientation & Mobility and Vision Rehabilitation Therapy or Bachelor’s degree and successful competition of CBVH approved program. ACVREP Preferred.

Application Deadline

Mon, 06/26/2023 - 00:00

Application URL or E-mail

eoliver@helenkeller.org

Department for the Blind & Vision Impairment
Education Coordinator ($10.000 Sign on Bonus) - #00255, 00054

Job Description

The Department for the Blind and Vision Impaired seeks an Education Coordinator to ensure Virginia’s infants, toddlers, and children who are blind,…

The Department for the Blind and Vision Impaired seeks an Education Coordinator to ensure Virginia’s infants, toddlers, and children who are blind, vision impaired or deafblind receive the services they need in order to participate and progress in developmental, educational, and extracurricular activities. This is achieved through meeting with parents, guardians, school personnel, early intervention program staff and DBVI staff to offer support and technical assistance, review assessments and service plans and assess the child’s progress. In addition, work proactively with local and regional resources to assist in resolving problems that inhibit students who are blind, vision impaired, or deafblind from receiving an appropriate education.

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Minimum Qualifications

Possess a Virginia collegiate professional license with an endorsement in Special Education-Visual Impairments PreK-12 required. Considerable…

Possess a Virginia collegiate professional license with an endorsement in Special Education-Visual Impairments PreK-12 required. Considerable experience teaching students who are blind and visual impaired as a Teacher of the Blind and Vision Impaired. Experience in organizing events and making presentations. Experience in writing IEP, teaching goals, and objectives as a Teacher of the Blind and Vision Impaired, participating in IEP meetings, consulting with regular education teachers, transition specialists, and vocational rehabilitation counselors to assist students who are blind, vision impaired or deafblind. Experience in teaching infants and toddlers.

Demonstrated knowledge of Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), Individualized Education Program (IEP), the federal, state and agency rights of parents and students, adapted materials and equipment, eye disorders and the functional limitations of eye diseases. Demonstrated knowledge of individual organizations, special education related services, visual impairment eligibility guidelines for the Virginia Department of Education, Expanded Core Curriculum for Children and Youth who are blind, vision impaired, or deafblind, role of a Teacher of the Blind and Vision Impaired, high and low tech visual accommodations/technology, infant and toddler development, the impact of a visual impairment on all areas of a child’s development, and the transition of toddlers from early intervention to school. Demonstrated ability to complete a functional vision assessment, assess developmental delays in children who are blind, vision impaired, deafblind, and complete learning media assessments to evaluate communication skills.

Demonstrated ability to develop and implement programs of sensory stimulation, concept development, gross/fine motor development, self-help skills, cognitive development, adaptive communication skills, and orientation and mobility. Demonstrated ability to provide counseling, consultation and technical assistance to children who are blind, visually impaired, or deafblind, their parents, and their teachers. Demonstrated ability to work independently and within a team environment, develop collaborative relationships with teachers, students, and parents; to organize, prioritize and plan work, manage time effectively, and develop service plans, communicate effectively with students, teachers and parents.

Prefer:
An endorsement in Special Education preferred.

Special Requirements:
Successfully complete Virginia’s Early Intervention Modules and receives the Early Intervention Certification within nine months of employment.

This has been designated a sensitive position under Va. Code § 2.2-1201.1. A fingerprint-based criminal history check will be required of the finalist candidate.

The selected candidate must complete a Statement of Personal Economic Interests as a condition of employment (Va. Code § 2.2-3114)

Special Instructions:
Reasonable accommodations are available to persons with disabilities during application and/or interview processes per the Americans with Disabilities Act. Contact recruitment@dars.virginia.gov for assistance. Minorities, Individuals with disabilities, Veterans, Americorp, Peace Corps, and other National Service Alumni are encouraged to apply.

In support of the Commonwealth’s commitment to inclusion, we are encouraging individuals with disabilities to apply through the Commonwealth Alternative Hiring Process. To be considered for this opportunity, applicants will need to provide their Certificate of Disability (COD) provided by a Certified Rehabilitation Counselor within the Department for Aging & Rehabilitative Services (DARS). Veterans are encouraged to answer Veteran status questions and submit their disability documentation, if applicable, to DARS to get their Certificate of Disability. If you need to get a Certificate of Disability, use this link: https://www.vadars.org/drs/cpid/PWContact.aspx, or call DARS at 800- 552-5019.

If you have a Certificate of Disability (COD) provided by a Certified Rehabilitation Counselor please ensure to attach a copy of it along with any other documents?

Equal Opportunity Employer State applications will only be accepted as submitted online by 11:59 p.m. on the closing date through the Commonwealth of Virginia’s Job Board/Recruitment Management System (RMS). RMS provides a confirmation of receipt when your application is submitted successfully. Please refer to “Your Application” in your RMS account to check the status of your application for this position.

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Salary

Salary range $52,000 - $95,000

Location

Fairfax, VA

Education

Possess a Virginia collegiate professional license with an endorsement in Special Education-Visual Impairments PreK-12 required

Department for the Blind & Vision Impairment
Orientation & Mobility Specialist

Job Description

The Department for the Blind and Vision Impaired will provide a quality program of individualized rehabilitation services, educational consultation,…

The Department for the Blind and Vision Impaired will provide a quality program of individualized rehabilitation services, educational consultation, technical assistance, and instruction that will empower eligible individuals to achieve their desired levels of independence consistent with their abilities and informed choices.

We are looking for someone to provide orientation and mobility assessment and instruction to individuals who are blind, deafblind, or visually impaired to reach their desired ability to travel independently and safely in both familiar and unfamiliar areas, thus reducing one of their greatest impediments to personal independence.

This position covers a territory of 5 cities and 12 counties, including Charlottesville City, Clarke, Culpeper, Fluvanna, Frederick, Greene, Harrisonburg City, Louisa, Madison, Orange, Rappahannock, Rockingham, Shenandoah, Staunton City, Warren, Waynesboro City, Winchester City.

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Minimum Qualifications

Knowledge of orientation and mobility principles. Knowledge of adjustment to blindness concepts, the rehabilitation process, and the education of…

Knowledge of orientation and mobility principles. Knowledge of adjustment to blindness concepts, the rehabilitation process, and the education of individuals with vision impairments. Knowledge of functional implications of eye disorders.

Skills and ability to assess orientation and mobility needs and plan and carry out an individualized program of O&M instruction to meet those needs. Skill and ability to assess individuals to identify proper use of both visual and non-visual techniques

Must possess the education and training in orientation and mobility and be certified by the Academy for Certification of Vision Rehabilitation and Education Professionals (COMS) or National Blindness Professional Certification Board (NOMC) or meet eligibility requirements to sit for exam within 6 months of hire.

Prefer Qualifications:
Experience working with individuals who are blind, deafblind, or vision impaired preferred.

Special Instructions:
Reasonable accommodations are available to persons with disabilities during application and/or interview processes per the Americans with Disabilities Act. Contact recruitment@dars.virginia.gov for assistance. Minorities, Individuals with disabilities, Veterans, Americorp, Peace Corps, and other National Service Alumni are encouraged to apply.

Equal Opportunity Employer State applications will only be accepted as submitted online by 11:59 p.m. on the closing date through the Commonwealth of Virginia’s Job Board/Recruitment Management System (RMS). RMS provides a confirmation of receipt when your application is submitted successfully. Please refer to “Your Application” in your RMS account to check the status of your application for this position.

In support of the Commonwealth’s commitment to inclusion, we are encouraging individuals with disabilities to apply through the Commonwealth Alternative Hiring Process. To be considered for this opportunity, applicants will need to provide their Certificate of Disability (COD) provided by a Certified Rehabilitation Counselor within the Department for Aging & Rehabilitative Services (DARS). Veterans are encouraged to answer Veteran status questions and submit their disability documentation, if applicable, to DARS to get their Certificate of Disability. If you need to get a Certificate of Disability, use this link: https://www.vadars.org/drs/cpid/PWContact.aspx, or call DARS at 800- 552-5019.

If you have a Certificate of Disability (COD) provided by a Certified Rehabilitation Counselor, please ensure to attach a copy of it along with any other documents.

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Salary

Salary range $47,476 - $87,831 plus benefits

Location

Staunton, VA

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

Job Description

Purpose:

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

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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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Location

Seattle, WA

Education

BA or MA in Orientation and Mobility required

VisionLink (Formerly Associated Services for the Blind)
Independent Contract Instructors

Job Description

VisionLink is seeking independent contract instructors who are self-motivated to join our organization to provide classroom and one-on-one training to…

VisionLink is seeking independent contract instructors who are self-motivated to join our organization to provide classroom and one-on-one training to students with vision loss in both the in-person and remote settings. On-line flexible hours are available, including evenings and weekends. We are looking for instructors who are proficient and who possess the expertise in the following disciplines:

•Access Technology (e.g., iPhone, iPad, Computer instruction)
•Home Management/Independent Living Skills
•Orientation and Mobility

Scope of Service (Reporting and Processes)
•Provide instruction in areas identified through initial intake and assessment.
•Once goals have been identified, establish clear course objectives based on skill level and expected outcomes and effectively communicate expectations to students.
•Develop evaluation related to expected outcomes and record and maintain student progress as it relates to skill level.
•The Instructor will work collaboratively with VisionLink staff reporting to the Director of Learning and Curriculum Development.
•The Director of Learning and Curriculum Development will work with the Instructor on intake processes and communication procedures.
•Students will be vetted through VisionLink’s initial intake process through the Enrichment Program where participants express an interest to receiving instruction. Instruction will be documented in a monthly report that provides initial evaluation, goals set and completion.

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Minimum Qualifications

• Minimum two years’ experience in education, rehabilitation or related field preferred

•Minimum two years’ experience in education, rehabilitation or related field preferred
•Previous experience in service delivery to individuals with vision loss preferred.
•Good interpersonal and communication skills.
•Good organizational, planning and documentation skills.
•Ability to successfully teach a diverse group of adult students.

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Salary

Salary based on contract assignment, experience and length of instruction.

Location

Philadelphia, PA (in Person and Remote)

Education

Relevant degree or certification in Orientation and Mobility, Assistive Technology, Rehabilitation Teaching or Education or related field preferred

Application Deadline

Mon, 10/31/2022 - 00:00

Application URL or E-mail

sylvia.purnell@visionlinkphl.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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Minimum Qualifications

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

Fri, 09/30/2022 - 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

Fri, 09/30/2022 - 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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Salary

$45,000

Location

Phoenix, AZ

Education

Bachelor’s or Masters

Application Deadline

Fri, 09/30/2022 - 00:00

Application URL or E-mail

fvance@acbvi.org