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					                                                  CENTER FOR THE VISUALLY IMPAIRED
                                                       POSITION DESCRIPTION
                                                            October 2011


                                 POSITION TITLE: Vision Rehabilitation Therapist

                                 RESPONSIBLE TO: Independent Living Services Team Leader, New
                                 View Adult Rehabilitation Services

                                 QUALIFICATIONS: Master’s degree in vision rehabilitation therapy from
                                 an accredited college or university and/or ACVREP certification as a
                                 Vision Rehabilitation Therapist, or a willingness to obtain ACVREP
                                 certification within the first year of employment. Passing score on the
                                 National Literary Braille Competency Test or equivalent, or willingness to
                                 obtain a passing score within first year of employment.

                                 GENERAL RESPONSIBILITIES: Under the direction and supervision of
                                 the Independent Living Services Team Leader, is responsible for the
                                 organization, planning and direct provision of all areas of vision
                                 rehabilitation; including braille, ADL, keyboarding, communications, and
                                 adult education instruction to individuals who have visual impairment and
                                 blindness.


                                 SPECIFIC DUTIES:

                                 1. Assesses client's knowledge and skills in all areas of: braille reading
                                    and writing (including note takers with braille displays), personal and
                                    home management skills, keyboarding skills, and communication skills,
                                    including technology access training, and develops individualized plans
                                    of instruction to meet client’s needs.

                                 2. Carries out individualized and small group instruction in communication
                                    skills, as appropriate for the client's needs, including all levels of braille,
                                    use of PDAs, notetakers, and other braille devices, jumbo braille,
                                    handwriting and signature, telephone dialing, low vision reading using
                                    adaptive devices, use of audio devices, and remedial education.

739 West Peachtree St. NW        3. Develops plan for remedial education as recommended by the client’s
Atlanta, GA 30308
                                    Vocational Specialist as appropriate to the chosen vocational goal and
Ph: 404.875.9011                    provides individualized instruction to assigned clients.
Fax: 404.607.0062
                                 4. Carries out programs of instruction with individuals and small groups in
Accredited Member                   food preparation, budgeting, money management, understanding
National Accreditation Council
                                    prescribed diets, diabetes management, house cleaning, clothing care
A United Way Agency                 and identification, personal grooming, sewing, eating skills, and social
                                    graces.
 5. Emphasizes the effective use of any residual vision, tactile and other
    sensory modes and reinforces learning associated with other areas of
    instruction.

 6. Makes careful observations and evaluations concerning clients'
    progress and maintains appropriate records. Participates in client
    staffings and prepares monthly progress and statistical reports on
    assigned clients by due date.

 7. Cooperates and consults with other staff members and appropriate
    community resources on behalf of client. Is an integral member of the
    rehabilitation team, coordinating the individual training with other client
    services.

 8. Participates in departmental and agency-wide planning and evaluation
    functions. Makes recommendations to supervisor concerning vision
    rehabilitation therapy services.

 9. Maintains accurate records of all inventory in the teaching area.

10. Participates in the public education function of the agency as needed.

11. Maintains a working knowledge of local and national resources and of
    significant trends in the field of blind rehabilitation through review of the
    literature and participation in seminars and professional organizations.

12. If the primary braille instructor, coordinates the braille production
    generated by the New View Adult Rehabilitation Services Department
    with the assistance of volunteers.

13. May be asked to perform any of the above mentioned duties on an
    itinerant basis when case loads warrant it.

14. Other duties as assigned.
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                                               CVRT POSITION IN ATLANTA

                                 Position: Vision Rehabilitation Therapist: Primarily teaching Braille and
                                 Technology Access Training, at a center-based, non-residential facility.

                                 Responsible to: Independent Living Skills Team Leader, Rehabilitation
                                 Services

                                 Qualifications: Master’s degree in vision rehabilitation therapy from an
                                 accredited college or university and/or ACVREP certification as a Vision
                                 Rehabilitation Therapist, or a willingness to obtain ACVREP certification within
                                 the first year of employment. Passing score on the National Literary Braille
                                 Competency Test or equivalent, or willingness to obtain a passing score within
                                 first year of employment.

                                 General responsibilities: Responsible for the organization, planning and direct
                                 provision of all areas of vision rehabilitation; including braille, ADL, keyboarding,
                                 communications, and adult education instruction to individuals who are blind or
                                 visually impaired. Opportunities for providing individual and group classes in a
                                 variety of community settings, including home visits.

                                 Salary: Competitive, with an additional $3,000 in salary for certification.
                                 Excellent benefits package including health and dental insurance, free life and
                                 disability insurance, free parking, participation in 403b retirement program,
                                 opportunities to participate in conferences and presentations. Assistance with
                                 relocation costs.

                                 Location: Atlanta has earned its reputation as the cultural capital of the South.
                                 We have award winning theaters, opera and museums. Our diverse population
                                 guarantees great ethnic restaurants and nightlife. For those with families we
                                 have Zoo Atlanta, Fernbank Museum of Natural Science ,Center for Puppetry
                                 Arts, Children’s Museum, and the Georgia Aquarium. Abundant parks and
                                 playgrounds can be used virtually year round. Our public transit system
                                 includes both bus and rail. Our college and pro sports teams offer excitement
                                 throughout the year. For nature enthusiasts, Atlanta is less than an hour away
                                 from the Georgia mountains, and hiking and biking trails are even closer. All this
739 West Peachtree St. NW
                                 in a city that still has not outgrown its southern charm and hospitality. Atlanta
Atlanta, GA 30308                truly has something for everyone. Please find out more about CVI by visiting our
Ph: 404.875.9011
                                 website at www.cviga.org
Fax: 404.607.0062
                                 Send letter of interest and resume (Email preferred) to:
                                 Harvey Clark, Director of New View Adult Rehabilitation Programs
Accredited Member
National Accreditation Council   Mail: Center for the Visually Impaired; 739 West Peachtree; Atlanta, GA 30308
                                 Email: hclark@cviga.org
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