CENTER FOR THE VISUALLY IMPAIRED
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
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.
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4. Carries out programs of instruction with individuals and small groups in
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5. Emphasizes the effective use of any residual vision, tactile and other
sensory modes and reinforces learning associated with other areas of
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
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.
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
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
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
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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
website at www.cviga.org
Send letter of interest and resume (Email preferred) to:
Harvey Clark, Director of New View Adult Rehabilitation Programs
National Accreditation Council Mail: Center for the Visually Impaired; 739 West Peachtree; Atlanta, GA 30308
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