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Mediscan School-Based Therapy

05/16/2018

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ESSENTIAL DUTIES
(These are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work performed. The omission of specific duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related, or a logical assignment to the position.)

  • Perform orientation and mobility evaluations that focus on long and short-term needs of the student;
  • Identify the needs and strengths of the student and an estimate of the length and frequency of service necessary to meet determined needs;
  • Write up/recommend classroom/school suggestions for teachers and students for accommodations
  • Provide direct therapy services for students;
  • Provide consultation and support services to parents, educators, other team members, and students' sighted peers;
  • Confer regularly with parents, classroom teachers, physical education teachers, physical therapists, and other school personnel to assist in home and classroom modifications to ensure reinforcement of appropriate O&M skills that will encourage the student who is visually impaired to travel independently in these settings and in the future;
  • Work with the teacher of students with visual impairments to conduct the functional vision assessment as it relates to independent travel;
  • Train teachers, parents and other staff in techniques that will assist the student during the school day;
  • Evaluate the student's progress on an ongoing basis and keep progress notes on each student;
  • Discuss student progress and issues with teachers, assistants and other necessary staff;
  • Discuss student progress and issues with parents;
  • Provide quarterly and interim progress reports to parents;
  • Attend meetings related to students with motor, perceptual or sensory disabilities;
  • Attend IEP, eligibility, and child study meetings;
  • Perform related work as required.

Qualifications: KSA's, Education

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES
Ability to deliver effective school-based orientation and mobility instruction. Ability to provide for the student's safety during O&M instruction and in other environments while fostering maximum independence during O&M lessons. Knowledge and skill to prepare and use equipment and materials, such as tactile maps, models, optical devices, pre-canes, GPS devices, and long canes for the development of O&M skills. Ability to provide orientation of new buildings and new class schedules to students with visual impairments as needed, including those community settings where students receive instruction. Knowledge of federal, state, and local regulations, policies and procedures. Knowledge of major theories and intervention strategies with educational implications for students with disabilities. Informal and formal evaluation and interpretation skills. Effective behavior management skills and instructional techniques. Ability to develop effective treatment plans and service. Ability to document progress and relate it to the students' goals and objectives. Ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing with school staff, parents and students. Able to maintain current certification Acquire information about current research, development, and technology by attending conferences and workshops, and by reading journals in the field of visual impairment.

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE
Required: Bachelor's and/or Master's degree Certification from the Academy for Certification of Vision Rehabilitation and Education Professionals (ACVREP) 
Preferred: Experience with school-aged children, including infants and preschoolers Experience with children with multiple impairments Experience working with teams 
A comparable amount of training and experience may be substituted for the minimum qualifications.

Terms of Employment 

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS
Must have the use of sensory skills in order to effectively communicate and interact with other employees and the public through the use of the telephone and personal contact as normally defined by the ability to see, read, talk, hear, handle or feel objects and controls. Physical capability to effectively use and operate various items of office related equipment, such as, but not limited to a, personal computer, calculator, copier, and fax machine. Some climbing, stooping, kneeling, crouching, reaching, standing, walking, pushing, pulling, lifting, grasping, and repetitive motions. 

E_mail: chelseam@mediscan.net

Phone: 8134485842

Cert: COMS

For more information, please call Chelsea Miller at (813) 448-5842

For immediate consideration, please email resume to chelseam@mediscan.net