Foundation for Blind Children
01/19/2024Return to view all job openings
The Vision Rehabilitation Instructor instructs persons who are blind or have vision impairments in the use of compensatory skills and assistive technology that will enable them to live safe, productive, and independent lives. Tasks include but are not limited to assessments and the instruction of rehabilitation skills including communication, daily living skills and the use of low vision aids and appliances and assistive technology. This role supports the comprehensive disability related training and instructional services for the FBC’s Adult Comprehensive and New Horizons Retiree programs.
Job duties include:
- Develop rehabilitation or instructional lesson plans collaboratively with peers, Vocational Rehabilitation counselors, and clients, based on results of assessments, needs, and goals.
- Write reports or complete forms to document assessments, training, progress, or follow-up outcomes.
- Complete all necessary notes, reports, and paperwork in a timely manner.
- Assess clients' abilities in areas such as vision, social and emotional issues, cognition, assistive technology, independence, physical abilities, employability, and personal goals.
- Develop group and individual instructional objectives and lesson plans in the areas of time and schedule management, budgeting and money management, cooking, cleaning, health and wellness, and other skills that move students toward independence and future employment.
- Teach skills for independent living or techniques such as home and personal management, cooking, cleaning, banking, budgeting, home repairs and maintenance, and communication.
- Adjust and modify lesson plans according to the assessment of students’ needs and abilities.
- Provide instruction to adults across the age spectrum in psychosocial adjustments to vision loss.
- Work with all other instructors and program staff to ensure continuity of services.
- Stay up to date on current instructional strategies and techniques.
- Provide instructional support and services to individuals in FBC’s Adult Comprehensive Program and the New Horizons program for older adults. Instruction takes place at FBC’s campuses and in client homes and communities.
Certificates, Licenses, Registrations: Certified Vision Rehabilitation Therapist, Rehabilitation Counselor, or Certified Teacher of the Visually Impaired
Other: Fingerprint Clearance Card issued by Arizona Department of Public Safety, or ability to obtain a Clearance Card
- Two years of experience working with adults in the field of Vision Rehabilitation.
- Excellent written and oral communication skills and the ability to work effectively with diverse individuals and groups.
- Experience with methods and strategies, including the use of non-visual techniques, visual enhancement devices, and strategies, and problem-based learning.
- Experience effectively communicating with clients, consumers, family members, peers, and other professionals.
- Knowledge of the various types of emerging assistive technology
- Familiar with mobility skills, including basic orientation techniques, human guide techniques, self-protective techniques, systematic search patterns, and room familiarization.
- Experience integrating new and existing technology into vision rehabilitation services.
- Experience using instructional strategies to transfer independent living skills to the employment environment.
- Experience with Microsoft Office.