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The Iris Network

02/09/2024

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The Iris Network has been serving Maine's visually impaired population since 1905. We are looking for a Vision Rehabilitation Therapist (Certified through ACVREP) to provide traveling/itinerant services to our clients throughout Kennebec, Waldo, Knox, and Lincoln Counties.

Pay: $46,000- 66,400 per year

Hours: Salary position, 40 hours per week, includes travel. Mileage reimbursed. Set your own schedule.

Benefits: Paid time off (27 days off per year), 13 holidays, medical, dental, and vision insurance. We have a 403b with 3% company match. We also offer life insurance, AD&D, short-term disability, and long-term disability.

Overview: The Vision Rehabilitation Therapist assesses and teaches independent living skills, communication skills, and technology skills to adults and transition-age youth who are visually impaired or blind on an individual basis or in small groups in whatever setting is relevant or appropriate. This is an itinerant position requiring travel to client’s place of living or working within defined service areas.

Job Duties:

  • Work closely with clients with a visual impairment to assess their needs and develop a rehabilitation plan;
  • Teach independent living skills, low vision skills, communication skills, and technology skills to individuals or to small groups;
  • Determine the most effective adaptive devices and make appropriate recommendation on acquiring them;
  • Provide information and adjustment counseling services, serve as an advocate, and make referrals to other agencies for support services;
  • Utilize the agency’s database to prepare and maintain client case records and outcome data in a professional manner;
  • Work within the requirements of contract and grant funding sources;
  • Serve as a resource providing information and public education within the community, assist in the community education effort in an effort to identify unserved and underserved clients and serve as an ambassador for the agency and its mission;
  • Participate in ongoing program development, establishment, implementation and evaluation efforts;
  • Develop and maintain a professional working relationship and ongoing communication with DBVI counterparts and other agencies;
  • Provide and maintain continuing support and/or information to families of clients, as appropriate;
  • Work with the Director of Community Rehabilitation to assist with messaging, fund development and to provide information that can be used in the Annual Report, brochures, and speaking engagements;
  • Develop and maintain a strong and positive collaborative working relationship with other staff, inter-departmentally, across the agency to provide seamless and comprehensive services to clients;
  • Remains current regarding issues affecting the field of Vision Rehabilitation;
  • Attends regional and/or national conferences as appropriate to build knowledge base and maintain ACVREP certification;
  • Accept and perform other duties as assigned relating to the professional role and responsibilities of a Vision Rehabilitation Therapist.
  • Adhere to all The Iris Network policies and procedures;
  • Other duties as assigned.

Requirements:

  • Masters in Vision Rehabilitation or other related field;
  • Current Certification with ACVREP;
  • Valid and current driver’s license;
  • Travel up to 75%;
  • Strong communication skills;
  • Microsoft Office experience;
  • Apricot or other case management systems, preferred.

The Iris Network is an equal opportunity employer. It is the policy of The Iris Network to provide equal employment opportunities to all candidates for employment regardless of age, race, sex, color, religion, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, veteran status or any other protected status.

E_mail: kcolern@theiris.org

Phone: 207-518-5034

Cert: CVRT