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VIA - Visually Impaired Advancement


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Essential Functions:

  • Provide Vision Rehabilitation Therapy instruction to individuals of all ages in order to maximize the safety, functionality and independence of clients
  • Conduct assessments and prioritize cases to determine goals and needs
  • Schedule assessments and visits in a timely manner
  • Review all client information provided in NYSCB database and/or in client file
  • Document progress/outcomes and complete all reporting within established VIA and NYSCB contractual guidelines
  • Prepare lesson plans and provide regular visits to meet identified goals and achieve successful outcomes
  • Complete all reporting and data entry to both internal and external databases in accordance with established guidelines, including case closure in timely manner
  • Maintain all electronic documentation in accordance with established guidelines for all assigned individuals
  • Order adaptive equipment in accordance with internal guidelines and seeking appropriate authorization from Manager when applicable, dispense and train
  • Meet all NYSCB contractual guidelines based on referrals
  • Develop and implement curricula for summer youth programs
  • Attend conferences, seminars and trainings related to the provision of Vision Rehab Therapy
  • Acquire appropriate CEUs in order to maintain certification
  • Act as Mandatory Reporter if necessary and complete annual on-line training certification
  • Conduct trainings as determined by Vice President or Manager.
  • Stay current on knowledge and use of new adaptive equipment.
  • Lead and/or participate in the development of special programs or projects at the direction of the Vice President or Manager of Rehabilitation Services
  • Participate in new staff trainings; provide in-services as directed
  • Provide instruction within VIA as deemed necessary (students, new hires, etc.)
  • Sit on agency or external collaborating agency committees acting as a liaison to inform staff on external organizations/policies
  • Participate and provide supervision to VRT student interns
  • Proficient in use of MS Office: Word, Excel, Outlook, Internet, and general applications
  • Proficient in use of assistive technology
  • Demonstrate flexibility and patience
  • Demonstrate independent thinking, problem solving and detail orientation in completion of duties 
  • Demonstrate excellent internal and external customer service 
  • Achieve results independently and work well as a team
  • Effectively work with individuals of diverse backgrounds
  • Caring and counseling skills with an ability to balance agency policy with the individual perceptions and sensitivity of clients
  • NYS drivers license and reliable transportation OR the ability to travel effectively within assigned geographic area required, including the ability to transport equipment


  • Masters Degree in rehabilitation teaching program accredited or recognized by New York State Commission for the Blind (NYSCB) OR Bachelor’s Degree + successful completion of NYSCB approved certificate program 
  • ACVREP certification or meets all eligibility to sit for the certification exam 
  • Prior experience with Grade I and Grade II Braille preferred
  • Regularly lift and carry equipment of 15 pounds or more
  • Regularly stoop and kneel
  • Regularly sit for a minimum of 2 hours at a time
  • Regularly stand for a minimum of 2 hours at a time
  • Regularly walk outdoors for a minimum of 1 hour at a time
  • Regularly perform repetitive motion of the wrists, hands and/or fingers

Salary Range: $51,350.00 To $55,100.00 Annually


Phone: 7168884518

Cert: CVRT

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