08/24/2018Return to view all job openings
· Evaluates work history, educational performance, ADL and IADL performance, use of technology, quality of life and aspects of psychosocial and cognitive function.
· Utilizes collaboration with an interdisciplinary team (vision rehabilitation specialists and counselors, orientation and mobility specialist, educators, occupational therapists, etc.) to assist patient in adjusting to the impact vision impairment has on quality of life.
· Trains patients in use of specific visual motor skills, i.e., identification and use of preferred retinal locus for fixation, accurate saccades, smooth pursuits, etc. Also provides training in the appropriate and safe of low vision devices and use of adaptive equipment that enhance visual function.
· Works with family and other persons significant to patient to assist them in understanding the functional implications of vision changes, expected rehabilitation progress, environmental modifications that will assist in enhanced function, coaching for home/work/school leisure exercise and adaptation to change when feasible.
· Makes referrals to other disciplines, e.g., orientation and mobility specialists, vision rehab specialists, etc., as needed to ensure safety, health and independent functioning of the patient.
The successful candidate will possess:
· Bachelor’s Degree is required. Concentration in Low Vision Therapy is preferred. Master’s Degree in the area of rehabilitation of the visually impaired, concentration in low vision or significant experience with low vision optical aids or low vision clinic is highly preferred.
· 1-3 years of experience working with the visually impaired is required.
· CLVT is required. Dual certification as a Certified Orientation and Mobility Specialist (COMS) or Certified Rehabilitation Therapist is preferred.
· Strong written and oral communications skills are required.
Qualified candidates should submit application at: www.sco.edu/career-opportunities. Use the “Application for Employment” icon under the job posting to complete and submit your application for consideration.
Additional inquiries about the position should be emailed to: firstname.lastname@example.org; however, resumes/CVs, etc. will NOT be accepted via this email address.
Southern College of Optometry is an equal opportunity employer.
Dual certification as a COMS or CRT is preferred.