Lighthouse of Southwest Florida, Inc.
01/28/2019Return to view all job openings
- Administer tests and interpret test results to develop rehabilitation plans for clients.
- Train clients to read or write Braille.
- Provide consultation, support, or education to groups such as parents and teachers.
- Refer clients to services, such as eye care, health care, rehabilitation, and counseling, to enhance visual and life functioning or when condition exceeds scope of practice.
- Participate in professional development activities such as reading literature, continuing education, attending conferences, and collaborating with colleagues to maintain working knowledge of trends in Vision Rehabilitation.
- Design instructional programs to improve communication using devices such as slates and styluses, braillers, keyboards, adaptive handwriting devices, talking book machines, digital books, and optical character readers (OCRs).
- Collaborate with specialists, such as rehabilitation counselors, speech pathologists, and occupational therapists, to provide client solutions.
- Train clients to use adaptive equipment such as large print, reading stands, lamps, writing implements, software, and electronic devices.
- Monitor clients' progress to determine whether changes in rehabilitation plans are needed.
- Write reports or complete forms to document assessments, training, progress, or follow-up outcomes.
- Develop rehabilitation or instructional plans collaboratively with clients, based on results of assessments, needs, and goals.
- Assess clients' functioning in areas such as vision, orientation and mobility skills, social and emotional issues, cognition, physical abilities, and personal goals.
- Identify visual impairments related to basic life skills in areas such as self-care, literacy, communication, health management, home management, and meal preparation.
- Develop group and individual instructional objectives in the areas of personal management, home management, communications, sensory development and leisure activities.
- Teach independent living skills or techniques such as adaptive eating, medication management, diabetes management, and personal management.
- Create lesson plans, schedule classes and update curriculum.
- Obtain, inventory, store, maintain and distribute instructional materials, aids and appliances used in teaching.
- Provide outreach and itinerant services.
- Work with all other instructors/program staff to ensure continuity of services.
- Complete all necessary notes, reports, paperwork in a timely manner.
- Comply with NAC standards in regard to Rehabilitation instruction.
- Other duties as assigned.
- Work schedule: 7:30 AM – 5:30 PM Mon – Thurs. Occasional weekends.
- Health insurance and 401(k)
- Paid vacation, sick and holidays
- Continuing education opportunities
NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE.