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New Vision for Independence, Inc.


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New Vision for Independence is a small vision rehabilitation organization in rural central Florida. We are in need of a CVRT to assist with training for adults and seniors in our service area (Lake and Sumter counties, and The Villages retirement community). This position can be part- or full-time. Contact for more information.



Provides vision rehabilitation training for people with low vision or blindness, including training in activities of daily living, assistive technology, and orientation and mobility.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

  • Supplement the delivery of itinerant services for all ages (primarily adults), in conjunction with the Orientation and Mobility Coordinator.
  • Assess client abilities, needs, and goals.
  • Develop, with clients, individualized service plans.
  • Monitor delivery of services, to ensure accomplishment of program goals.
  • Maintain and prepare accurate attendance records, correspondence, reports, and other required information.                                    


To perform the job successfully, an individual should demonstrate the following competencies:

  • Problem Solving - identifies and resolves problems in a timely manner; gathers and analyzes information skillfully; develops alternative solutions; works well in group problem solving situations; uses reason even when dealing with emotional topics.
  • Technical Skills - assesses own strengths and weaknesses; pursues training and development opportunities; strives to continuously build knowledge and skills.
  • Leadership: exhibits confidence in self and others; inspires and motivates others to perform well
  • Customer Service - manages difficult or emotional customer situations; responds promptly to customer needs; solicits customer feedback to improve service; responds to requests for service and assistance; meets commitments.
  • Interpersonal Skills - focuses on solving conflict, not blaming; maintains confidentiality; listens to others without interrupting; keeps emotions under control; remains open to others' ideas and tries new things.
  • Oral Communication - speaks clearly and persuasively in positive or negative situations; listens and gets clarification; responds well to questions; participates in meetings.
  • Written Communication - writes clearly and informatively; edits work for spelling and grammar; varies writing style to meet needs; presents numerical data effectively; able to read and interpret written information.
  • Teamwork - balances team and individual responsibilities; exhibits objectivity and openness to others' views; gives and welcomes feedback; contributes to building a positive team spirit; supports everyone's efforts to succeed.
  • Diversity - shows respect and sensitivity for cultural differences; promotes a harassment-free environment.
  • Cost Consciousness - develops and implements cost saving measures; conserves organizational resources.
  • Ethics - treats people with respect; keeps commitments; inspires the trust of others; works with integrity and ethically; upholds organizational values.
  • Organizational Support - follows policies and procedures; completes administrative tasks correctly and on time; supports organization's goals and values.
  • Judgment - displays willingness to make decisions; exhibits sound and accurate judgment; supports and explains reasoning for decisions; includes appropriate people in decision-making process; makes timely decisions.
  • Planning/Organizing - prioritizes and plans work activities; uses time efficiently; plans for additional resources; sets goals and objectives; organizes or schedules other people and their tasks; develops realistic action plans.
  • Professionalism - approaches others in a tactful manner; reacts well under pressure; treats others with respect and consideration regardless of their status or position; accepts responsibility for own actions; follows through on commitments.
  • Quality - demonstrates accuracy and thoroughness; looks for ways to improve and promote quality; applies feedback to improve performance; monitors own work to ensure quality.
  • Safety and Security - observes safety and security procedures; determines appropriate action beyond guidelines; reports potentially unsafe conditions; uses equipment and materials properly.
  • Adaptability - adapts to changes in the work environment; manages competing demands; changes approach or method to best fit the situation; able to deal with frequent change, delays, or unexpected events.
  • Attendance/Punctuality - is consistently at work and on time; ensures work responsibilities are covered when absent; arrives at meetings and appointments on time.
  • Dependability - follows instructions, responds to management direction; takes responsibility for own actions; keeps commitments; completes tasks on time or notifies appropriate person with an alternate plan.


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. 

Education and/or Experience:

Bachelor degree or equivalent in visually disabilities, counseling, psychology, education, social work or a health related field. Four to ten years related experience/training.

Mathematical Skills:

Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals.

Reasoning Ability:

Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exits. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.

Computer Skills:

To perform this job successfully, an individual should have:

  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office applications including Word and Excel
  • Ability to use Internet for email, research, agency calendar, and data entry to required online databases

Certificates, Licenses, Registrations:

  • Possess or be eligible for the Florida State Board of Education Certification in the Area of Visually Impaired; possess full ACVREP CVRT, CLVT, or COMS certification
  • Current driver's license (if using personal vehicle for agency business)
  • Proof of acceptable level of insurance required to transport any other person on behalf of New Vision (300,000/100,000).

Other Skills & Abilities:

  • Skill with individuals with visual impairments
  • Ability to maintain a high level of accuracy in preparing and entering information
  • Stress management skills
  • Ability to teach and adapt teaching methods to address a variety of learning modalities.

Other Qualifications:

 Physical, Mental and/or Sensory Demands

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. 

Physical Demands - While performing the duties of this Job, the employee is regularly required to operate a basic office equipment including computer; prepare electronic and print correspondence; communicate and exchange information via phone. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. The employee must be able to travel to instruction sites up to 100% of the time using own transportation arrangements.

Working Conditions:

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. 

The employee must be able to work with or without supervision and must conduct own appointment scheduling. The work location varies frequently: quiet office setting; at outreach/community locations with moderate noise; and, mostly, in clients’ homes.

Other Requirements

New Vision for Independence requires the following background and ongoing screenings for this position: drug testing (conducted as indicated in the “Drug-Free Workplace” policy); level 2 criminal history background check (renewed every five years); and driving record check (if using personal vehicle for agency business; renewed annually).


Phone: 3524355040

Cert: CVRT