10/06/2020Return to view all job openings
The successful candidate will provide rehabilitation in daily living and/or adaptive communication skills and/or functional low vision assessments to persons who have visual impairment and/or multiple disabilities.
1. Assess the rehabilitative needs, current functional level and capabilities of each client assigned, and trains the necessary skills.
2. Complete all required and requested written documentation of services as scheduled as well as all other paperwork required by the department.
3. Participate as a member of the rehabilitation team in staffing’s or required meetings to review the consumer’s progress and goals to appropriate staff.
4. Write Individualized Training Plans (ITP) and recommendations for adaptive devices for each client.
5. Maintain current standards of professional growth by attending professional workshops and conferences as approved by the supervisor.
6. Keep abreast of new developments in the field through professional reading and membership in professional organizations.
7. Inform the consumer, families and interested parties of the merits and limitations of vision rehabilitation therapy, including devices and technologies.
8. Provide assessment and training in all areas of vision rehabilitation therapy and functional low vision to individuals and groups. Provide assessment and training in certain areas of assistive technology. These services may be provided in clients’ homes or at Cleveland Sight Center.
9. Do community-based presentations (in-person or virtually) in the area of vision rehabilitation; blindness; and the Independent Living Program and other community rehabilitation services.
10. Perform other related duties upon request of the Supervisor.
Required Skills and Experience
Education: A minimum of a Bachelor’s degree with a major in rehabilitation teaching of persons who have a visual impairment and/or are ACVREP certified or certifiable.
Experience: Two years of experience in a low vision or rehabilitation setting desirable.
- Excellent oral and written communication. Ability to be self-directed. Ability to teach adults and children. Ability to relate well to people with multiple disabilities.
- Ability to develop curricula, evaluate the consumer’s needs and use various teaching strategies in teaching of techniques that will foster independence such as: Braille, touch typing, adaptive handwriting, modified time telling techniques, money identification, use of near and distance visual aids, glare reduction and lighting; safe techniques of kitchen management and cooking; all aspects of homemaking and home maintenance; personal grooming; care and maintenance of clothes; identification of clothing, food and other household material; note-taking, use of large print, digital and Braille resources; use of access technology (iPhone, iPad) and knowledge of accessible apps, and use of other adaptive electronic devices and equipment.
Physical: Must possess manual dexterity and ability to stand, sit, bend, stoop, and reach in order to demonstrate and teach daily living skills to clients in-house and in the community.While performing the duties of this position, the employee must be able to work required hours. Must be able to sit, stand, type and focus on computer work regularly. In addition, must be able to listen and speak to clients for long periods of time. Must be able to lift up to 20 pounds on a regular basis.
The physical demands and work environment characteristics described are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
We’re looking for professionals like YOU! With you on Cleveland Sight Center’s team, together we can serve the needs of our community. There are many benefits to working at CSC. Aside from a friendly, team-oriented and valued staff, as well as a beautiful and modern LEED Gold Certified building, we offer:
Generous annual paid time off including (below are full-time benefits, part-time benefits are pro-rated):
20 days PTO, with increases after 5 years of service
7 sick days
Medical and dental insurance
Agency Paid Life Insurance
Agency Paid Long-Term Disability Insurance
Voluntary Life Insurance and Voluntary Short Term Disability Insurance
Comprehensive EAP Program
At Cleveland Sight Center we value our employees and their commitment to our mission and offer competitive benefits such as generous paid time off, medical and dental insurance, 401(k) with employer match, life insurance, short and long term disability as well as a welcoming and compassionate work environment.
Founded in 1906, Cleveland Sight Center’s mission is to empower people with vision loss to realize their full potential, and to shape the community’s vision of that potential. We are constantly enhancing the breadth of our services and the sense of community to be a true partner for life for our clients and their families and caregivers.
The heart of our services is ENGAGEMENT, EDUCATION, EMPLOYMENT, and EMPOWERMENT. These form a continuum that underlies all that we do to help our clients achieve the independence to which they strive. Through our commitment to excellence and innovation we continue to be a national leader in the delivery of services to individuals with vision loss.
Diversity and Inclusion
The Cleveland Sight Center is committed to values of diversity and inclusion in order to create a climate of respect that is supportive to everyone’s individual success. We strive to provide an environment favorable to all regardless of race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, pregnancy, marital status, age, nationality, ethnicity, ancestry, disability, military status, genetic information, protected veteran status, or any other factor or characteristic protected by law. We recognize that the responsibility for diversity and inclusion lies with all at the agency: leadership, administration, staff and volunteers.