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Blind/Low Vision Life Skills Coach 

Summary: Assist participants who are blind or have low vision in achieving  their self-identified Independent Living (IL) goals by providing peer  mentoring and teaching independent living skills. 

Supervisor: Associate Director 

FSLA Status: Non-Exempt; on call/as needed 

RESPONSIBILITIES:  (with or without reasonable accommodations) 

  • Assist blind or low-vision participants in determining their service needs,  establishing IL goals, and formulating IL plans 
  • Organize, plan, and provide direct individual and/or group independent living  skills training instruction to blind or low-vision participants
  • Provide individual and/or group peer support sessions to participants with  visual disabilities 
  • Monitor participant progress and revise materials and instruction to meet  individual participant needs 
  • Maintain documentation consistent with the Center’s policies and procedures and  funding requirements (including initial meeting, assessment, goal planning,  information and referral, output/outcome measurements, etc.) 


  • Clear understanding of, and passion for, the Center's mission and vision 
  • Certified Vision Rehabilitation Therapist (CVRT) OR Low Vision Specialist  (CLVS) by the Academy for Certification of Vision Rehabilitation & Education  Professionals (ACVREP) OR Teacher for the Visually Impaired (CTVI) OR  Licensed Occupational Therapist with experience/training working with  individuals who are blind 
  • Bachelor’s Degree 
  • Experience working with individuals who are blind and have low vision • Computer proficiency including use of a database/data collection program 


  • Bilingual English/Spanish  
  • Braille Instructor credentials 

Note: Personal experience with disability and familiarity with disability  rights/independent living philosophy preferred!



  • Demonstrates personal integrity, credibility and flexibility within the scope of the  job responsibilities 
  • Demonstrates understanding and endorsement of Independent Living Philosophy  and support of Direct’s mission, vision, and goals 
  • Demonstrates respect and value of consumers’ choices, decisions, and  preferences; accepts diversity in others 
  • Demonstrates the ability to utilize a wide range of knowledge and skills – and to  incorporate new information – to achieve desired outcomes within the scope of  the job responsibilities 
  • Demonstrates the ability and initiative to evaluate options, make decisions,  resolve potential or actual problems effectively, and accept accountability within  the scope of job responsibilities 
  • Demonstrates the ability to participate as an active member of a team • Demonstrates the ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing • Demonstrates the ability to learn through the supervisory and peer/team  process 
  • Demonstrates the ability to organize, manage, and follow through on own  workload and priorities 
  • Demonstrates the ability to collect, retrieve, and manipulate computerized data 

TO APPLY,? submit? Cover Letter and Resume to?

?Qualified individuals with disabilities strongly encouraged to apply.? 





Phone: 520-624-6452

Cert: Any Certification

Direct is committed to providing access and equal opportunity in employment.  Activities such as hiring, promotion, and compensation of employees are conducted  without regard to race; color; religion; genetic information; national origin; sex  (including same sex); sexual orientation, gender identity or expression; pregnancy,  childbirth, or related medical conditions; age; disability; citizenship status; service  member status; marital status, or any other category protected under federal, state,  or local law. Direct will work with qualified individuals to find reasonable  accommodations as necessary, unless doing so would impose an undue hardship on Center operations.