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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.
A. Education: A minimum of a Bachelors’ degree with a major in rehabilitation teaching of persons who have a visual impairment and/or are ACVREP certified or certifiable.
B. Experience: Two years of rehabilitation teaching, preferred. Previous experience desirable.
C. Skills: 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, has strong computer skills, knowledge of zoom text and has the ability to configure computers for visual needs.
D. 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. The successful employee will have a valid driver’s license in the State of Ohio with daily access to an insured vehicle.
At Cleveland Sight Center, we value our employees and their commitment to our mission and offer competitive pay and benefits such as generous paid time off, medical and dental insurance, 401(k) with employer match, life insurance, a comprehensive Employee Assistance Program, as well as a welcoming and compassionate work environment
WHO WE ARE
Our goal is to enable those who are blind or have low vision to achieve independence. We engage, educate, empower and employ; providing training and guidance to our clients and the communities we serve.
Cleveland Sight Center (CSC) has served the needs of Northeast Ohio residents who are blind or have low vision for over a century. CSC offers developmental, rehabilitation and vocational services to ensure success in today’s society.
WHY WE ARE HERE
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.
CSC understands the fears and anxieties associated with the loss of eyesight. We are committed to helping our clients achieve ambitions and goals that they may have thought were unrealistic because of vision loss. CSC is where you can be yourself and become part of an extended family whose members are coping every day with blindness and low vision.
DIVERSITY AND INCLUSION
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 place a high value on diversity of experiences and perspectives and encourages applications from all qualified individuals from all ethnic and racial backgrounds, veterans, LGBTQ individuals, and persons with disabilities 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.