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Founded in 1936, the Prevention of Blindness Society of Metropolitan Washington (POB) is dedicated to the improvement and preservation of sight and quality of life by providing services and education, and by championing healthy vision and innovation to everyone in our area.
Each year, POB impacts approximately 13,000 community members through our evidence-based programs — including vision acuity and glaucoma screenings, eyeglasses distributions and fittings, educational vision resources and events, low vision rehabilitation services and support group networks, and more. We remain committed to comprehensive vision health, ethical service within the community, deep respect for individuals and families in all circumstances, innovation in service delivery, and serving as a facilitator among our medical and social service peers.
Our organization serves the District of Columbia, Northern Virginia, and Montgomery and Prince George’s Counties of Maryland.
Low Vision Resource Navigators – Training/Technical Focus
This part-time position trains persons with vision loss on basic adaptations, devices, and aids, and provides optimism about the vision loss journey. A Low Vision Resource Navigator – Technology Focus empowers individuals with vision loss to remain independent, age in place, and maintain quality of life, supporting POB’s mission.
· One-on-one patient consultations - discuss available resources (e.g. magnifiers, transportation, reading resources, etc.), simple daily adjustments that optimize remaining vision (e.g. lighting and contrast, tactile elements, writing guides, etc.)
· Answer resource hotline calls
· Lead for technology-based questions (video magnifiers, computer basics, wearables, smart devices, etc.)
· Provide information and assist in the purchase of, vision aids and devices
· Assist in completion of forms to access services for persons with vision loss (Talking Books, Rehabilitation Services, Metro Access, etc.)
· Motivate patient to maintain and create social support skills and networks to maintain independence
· Perform other duties, as assigned
· HS Diploma/higher or equivalent
· Preferred: Certified Vision Rehabilitation Therapist (CVRT), Low Vision Therapist (CLVT), Certified Assistive Technology Instructional Specialist (CATIS)
· Some experience in Low Vision Rehabilitation (personal or professional)
· Knowledge and experience using or demonstrating low vision technologies
· Attend training sessions and stay up to date on current low vision rehabilitation practices and resources
· Effectively communication skills
· Demonstrate behavior consistent with Prevention of Blindness Society of Metropolitan Washington mission and vision
· Maintain professional appearance and attitude
· Able to work 15-25 hours/week
· Must be able to stand for extended periods of time.
· Be able to lift 30 lbs., bend, stoop, reach, push, kneel and carry items as needed.
Note: Candidate must be fully COVID19 Vaccinated
If interested, please send resumes to firstname.lastname@example.org or call 202-234-1010 ext. 233 for any questions.