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AVI/Bridges

10/08/2021

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DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Evaluate and assess personal needs and environment of each individual’s home/school/work life.
  • Teaches mobility skills for indoor and outdoor orientation, sighted guide to caregivers and others & accessible technology devices
  • Teaches concept development, spatial and sensory awareness, pre-cane techniques, mobility aids and provides environmental assessments.
  • Interacts with clients, their family, caregivers and professional affiliates to identify and develop vision related goals including intervention and therapy programs.
  • Provide support through consultation to individuals and their families regarding adjustment to vision loss.
  • Provides interventions and supports to the client in the form of direct service, resources and information, collaboration with other programs and health care providers and transition planning
  • Acts as a key resource in matters related to accessible design and the built environment.
  • Maintain all case data, service tracking, key performance indicator benchmarking, reports and documentation consistent with VLRC Systems and Procedures.
  • Keeps abreast of current materials, technology, standards of practice (ACVREP) related to providing service to individuals with vision loss by review of professional literature
  • Maintains strict confidentiality and protects Agency operations by keeping information confidential and secured.
  • Understand use of and obtaining appropriate documentation (state and agency) needed for filing and billing purposes

Qualifications:

  • A Bachelor’s Degree (B. A.)/Master’s Degree (M.S) required , Must have an Orientation and Mobility Certification for NYS ; ACVREP certified in Orientation and Mobility. Certification must be obtained within one year of hire.
  • Fluent in English and Spanish a plus
  • A valid NY State Driver’s License and ability to drive and an acceptable driving record for agency insurance coverage are required. Must be able to travel locally and regionally for appointments.
  • Person-Centered, relationship builder, persistent, provides positive reinforcement when appropriate, empowering, creative, flexible, self-motivated, liaison skills, non-judgmental approach, organizational skills
  • Adheres to all Agency policies and procedures, including but not limited to corporate compliance, personnel policies, HIPAA and all procedures
  • Establishes and maintains a strong attention to detail, insuring work is accurate and complete, and adheres to all established deadlines
  • Other duties as assigned

E_mail: yblitzer@bridgesrc.org

Phone: 8456241366 ext 144

Cert: COMS