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Second Sense

10/19/2021

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Certified Vision Rehabilitation Therapist/Assistive Technology Specialist

Position Description

  • Conduct assessments for clients' assistive technology needs and goals. Work with the client to develop an individual training plan.
  • Provide customized instruction in all areas of assistive technology to meet individual client goals.
  • Integrate new and existing technology into vision rehabilitation training
  • Develop and deliver educational/training workshops, both in-person and remote, related to all aspects of assistive technology
  • Document assessments, training, progress and outcomes in Apricot database. Assist in gathering of training outcomes and other evaluation data as required.
  • Maintain all proper documentation to comply with contract/grant requirements and agency procedures.
  • Work with all program staff to ensure continuity of services.
  • Stay current on instructional strategies and techniques, as well as mainstream and assistive technology.
  • Some local travel required.

 

Experience and Skills

  • Strong teaching ability.
  • Experience teaching current assistive technology as relates to independent living skills.
  • Experience with methods and strategies including use of non-visual techniques, visual enhancement devices and strategies/problem-based learning.
  • Excellent written and oral communications skills and the ability to work effectively with diverse individuals and groups.
  • Mature and professional attitude, self-directed, detail-oriented with decision-making and creative problem solving skills.
  • Effective time management and organizational skills, ability to prioritize and meet deadlines, reliable follow-through and commitment to excellence.
  • Interacts effectively and respectfully clients, family members, peers, other professionals and all other stakeholders in a manner that represents Second Sense positively.
  • Must possess strong skills in using JAWS, NVDA, ZoomText, MS Office Suite, VoiceOver and other assistive technology.

 

Education and Experience

  • B.A. degree in vision rehabilitation, education or related field.  Master's degree in rehabilitation education for the blind strongly preferred.
  • CATIS or CVRT certification through ACVREP strongly preferred.

 

Generous Benefits Package

  • Health Insurance (85% paid by organization)
  • Dental Insurance (100% paid by organization)
  • Life Insurance, Short-term and long-term disability
  • Generous PTO policy
  • 401(k) with employer contribution

E_mail: steven.zelner@second-sense.org

Phone: 312-582-2993

Cert: CVRT