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1. Using the optometrist’s Low Vision evaluation or referral from OOD/BSVI/other as a guide, assists in / provides under supervision, assessment and training and coaching to the client in the use of adaptive devices such as magnifiers and other low vision aids and appliances that will enhance the client’s ability to perform/complete daily activities.
2. Assists with / provides under supervision an assessments of client functional deficits and strengths related to low vision.
3. Demonstrates and recommends adaptive/assistive devices to aid the client to maximize remaining vision.
4. Assists in / provides under supervision training for the client in use of adaptive equipment to compensate for vision loss, including high and low technology assistive devices
5. Assists client with identifying other resources for vision and lifestyle rehabilitation.
6. Refers clients for additional services as appropriate.
7. Completes low vision reports of evaluation and recommendations, statistics and other required paperwork in timely fashion.
8. Enables clients to engage in daily living activities safely and as independently as possible.
9. Helps the client to modify activities of daily living so they can be completed effectively with low vision or without vision.
10. Recommend/implement home modifications to ensure client safety/well-being.
11. Visits/assesses/works with the client in group, work and/or home setting and environment.
12. Addresses other disabling conditions that occur with client with low vision and other visual impairments that may be impacting client’s function in identified goal areas.
13. Collaborates and consults with agency staff including rehabilitation and casework professionals, in providing comprehensive low vision service to clients.
14. Available to collaborate and consult with physicians, optometrists, and other health care providers to meet the needs of the clients and make referrals as appropriate.
Education: Current student working on a Master’s degree with a major in Rehabilitation Teaching of persons who have a visual impairment and/or are ACVREP certified or certifiable.
Experience: Successful completion of practicum.
Skills: Excellent oral and written communication skills.
Ability to be self-directed.
Ability to teach adults and relate well to people with multiple disabilities.
Ability to evaluate the consumer’s needs, make appropriate recommendations and intervention plans and use various strategies in teaching of techniques that will foster independence.
Physical: Able to perform all physical aspects of evaluation and training to clients in Activities of Daily Living, communication and low vision. Able to travel to client home and other community settings in order to provide services to clients. While performing the duties of this position, the employee must be able to work required hours. Must be able to sit, stand, type and focus on computer work regularly. In addition, must be able to listen and speak to clients for long periods of time. Must be able to lift up to 20 pounds on a regular basis.
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 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.
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