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Vision Loss Rehabilitation Canada

05/03/2022

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Are you looking for meaningful work that changes people’s lives? Do you want to work for a health care organization that is passionate about client-centred care – and values its employees as its greatest asset?

Then Vision Loss Rehabilitation Canada (VLRC) – a unique health services organization that serves people who are blind or partially sighted across the country – is the organization for you!

Our team of professionals provides training that empowers clients to enhance their safety and mobility, develop or restore essential skills for daily living, and lead more active independent lives. We work closely with ophthalmologists, optometrists, and other health care professionals to provide essential care on a referral basis in homes, workplaces, and communities across the country.

We’re looking to grow our team with passionate individuals who want to make a real difference in people’s lives. We offer competitive salaries and benefits, flexible schedules, and opportunities to grow. Talk to us today about this rewarding career opportunity if you're interested!

 

Job Title:           Specialist, Low Vision

Term:                 Full time 

Location:           Kelowna BC

Closing Date:    June 30, 2022

What you will do for Vision Loss Rehabilitation Canada

Performs Functional Assessments, which include education regarding vision related topics; training in the use of low vision devices; and instruction on how to maximize residual vision. This position works with individuals in all age categories. 

  • Conducts functional low vision assessments.
  • Teaches individuals with partial sight how to maximize residual vision. 
  • Recommends and trains in the use of optical and non-optical aids.
  • Educates individuals about their eye condition and vision health.
  • Refers individuals to other internal and external services. 
  • Handles public inquiries regarding vision health and low vision services.
  • Conducts research on new optical aids, adaptive equipment, and new findings in the eye care field.  Attends professional development training and conferences as required.
  • Delivers public speaking seminars and workshops on low vision services and related topics to community agencies/groups and health care professionals.
  • Interprets medical information.
  • Performs administrative duties, including, but not limited to, data input, documentation of assessments/client contact, and applicable subsidy program(s) as appropriate.

 

We want to hear from you if you have:

  • Bachelor’s degree with a major in health care or vision i.e., public health or community nursing.  ACVREP Certified Low Vision Therapists COC - Canadian Orthoptic Council, AOC - American Orthoptic Council, JCAHPO - Joint Commission on Allied Health Personnel in Ophthalmology
  • Eligible for ACVREP certification.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of ocular anatomy, physiology, pathology, and low vision rehabilitation including optical and non-optical aids, visual skills and adaptive technology, blindness, and deaf-blindness and the psychosocial aspects of vision loss.
  • Knowledgeable about disabilities and all life stages (children to seniors)
  • Self-directed, organized, and excellent attention to detail.
  • Demonstrated individual centred approach and commitment.
  • High level of competency in relevant computer applications.
  • Excellent verbal, written and math skills.
  • Ability to travel.
  • Clear Criminal Records Check.

How to Apply

If this sounds like the role for you, sent your cover letter and resume to CareersVLRCBC@vlrehab.ca ?????.  Please put the job title in the subject line. 

Application Deadline: June 30, 2022. The position will be filled as soon as a suitable candidate is identified.

VLRC strives to establish and maintain an inclusive workplace and believes that the diversity of our workforce is an invaluable asset. VLRC is committed to following recruitment and selection practices based on merit, transparency, accessibility and inclusion ensuring that all candidates are given a fair opportunity for employment with VLRC. We will provide accommodation, accessible formats and communication support at every stage of the recruitment and selection process upon request. 

Please note

We thank all applicants for their interest in VLRC, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted. While we invite applications from all interested and qualified applicants, we are unable to follow up with every applicant.

Website: visionlossrehab.ca 

Tel: 1-844-887-8572?.  

E_mail: CareersVLRCBC@vlrehab.ca

Phone: 1-844-887-8572

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