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Essential Functions:

The essential functions of the vision rehabilitation therapist position consist primarily of, but are not limited to, the following:

  • LITERACY - Braille/print/auditory media.
  • VOCATIONAL EXPLORATION - Provide and interpret a computer-based vocational assessment test and prepare to share the results with the client and the vocational counselor, or someone from another funding source.
  • ADAPTIVE TECHNOLOGY - Assist the adaptive technology instructor to provide training in computer applications, video magnification, refreshable braille and notetaker devices, and telephone apts.
  • ORIENTATION AND MOBILITY - Provide indoor orientation and mobility as necessary.
  • ADJUSTMENT TO BLINDNESS - Conduct small group classes in adjustment to blindness and provide general information to clients and families regarding visual loss and eye conditions.
  • DAILY LIVING SKILLS - Teach and assist individuals and small groups in activities of daily living, including, but not limited to, meal preparation, eating techniques, personal management, medication management, and home management.

Additional Functions:

  • Assess and monitor client’s progress.
  • Write and implement goals that align with the client’s case plan.
  • Produce clear and concise monthly reports that reflect progress or concerns and share them with the client and the service providers.
  • Participate in client staffing as needed.
  • Participate in team planning and case management meetings.
  • Compile and share resources with clients, families, team members, and community agencies.
  • Collaborate with team members to organize community experiences that reinforce skills and build confidence.
  • Attend training workshops and conferences and disseminate information to appropriate sources.
  • Prepare for, or maintain, (ACVREP) certification.

Knowledge and Skill Requirements:

  • A high school graduate or equivalent is required. 
  • Eligible for ACVREP Certification.
  • In-depth knowledge of principles, methodologies, tools, techniques, and equipment used for providing vocational and adjustment services to individuals who are blind/visually impaired. 
  • Knowledge of state and federal laws, rules and regulations that are applicable.
  • Ability to work with students with additional disabilities and modify lessons when needed to ensure student/client success.
  • Knowledge of physical and psychosocial adjustments to the loss of vision.
  • Ability to accurately maintain case management files and case reporting.
  • Ability to communicate effectively and professionally, both orally and in writing, to meet the needs of the organization and individuals receiving services. 
  • Ability to problem solve and utilize necessary resources.
  • Ability to exercise discretion, confidentiality, and independent judgement. 
  • Self-motivated; require minimal supervision. 
  • Effective listening skills.
  • Ability to work in a team-oriented environment.
  • Ability to organize workflow, set priorities, and accomplish tasks in a timely manner. 


Phone: 816-237-2029

Cert: Any Certification

Alphapointe is a non-profit agency whose mission is to empower people with vision loss to achieve their goals and aspirations.  Alphapointe offers a great working environment that's both challenging and satisfying as well as an array of benefits including medical, dental, vision and life insurance, short and long term disability, vacation and sick time, paid holidays and flexible spending options as well as a generous 401(k).