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uthorized by an Act of Congress in 1967, HKNC is the only organization of its kind—providing training and resources exclusively to people aged 16 and over who have combined hearing and vision loss. 


We currently have an exciting career opportunity available to join the HKNC team as a Senior Instructor for Independent Living at our on-campus residential program in beautiful Sands Point, NY. The Senior Instructor for Independent Living is responsible for providing vision rehabilitation evaluation and instruction to individuals who are DeafBlind to develop skills of independent living based on their personal goals and aspirations to foster a more independent lifestyle in the community. 



Master’s degree in Rehabilitation Teaching with an emphasis in Vision Rehabilitation Therapy and ACVREP certified or eligible for certification within 6 months of hire.

Strong writing skills and knowledge of MS Office and Internet required.

Excellent communication, organizational and interpersonal skills. 

Proficiency in American Sign Language and braille preferred or expected to attain proficiency. 



Certified Vision Rehabilitation Therapist (CVRT).

Must possess a valid NYS Driver's license.



Benefits include: medical, dental and vision insurance; 4 weeks PTO 12 paid holidays, life insurance, long and short term disability, 403b with employer match, employee assistance program, optional ancillary benefit plans, career advancement opportunities!


Phone: (516) 833-8301 Ext:268

Cert: CVRT

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