Certified Vision Rehabilitation Therapist (CVRT) or COMS

The main responsibilities:

1. Teach a weekly (or biweekly) course to address the areas of: activities of daily living, home and personal management, communication skills, basics of orientation and mobility, introduction to assistive technology, recreation and leisure, optical aids and lighting, the psycho-social adjustment to vision loss, accessing financial documents and paperwork, safety in the kitchen, accessible books and media and safely managing medications.

2. Teach on-going braille lessons (as determined through evaluation).

3. Teach cooking class on tools, tips and safety in the kitchen.

4. Provide individual assistive technology training

5. Provide individual lessons at the center and at home setting.

6. Provide lessons on use of optical aids.

7. Design and implement new workshops/classes based on client need/demand.

8. Perform Functional Vision Assessments.

Qualifications:

· Must possess at minimum a bachelor’s degree in at least one of the following areas:

1.Certified Vision Rehabilitation Therapist (with ACVREP Certification) or

2. Teacher of the Visually Impaired (degree in Visual Disabilities). If not certified in Florida, must be able to take/pass the Florida State Board of Education Certification in the Area of Visually Impaired, or

3. Certified Orientation and Mobility Specialist.

· TVIs or COMS must be willing to complete requirements to become a CVRT within 2 years.

· Experience working with adults, children and persons with disabilities.

· Ability to communicate effectively in verbal and written English.

· Bilingual (English/Spanish) preferred.

· Proficient in use of computers including Word, Excel, Outlook and Internet research.

· Working knowledge of screen readers, iOS devices, braille displays and note takers preferable.

· Excellent interpersonal and communications skills.

· Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, clients, their families and the general public.

· High degree of discretion when dealing with confidential information.
Must be able to successfully pass a drug test

Flexible Schedule

Job Type: Full-time

Salary: From $60,000.00 per year

For immediate and confidential consideration, please forward your resume to:

Scott Flagel, CEO
2685 Horseshoe Drive South
Suite 101
Naples, Florida  34104
[email protected]