CAREERS

  • SERVANT LEADERSHIP
  • INCLUSION
  • COLLABORATION
  • EMPOWERMENT
  • EXCELLENCE

Certified Vision Rehabilitation Therapist (CVRT)

Lighthouse has an opportunity for an appropriately credentialed professional CVRT to provide one-on-one, group and virtual service to children and youth with vision loss. In the role, the CVRT will direct the work of non-credentialed instructors who also teach and coach individuals with low vision and blindness (LVB) in the use of compensatory skills that empower them to live safe, productive, and interdependent lives. These include skills of daily living, communication, access technology, braille, pre-cane Orientation and Mobility, low vision, adjustment to vision loss, career education, sensory-efficiency, and self-determination. Instruction may take place in center-based, community-based and virtual settings depending on the needs/abilities of the clients, as well as any pertinent contractual or grant requirements. The CVRT will plan and implement vision rehabilitation services and complete appropriate documentation of client progress to maximize fulfilment of all deliverables.

Service Provision:

  • Provide one-on-one community-based, center-based and virtual instruction to assigned clients. Document as required.
  • Conduct assigned youth and adult ICFAs, Vocational Comprehensive Functional Assessments (VRCFAs), and Comprehensive Functional Assessments (CFAs), and other types of assessment (type based on the clients age) as scheduled. Complete full and accurate documentation of each and develop required individualized service plans.
  • Make recommendations for additional training, devices or adaptations (in any skill area) needed to meet individual goals.
  • Ensure program quality and staff/student ratios by attending Children's Program and Transition events, including weekends (usually one or two a month), and Summer Programing.
  • Evaluate and document each clients progress toward individual goals.
  • Counsel clients in their adjustment to vision loss.
  • Proactively encourage and monitor client attendance.
  • Identify and request instructional materials necessary to support the curriculum

Leadership:

  • Reflect Lighthouse Central Florida's mission, vision, and core values of servant-leadership, inclusion, collaboration, empowerment, and excellence, in daily interactions with clients, staff, and all external and internal constituencies.
  • Identify and actively support appropriate involvement of volunteers in appropriate program functions to extend and enhance team effectiveness and efficiency. Serve as the primary staff contact for volunteers who are assisting with aspects of assigned work.
  • Provide oversight to assigned clients, role modeling behaviors that support healthy goal development.
  • Provide support needed to ensure successful achievement of all contract deliverables.

Supervision:

  • As an appropriately credentialed professional, provide direction to and signatory approval for the work of non-certified personnel
  • Supervise volunteers assigned to work with the Youth Services Team

Planning and Service Development:

  • Develop engaging curricula, and implement effective lesson plans and activities to align with LCFs philosophy and achieve all contract deliverables for both one-on-one and group sessions focused on the clients age and skill level.
  • Work with the Youth Services Manager to plan and develop efficient schedules to optimize time with clients.
  • Participate in the development, implementation, evaluation and refinement of the R360 model, especially as it relates to children services.
  • Participate in decision-making to guide the direction of service development.

Case Management and Reporting:

  • Communicate with LCF Client Case Coordinators and other staff to expedite each clients movement through service delivery, and to insure service deliverables are achieved.
  • Enter required documentation into the Apricot database in a timely and accurate manner.
  • Assist supervisor with accurate and timely procurement requests.
  • Maintain the confidentiality of program participants in accordance with State and Federal regulations

Community Education:

  • Support and assist in collaborative activities with community partners as assigned.
  • Participate in community education and public awareness activities to develop collaboration with other agencies, municipalities, civic organizations, and schools, to ensure that vision rehabilitation services are recognized as an important resource to the community and known to individuals who can benefit from services.

Professional Development

  • Remain professionally active and maintain efforts to learn about new teaching, methods, tools, techniques, devices, apps, etc.
  • Participate in available continuing education and staff development opportunities, including opportunities to present to professional peers and co-workers.
  • Participate in general agency development activities and events as appropriate and necessary.
  • Participate in agency and department meetings to ensure communication and teamwork.
  • Perform other duties as required, including serving adult clients when circumstances require.

QUALIFICATIONS:

Education:

Master’s Degree in Visual Disabilities: secondary or special education, rehabilitation counseling, human/social services or related field. Master's preferred. Consideration will be given to individuals with five or more years of related experience or certifications.

License and/or Certification

Current certification or actively pursuing one of the following is required:

  • CVRT, OT
  • Additional helpful certifications: COMS, TSVI, CATIS, DBS Access Technology Endorsement

Experience:

Minimum of three years of experience in vision rehabilitation preferred

Demonstrated Knowledge and Skills:

  • Proficiency with assistive technology and compensatory skills
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Working knowledge of MS Word, Excel, Outlook, and web browsers
  • Proficient use of the database for client demographics, documentation, and agency reports
  • Demonstrate professional maturity, judgment and objectivity
  • Work well with a variety of personalities and leadership styles
  • Effective organizational and time management skills with attention to detail
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships with co-workers, management, business professionals, civic organizations, and the general public. Function as an effective member of the team
  • Project a positive, compassionate image to clients, families and the public
  • Effectively adapt to and support change
  • Maintain confidentiality

Physical Demands:

  • Independently navigate work environment and the LCF service community
  • Moderate ability to move and lift items usually ranging up to 25 lbs.
  • Prolonged standing upon occasion
  • Prolonged sitting at workstation
  • General good health and energy
TO APPLY:
Interested candidates with the designated qualifications, please respond by applying here: APPLY FOR CERTIFIED ORIENTATION & MOBILITY SPECIALIST.

If you are interested in applying for employment and need special assistance or accommodation to apply for a posted position, contact Human Resources via phone at 407-898-2483.


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