Teacher of the Visually Impaired
Must possess at minimum a bachelor’s degree in at least one of the following areas:
- Certified Vision Rehabilitation Therapist (with ACVREP Certification) or
- 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.
- Experience working with adults 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.
- 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.
- Teach on-going braille lessons (as determined through evaluation).
- Teach cooking class on tools, tips and safety in the kitchen.
- Provide individual assistive technology training
- Provide individual lessons at the center and/or home setting.
- Provide lessons on use of optical aids.
- Design and implement new workshops/classes based on client need/demand.
- Perform Functional Vision Assessments.
Other responsibilities may include, but not limited to
- Conduct client assessments.
- Develop rehabilitation or instructional plans collaboratively with clients, based on results of assessments, needs, and goals.
- Provide outreach presentations to retirement communities and assistive living facilities.
- Collaborate with specialists, such as: Assistive Technology Instructor, Rehabilitation Counselors, Low Vision Specialists, Occupational Therapists and Physical Therapists to provide client solutions.
- Participate in professional development training and workshops.
- Write reports or complete forms to document assessments, training, progress, or follow-up outcomes.
- Maintain professional accreditations, licensing and/or continuing education as required.
- Participate in weekly staff meeting.
- Access and input services in database.
- Performs other duties as assigned.
2685 Horseshoe Drive South
Naples, FL USA 34104
Job Posting Expires April 12, 2020