[Full-time] Rehabilitation Teacher at Virginia Dept for the Blind & Vision Impair

Location: Virginia

The Department for the Blind and Vision Impaired (DBVI) provides services and resources which enable Virginians who are blind, vision impaired or deafblind to achieve their desired levels of employment, education, and personal independence. This achieved by offering individualized rehabilitation services to eligible consumers and technical assistance and support to businesses, professionals, and families.

DBVI is seeking a Rehabilitation Teacher to thoroughly evaluate and instruct individuals in their homes in all areas of rehabilitation teaching which may include: communication skills (handwriting, Braille, typing, etc.), activities of daily living, household management skills, functional vision evaluations and training in the use of prescribed low vision aids, leisure activities and adjustment to disability counseling related to vision loss. You will provide resource information and advocacy. You will arrange for diagnostic exams and assess the need for low vision aids and assistive technology; determine eligibility and provide services in a timely manner; complete required program documentation, coordinate and conduct in-service trainings and professional outreach programs to provide education and awareness of DBVI services. Regular contact with Senior Citizen groups and Home Health agencies for the purpose of outreach and referral recruitment. Regular contact with ophthalmologists and optometrists to schedule appointments or to request information. Regular contact with Independent Living Centers and Area Agency on Aging for the purpose of referring individuals, coordinating services, and obtaining information. Contact, as needed, with Social Services and Health Departments for the purpose of referring individuals for services and obtaining case management information.

To view a comprehensive list of benefits offered to employees of the Commonwealth of Virginia visit http://www.dhrm.virginia.gov/employeebenefits

Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor?s Degree from an accredited college/university with major study in Rehabilitation Teaching or related field.

If major is not in Rehabilitation Teaching, then applicable experience in the field may be considered.

Preferred Qualifications

Applicants who meet ACVREP requirements as CVR preferred. Teaching/training experience of individuals with disabilities. Skilled in adjustment to disability, assessment of functional vision, communication, Braille, household management, daily living and leisure activities. Considerable caseload management skills. Experience working with the elderly. Experience working with low vision aids and assistive technology. Experience evaluating and assessing individuals for independent living skills. Experience in community outreach and referral recruitment with Senior Citizen Groups, Home Health Agencies, Independent Living Centers, Social Services and Health Departments.

Special Requirements

This has been designated a sensitive position under Va. Code § 2.2-1201.1. A fingerprint-based criminal history check will be required of the finalist candidate.

The selected candidate must complete a Statement of Personal Economic Interests as a condition of employment (Va. Code § 2.2-3114);

For more information about ACVREP requirements as CVRT visit https://www.acvrep.org/certifications/landing

Special Instructions to Applicants

Reasonable accommodations are available to persons with disabilities during application and/or interview processes per the Americans with Disabilities Act. Contact 804-662-9101 for assistance. Minorities, Individuals with disabilities, Veterans, Americorp, Peace Corps, and other National Service Alumni are encouraged to apply. Equal Opportunity Employer
State applications will only be accepted as submitted online by 11:59 p.m. on the closing date through the Commonwealth of Virginia?s Job Board/Recruitment Management System (RMS). RMS provides a confirmation of receipt when your application is submitted successfully. Please refer to ?Your Application? in your RMS account to check the status of your application for this position.

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