Braille Institute is a non-profit organization whose mission is to positively transform the lives of those with vision loss. We offer a broad range of free programs, classes and services serving thousands of students of all ages helping to demonstrate that vision rehabilitation is a beginning, not an end.
We serve the community from seven centers, and hundreds of community outreach locations throughout Southern California, and lead popular national programs like Braille Challenge and Cane Quest. Our staff and volunteers understand that losing your vision can be scary, but we believe it is not the end of independence but a new way of living.
About the role:
The Low Vision Occupational Therapist is responsible for conducting low vision evaluations and other occupational therapy assessments for individuals with low vision.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
- Conducts low vision evaluation and other OT related assessments.
- Develops goal-oriented plan of care and provides intervention in daily living skills,the use of assistive devices and other relevant rehabilitation activities on-site and off-site as needed.
- Works in conjunction with existing services to develop a comprehensive, collaborative plan of care that meets the needs of the client including recommendations for other BIA services.
- Educates clients on programs, services, and resources available to them.
- Documents and updates record of Low Vision client evaluations, assessments, outcomes, and all services as needed to comply with BIA standards.
- Maintains good communication with referring Physicians.
- Recommends adapted equipment and magnification devices to achieve clients’ goals and completes subsequent documentation.
- Maintains updated inventory of devices and equipment.
- Maintains current knowledge of emerging trends and advances in low vision protocols, outcomes measurements, services, and referral sources.
- Provides training to staff and volunteers in Low Vision Rehabilitation related topics.
- Participates in BIA seminars, marketing activities and other special events as needed to promote low vision services and the organization’s overall programs and services.
Knowledge and Education:
- Position requires a four-year college degree in occupational therapy or related field.
- Strong knowledge of diseases of the eye, assistive devices/technologies, and visual assessment techniques is essential.
Skills and Abilities:
- Position requires good OT Clinical and documentation Skills.
- Also requires communication, organization, assessment, interpersonal, problem solving, computer and teaching skills.
- The ability to multi-task, assess needs of the visually impaired, and recommend solutions to meet their needs is required.
- Three years of clinical practice preferably in the area of low vision, geriatrics or neurological rehabilitation.
- Requires a State licensure or eligible for State licensure in Occupational Therapy.
- Recertification is required every five years, involving continuing education and professional experience.
- Preference for low vision certification or participating in Low vision rehabilitation certification program.
Job Type: Full-time
Pay: $80,000.00 - $85,000.00 per year
- 401(k) matching
- Dental insurance
- Employee assistance program
- Flexible spending account
- Health insurance
- License reimbursement
- Life insurance
- Paid time off
- Professional development assistance
- Retirement plan
- Vision insurance
- No travel
- Older adults
- 8 hour shift
- Day shift
- Monday to Friday
- Occupational Therapy License (Required)
Work Location: In person