Vision Loss Rehabilitation Canada is a unique health services organization that serves people who are blind or partially sighted across the country. Our certified specialists provide training that empowers clients to develop or to restore activities of daily living skills, to promote their independence, to enhance safety and mobility. We work closely with ophthalmologists, optometrists and other health care professionals, by providing essential care on a referral basis in homes, workplaces and communities across the country.
Job Title: Specialist, Orientation and Mobility
Term: Full Time
Location: Victoria, BC
Closing Date: June 30, 2022
The Orientation and Mobility (O&M) specialist provides functional expertise for individuals with vision loss and their families to maximize skills for optimal independence to travel safely, confidently, and independently in their environment. The Orientation and Mobility specialist works with individuals usually on a one-to-one basis in a home, school, hospital or in the community.
What might that look like:
The Specialist, O&M may help orient a college student who is blind to locate and navigate public transit to safely arrive on campus; instruct a young adult who has low vision in the use of a GPS device; provide sighted guide training to caregivers; and teach a senior who is partially sighted to cross two busy streets to get to the grocery store.
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Please send your cover letter and Resume To: CareersVLRCBC@vlrehab.ca and quote the job title in the subject line.
VLRC is committed to creating and fostering an inclusive culture and welcomes applications from diverse candidates, including but not limited to Indigenous peoples, women, candidates with disabilities, and candidates of colour. We strongly encourage applications from applicants with sight loss. Direct lived experience would be a definite asset. We're excited to review your application.
We thank all applicants for their interest in VLRC, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.
For more information about Vision Loss Rehabilitation Canada, please visit visionlossrehab.ca.
Closing Date for Applications: June 30, 2022
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