Job Posting 83419

Vision Rehabilitation Assistant
Vision Loss Rehabilitation Canada
Thompson & Okanagan
Kamloops, BC
closes in 33 days (Thu, 30 Jun)
full time

VLRC
CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

 

 

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:  Vision Rehabilitation Assistant                

Term:        Full Time   

Location:  Kamloops, BC

Closing Date:  June 30, 2022

Summary:

The position requires a highly competent and well-organized health care professional who values safety, security and patient wellness above all else. This position is responsible for completing a broad range of responsibilities and duties that will enhance the provision of Vision Loss Rehabilitation Services.  The primary responsibilities include working in collaboration with our ACVREP certified Rehabilitation Specialists and Occupational Therapists to carry out established rehabilitation activities and/or programs. 

 

Your impact at VLRC:

  • Under the direction of the Occupational Therapist/Rehabilitation Specialists, receives referrals and assists with the implementation of rehabilitation plans/program.
  • As part of a multidisciplinary team and in consultation with the therapists/specialist, provides input into the planning, implementation, modification, and evaluation of the rehabilitative treatment plans.
  • Demonstrates and teaches adaptive skills for independent living, in areas of personal management, household management, communication, basic indoor orientation & mobility skills utilizing vision enhancement tools, basic keyboarding and technology training.
  • Assists the therapists/specialists with the maintenance and inventory of adaptive devises and loaner equipment programs.
  • Assists in monitoring and evaluating treatment and care plans and reporting observations and progress to the specialist.
  • Provides functional direction to the client and other collaterals to maximize the client's rehabilitation process.
  • Maintains all case data and documentation consistent with VLRC Systems and Procedures.
  • Collaborates with rehabilitation team in service delivery, coordinates travel schedules and facilitates program development.

 Who you are: 

  • You have strong organizational skills with the ability to adapt to changing situations.
  • You have excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • You are a person who pays strong attention to detail and the ability to multi-task.
  • You possess strong interpersonal and diplomacy skills.
  • You demonstrate maturity and sensitivity, as well as possessing emotional and social stability when working with clients.
  • You demonstrate strong ethics and the ability to maintain confidentiality.
  • You have the ability to work well with others in a team environment.
  • You posses a mature and professional demeanour.
  • You are Skilled in Microsoft software applications and ability to effectively care for computer hardware and learn various applications as applicable for the position.
  • You have a solid understanding of vehicle servicing and maintenance requirements.
  • You have excellent driving and navigation skills.

 We want to hear from you if you have:

  • Post-secondary education and/or prior experience in a Rehabilitation Assistant program, Occupational or Physical Therapy Assistant program, Social Work or related field preferred.
  • Previous working/volunteering experience working with individuals who are blind or partially sighted or a combined loss of hearing and sight.
  • Clean Criminal Record required; Criminal Reference Check required for vulnerable populations.

Work Environment:

  • Willingness to work flexible hours.

 Apply Now!

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‚Äč.

 

Closing Date for Applications:  June 30, 2022

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