Job Posting 83420

Specialist, Independent Living Skills
Vision Loss Rehabilitation Canada
Thompson & Okanagan
Kelwona BC
closes in 33 days (Thu, 30 Jun)
full time





Do you want to work for a health care organization that changes people's lives? One that not only cares deeply about clients, but also values that its employees are its greatest asset.

Vision Loss Rehabilitation Canada BC is the province’s leading provider of professional vision rehabilitation therapy.  Our professionally certified VLR British Columbia specialists continue to set global standards for expertise, training and professionalism in the field.

We offer competitive salaries and benefits, flexible schedules, and opportunities to grow.

For more information about Vision Loss Rehabilitation Canada, please visit or call 1-844-887-8572‚Äč.


Job Title:            Specialist, Independent Living Skills

Term:                  Full-Time (35 hours per week)

Location:           Kelowna BC

Closing Date:    June 30, 2022


In covering a broad range of duties and responsibilities include providing instruction and guidance in compensatory independent living skills, and assistive technology, enabling individuals living with vision loss to independently carry out daily activities. 

This position provides functional expertise for the comprehensive multi-faceted service and operations program within a matrix reporting structure. 

Your impact at VLRC:

  • Assesses the independent living needs and abilities of individuals.
  • With the individual, identifies and prioritizes goals, and develops an independent living plan.
  • Teaches adaptive skills for independent living in areas of personal management, household management, communication, leisure activities, basic indoor orientation & mobility skills, and basic technology training
  • Assists individuals in the acquisition and use of assistive devices.
  • Promotes self-advocacy skills for individuals living with vision loss to access community programs and resources (i.e., leisure programs, acquisition of adaptive equipment, etc.).
  • Maintains all case data and documentation consistent with CNIB Systems and Procedures.
  • Provides consultation, public education, and in-service training.
  • Performs administrative duties including, but not limited to service tracking, benchmarking, report writing, etc.
  • Liaises and builds relationships with community-based rehabilitation teams, agencies, schools, partners and stakeholders.
  • Provides support and consultation to individuals and their families re adjustment to vision loss.
  • Attends and participates in multi-disciplinary team meetings.
  • Promotes an understanding and awareness of vision health related issues through consultation, public education, and in-service training.
  • Assists with the placement, training and supervision of apprenticeship and intern students.

Who you are:

  • You have Knowledge and experience working with individuals with vision loss.
  • You have Knowledge and experience working with accessible technology.
  • You have demonstrated individual client centred approach and commitment.
  • You display a mature and professional attitude.
  • You are Knowledgeable about disabilities and all life stages (children to seniors).
  • You have well-developed interpersonal and communications skills.
  • You have strong decision-making and problem-solving ability.
  • You are self-directed, organized and detail oriented.

We want to hear from you if you have:

  • A Graduate of the Instructor for Blindness and Visual Impaired Program (Mohawk College), Diploma in Specialized Studies, Vision Rehabilitation Therapy and Vision Rehabilitation (University of Montreal), or other equivalent study.
  • Eligible for ACVREP certification.
  • Good command of relevant computer applications
  • Ability to travel
  • Clear Criminal Record Check.

Work Environment:

  • Need to work flexible hours.
  • Day travel to outlying communities and overnight travel to Northern BC.

Apply Now!

If this sounds like the role for you, apply now! Please send your cover letter and resume to.  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 are excited to review your application.

We thank all applicants for their interest in VLRC, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

Closing Date for Applications:  June 30, 2022

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