Thursday , April 25 2024

VA Jobs – Blind Rehabilitation Specialist

Website U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs

Job Responsibilities:

Developing a cache of educational materials, in a variety of media that can be utilized to help achieve VIST outreach goals and objectives.
Assess, plan and follow up treatment for visually impaired Veterans.
Develop, implement and oversee special programs for visually impaired Veterans such as the local provision of computer equipment and training.
Case manages patient care and support services to an adult population of patients.
Seeking to improve others’ awareness with regard to blindness issues.
Case managers for all eligible Veterans who have visual impairments requiring blind rehabilitation services.
Providing in-service educational classes for VA and non-VA agencies and personnel.
Convenes and leads a support group for Veterans and Servicemembers with visual impairment and their families or may partner with another entity to provide such support.
Utilizing developed methodologies to identify Veterans who are eligible for VIST program services, to include identifying blind Veterans from VA medical center diagnosis codes entered in their electronic medical record.
Educating VA medical center staff on the functional implications of vision loss and on blind rehabilitation matters.

Job Requirements:

  • Selected applicants will be required to complete an online onboarding process
  • Participation in the seasonal influenza vaccination program is a requirement for all Department of Veterans Affairs Health Care Personnel (HCP)
  • You must be a U.S. Citizen to apply for this job
  • All applicants tentatively selected for VA employment in a testing designated position are subject to urinalysis to screen for illegal drug use prior to appointment. Applicants who refuse to be tested will be denied employment with VA.
  • Participation in the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) vaccination program is a requirement for all Department of Veterans Affairs Personnel
  • You may be required to serve a probationary period
  • Selective Service Registration is required for males born after 12/31/1959
  • Must be proficient in written and spoken English
  • Subject to a background/security investigation

Qualification & Experience:

(a) A bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with a major field of study in blind or vision rehabilitation, closely related program in rehabilitation, special education for the visually impaired, family and consumer science education, or technology and industrial arts education

Job Details:

Company: U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs

Vacancy Type: Full Time

Job Location: Newport News, VA, US

Application Deadline: N/A

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