Vision Rehabilitation Therapist - Immediate coverage/training, Full-Time hours (
Grand Rapids, MI 
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We have the great privilege of helping patients and families re-build their lives. It's extraordinarily meaningful work and the reason we greet the day with optimism and anticipation. Our hallmark is to carefully listen to patients and innovatively serve them. This is true of every employee, from support staff and leadership, to clinicians and care providers.

ABVI is a not-for-profit, 501c3 organization. Founded over a hundred years ago, we work with individuals struggling with their loss of sight, to help them adjust to their new reality. Through our low-vision clinic we evaluate the extent of vision loss and then provide services to help our clients reach their goals. Whether it be assistive technology to improve the ability to carry out daily activities, or in-home rehabilitation to help with daily living skills, or one-on-one supportive counseling to help with feelings of isolation, anxiety and depression or peer support groups to provide encouragement, education and friendships, our specialists will help our clients build a plan that will help them become more independent and live their lives with confidence and dignity.

We serve clients of all ages. As the potential for visual impairment increases with age, most of our clients are senior citizens. No one is turned away from our services due to an inability to pay.

In January of 2020 ABVI became an independent subsidiary of Mary Free Bed Rehabilitation Hospital, allowing both organizations to share knowledge and resources to provide an exceptional service experience for our clients and their families.

Mission Statement
Restoring hope and freedom through rehabilitation.


Mary Free Bed values diversity and inclusion among patients, families and staff. We strive to hire people who reflect the communities we serve. Our employees will serve all patients, families and each other with dignity and respect.

Summary:
Completes intake on assigned rehabilitation service clients, develops client rehabilitation plan, performs rehabilitation services, prepares case notes after each client contact, maintains client case file on each client served according to case records policy, conducts follow-up on low vision clinic clients, and maintains relationships with other professionals in the field.

  • Focus on Patient Care. A selfless drive to serve and heal connects all MFB employees.
  • Clinical Variety and Challenge. An inter-disciplinary approach and a top team of professionals create ever-changing opportunities and activities.
  • Family Culture. We offer the stability of a large organization while nurturing the family/team atmosphere of a small organization.
  • Trust in Each Other. Each employee knows that their co-workers can be trusted to make the right decision for our family, patients, staff and community.
  • A Proud Tradition. Years of dedicated, quality service to our patients and community have yielded a reputation that fills our employees with pride.
  • Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion. Our Commitment to providing an inclusive environment for patients, families, staff, and community.

Essential Job Responsibilities:

  • Schedule client appointments and complete intake information forms.
  • Develop a client rehabilitation plan for services.
  • Provide one-on-one rehabilitation teaching services to blind and visually impaired clients.
  • Conduct in-home or office follow-up to low vision clinic clients to assist in selection and proper use of low vision aids and to provide assistance with adaptive skills for daily living.
  • Periodically attends client peer support group meetings to provide information.
  • Maintain current case notes in client files on services provided.
  • Submit weekly report of activity to supervisor.
  • Cultivate and maintain relationship with other professionals in the field.
  • Stay current on issues in the field of Blind Rehabilitation focusing on rehabilitation teaching.
  • Attend Rehabilitation Services Department meetings and entire agency staff meetings as required.
  • Conduct in-services in the community as needed.
  • Carry out other rehabilitation services activities as assigned.

Essential Job Qualifications (Knowledge, Education, and Training Requirements):

  • Master's degree in blind rehabilitation.
  • Prefer 2 years in rehabilitation teaching.
  • A thorough knowledge of eye anatomy and diseases of the eye, the psychology of low vision, the psychological implication of blindness and a general awareness of rehabilitation services.

Mary Free Bed is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, genetic information, veteran status, disability or other legally protected characteristic.

 

Job Summary
Start Date
As soon as possible
Employment Term and Type
Regular, Full Time
Required Education
Master's Degree
Required Experience
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