Careers

Optometrist

Summary of Position:

This position provides comprehensive low vision examinations, assists in diagnosing functional limitations, and prescribes appropriate corrective devices, assistive technology treatments and treatment modalities for visually impaired clients in BVRS’ Low Vision Services department.

Responsibilities:

  • Provide low vision evaluations and rehabilitation recommendations.
  • Communicate low vision results to referring physicians and agencies.
  • Recommend appropriate low vision aids, assistive technology or other services based upon the comprehensive low vision examination.
  • Provide follow up examinations as needed.
  • Complete optometric measurements.
  • Develop a final prescription and treatment plan based upon evaluation and input from patient and other staff and referral source when applicable.
  • Provide public education through seminars, speeches and discussions.
  • Assist in developing referral systems through eye care providers and the community.
  • Maintain up-to-date professional standards by attending meetings and conferences, consulting with other professionals, reviewing literature and disseminating information to other staff.
  • And, other duties as assigned.

Job Qualifications:

  • This position requires an optometric degree with a license to practice in the state of Pennsylvania.
  • Must be comfortable working with the older clients
  • Schedule will vary; must be available some evenings and weekends

CTP Program Specialist

Summary of Position

Develop, administer and coordinate program activities and plans for assigned clients. Responsible for supervising and instructing clients on functional, social, community, behavioral and vocational skills. Will implement programs with Blind & Vision Rehabilitation Services staff members and community resources so clients can reach their optimum potential.

Responsibilities and Duties

  • supervision and individualized instruction of program clients
  • planning and directing program activities based on clients needs
  • case management of assigned clients
  • record keeping as required
  • attend annual reviews of assigned clients
  • maintain twenty-four hours of training (CPR, First Aid & Medication Administration
  • other duties as assigned

Qualifications and Skills

  • must have a bachelor’s degree in Social Work, special education, psychology or other related field
  • must have 2+ years of experience working with persons with disabilities
  • attention to detail
  • strong organizational skills
  • Ability communicate effectively

Benefits Benefits include:

  • vacation time
  • medical
  • dental
  • vision
  • 401k plan

Job Type: Full-time

Salary: $13.00 /hour


 

To Apply

Please send an email with the position applying for in the subject line and attach your resume and cover letter to Lynda Grimes at lgrimes@pghvis.org

BVRS is an equal opportunity employer.