Vision Rehabilitation Therapist


CABVI is seeking a Vision Rehabilitation Specialist to provide specialized rehabilitation teaching to children and adult consumers who are blind and visually impaired, enabling them to achieve their highest level of functioning.

Responsibilities Include:

Conducts comprehensive rehabilitation teaching, evaluations and assessments, and develops and implements personalized lesson plans.

Provides direct rehabilitation teaching instruction to adults and children, including personal care management, communication, home management, leisure activities, and technology.

Instructs consumers in use of low vision aids and adaptive equipment.

Maintains a caseload of adults and children, overseeing social casework, rehabilitation services, and referrals to other agencies.

Assists in the development and implementation of Adaptive Sports and Recreational programs for children and adults.

Assists in the implementation of children specific programming including camps, pre-vocational and vocational programs.

Completes all required documentation in a timely manner.

Consults, refers, and networks with primary care givers, families, school districts, NYSCB/ACCESS-VR, personnel, associated professionals, and CABVI staff.

Conducts community presentations and represents CABVI at meetings as assigned.

Maintains awareness of current academic material and research. Continues professional development in rehabilitation field.

Adapts to change and completes other duties as assigned.


Requirements Include:

Master’s degree in Vision Rehabilitation Therapy plus one year of experience in the human services field.

Bachelor’s Degree in field of Human Services. ACVREP certification preferred.

Extensive travel required. Instruction may occur in a variety of environments including consumer's home or school, CABVI, or the community.

Must possess basic computer skills and grade I and grade II Braille skills.

Must be knowledgeable and remain current with low vision aids and adaptive equipment.

Must be knowledgeable in map development and reading, orthopedic prosthetic and cane technique.

Must be willing to learn new technology.

Must be able to write effective plans, reports, and correspondence.

Occasionally must lift and/or move up to 50 pounds.

Position requires stamina for indoor/outdoor training.

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the key job elements.


CABVI offers a generous benefit package along with a family friendly work environment. We offer three health insurance plans to choose from along with dental and vision insurance. A retirement benefit through a 403(b) is offered to include employee and employer contributions. We also have paid time off, paid holidays, employer sponsored life insurance along with many other employee sponsored benefits.

CABVI is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer and welcomes all qualified applicants. Qualified applicants will receive fair and impartial consideration without regard to race, sex, color, religion, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, genetic data or any other legally protected status.

Vision Rehabilitation Therapist
New York
Nicole Fleming
Central Association for the Blind and Visually Impaired