[bksvol-discuss] Re: O_T Yellow jackets and the visit and interview

  • From: "Dena" <dpolston4@xxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Tue, 3 Oct 2006 23:26:27 -0400


Here are two job openings in Indianapolis, Indiana.  Just joined the list
and am not sure whether you are willing to relocate, etc.  Just thought I'd

There are two jobs in Indianapolis that you may be interested in knowing
Please share the below information with those who might be interested.
On Behalf Of Deanna Austin
Sent: Friday, September 29, 2006 11:32 AM
To: visionrehabtherapist@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: [visionrehabtherapist] job openings in Indianapolis
Please see the 2 job openings that are listed and discussed below.
If you have any further questions please reply to this email or email Joseph
HR manager, at

Bosma Industries for the Blind, Inc.
Job Description
Position Title:  Itinerant Rehabilitation Teacher
Status:  Salaried Exempt
Department: Program Services
Reports to: Director of Rehabilitation Services
Overall Responsibility:
The incumbent will travel throughout a wide geographic area offering
living skills instruction to adults who are blind and visually impaired so
they may
function at a level which will result in an independent lifestyle.  The
Teacher is
responsible for the successful rehabilitation program to enable an
individual to
remain independent in their home environment, possible movement into a
Rehabilitation Center
 or to vocational placement.  Incumbent must be able to provide their own
to various client sites.
Education and Experience:
Minimum of Bachelor’s degree in Vision Rehabilitation Therapy, Education or
related field.
Required Skills and Abilities:
·        Effective listening skills
·        Ability to get along with others
·        Ability to exercise discretion and independent judgment
·        Must be a team player and be flexible
Must be able to communicate effectively, in English, both verbally and in
·        Must be highly detail oriented
Must be a self starter who is highly motivated and requires minimal
Must have knowledge of State and Federal Laws, rules, and regulations that
are applicable
·        Must have knowledge of low vision aids and appliances
Must have the ability to problem solve and utilize necessary resources
Job Duties and Responsibilities:
The essential functions of the Itinerant Rehabilitation Teacher consist
of, but are not limited to, the following:
Vision Rehabilitation Therapy, including personal and home management,
Developing individualized plans in conjunction with the client to meet
lifelong goals.
Instruct individuals and small groups in food preparation, budgeting, money
understanding prescribed diets, diabetes management, house cleaning,
clothing care
and identification, personal grooming, sewing, eating skills, business
and leisure activities
Conduct instruction in personal communication skills, as appropriate for the
needs, including handwriting and signature, Braille, telephone dialing,
reading using
low vision adaptive devices, and use of audio devices
Emphasizes the effective use of any residual vision, tactile and other
sensory modalities,
and reinforce learning associated with other areas of instruction
Ability to accurately maintain case management files and case reporting
Maintains list of community resources to make appropriate referrals as
·        Other duties as assigned by supervisor
Core Competencies:
Bosma Industries is committed to open and honest communication among all
all sharing the responsibility to listen to the ideas and suggestions of
Bosma Industries employees will work to cultivate a positive work
environment that
encourages creativity, values teamwork, shares successes and rewards
It is the expectation of Bosma Industries that all employees, visitors, and
contacts be treated with a sense of fairness, cooperation and respect
At Bosma Industries we conduct ourselves with integrity and honesty;
performing all
duties and responsibilities legally, ethically and with professionalism
Bosma Industries employees are committed to maintaining the confidentiality
of other
employees, program participants, and Bosma information
Bosma Industries employees work to secure a safe and healthy work
The statements contained in this job description are intended to describe
the general
nature and level of work performed in this position.  They are not intended
to be
construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills
of the position.  Management retains the discretion to add to or change the
of the position at any time.
Position Title:  Adjustment Counselor
Status:                Salaried (Exempt)
Reports To:       Director of Rehabilitation Services
This position provides counseling services through individual and group
to assist individuals who are blind or visually impaired deal with the loss
of vision.
The Adjustment Counselor conducts tours and provides intake services to
seeking information and/or entering programming at the center based
program.  The Counselor is responsible for working with a multi-disciplinary
in providing services to individuals who are blind or visually impaired,
in client conferences, makes referrals for additional services, provides
case management for individuals being served and provides education to the
about blindness.
Education and Experience:
The Adjustment Counseling position requires a minimum of a Master’s Degree
in social
work, psychology, or counseling and at least three years of work experience
in the
field of blindness and visual impairment.  A minimum of 2 years providing
and group therapy is required.
Required Skills:
The Adjustment Counselor must possess effective listening skills, strong
oral and
written communication skills and excellent problem solving skills, along
with the
ability to work in a team-oriented environment.  This position requires
strong leadership
skills, the ability to handle multiple tasks and a commitment to improve the
of the lives of blind, visually impaired and disabled individuals.
Job Duties and Responsibilities:
Assists consumers in resolving personal issues through counseling, conflict
and mediation
Designs counseling programs and/or groups based on the needs of  program
·        Reports counseling service activity monthly to management
Keeps records and writes reports evaluating counseling activities
Maintains a cooperative relationship with community partners such as
providers, families and other service agencies
Provides education regarding blindness to various organizations throughout
the community
Serves as a representative of Bosma at community functions
·        Attends staff meetings and all Bosma functions
·        Performs other duties as assigned
-  Collaborates with other staff on pertinent issues affecting the
-  Initiates opportunities to market Bosma Industries’ programs and services
   in the community at large
-  Performs all duties and responsibilities in an ethical manner that
denotes a
   high degree of professionalism
-  Takes the initiative to seek feedback from other staff and supervisor as
Deanna Austin LSW, CVRT
Counseling Services Manager
Bosma Industries for the Blind
8020 Zionsville Road
Indianapolis IN 46268
(317) 704-8253 fax
"Putting people who are blind to work, works for everyone."
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