Specialist, Low Vision

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Ontario East
Ontario South (Greater Toronto)
Kingston, ON
Job description
  • Conducts functional low vision assessments.
  • Teaches individuals with partial sight how to maximize residual vision. 
  • Recommends and trains in the use of optical and non-optical aids.
  • Educates individuals about their eye condition and vision health.
  • Refers individuals to other internal and external services. 
  • Handles public inquiries regarding vision health and low vision services
  • Conducts research on new optical aids, adaptive equipment, and new findings in the eye care field. Attends professional development training and conferences as required.
  • Delivers public speaking seminars and workshops on low vision services and related topics to community agencies/groups and health care professionals.
  • Interprets medical information.
  • Performs administrative duties, including, but not limited to, data input, documentation of assessments/client contact, and applicable subsidy program(s) as appropriate.

Knowledge and Skill Requirements:

  • Demonstrated knowledge of ocular anatomy, physiology, pathology, and low vision rehabilitation including optical and non-optical aids, visual skills and adaptive technology, blindness, and deaf-blindness and the psychosocial aspects of vision loss.
  • Demonstrated ability to facilitate various size groups.
  • Knowledgeable about disabilities and all life stages (children to seniors)
  • Demonstrated decision making and professional judgement.
  • Mature and professional attitude
  • Self-directed, organized, and excellent attention to detail.
  • Demonstrated individual centred approach and commitment.

Experience and Education:

  • All personnel hired to provide low vision services must meet the requirements of the VLRO National Vision Rehabilitation (Low Vision Specialist) Training Program.
  • Must be graduates from a post secondary institution with a major in health care or vision i.e. public health or community nursing.  ACVREP Certified Low Vision Therapists, COC, AOC, or equivalent Certified Orthoptists, and JCAHPO certified allied health personnel in ophthalmology.
  • Eligible for ACVREP certification.
  • High level of competency in relevant computer applications
  • Excellent verbal, written and math skills
Application and contact information

CNIB strives to establish and maintain an inclusive workplace and believes that the diversity of our workforce is an invaluable asset. CNIB is committed to following recruitment and selection practices based on merit, transparency, accessibility and inclusion ensuring that all candidates are given a fair opportunity for employment with CNIB.

To help ensure that this commitment is met, CNIB is committed to working with all candidates that require an accommodation. If you require an accommodation, please let us know what accommodation you require and CNIB will work with you to meet your needs at every stage of the recruitment and selection process.

For more information or to submit your resume, please contact Teresa.Guolla@vlrehab.ca

Please send cover letter and resume, and mention how you learned of this position.

Please note that the successful candidate will be required to pass a standard Criminal Record Check.

We thank all applicants for their interest in CNIB, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.