Vision Rehabilitation Therapist
State of Montana - Missoula, MT

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Job Listing Detail

Position Title:
Vision Rehabilitation Therapist

  • Applications must be received by Midnight Mountain Time on the closing date.
Listing Number: 9686-132E

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For more information contact:
State Agency:
Public Health and Human Services

Human Resources P.O. Box 4210

Helena , MT
59604

Phone: (406)444-3136

Fax: (406)444-0262

TTY: (406)444-2590

E-mail: hhsea@mt.gov

  • OR -
Local Montana Job Service Workforce

Position

Number(s):
69111071

Openings:
1

Location(s):
Missoula

Job Status:
Full-Time Permanent

Shift:
Daytime

Date Posted:
2/15/2013

Closing Date:
3/4/2013

Department:
Public Health and Human Services

Division:
Disability Employment & Transitions

Bureau:
Blind and Low Vision

Union:
MPEA

Band/Grade:
6

State Application Required:
Yes

Salary:
$15.77 - $19.71

Salary Unit:
Yearly

Additional Salary Information: Depending on qualifications and internal equity.

Training Assignment: This agency may use a training assignment. Employees in training assignments may be paid below the base pay established by the agency pay rules.
Conditions of the training assignment will be stated in writing at the time of hire.

Special Information:
Do you enjoy helping people? This position is a Vision Rehabilitation Therapist with the Department of Public Health and Human Services. We are looking for employees who can help us to provide services to promote healthy people and healthy communities.

For this position we offer yearly benefits , which include:
  • A contribution of $8,796/year towards health, life, dental, and optional vision insurance;
  • Choice between two defined retirement benefit plans and an optional 457(b) deferred compensation;
  • Fifteen days paid vacation, twelve days sick leave, and ten paid holidays.
Successful applicant(s) will be subject to:
Criminal History Background Check

Duties:
This position is responsible for assessing the needs of individuals with blindness or low vision to determine the services, equipment and training necessary for independent living and employment. Responsibilities include: 1) Completing an assessment of the individual’s low vision needs, environmental adaptations, and ergonomic needs; 2) Developing plans for instruction in adaptive skills for independent living and employment. Providing training to the consumer both at the job site and home environment; and 3) Managing an Older Blind caseload including taking applications, determining eligibility, developing plans for service, evaluation of services provided, and case closure.

To request a complete job profile, email hhsea@mt.gov .

Competencies:
Required for the first day of work:
  • Ability to develop constructive and cooperative working relationships with others including people with visual and other disabilities.
  • Skill in presenting subject matter using various appropriate teaching methods.
  • Knowledge of visual rehabilitation therapy techniques.
  • Knowledge of adaptive equipment.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Ability to operate a personal computer and general office equipment as necessary to complete essential functions, including using spreadsheets, word processing, database, email, internet, and other computer programs.
Education/Experience:
  • Master’s degree in Vision Rehabilitation Therapy.
  • Six months of job related experience working with individuals with blindness or low vision.
  • Other combinations of directly related education and experience may be considered on a case-by-case basis.
Supplemental Questions: None Required

Additional Materials Required: None Required

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