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State of Montana Vision Rehabilitation Therapist (13023) in Great Falls, Montana

The Montana Department of Public Health and Human Services (DPHHS) has a career opportunity within the Disability Employment and Transitions Division. Do you love working with people and have a passion for helping those with disabilities? 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 completing an assessment of the individual’s low vision needs, environmental adaptations, and ergonomic needs; 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 managing an Older Blind caseload including taking applications, determining eligibility, developing plans for service, and evaluation of services provided and case closure. * * Why Join DPHHS Our mission at DPHHS is to serve Montanans in their communities to improve and protect the health, safety, and well-being, and to empower independence. By joining our department, you will have the opportunity to perform meaningful work in public service to our state and its residents. TheState of Montana's comprehensive benefits package includes healthcare coverage, retirement plans, paid vacation, sick leave, and holidays, work/life balance, and eligibility to participate in the Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) program. In addition, DPHHS is the largest state agency with a wide range of advancement opportunities whether you are joining the workforce or have several years of experience. Qualifications for this Career Opportunity * Knowledge of human behavior, physical/psychological aspects of disability and have specific knowledge of the functions of the eye and conditions that lead to vision loss and/or blindness. * Knowledge of visual rehabilitation therapy techniques. * Knowledge of assistive technology used by individuals who are visually impaired or blind. * Ability to teach adults. * Ability to accurately interpret medical and psychological information. * Ability to maintain effective working relationships with team members, consumers, agencies, and the public. * Ability to manage budgets, caseload, and good work organization. Meet minimum qualifications: * Fully qualified applicants possess: o Master’s degree in Vision Rehabilitation Therapy. o Six months of job-related experience working with individuals with blindness or low vision. * Individuals may be considered for a training assignment if they possess: o Bachelor’s degree in a related field o Other combinations of directly related education and experience may be considered. * * How to Apply To be considered for a DPHHS position, submit the following required documents with your application on the State of Montana Careers website. When submitting the required documents, you must check the "relevant document" box to ensure your attachments are uploaded correctly to your application for this position. · Resume – Please include dates of employment and your supervisor’s name/phone for each position. · Cover Letter – Please describe your experience working with people who live with disabilities. Successful applicants will be subject to background checks relevant to the position and must pass reference checks before an offer will be extended. DPHHS is an equal opportunity employer. Women, minorities, and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply. For a copy of the full job description or if you need a reasonable accommodation in the application or hiring process, contact DPHHS Human Resources listed below. Additional Information This position may be eligible for partial telework within the state of Montana. Specific conditions will be provided by the supervisor and must adhere to state policy. This position may be eligible for a statutory $1.50 an hour base pay increase effective July 1, 2024. This position is open until filled with frequent screening of applicants. *Title: *Vision Rehabilitation Therapist (13023) Location: Great Falls Requisition ID: 23143398