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    Current VA and/or Federal employees must submit their current non-award SF-50, Notification of Personnel Action, at the time of application.

    If you are not an internal employee (i.e., VA applicant located at the facility and/or Community Based Outpatient applicant) or VA Agency Wide employee, or current Federal employee, you should apply under the announcement CBCF-10343127-19-JC.

    ***RELOCATION INCENTIVE/RECRUITMENT INCENTIVE IS NOT AUTHORIZED.***


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    Responsibilities

    Work Schedule: 7:30am - 4:00pm, Monday - Friday

    The Western Blind Rehabilitation Center (WBRC) is a thirty-two bed residential facility located at the Palo Alto Division of the Veterans Affairs Palo Alto Health Care System (VAPAHCS). The WBRC provides supports and services annually to visually impaired veterans and active duty service members. The WBRC embraces an inter-disciplinary approach to the treatment of visual impairment so that program participants receive the full complement of services.

    The primary purpose of this position is to provide supervision and subject matter expertise for provision of blind and vision rehabilitation services for visually impaired Veterans and Service Members. Blind Rehabilitation includes the disciplines of low vision therapy, orientation and mobility, vision rehabilitation therapy, manual skills instruction, and computer access technology. The Supervisory Blind Rehabilitation Specialist possesses professional knowledge of and skill in applying concepts, principles, and practices of blind and vision rehabilitation to include assessment, treatment, and follow-up for the purpose of overseeing the work of Blind Rehabilitation Specialists who are GS-7 to GS-11 level.

    The major duties and responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

    • Establishing guidelines and performance expectations for staff, and tailoring supervision, patient care, and support services to meet the needs of the individual patient.
    • Managing the daily/weekly staff teaching schedule and patient assignments for his/her direct reports.
    • Scheduling, planning, and coordinating the orientation and training programs for new employees and clinical trainees under his/her supervision.
    • Maintaining the program guidelines, lesson plans, and manuals which serve as the method of prescriptive training to be used by other instructors working with patient.
    • Conducting periodic evaluation of instructional plans developed by instructors for Veterans assigned to them for training, thus insuring consistency in curriculum, teaching methodology, and quality of instruction.
    • Developing and coordinating research programs as a subject matter expert (SME) in blind rehabilitation, and developing and implementing new therapy approaches.

    Travel Required

    Not required

    Supervisory status

    Yes

    Promotion Potential

    12

  • Job family (Series)

    0601 General Health Science

This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/516187600. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.