Adjustment To Blindness Counselor
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Vision Rehabilitation Services of Georgia, Inc., a 501c3 nonprofit, is seeking an Adjustment to Blindness Counselor to provide services for the visually impaired. Position does require travel throughout north and northwest Georgia. Masters Degree in Psychology, Counseling, Social Work or Licensed by the State of Georgia as a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. Must have 2 years minimum experience in hands-on application with the disabled.
Job Summary: Counsel clients and their families who have/are experiencing vision loss and/or blindness. Assesses and reassesses social and emotional factors in order to help the patient and family cope with problems in daily living and to help them follow recommendations to maximize the client’s health condition. Recognizes and utilizes community and family resources to assist the client in long-term plans for life in the community or to learn to live with the patient’s disability.
Organize and lead support groups for clients/families/primary caregivers concerning personal, financial, and environmental difficulties that may interfere with the health and wellness continuum.
Perform agency introduction presentations, referrals, and intake processes to collects and analyze data regarding the patient's medical, physical, psycho-social, environmental, and anticipated service needs.
Job Qualifications: Proficient in creating therapeutic relationships with clients to assist them in gaining insight, defining goals, and planning action to achieve effective personal, social, educational, vocational development and adjustment.
Excellent communication, telephone and people skills. Ability to maintain composure in fast-paced and stressful situations. Team player with flexibility and experience working with the public.
Provide timely and proficient reports on clients’ personal adjustment and maintain required paperwork. Must be proficient in Microsoft Word & Excel.
Willingness to drive to various locations in urban, suburban and rural environments.
Maintain current knowledge of relevant research and review professional literature, in addition to maintaining professional licenses.
Advocates for patient rights (confidentiality, ethical issues). Strictly adheres to the code of ethics as defined by State licensure codes of ethics. Maintains universal precautions while administering care to clients and follows all facilities policies and procedures.