Vision Therapist / Myopia Counsellor

Vision Therapist / Myopia Counsellor

Vision therapists work one-on-one with patients to develop their visual skills under the supervision of developmental optometrists. The myopia counselor acts as a liaison between the optometrist and the parents of children undergoing myopia management. The successful candidate will train under the guidance of our current vision therapist. You are looking for a rewarding career. We are looking to make a long-term commitment to the right individual and will invest in your education.

Responsibilities:
  • Managing the intake funnel and screening potential patients
  • Carrying out performance testing
  • Preparing reports
  • Performing consultations with patients and caregivers
  • Answering questions and following up with patients and caregivers
  • Planning and delivering vision therapy sessions
  • Meeting with the developmental optometrists to modify care
  • Continuing education and re-evaluation of care delivery
  • Sanitize, sterilize, and prepare the therapy room to office standards.
Qualifications:

Post-secondary education is an asset.

Strengths:
  • Belief: you have certain core values that are unchanging.
  • Focus: you can take a direction, follow through, and make the corrections necessary to stay on track. You prioritize, then act.
  • Responsibility: you take psychological ownership of what you say you will do. You are committed to stable values such as honesty and loyalty.
  • Restorative: you are adept at dealing with problems. You are good at figuring out what is wrong and resolving it.
  • Adaptability: you prefer to go with the flow. You take things as they come and discover the future one day at a time.
  • Connectedness: you have faith in the links among all things. You believe there are few coincidences and that almost every event has meaning.
  • Developer: you recognize and cultivate the potential in others. You spot the signs of each small improvement and derive satisfaction from evidence of progress.
  • Empathy: You can sense other people’s feelings by imagining yourself in others’ lives or situations.
  • Individualization: you are intrigued by the unique qualities of each person. You have a gift for figuring out how different people can work together productively.
  • Positivity: you have contagious enthusiasm. You are upbeat and can get others excited about what you are going to do.
  • Relator: you enjoy close relationships with others. You find deep satisfaction in working hard with friends to achieve a goal.
  • Self-assurance: you feel confident in your ability to take risks and manage your own life. You have an inner compass that gives them certainty in their decisions.
  • Woo! You love the challenge of meeting new people and winning them over. You derive satisfaction from breaking the ice and making a connection with someone.
  • Ideation: you are fascinated by ideas. You are able to find connections between seemingly disparate phenomena.
  • Intellect: You are characterized by your intellectual activity. You are introspective and appreciate intellectual discussions.
  • Learner, you have a great need to collect and archive. You may accumulate information, ideas, artifacts, or even relationships.
  • Strategic: you create alternative ways to proceed. Faced with any given scenario, you can quickly spot the relevant patterns and issues.
Attitude:
  • Project self-confidence
  • Outgoing and optimistic personality
  • You look for the good in others.
  • Able to remain calm and graceful under pressure
  • You understand that the comfort and care of our patients are our primary objectives.
Skills:
  • Proficient in the use of the internet and Microsoft Office
  • Previous medical or optometric experience is an asset but not a necessity.
  • Previous teaching, coaching, or childcare experience is an asset, but not necessary.
  • Spelling skills
  • 50+ WPM
Profit Share Program:

After your 90-day introductory period, you get to share in our quarterly profits.

Benefits:

In-house Eyecare and Eyewear Plan
Extended healthcare plan with Green Shield Canada

Job Types:

Full-time, Permanent

How to Apply:

If this sounds like the kind of career you have been looking for, please send a copy of your CV to dr_golemba@valleyvisionoptometry.ca with the tagline “I’m pumped to come to Port Alberni” in the tagline.

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