Optician - Los Angeles, California
About Vision To Learn:
Join Vision To Learn and make a direct impact in your community by helping provide vision services to school-aged children in underserved communities who would otherwise go without access to care.
Vision To Learn is the largest school-based vision care nonprofit in the country. VTL exists to address one basic premise – if you can’t see, you can’t learn. Vision To Learn provides free eye exams and free glasses to students in underserved communities to help them succeed in school and in life. Founded in Los Angeles in 2012, Vision To Learn has since expanded to schools across the country. Vision care is critical as 80% of all learning during a child’s first 12 years is visual, we work to solve the problem of lack of access by partnering with school districts to provide eye exams and glasses at no charge to families.
We have provided over 2 million vision screenings, 476,000 eye exams and 388,000 new, prescription glasses in the last decade.
Who We Are:
We are a group of friendly, high energy, knowledgeable, and quality-oriented professionals committed to Vision To Learn’s mission. We approach our work with a value system of service excellence, empathy, integrity, open communication, empowerment, and an eagerness to help the communities we serve.
We are looking for a Licensed Optician like you to join our team with a positive, proactive attitude, and commitment to our mission.
Vision To Learn is currently seeking a qualified candidate for a full-time Los Angeles area Optician. Work hours are Monday thru Friday with 2-3 Saturdays per year. The Optician will primarily work during school hours.
Key position responsibilities include:
Oversee assigned mobile eye clinic operation
Conduct eye exam pre-tests, maintain optimal professional standards
Take measurements, fit and adjust frames for patients according to written optical prescriptions
Assist patients with frame selections to ensure optimal fit and patient satisfaction
Complete and prepare daily reports, and meet deadlines
Make follow-up calls to patient caregivers for feedback
Conduct vision screenings using a Welch Allyn Spot Check Vision Screener
Dispense glasses to large group of student patients
Study and follow Vision To Learn health and safety protocols
Maintain optimal driver safety standards when driving, parking, and using the vehicle
Setup the clinic, monitor and replenish inventory, and ensure all patient and administrative paperwork facilitates an efficient workflow each workday
Load, secure, inspect and fuel vehicle as necessary
Keep vehicle and internal work areas clean and organized at all times
Additional responsibilities as needed
Who You Are:
Ability to display exceptional interpersonal skills when interacting with children, site contacts, patient families, and in all internal/external work interactions
Desire to work in a fast-paced, dynamic environment and have technical skills
Desire to be cross trained to expand your skillset
Self-starter who is confident to implement Vision To Learn protocols and embrace a remote setting with limited supervision
Excellent organizational and prioritization skills
Strong interpersonal and written communication skills
Able to lift up to 20 lbs. and to exert well-paced mobility for an 8-hour shift including standing, walking, bending and squatting
Optician Diploma; Optician Certification, preferred but not required
Valid driver's license required, with a good driving record and familiarity with greater Los
Angeles area geography and with phone GPS; driving transcript must be provided
Successful track record of working with children and diverse types of people
Must pass company and CMS background checks and drug test
Experience using Microsoft Office – Outlook, Excel, Word; ability to quickly learn EHR reporting, and project management systems is a plus
Spanish skills a plus
Successful candidates will have a proven track record for success, with positive, proactive attitudes who are dedicated to our mission. Vision To Learn is a rapidly growing organization and team players are critical to our collective success.
News To Share
In 2022 Vision To Learn was selected by two-time Pulitzer Prize winning New York Times columnist Nicholas Kristof as a recipient of the well-known Holiday Impact Prize. This Prize recognizes non-profits helping children in need through outstanding, heroic work that changes communities for the better.
The work done by VTL has also been featured in The Washington Post, ESPN, PBS News Hour, countless local television pieces and newspaper articles. VTL was commended by the US Senate in a bi-partisan resolution signed by 43 Senators. In terms of evidence-based service, glasses provided by VTL have been found to have a high impact on the academic success of students by researchers at both UCLA Mattel Children’s Hospital and Johns Hopkins University.
Vision To Learn is committed to a diverse staff and to a culture that holds equity as a value and a priority. VTL welcomes applicants who bring a variety of perspectives, experiences, and competencies. People of color, women, people with disabilities, and LGBTQIA+ persons are strongly encouraged to apply. VTL is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate based on race, creed, color, religion, ethnicity, national origin, party or political affiliation, sex, sexual orientation or gender identity, age, disability, veteran status, marital status, or any illegal or prohibited factor.
As a direct healthcare provider and to protect the health and well-being of our employees, VTL has implemented best practices for ensuring a clean and safe work environment. Employees will be asked to provide proof of COVID-19 vaccination and booster and pass a background checks), TB and drug tests.
Qualified applicants should email resume and cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org and email@example.com. For more information, please visit www.visiontolearn.org.
Job Type: Full-time
Pay Scale: $21-$25/hr
Paid Time Off
Employee Assistance Program
Flexible Spending Account