Certified Orientation and Mobility Specialist

Basic Information

Date posted: 11/16/2021

Location: Palm Springs (Palm Beach County), Florida

Posted by: Florida Outreach Center for the Blind

Salary: Negotiable, commensurate with experience and whether full, part-time or contract

Contact Information

Address

2315 S, Congress Avenue
Palm Springs, FL 33406

Phone

561-642-0005

More Details

Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree and possess a valid COMS certification from ACVREP or NOMC.

Job Description

Develop, implement, and carry out an individualized plan of instruction that will enable blind and visually handicapped clients to orient themselves, gain cognitive awareness of the world around them and to be able to travel safely in a variety of environments.

Complete initial, periodic, and ongoing evaluations of clients in the area of Orientation and Mobility and recommend modification, extension, or closure of training.

Certify the best mode of travel for individuals to utilize in relation to meeting their independent living needs.

Be part of an interdisciplinary team approach to initial, in progress and exit assessments and ensuring that FOCB ‘s quality standards and philosophy are upheld in all tasks undertaken.

The successful applicant will report directly to the Executive Director and coordinate with the Certified Visual Rehabilitation Therapist (CVRT). In addition to instruction, the successful applicant will be part of an interdisciplinary team approach to initial, in progress and exit assessments and ensuring that FOCB ‘s quality standards and philosophy are upheld in all tasks undertaken.

About FOCB

The Florida Outreach Center for the Blind provides programs in Independent Living, Technology, Braille Reading and Orientation and Mobility. It also provides activities for students, their families, and friends.

This is a wonderful opportunity to join a small but dedicated organization that prides itself in its blind leading the blind approach to gaining and retaining independence for the blind and visually impaired. Founded in 2003 by its executive director who is blind since her teenage years, FOCB employs the blind as instructors as much as possible. Its IL and Braille instructors and Technology Specialist are all blind or visually impaired. Its board must always be at least 50% blind or visually impaired. FOCB is family friendly.