Certified Orientation and Mobility Specialist (COMS) Vision Rehabilitation Services
Date posted: 05/04/2021
Location: Baton Rouge, Louisiana
Posted by: Lighthouse Louisiana
Salary: Depends on experience
123 State Street
New Orleans, LA 70118
123 State Street
New Orleans, LA 70118
Education: Degree from an accredited program with emphasis in Orientation & Mobility; Certification as an Orientation and Mobility Specialist required.
Special Knowledge/Skills: Proficient skills for assessing and teaching Orientation and Mobility in various settings; Knowledge of visual disabilities and effects on functional skills; Comfort working with people who may have additional disabilities; Proficient in written and verbal communications; Proficient in the use of Office software products and the internet required.
Experience: Two years’ experience as a Certified Orientation & Mobility Specialist preferred; Experience writing IEP goals and providing O&M services to youth in schools preferred. Experience with public speaking and/or group training preferred.
Supervisory Responsibilities: O&M interns as required; Volunteers as required.
Physical: Good physical health to support outdoor training during all seasons. Able to walk long distances and manage public transportation systems independently. Able to manage transportation and training for off-site instruction around client homes and businesses. Must be energetic and able to function in a dynamic office setting. Must be able to tolerate driving in all conditions for extended periods to support travel between Lighthouse locations and throughout the New Orleans and Baton Rouge regions. Able to travel throughout the facility to safely and effectively manage all work responsibilities, breaks, and emergency evacuations, with or without a reasonable accommodation. Able to manage all self-care needs and activities of daily living as required to support successful employment, with or without a reasonable accommodation.
Personality Traits: Personable, responsive, and patient displaying good customer service skills at all times. Maintain professional appearance and attitude appropriate to the position. Ability to maintain confidentiality. Ability to respond to directions and suggestions. Ability to assume responsibility for project completion. Ability to work independently and with a team. Ability to maintain focus on work in a dynamic environment. Analytical thinker who can solve problems effectively and demonstrate good attention to detail. Mission-minded.
Working Conditions: Mostly outdoors; Classroom, commercial, and industrial environments. Frequent travel required. Valid driver’s license and clear driving record required, along with valid insurance. Eligible for partial remote status, upon the discretion of the supervisor.
Schedule: 40 hours per week with occasional Saturday hours. Salary based on experience.
Background Check and Drug Test Required: Employment is contingent upon satisfactory results in both areas.
Are you a Certified Orientation & Mobility Specialist (COMS)?
Are you looking for a position with a mission-minded agency with a holistic approach to client care?
Do you want to use your skills to collaborate with community partners to enhance accessibility for people who are blind, have low vision, or are Deaf/Blind?
Lighthouse Louisiana is seeking a COMS who is ready to help us to build our programs in Baton Rouge. If you are a passionate, goal-driven, and forward-thinking professional, then we’d be happy to meet with you.
At Lighthouse Louisiana we envision a world where all people are able to reach their full potential. Our mission is to empower individuals with disabilities through services, employment, and advocacy.