Certified Orientation and Mobility Specialist Part Time or Per Diem (with Full Time Opportunities in the future)
Date posted: 12/22/2020
Location: In person: Across the state of NH Virtual: From your home work space Hiring for both, New Hampshire
Posted by: Future In Sight
Salary: See Below
25 Walker St.
Concord, NH 03301
25 Walker St.
Concord, NH 03301
• The salary range is competitive and commensurate with experience.
• We offer a generous benefits package for full time employees, pro-rated for part time, including health benefits, generous paid time off, paid professional development, a matched retirement plan, federal mileage reimbursement, a flexible spending account and more.
• Committed to building and retaining an excellent team of vision professionals, we offer incentives for qualified candidates to join us, including tuition reimbursement for approved courses.
Master’s Degree in Orientation & Mobility from an Accredited College or University. ACVREP certified.
• Practicum students are encouraged to apply. • Skills in writing reports, planning work, developing individualized student instruction programs.
• Detail-oriented and capable of independent action.
• For in-person: Must have a valid NH Driver’s license, reliable transportation and maintain at least 100,000 to 300,000 minimum bodily injury and liability insurance coverage.
In- person work involves extensive driving. • For live, online: Must be excited by delivering live, on-line learning during periods of school closure. Enjoy working from home, leveraging unique skills and delivering online instruction to children in need so they can maintain a focus on learning and gaining independence. No geographic boundaries.
Summary: The number of students who need vision services is increasing and Future in Sight, New Hampshire’s only statewide, non-profit vision service provider, is growing every day to meet those needs. Future In Sight offers families, schools and other education institutions access to a network of certified vision professionals. We are working to increase both our core capacity and our flexible capacity so that our students receive their vision services with fidelity.
About Us: At Future In Sight, we use evidence-based tools and closely collaborate with nearby institutions of higher education in action research to assess, evaluate, serve, and monitor our students. As a result, our students uniquely benefit. Empathy, collaboration, partnership, and appropriately high expectations for learners are our business.
The Opportunity: O&M Instructors work one-on-one with students and make personal contacts and meet with family members, other agency professionals and community resources for the purpose of developing and implementing a student’s O&M program as it relates to safety and overall access to the individual education program. Plan with student and IEP team to implement a program of instruction for each student by evaluating and assessing needs for meeting immediate and life-long goals. You will teach independent travel, orientation, and related skills for safe mobility in the home, community, educational and vocational environments including, as appropriate, the use of low vision devices and techniques. You’ll teach problem solving and resource utilization including adaptive equipment. You’ll be able to share your knowledge and have an impact on the field when you provide consultations, public education and in-service training.