O&M – Rehabilitation Instructor for the Blind

Basic Information

Date posted: 05/05/2023

Location: Portland, Oregon

Posted by: Oregon Commission for the Blind

Salary: $3,885 - $5,936/month

Contact Information


535 SE 12th Ave
Portland, OR 97214



More Details


A Master’s degree in Rehabilitation Teaching for the Blind, Special Education for the Visually Impaired, or Orientation and Mobility

Job Description

Your New Role – Rehabilitation Instructor For The Blind!

Do you live for helping students achieve independent travel skills? Do you have a client-centric approach to teaching and enjoy collaborating with your fellow instructors? We have an opportunity for you! Located within the Orientation and Career Center for the Blind (OCCB), the Rehabilitation Instructor will teach students the skills necessary to accomplish their personal and professional goals.

The OCCB Rehabilitation Instructors often collaborate on problem-solving related to client needs and curriculum. Located in Portland, our newest Rehabilitation Instructor will teach progressively challenging skills related to Orientation & Mobility. The OCCB is the heart of what we do at the Oregon Commission for the Blind. As our students are diverse, we invite members of all diverse communities to join our team. We value diversity and inclusion because we can better serve Oregonians who are blind. We thank you for considering this employment opportunity!

What You Will Do

The purpose of this position is to provide OCCB students with Orientation & Mobility training that will lead to greater self-sufficiency and employment. The instructor will work with students on a full suite of O&M including orientation skills, pre-cane skills, human guide, self-protection, cane techniques, indoor travel, residential travel, commercial district travel, public transportation, and navigation and orientation technology. The position has an individual caseload and often collaborates with fellow Center instructors. Some highlights of this position include:

  • Provide one-on-one O&M training to OCB clients related to orientation, cane travel, navigating routes, safety, and travel technology tools.
  • Conduct individual client assessments with written recommendations for Center clients’ O&M needs.
  • Obtain quotes for any recommended products that would assist clients. This will involve coordination with Vocational Rehabilitation Counselors (VRC) and vendors, ordering, delivery, and instruction as needed.
  • Develop lesson plans for individual training goals.
  • Write and retain accurate, detailed client reports for individual client lessons.
  • Maintain accurate reporting of lessons, case notes, and assessments in case management system.
  • Attend staff meetings and client staffing as scheduled.
  • Conduct pre- and post- training assessments to measure client progress.
  • Assess students with low vision, demonstrate product solutions, and make purchasing recommendations to the counselor.