Orientation and Mobility Instructor

Basic Information

Date posted: 11/04/2021

Location: State Wide, Arizona

Posted by: Saavi Services for the Blind

Salary: $45,000-50,000 + signing bonus

Contact Information

Address

3767 E Grant RD
Tucson AZ 85716

Phone

520-795-1331

More Details

Qualifications

COMS or NOMC Certifications

Job Description

We want you!

Saavi Services for the Blind is hiring Orientation and Mobility Instructors needed at our Tucson AZ Campus and our Phoenix, AZ Campus

Do you love sunshine, the outdoors, and a melting pot of culture and entertainment? Then Arizona is the place you want to be!  Living in the desert affords more than 300 days of sunshine per year, a rich cultural life, great outdoor activities, great food, and it’s a haven for sports fans with teams representing all four major professional sports leagues. Moving to Arizona can easily prove to be one of the best decisions you’ve made in a long, long time.

Saavi has two training centers, one in Phoenix and one in Tucson with a satellite location in Yuma. Saavi uses nonvisual skills training for all ages based on high expectations in preparation for higher education, employment, and everyday living.

Our Vision: We believe in a world where blind individuals are equal contributors locally, nationally, and throughout the world, demonstrating it is not what you can see…it is what you can do.

What we offer:

Competitive Salary
Sign-on Bonus
Moving Allowance
Health Benefits for you and your family with shared costs by Saavi (Medical, Dental, Vision, FSA, HSA)
401(k)
Training and opportunities to grow
Abundant time off including Holidays, Vacation, Sick and Personal Time
We strive for work/life balance

What you will do for us:

  • Work along side a dynamic collaborative staff serving children, Teens, working Aged Adults, and Seniors.
  • Evaluate the student’s skill level and provide a proper cane recommendation based on their needs.
  • Teach using Structured Discovery and NOMC-based approved methodologies
  • Facilitate one-on-one and multi student environment lessons.
  • Plan lessons geared towards transferability that students are able to take with them in their lives and future career goals
  • Participate in outings where promotion of the cane is required.
  • Provide direct instruction with travel and navigational applications.
  • Teach the difference between different types of canes and promote a positive outlook of the usage of canes in the everyday life geared towards self-reliance and independence.
  • Foster opportunities for confidence growth at all times

Requirements

  • NOMC, COMMS certification or equivalent
  • Or have at least 5 years of experience in the field of teaching Orientation and Mobility
  • Or willing to work towards their NOMC apprenticeship upon employment.
  • Experience teaching students with secondary disabilities and adapt the curriculum based on their needs including working with PT’s, OT’s, and other specialists.
  • Able to demonstrate proficiency with a cane under learning shades.

Please send your resume to [email protected]  We want to hear from you!