Orientation and Mobility Specialist

Basic Information

Date posted: 08/25/2021

Location: Indianapolis, Indiana

Posted by: Bosma Enterprises

Salary:

Contact Information

Address

6270 Corporate Drive
Indianapolis, IN 46278

Phone

317-704-8256

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Qualifications

Education and Experience:

 Bachelor’s or Master’s Degree is required.   Certification by ACVREP or NOMCA is preferred.  Experience working in a team environment and ability to travel independently between sites is preferred.

 Required Skills and Abilities: 

 In-depth knowledge of principles, methodologies, tools, techniques, and equipment used for providing O&M to individuals who are blind or visually impaired.

  • Knowledge of state and federal laws, rules, and regulations that are applicable
  • Knowledge of physical and psychosocial adjustments to the loss of vision
  • Knowledge of low vision aids
  • Ability to accurately evaluate the O&M skill level of people who are blind or visually impaired
  • Ability to accurately maintain case management files and case reporting
  • Ability to communicate effectively and professionally, both orally and in writing, to meet the needs of the organization and individuals receiving services
  • Ability to problem solve and utilize necessary resources
  • Ability to exercise discretion, confidentiality, and independent judgment
  • Self-motivated; require minimal supervision
  • Effective listening skills
  • Ability to work in a team-oriented environment
  • Ability to organize work flow, set priorities, and accomplish tasks in a timely manner

Job Description

Position Title:        Orientation and Mobility Specialist    

Status:         Exempt – LPE

Reports to: Manager of Rehabilitation Services    

Overall Responsibility:

The Orientation and Mobility Specialist prepares individuals with visual impairments to travel independently.  The O & M Specialist will assist individuals to achieve maximum independence through instruction in safe, independent, and efficient travel in both familiar and unfamiliar environments.

Education and Experience:

Bachelor’s or Master’s Degree is required.   Certification by ACVREP or NOMCA is preferred.  Experience working in a team environment and ability to travel independently between sites is preferred.

Required Skills and Abilities: 

  • In-depth knowledge of principles, methodologies, tools, techniques, and equipment used for providing O&M to individuals who are blind or visually impaired.
  • Knowledge of state and federal laws, rules, and regulations that are applicable
  • Knowledge of physical and psychosocial adjustments to the loss of vision
  • Knowledge of low vision aids
  • Ability to accurately evaluate the O&M skill level of people who are blind or visually impaired
  • Ability to accurately maintain case management files and case reporting
  • Ability to communicate effectively and professionally, both orally and in writing, to meet the needs of the organization and individuals receiving services
  • Ability to problem solve and utilize necessary resources
  • Ability to exercise discretion, confidentiality, and independent judgment
  • Self motivated; require minimal supervision
  • Effective listening skills
  • Ability to work in a team-oriented environment
  • Ability to organize work flow, set priorities, and accomplish tasks in a timely manner

Job Duties and Responsibilities:

The essential functions of the Orientation and Mobility Specialist position consist primarily of, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Perform orientation and mobility evaluations that focus on short and long term needs of the individual
  • Design and implement a training program based on client-centered goals and evaluations
  • Complete assessment reports that include the needs and strengths of the consumer and an estimate of the length and frequency of service necessary to meet identified needs
  • Prepare daily logs and detailed written recommendations for equipment and/or services that are appropriate to the client’s needs and program plan
  • Maintain adequate records and progress reports on each individual
  • Provide consultation and support services to individuals, family and friends; provide outreach, information, training, and/or act as a resource to other community organizations
  • Provide supervised training for Orientation & Mobility, Rehabilitation Teacher, and Rehabilitation Counselor interns
  • Serve on a multi-disciplinary team to determine client independent program plans and progress in the Rehabilitation Center Program
  • Maintains list of community resources to make appropriate referrals as needed
  • Stays current in the field by maintaining certification and continued education through conferences and workshops; as well as provide training to other professionals
  • Perform other duties as assigned.