Orientation and Mobility Specialist

Basic Information

Date posted: 03/23/2021

Location: Winter Haven, Florida

Posted by: Lighthouse for the Blind & Low Vision

Salary: Based on degree level and experience

Contact Information

Address

1106 W. Platt Street
Tampa, FL 33606

Phone

813-251-2407 x11

More Details

Qualifications

– Bachelor’s or Master’s Degree in Orientation and Mobility.
– Must be ACVREP Certifiable in O&M (COMS) with intention of achieving permanent certification within one year of hire date.
– Discerning judgment and empathetic understanding of clients.
– Flexibility and imagination in teaching and programming.
– Reliable transportation.
– Ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing.

Job Description

The Orientation and Mobility Specialist is responsible for the organization, planning and direct provision of orientation and mobility to adults who are blind or visually impaired.

Key Responsibilities:

– Assess each adult’s O&M training needs, then plan and provide orientation and mobility training as needed.
– Monitor for safety in all scenarios of instruction and provide modifications for client as needed.
– Provide individualized instruction in all basic and advanced orientation and mobility skills according to client needs.
– Instruction may be provided in job, college, community and/or home environments.
– Cooperate and consult with other staff members and other professionals on common matters, volunteers and community resources on behalf of the client.
– Assist in the development of community resources and education through inservice training programs.
– Keep up to date with knowledge and techniques in relevant fields.
– Complete all paperwork and applicable reporting requirements.
– Other duties as assigned.

To apply, please submit resume and cover letter to [email protected]

About the Lighthouse:
The Lighthouse for the Blind & Low Vision provides on-site comprehensive rehabilitation programs for persons who are blind or visually impaired in two locations in Florida. On-site services are provided in Tampa and in Winter Haven for persons residing in Hillsborough, Polk and Hardee counties.

Our training programs are designed to help individuals who have recently lost part or all of their vision to gain the skills needed to perform daily living tasks independently and maintain their employment. Rehabilitation Engineering services are provided Statewide by Lighthouse Assistive Technology Specialists
to help blind or visually impaired individuals maintain their existing employment through the use of assistive technology and devices.

The Lighthouse for the Blind & Low Vision is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and a Drug Free Workplace.