Orientation and Mobility Specialist

Basic Information

Date posted: 02/08/2021

Location: Pensacola, Florida

Posted by: Independence for the Blind of West Florida

Salary: $35,000-$40,000 DOE

Contact Information

Address

3107 N. Davis Hwy
Pensacola, FL 32503

Phone

850-477-2663

More Details

Qualifications

Position Minimum Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s Degree required; Master’s Degree preferred in O&M
  • Current, valid certification satisfied by Academy for Certification of Vision Rehabilitation and Education Professionals (ACVREP), National Orientation and Mobility Certification (NOMC), or is endorsed by State Education Board
  • Valid Florida Driver’s License
  • Superior ability to communicate clearly, concisely, technically and effectively in writing and speaking
  • Ability to interact well with varying ages, cultures, disabilities and races
  • Superior time management and organizational skills
  • Proven ability to establish and achieve goals in a deadline driven environment
  • Willingness to participate in ongoing certification programs of own accord
  • Ability to work on weekends, holidays and overnight as required
  • Demonstrated knowledge of and proficiency in Microsoft Office including Excel, Word, PowerPoint and Outlook*Ability to lift and carry weight up to 40 pounds
  • Experience in working/teaching/training blind and visually impaired individuals

Position Physical Demands: 

  • Frequent sitting and standing,
  • Constant talking, hearing, working inside, keyboarding, grasping and/or turning with hands and fingers,
  • Occasional walking, lifting/pulling, working outside, crawling/kneeling, crouching/squatting, stooping/bending, twisting, balancing, reaching above shoulder height, reaching away from bond, and carrying

Job Description

Orientation and Mobility Specialist for People with Visual Impairments

This position is an excellent opportunity for the person who desires to be able to make a difference in the life of individuals of various ages, cultures, disabilities and races. If you long to have a position helping individuals who are blind or visually impaired to help themselves learn to live independently, if you want to feel like you make a difference, if you desire to feel appreciated and helpful, this may very well be the job for you!

What to do:

  1. Provide a current Resume along with a letter of interest
  2. A sample of writing ability
  3. A list of at least five (5) references complete with contact information
  4. Proof of education and certificate requirements

Mail, email, deliver to Independence for the Blind of West Florida, 3107 North Davis Highway, Pensacola, FL 32503, ℅ of Raven Holloway, [email protected]