Orientation and Mobility Specialist

Basic Information

Date posted: 01/25/2019

Location: Utica, NY

Posted by: Central Association for the Blind and Visually Impaired

Salary: N/A

Contact Information

Address

507 Kent St
Utica, NY 13501

Phone

315-797-2233

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Qualifications

GENERAL REQUIREMENTS

Requires a high level of professionalism, confidentiality, communication, teamwork, creativity, problem solving, dexterity, planning and organizational skills.  Requires excellent teaching skills and the ability to get along well with a wide variety of personalities.

EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE

Master’s degree or Bachelor’s degree in Orientation and Mobility Teaching from accredited college or university; AER certified preferred and/or AER certifiable. Experience preferred.  Must meet CBVH contractual personnel standards.

CABVI is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer and welcomes all qualified applicants. Qualified applicants will receive fair and impartial consideration without regard to race, sex, color, religion, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, genetic data or any other legally protected status.

 

Job Description

STATEMENT OF PURPOSE

Teaches safe and effective orientation and mobility skills which enable consumers who are blind and visually impaired to achieve their highest level of functioning.

KEY JOB ELEMENTS

Effectively teaches orientation and mobility in a timely manner including: indoor mobility, cane skills, outdoor travel, self-protective techniques and sighted guide.  Instruction also includes body and environmental concepts and low vision related services.

Conducts comprehensive orientation and mobility evaluations and assessments; develops and implements personalized lesson plans. Completes all required documentation in a timely manner.

Develops weekly schedules  to achieve hourly expectations with a cost effective approach.

Consults, refers and networks with primary care givers, CBVHNESID personnel, associated professionals  and CABVI staff.

Conducts community presentations  and represents CABVI at meetings as assigned by supervisor.

Conducts programs and assist staff with the Adaptive Sports and Recreation Program including Camp Abilities.

Provide follow-up at campers school districts as it relates to adaptive physical education.

Adapts to change and completes other duties as assigned. Consistently achieves annual performance objectives.

Reports To: Senior Manager of Rehabilitation Clinical Services