Orientation & Mobility Instructor

Basic Information

Date posted: 03/21/2018

Location: Bronx, NY

Posted by: Lavelle School for the Blind

Salary: Competitive

Contact Information

Address

Phone

718-882-1212 x214

More Details

Qualifications

  • Current O & M certification (COMS) by ACVREP or National Orientation and Mobility Certification (NOMC)
  • Experience working in a school/pediatric setting with students with special needs including students with blindness/visual impairment and multiple disabilities

Required Knowledge/Skills/Abilities:

  • Application of current techniques in the teaching of O & M skills and the ability to apply them to students with visual impairments and students with disabilities 3-21 years of age
  • Effective participation in a team setting
  • Effective written and verbal communication
  • Appropriate and positive response to feedback from supervisory staff

Personal Characteristics:

  • Maintains confidentiality in regard to student records
  • Displays flexibility, patience, good judgement, and dependability
  • Responds appropriately in crisis situations
  • Follows all employment guidelines
  • Represents himself/herself professionally at all times

 

Job Description

  • Provide direct instruction and consultation in Orientation & Mobility to students who are blind or visually impaired with additional disabilities
  • Prepare Individual Education Plans (IEPs), evaluating and monitoring student progress, using IEP Direct to code quarterly progress
  • Provide instruction individually, on a 1:1 basis, consulting with classroom staff to integrate orientation and mobility goals into classroom activities
  • Modify instructional materials, techniques and assessments appropriate for the ages and skill level of students
  • Participate in conferences with supervisor, monthly staff meetings, and staff conference days