Orientation & Mobility Specialist

Basic Information

Date posted: 09/21/2018

Location: Winter Haven, FL

Posted by: Tampa Lighthouse for the Blind

Salary: Competitive, based on degree, experience, COMS certifification

Contact Information

Address

1106 W. Platt St.
Tampa, FL 33606

Phone

813-251-2407

More Details

Qualifications

Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in O&M. Additional certification TVI or VRT a strong plus.  Must be eligible for provi­sionary COMS certification in O&M within 1 year of hire. Computer skills required include MS Word, internet utilization, ability to use agency client tracking database, email, and report writing.  Must have ready access to personal automobile for home visits (mileage expense reimbursed at current state rate, now $.48/mile).  Driving record along with criminal (fingerprinting) and employment background investigations is required of new hires. Extensive local travel in 8-county area required.  Bilingual in Spanish and English a strong plus.

Job Description

This position is mostly community-based.  O&M duties include evaluating training needs and conducting training in all relevant aspects of O&M needed to help newly employed and other clients achieve their travel needs.  O&M may involve periodically working with local transportation agencies including the bus system and others and playing an advocacy role when and where appropriate. Record keeping using Client Tracking and report writing are required per agency procedures.  Participation in special agency social functions may be required on occasion during evening or weekend hours. Other duties as assigned.