Orientation & Mobility Therapist

Basic Information

Date posted: 11/23/2021

Location: Rochester, New York

Posted by: Goodwill of the Finger Lakes – Vision Services

Salary: $55,000, + relocation assistance, + sign-on bonus

Contact Information

Address

422 S. Clinton Ave
Rochester, NY 14620

Phone

585-327-4442

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Qualifications

Bachelor’s Degree in Orientation and Mobility. Minimum of two years’ related experience.

National professional certification required or eligibility for certification with continued employment dependent on obtaining certification within first six months of employment.

OR EQUIVALENT COMBINATION OF EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE.

Valid, clean driver’s license

Job Description

Provides direct, hands-on orientation and mobility services in both the community and agency settings. Assesses needs and teaches necessary skills, which enables consumers to function independently within their environments.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  1. Works with other Rehabilitation Services staff to maximize the consumer’s independent functioning and adjustment to visual impairment.
  2. Evaluates consumer’s conceptual development and functional skills in the visual, auditory, tactile, balance and kinesthetic senses:
  3. uses assessments to develop an individual rehabilitation plan acceptable to the consumer and the sponsor.
  4. Enlists the consumer’s cooperation to carry out all aspects of the individual rehabilitation plan.
  5. Maintains proper documentation to comply with contract requirements and agency procedures:
  6. prepares and submits all reports in a professional and timely manner.
  7. Fosters effective and professional communications within ABVI-Goodwill, as well as in the community:
  8. makes community presentations and represents the agency at meetings as approved and directed by the Clinical Manager;
  9. participates in agency meetings as assigned by the Clinical Manager; and
  10. relates to consumers in a manner that acknowledges the value and dignity of each individual.
  11. Contributes to the effectiveness of the agency and the department by completing all other tasks as assigned.