Orientation and Mobility Specialist
Company: USA Staffing Network
Posted on: January 27, 2023
(Only QUALIFIED Healthcare Professionals accepted)
Rehabilitation Counselor - Orientation and Mobility Specialist
Competitive Salary, based on experience
Excellent Benefits Package
Department: Rehabilitation Department
Reports To: Senior Manager of Rehabilitation Clinical Services
Salary - Without certification: $55,000 $60,435.00 (BOE)
With certification: $57,000 $62,635.00 (BOE)
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.
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
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
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
Consults, refers and networks with primary care givers, CBVH-VESID
personnel, associated professionals and staff.
Conducts community presentations and represents 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 camper's school districts as it relates to
adaptive physical education.
Adapts to change and completes other duties as assigned.
Consistently achieves annual performance objectives.
SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES -
Supervises Orientation and Mobility Assistants or interns as
assigned by supervisor. Oversees the provision of orientation and
mobility services to vocational rehabilitation consumers.
COMMUNICATION SKILLS -
Must have ability to effectively present information, and respond
to questions from consumers, professionals and the general public.
Must have ability to give explicit visual cues according to the
consumer's visual status and develop the consumers confidence.
Requires excellent listening skills.
COMPUTER-TECHNICAL SKILLS -
General computer knowledge helpful. Must be knowledgeable in Grade
1 Braille, map development and reading, orthopedic prosthetic and
cane techniques. Must have excellent knowledge regarding adaptive
equipment and low vision aids.
REASONING ABILITY -
Must have ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts
and draw valid conclusions.
PHYSICAL DEMANDS -
Frequently required to talk or hear. Must have stamina for
indoor-outdoor travel training. Occasionally must lift and-or move
up to 25 pounds. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable
individuals with disabilities to perform key job elements.
WORK ENVIRONMENT -
Extensive travel required. Instruction may occur in a variety of
environments including consumers home or school, office, or the
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
Keywords: USA Staffing Network, Syracuse , Orientation and Mobility Specialist, Other , Syracuse, New York
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