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Orientation & Mobility Specialist

Company: Braille Institute of America
Location: Santa Barbara
Posted on: June 25, 2022

Job Description:

Braille Institute of America, Inc. is a private, NGO that positively transforms the lives of those with vision loss. Join our team and have a real impact by helping more than 37,000 people of all ages who are blind or visually impaired maintain their independence, learn new skills and lead fulfilling lives. All of our services are free of charge and offered at our 7 Southern California centers, as well as remotely through online classes and teleservices. We are looking for someone who has a passion to serve, enjoys mission-driven work and thrives in a teamwork culture.

We currently are seeking an Orientation & Mobility Specialist at our Santa Barbara Center. This position is responsible for:

Conducting initial and on-going assessment of orientation and mobility skills for visually impaired individuals
Identifying and discussing mobility/travel goals and objectives
Determining and communicating the extent of training needed to achieve goals
Developing and documenting lesson plans
Documenting students' progress using company data software
Scheduling students for Orientation & Mobility classes
Teaching students in the classroom, in the field, in the home setting and remotely on-line
Also teaching balance/coordination to students as needed
Assuring that visually impaired individuals are able to travel safely, confidently and efficiently
Conducting seminars and presentations in the community
Attending and participating in special events as required
Working in standard office environment, classroom, in the field including homes, public transportation community centers and other outdoor training areas
Operating standard office equipment

Minimum Requirements:

Master's degree in Special Education with specialization in Orientation & Mobility
Strong knowledge of Orientation & Mobility training techniques and mobility devices for the visually impaired also required
At least one year of experience training visually impaired and/or disabled individuals is desirable
Good communication, training, time management, and organizational skills
The ability to work independently and effectively train the visually impaired to achieve their Orientation & Mobility goals is essential
Certification by the Academy of Vision Rehabilitation and Education Professionals (ACVREP)
Required to travel extensively throughout two BIA regions for both Coachella Valley and Riverside
Bilingual (English/Spanish) preferred

Braille Institute is an equal opportunity employer (EEOC). We offer an excellent environment and a comprehensive benefits package. Qualified candidates should send their resume and cover letter.

Keywords: Braille Institute of America, Santa Barbara , Orientation & Mobility Specialist, Other , Santa Barbara, California

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