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VIA - Visually Impaired Advancement


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Essential Functions:

  • Provide Orientation and Mobility Instruction to individuals of all ages as referred to VIA
  • Maximize the safety, functionality and independence of clients
  • Assess the needs of the client, establish goals and lesson plans for achievement
  • Document progress/outcomes and complete all reporting within established VIA and NYSCB contractual guidelines
  • Maintain all electronic documentation in accordance with established guidelines for all assigned individuals
  • Review all client information provided in NYSCB database and/or in client file
  • Complete PAL applications
  • Provide continuous and regular visits to meet identified goals and achieve successful outcomes
  • Complete all reporting and data entry to both internal and external databases including case closure, in timely manner
  • Order adaptive equipment in accordance with internal guidelines and seeking appropriate authorization from Assistant Director when applicable, dispense and train
  • Communicate regularly and effectively with clients, teachers, parents, VIA and NYSCB staff to ensure successful outcomes
  • Stay current on trends, adaptive equipment and assistive technology in the field
  • Develop and implement curriculum for summer youth programs
  • Attend conferences, seminars and trainings related to the provision of O&M and/or job development
  • Conduct trainings as determined by Vice President or Assistant Director
  • Maintain a basic knowledge of current Assistive Technology and stay current on knowledge and use of new adaptive equipment directly related to the provision of O&M
  • Acquire appropriate CEUs in order to maintain certification
  • Lead and/or participate in the development of special programs or projects at the direction of the Vice President or Assistant Director of Rehabilitation Services
  • Attend and be prepared for all NYSCB, departmental and VIA agency meetings
  • Act as Mandatory Reporter if necessary and complete annual on-line training certification
  • Provide instruction to students attending Statler, Transitions, Onsite, YES or any VIA program as directed
  • Sit on agency or external collaborating agency committees acting as a liaison to inform staff on external organizations/policies as well as keeping other agencies informed on VIA
  • Participate and provide supervision to O&M student interns


  • Proficient in MS Office: Word, Excel, Outlook and Internet along with general applications
  • Demonstrate flexibility, patience and detail-orientation in completion of duties
  • Demonstrate excellent internal and external customer service
  • Caring and counseling skills with an ability to balance agency policy with the individual perceptions and sensitivity of clients
  • Effectively work with individuals of diverse backgrounds
  • Maintain confidentiality and professionalism in a fast paced environment
  • Effectively communicate with colleagues, customers, vendors and/or outside agencies
  • NYS driver’s license and reliable transportation OR the ability to travel effectively within assigned geographic area required, including the ability to transport equipment


  • Master’s Degree in Orientation and Mobility or equivalent certificate program completion required
  • ACVREP certification or eligibility to sit for the certification exam required
  • Regularly lift and carry equipment of 15 pounds or more
  • Regularly stoop and kneel
  • Regularly sit for a minimum of 2 hours at a time
  • Regularly stand for a minimum of 2 hours at a time
  • Regularly walk outdoors for a minimum of 1 hour at a time
  • Regularly perform repetitive motion of the wrists, hands and/or fingers 
  • Routinely crawl

Salary Range: $52,750.00 To $60,000.00 Annually


Phone: 7168884518

Cert: COMS

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