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Saavi Services for the Blind - Tucson


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The Orientation & Mobility Instructor is responsible to teach individuals Orientation & Mobility skills with a white cane in a one-on-one or group setting; to promote a positive and progressive approach to independent travel for blind adults seeking employment within a comprehensive rehabilitation-training center.


Reports to:  Tucson, Service Manager                      Location: Tucson, AZ

Supervisory Position: No                                          Relocation Offered: Yes

Job Type: Exempt/Full-time

Salary: $42,000 to $45,000


 Key Responsibilities and Duties:

  • Conduct experiential-based O&M assessment while maintaining compliance with Arizona State Rehabilitation Services Administration assessment reporting forms
  • Develop short term and long term goals with student
  • Facilitate one-on-one and small group orientation and mobility instruction with students that support travel goals
  • Support students in gaining non-visual travel skills while providing resources and support with low-vision equipment or technique if appropriate
  • Develop individualized requirements for successful completion of goals by setting high expectations and insuring student can independently demonstrate goals consistently
  • Complete all required reporting requirements
  • Support other blindness skill instruction and/or other duties as assigned

 Skills and Knowledge:

  • Possess NOMC or ACVREP certification
  • Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in Orientation and Mobility
  • Excellent problem solving and critical thinking skills
  • Excellent writing and communication skills
  • Strong relationship building skills and experience working in team settings

Essential Job Functions:

  • Ability to sit, stand, bend, stoop and bend for periods of time
  • Ability to lift up to 50 pounds
  • Prolonged periods of telephone and computer usage, and other office equipment
  • Possess a high degree of initiative, sound judgment and sensitivity in maintaining confidential materials and discretion

 Conditions of Employment:

  • Ability to pass a Rehabilitation Services Administration (RSA) background check
  • Ability to obtain an approved DPS Fingerprint Clearance Card (provided by SAAVI)
  • Ability to obtain required certifications within 60 days of hire, and maintain certifications throughout employment
  • Ability to obtain CPR and First Aid Certification (provided by SAAVI)
  • If position requires driving for Saavi Services for the Blind then a valid Arizona Driver’s License is required. If driving SAAVI vehicles must have a clean driving record and be approved by SAAVI insurance
  • Participate in SAAVI orientation and training with introduction to blindness emersion activities, this occurs under sleep shade and is designed to teach competencies of non-visual techniques.  The duration of time is dependent upon employee’s specific job and individual goals being accomplished


Phone: 520-907-9108

Cert: Multiple Certifications

SAAVI Benefits:

  • Vacation
  • Paid Sick Time
  • 401K Company Match
  • Paid Holidays
  • Floating Holidays (3)
  • Health Insurance
  • HRA
  • Dental & Vision
  • STD & LTD Company Paid

How to Apply: Please forward resume & cover letter  to: Rhonda Laughlin, HR Director -