Lee's Summit School District
02/23/2021Return to view all job openings
The job of Orientation and Mobility Specialist was established for the purpose/s of providing support to the educational process with specific responsibilities for assisting students with visual impairments; planning and implementing appropriate instruction to meet individual student’s orientation and mobility objectives; and providing recommendations for accessibility, program development, and student placement.
- Assesses and evaluates student's functional abilities for the purpose of determining program eligibility and developing
- recommendations for treatment, appropriate assistive devices and/or school placement.
- Collaborates with a variety of groups and/or individuals (e.g. teacher of the visually impaired, parents, teachers, administration, team members, other professionals, etc.) for the purpose of communicating information, resolving issues, and providing services in compliance with established guidelines.
- Consults with teachers, parents, other personnel and/or outside professionals for the purpose of providing requested information, developing plans for services, making recommendations, and/or coordinating orientation and mobility services with those of other disciplines.
- Develops orientation and mobility plan for the purpose of ensuring compliance with IEP goals.
- Instructs students in the use of various equipment and materials (e.g. tactile maps, models, low vision devices, adaptive mobility devices, long canes, etc.) for the purpose of providing instruction.
- Maintains a variety of confidential and non-confidential manual and electronic files and/or records (e.g. IEPs, progress reports, activity logs, billing information, service plans, etc.) for the purpose of providing up to date information and/or historical reference in accordance with established administrative guidelines and legal requirements.
- Participates in meetings, workshops, and seminars (e.g. professional learning community, training, IEPs, team meetings, doctor appointments, etc.) for the purpose of conveying and/or gathering information.
- Performs site visits at multiple sites including home visits and community for the purpose of providing direct instruction and assistance as required.
- Prepares a wide variety of written materials (e.g. IEPs, activity logs, correspondence, memos, treatment plans, Medicaid billings, reports, etc.) for the purpose of documenting activities, providing written reference and/or conveying information.
- Provides direct orientation and mobility instruction in appropriate setting for the purpose of developing students' independent travel, daily living, recreation, leisure, and/or self-advocacy skills in compliance with established goals and objectives.
- Researches resources and methods (e.g. new orientation and mobility techniques, community resources, equipment, materials, etc.) for the purpose of determining the appropriate approach for addressing students' functional goals.
- Responds to inquiries (e.g. parents, teachers, staff, students, etc.) for the purpose of providing information and/or referral as appropriate.
- Schedules student’s orientation and mobility services for the purpose of making necessary arrangements and ensuring IEP goals are met.
- • Transports supplies and equipment to a variety of sites for the purpose of ensuring the availability of items as needed.
- Performs other related duties as assigned for the purpose of ensuring the efficient and effective functioning of the work unit.
Job Requirements: Skills, Knowledge, and Abilities (Minimum Qualifications)
Skill-Based Competencies required to satisfactorily perform the functions of the job include: applying assessment instruments; operating equipment used in occupational therapy strategies; operating standard office equipment including pertinent computer software and preparing and maintaining accurate records.
Knowledge-Based Competencies required to satisfactorily perform the functions of the job include: age appropriate activities; concepts of grammar and punctuation; health standards and hazards; safety practices and procedures; stages of child development; abnormal development and medical diagnoses related to special Education funding categories; current OT treatment interventions; and pertinent codes, policies, regulations and/or laws.???????
Ability-Based Competencies required to satisfactorily perform the functions of the job include: adapting to changing work priorities; communicating with diverse groups; maintaining confidentiality; meeting deadlines and schedules; working as part of a team; working with detailed information/data; maintaining effective working relationships; and translating therapy data into meaningful educational activities.
Certificates & Licenses
Valid Driver’s License & Evidence of Insurability
Certificate of Orientation and Mobility (ACVREP Certification)
Continuing Educ. / Training
Units of Continuing Education
Criminal Justice Fingerprint/Background Clearance