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Director of Orientation and Mobility - (210001I6)
The Massachusetts Commission for the Blind (MCB) is seeking a dynamic and experienced leader to serve as Director of the Orientation and Mobility (O&M) unit. The Director of O&M will manage the unit’s programmatic activities that promote, enhance, and contribute to the agency’s mission for consumers who are blind, Deafblind, and/or blind with intellectual disabilities. This position is based in the MCB Boston office.
The Director of O&M will manage an approximately $600,000 statewide program and supply budget. The Director will also serve as a contract manager for community O&M. The Director is required to have and maintain O&M certification from the Academy for Certification of Vision Rehabilitation & Education Professionals (ACVREP) and should have extensive experience teaching O&M to adults.
MCB's O&M unit consists of an administrative assistant and Certified Orientation and Mobility Specialists (COMS). COMS provide individualized transit and street crossing training as well as cane instruction to adults who are legally blind within individuals’ home, workplace, and community. The unit offers consultation services to consumers, families, and others on various topics including advocacy, accessibility issues, safe travel/transit routes and environmental barriers. Unit staff also present in-service trainings on blindness etiquette to professionals and consumers’ family members.
Our ideal candidate flourishes in a team-oriented human services environment. The selected applicant is analytical, detail-oriented, knowledgeable about O&M services and models, with a proven ability to build and maintain partnerships.
You can view a summary of this announcement in American Sign Language (ASL) on the MCB YouTube channel here.
Duties and Responsibilities (these duties are a general summary and not all inclusive):
About the Commission for the Blind
MCB services individuals in Massachusetts who are legally blind by providing access to employment opportunities and social rehabilitation with the goal of increasing independence and self-determination.
As an employee of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts you are offered a great career opportunity influencing a wide-spectrum of services to the diverse populations we serve - but it's more than a paycheck. The State's total compensation package features an outstanding set of employee benefits which you should consider towards your overall compensation, including:
A criminal background check will be completed on the recommended candidate as required by the regulations set forth by the Executive Office of Health and Human Services prior to the candidate being hired. For more information, please visit http://www.mass.gov/hhs/cori
A tax history background check will also be completed on the recommended candidate as required by the regulations set forth by the Executive Office of Health and Human Services prior to the candidate being hired.
Education, licensure and certifications will be verified in accordance with the Human Resources Division's Hiring Guidelines.
Education and license/certification information provided the selected candidate(s) is subject to the Massachusetts Public Records law and may be published on the Commonwealth's website.
For questions regarding this requisition, please contact the Executive Office of Health and Human Services Human Resources at 1 (800) 510-4122, Ext. #2.
Applicants should submit a cover letter and resume for the Director of Orientation and Mobility Requisition.
MINIMUM ENTRANCE REQUIREMENTS:
Applicants must have at least (A) four (4) years of full-time or, equivalent part-time, professional, professional internship, administrative, supervisory, or managerial experience in business administration, business management, public administration, public management, clinical administration or clinical management or (B) any equivalent combination of the required experience and substitutions below.
I. A certificate in a relevant or related field may be substituted for one (1) year of the required experience.
II. An Associate’s degree in a related field may be substituted for one (1) year of the required experience.
III. A Bachelor’s degree in a related field may be substituted for two (2) years of the required experience.
IV. A Graduate degree in a related field may be substituted for three (3) years of the required experience.
V. A Doctorate degree in a related field may be substituted for the required experience.
An Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer. Females, minorities, veterans, and persons with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply.
Official Title: Program Manager IV
Primary Location: United States-Massachusetts-Boston-600 Washington Street
Job: Community and Social Services
Agency: Commission for the Blind
Job Posting: Feb 25, 2021, 3:51:27 PM
Number of Openings: 1
Salary: 35,247.68 - 100,907.45 Yearly
If you have Diversity, Affirmative Action or Equal Employment Opportunity questions or need a Reasonable Accommodation, please contact Diversity Officer / ADA Coordinator: Kamilia Drogosz - 6172793332
Bargaining Unit: M99-Managers (EXE)