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1. Assesses the travel needs and functional level of each client/student assigned.
2. In cooperation with the school and the parents/guardian of a minor, develops goals and objectives for a student’s individual education plan (IEP).
3. Provides instruction in skills consistent with the accepted practice of orientation and mobility.
4. Maintains professional growth through professional reading and attendance at professional conferences.
5. Consults with professionals in other fields when necessary to assess the client's physical, psycho-emotional, and learning capabilities.
6. Serves as member of interdisciplinary team.
7. Informs students, families, and interested parties of the merits and limitations of mobility devices and technologies.
8. Participates in regular staffing, parent/teacher conferences, and ETR & IEP meetings to review the student's needs and progress toward the IEP goals and objectives.
9. Maintains case records (Entered within the 72-hour agency standard) and written reports regarding progress as required. Update forms, paperwork, demographics for new and existing clients as needed in the electronic health record.
10. Serves as an agency resource in answering inquiries from the public regarding independent travel issues of persons who are disabled and/or visually impaired.
11. As needed or requested provides public information and advocacy on issues pertaining to architectural and transportation access.
12. As needed or requested assists with public education programs to expand community awareness about people with visual impairments.
13. Assists in the development of O & M opportunities for those with disabilities that may be considered outside the regular available O & M scope.
A. Educational: Minimum of bachelor’s degree from an accredited university in Orientation and Mobility or related field, master’s degree preferred. Must be O & M Certified and/or ACVREP (The Academy for Certification of Vision Rehabilitation and Education Professionals) certified.
B. Experience: Three years’ experience in O & M work desired.
C. Skills: Excellent verbal and written skills. Ability to work effectively with visually impaired individuals and individuals who have other disabilities. Excellent teaching skills. Ability to work effectively in a variety of settings. Ability to be creative in working with a development plan for those with disabilities that would be considered difficult in nature to develop O & M processes.
D. Physical: Must be able to provide services to clients in community and outdoors, at all temperatures and in all weather conditions. Must be able to transport client appliances and aids,visit community sites, some of which are not on public transportation. May occasionally transport colleagues in her/his personal vehicle.
At Cleveland Sight Center we value our employees and their commitment to our mission and offer competitive benefits such as generous paid time off, health insurance, 401(k) with employer match, life insurance, short and long term disability as well as a welcoming and compassionate work environment.
Founded in 1906, Cleveland Sight Center’s mission is to empower people with vision loss to realize their full potential, and to shape the community’s vision of that potential. We are constantly enhancing the breadth of our services and the sense of community to be a true partner for life for our clients and their families and caregivers.
The heart of our services is EDUCATION, EMPLOYMENT, and EMPOWERMENT. These form a continuum that underlies all that we do to help our clients achieve the independence to which they strive. Through our commitment to excellence and innovation we continue to be a national leader in the delivery of services to individuals with vision loss.
Diversity and Inclusion
The Cleveland Sight Center is committed to values of diversity and inclusion in order to create a climate of respect that is supportive to everyone’s individual success. We strive to provide an environment favorable to all regardless of race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, pregnancy, marital status, age, nationality, ethnicity, ancestry, disability, military status, genetic information, protected veteran status, or any other factor or characteristic protected by law. We recognize that the responsibility for diversity and inclusion lies with all at the agency: leadership, administration, staff and volunteers.