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Position Title:                       Orientation and Mobility Specialist


Status:                                   Exempt - LPE


Reports to:                            Manager of Rehabilitation Services


Overall Responsibility:


The Orientation and Mobility Specialist prepares individuals with visual impairments to travel independently.  The O & M Specialist will assist individuals to achieve maximum independence through instruction in safe, independent, and efficient travel in both familiar and unfamiliar environments.    


Education and Experience:


Bachelor’s or Masters Degree is required.   Certification by ACVREP or NOMCA is preferred.  Experience working in a team environment and ability to travel independently between sites is preferred.


Required Skills and Abilities: 


·        In-depth knowledge of principles, methodologies, tools, techniques, and equipment used for providing O&M to individuals who are blind or visually impaired.

·        Knowledge of state and federal laws, rules, and regulations that are applicable

·        Knowledge of physical and psychosocial adjustments to the loss of vision

·        Knowledge of low vision aids

·        Ability to accurately evaluate the O&M skill level of people who are blind or visually impaired

·        Ability to accurately maintain case management files and case reporting

·        Ability to communicate effectively and professionally, both orally and in writing, to meet the needs of the organization and individuals receiving services

·        Ability to problem solve and utilize necessary resources

·        Ability to exercise discretion, confidentiality, and independent judgment

·        Self motivated; require minimal supervision

·        Effective listening skills

·        Ability to work in a team-oriented environment

·        Ability to organize work flow, set priorities, and accomplish tasks in a timely manner


Job Duties and Responsibilities:


The essential functions of the Orientation and Mobility Specialist position consist primarily of, but are not limited to, the following:


·        Perform orientation and mobility evaluations that focus on short and long term needs of the individual

·        Design and implement a training program based on client-centered goals and evaluations

·        Complete assessment reports that include the needs and strengths of the consumer and an estimate of the length and frequency of service necessary to meet identified needs

·        Prepare daily logs and detailed written recommendations for equipment and/or services that are appropriate to the client’s needs and program plan

·        Maintain adequate records and progress reports on each individual

·        Provide consultation and support services to individuals, family and friends; provide outreach, information, training, and/or act as a resource to other community organizations

·        Provide supervised training for Orientation & Mobility, Rehabilitation Teacher, and Rehabilitation Counselor interns

·        Serve on a multi-disciplinary team to determine client independent program plans and progress in the Rehabilitation Center Program

·        Maintains list of community resources to make appropriate referrals as needed

·        Stays current in the field by maintaining certification and continued education through conferences and workshops; as well as provide training to other professionals

Perform other duties as assigned


Phone: 317-704-8256

Cert: COMS

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