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CABVI is seeking an Orientation and Mobility Specialist. This position will be responsible for teaching safe and effective orientation and mobility skills which will enable consumers who are blind and visually impaired to achieve their highest level of functioning.  

Duties Include:

  • Effectively teaches orientation and mobility in a timely manner including: indoor mobility, cane skills, outdoor travel, self-protective techniques and sighted guide. Instruction also includes body and environmental concepts and low vision related services.
  • Conducts comprehensive orientation and mobility evaluations and assessments; develops and implements personalized lesson plans.
  • Completes all required documentation in a timely manner.
  • Develops weekly schedules to achieve hourly expectations with a cost effective approach.
  • Consults, refers and networks with primary care givers, CBVH/VESID personnel, associated professionals and CABVI staff.
  • Conducts community presentations and represents CABVI at meetings as assigned by supervisor.
  • Conducts programs and assist staff with the Adaptive Sports and Recreation Program including Camp Abilities.
  • Provide follow-up at campers school districts as it relates to adaptive physical education.


  • Master's degree or Bachelor's degree in Orientation and Mobility Teaching from accredited college or university.
  • AER certified preferred and/or AER certifiable.
  • Must meet CBVH contractual personnel standards
  • Extensive travel required. Instruction may occur in a variety of environments including consumer’s home or school, CABVI, or the community.
  • Must be knowledgeable in Grade 1 Braille, map development and reading, orthopedic prosthetic and cane techniques.
  • Must have excellent knowledge regarding adaptive equipment and low vision aids.
  • Frequently required to talk or hear. Must have stamina for indoor/outdoor travel training. Occasionally must lift and/or move up to 25 pounds.

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform key job elements.


CABVI offers a generous benefit package along with a family friendly work environment. We offer three health insurance plans to choose from along with dental and vision insurance. A retirement benefit through a 403(b) is offered to include employee and employer contributions. We also have paid time off, paid holidays, employer sponsored life insurance along with many other employee sponsored benefits. Visit us at!

CABVI is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer and welcomes all qualified applicants. Qualified applicants will receive fair and impartial consideration without regard to race, sex, color, religion, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, genetic data or any other legally protected status.


Phone: 315-797-2233

Cert: Multiple Certifications

The Central Association for the Blind and Visually Impaired (CABVI) is a not-for-profit agency with professional staff and support staff who provide comprehensive vision rehabilitation programs annually to more than 2000 people who are blind and visually impaired in a nine-county area.  We teach independent living skills, as well as orientation and mobility, and we offer low vision services, children’s services, and continually-expanding technology and employment programs. One facet of our employment services is Central Industries, the Association’s manufacturing division that helps
support agency services.  Our mission is to assist people who are blind or visually impaired achieve their highest
levels of independence.