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(with or without reasonable accommodations)

  • Organize, plan, and provide direct orientation and mobility instruction to participants
  • Monitor participant progress and revise materials and instruction to meet individual participant needs
  • Maintain documentation consistent with the Center’s policies and procedures and funding requirements (including initial meeting, assessment, goal planning, information and referral, output/outcome measurements, etc.)


  • Clear understanding of, and passion for, the Center's mission and vision
  • Certified in orientation and mobility service provision by the Academy for Certification of Vision Rehabilitation & Education Professionals (ACVREP), OR has a National Orientation and Mobility Certification (NOMC) through National Blindness Professional Certification Board (NBPCB)
  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • Experience working with individuals who are blind and have low vision


  • Bilingual English/Spanish

Note: Personal experience with disability and familiarity with disability rights/independent living philosophy preferred!


  • Demonstrates personal integrity, credibility and flexibility within the scope of the job responsibilities
  • Demonstrates understanding and endorsement of Independent Living Philosophy and support of DIRECT’s mission, vision, and goals
  • Demonstrates respect and value of consumers’ choices, decisions, and preferences; accepts diversity in others
  • Demonstrates the ability to utilize a wide range of knowledge and skills – and to incorporate new information – to achieve desired outcomes within the scope of the job responsibilities
  • Demonstrates the ability and initiative to evaluate options, make decisions, resolve potential or actual problems effectively, and accept accountability within the scope of job responsibilities
  • Demonstrates the ability to participate as an active member of a team
  • Demonstrates the ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing
  • Demonstrates the ability to learn through the supervisory and peer/team process
  • Demonstrates the ability to organize, manage, and follow through on own workload and priorities
  • Demonstrates the ability to collect, retrieve, and manipulate computerized data

TO APPLY, submit Cover Letter and Resume to Qualified individuals with disabilities strongly encouraged to apply.


Phone: 5206246452

Cert: COMS

Direct is committed to providing access and equal opportunity in employment. Activities such as hiring, promotion, and compensation of employees are conducted without regard to race; color; religion; genetic information; national origin; sex (including same sex); sexual orientation, gender identity or expression; pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions; age; disability; citizenship status; service member status; marital status, or any other category protected under federal, state, or local law. Direct will work with qualified individuals to find reasonable accommodations as necessary, unless doing so would impose an undue hardship on Center operations.