09/30/2021Return to view all job openings
We are looking for someone to provide orientation and mobility assessment and instruction to individuals who are blind, deafblind, or visually impaired to reach their desired ability to travel independently and safely in both familiar and unfamiliar areas, thus reducing one of their greatest impediments to personal independence.
Knowledge of orientation and mobility principles
Knowledge of adjustment to blindness concepts, the rehabilitation process, and the education of individuals with vision impairments.
Knowledge of functional implications of eye disorders.
Skills and ability to assess orientation and mobility needs and plan and carry out an individualized program of O&M instruction to meet those needs.
Skill and ability to assess individuals to identify proper use of both visual and non-visual techniques
The employee must possess the education and training in orientation and mobility and be certified by the Academy for Certification of Vision Rehabilitation and Education Professionals (COMS) or National Blindness Professional Certification Board (NOMC) or meet eligibility requirements to sit for exam within 6 months of hire
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Experience working with individuals who are blind, deafblind, or vision impaired preferred.
In accordance with Executive Directive #18, the Commonwealth of Virginia requires all Executive Branch employees, including new hires to disclose their vaccination status upon hire. Proof of vaccination will be required on your first day of work. If you are not vaccinated, you will be required to be tested for COVID-19 once per week on an indefinite basis.
This has been designated a sensitive position under Va. Code § 2.2-1201.1. A fingerprint-based criminal history check will be required of the finalist candidate.
The selected candidate must complete a Statement of Personal Economic Interests as a condition of employment (Va. Code § 2.2-3114