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Organization: Columbia Lighthouse for the Blind (CLB)

Position: Orientation & Mobility Specialist

Location(s): Washington, DC and Silver Spring, MD

Reports to: Associate Director, Rehabilitation Services


Are you an experienced rehabilitation professional who wants to make a difference?  Come join the Columbia Lighthouse for the Blind (CLB), a mission driven community resource for the blind and visually impaired community of greater Washington, DC!  CLB is seeking an Orientation & Mobility Specialist to provide individualized training to its adult clients in the DMV area who are blind or visually impaired.  This job opportunity is itinerant, occasionally reporting to the DC or Silver Spring office, and will require reliable transportation.  CLB offers a comprehensive benefits package, including 16 paid holidays each year.


As the Orientation & Mobility Specialist, you will teach adult clients to travel safely and independently.  Since 1900, CLB's mission has been promoting independence for people who are blind or visually impaired.  They provide a comprehensive range of programs and services for the nearly 180,000 people in Maryland, DC, and Virginia who are blind or visually impaired.


Qualified applicants will have a bachelor’s degree in Orientation & Mobility or completion of certificate program through an accredited university which meets the ACVREP 13 core domain areas such as COMS Certification or NOMC (National Orientation and Mobility Certification) certification plus a minimum of one year of experience in the field of blindness.  This position requires a familiarity with the blindness community and professional resources, as well as standard concepts, practices, and procedures within the vision rehabilitation field.  CLB seeks individuals with experience working with databases and excellent report writing and computer skills.  Dual certification O&M and VRT or O&M and TVI preferred.


How To Apply

If you believe you meet the requirements, please submit a resume to the following job link (or copy/paste link to a new window):


Additional inquiries and questions can be emailed to Beth Cessna at


CLB is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer.


About Columbia Lighthouse for the Blind (CLB)

Since 1900, Columbia Lighthouse for the Blind has been dedicated to helping the blind or visually impaired population of the greater Washington, DC region overcome the challenges of vision loss.  CLB's work enables people of all ages who are blind or visually impaired to remain independent, active, and productive in our society.  CLB provides programs and services to people of all ages who are blind or visually impaired, regardless of their ability to pay.


CLB is committed to assuring that all recruiting, hiring, training, promotion, compensation, and other employment related programs are provided fairly to all persons on an equal opportunity basis without regard to race, creed, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, disability, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.  Employment decisions are based on the principles of equal opportunity and affirmative action.


About Cessna & Associates, LLC

Cessna & Associates, LLC is a boutique HR consultancy partnering with mission driven, non-profit organizations.  Our goal is to identify the best potential candidates that the market has to offer. 


The Power of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Fuels Success

Cessna & Associates embraces and celebrates the strength that diversity brings to our organization.  Just as we are deliberate in our own pursuit of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion initiatives, our efforts support our clients' DEI success. We drive every search with an unyielding focus to create an even playing field for all candidates and assess their ability to be "culture adds", not merely "fits" for our clients.  Our team builds and nurtures this rich tapestry of diversity for ourselves and for our clients.


Phone: 2022321765

Cert: COMS