State of Maine
04/26/2022Return to view all job openings
Primary responsibilities include:
- Determines feasibility of orientation and mobility training for clients, through evaluation of services available and expected results to set reasonable goals
- Assesses and instructs infants, children and adults who are blind or visually impaired in areas such as concept development and spatial awareness using knowledge of blind rehabilitation technique in order to improve client’s orientation and ability to interpret the environment around them.
- Teaches children and adults who are blind or visually impaired to travel safely and independently using remaining senses to improve mobility.
- Confers with community providers (DOE, DHHS, CDS, DVR) and blindness professionals (TVI, VRT, BRS, VRC) and other related professionals (OT, PT) to provide and coordinate referrals, & client services
- Provides services for potentially eligible, Pre-employment transition services and the transition services for youth with blindness and visual impairments as outlined in the state and federal laws and policies
- Writes evaluation & reports, plan, & case notes to document client needs
To be successful in the position, you must have knowledge of and experience in:
- Medical and psychological/social aspects of rehabilitation of persons who are blind or visually impaired
- Kinesiology, Audition and other senses
- Concept and sensory development
- Ability to work independently, with a team, and manage multiple tasks
- Masters degree in Orientation & Mobility - OR - Bachelors degree in Orientation & Mobility and two (2) years of experience providing instruction in Orientation & Mobility
- Must have (or be eligible within six (6) months) certification as an Orientation and Mobility Specialist.
- Dual certification O&M and CVRT, TVI, CRC or CLVT preferred.
Questions about this position should be directed to Judy Wolfe at Judy.H.Wolfe@maine.gov.
Why work for the State of Maine?
- Health, Dental and Vision Insurance
- Retirement Savings
- Flexible Spending Accounts
- Gym Membership Reimbursement
- Living Resources (Employee Assistance Program)
- Paid Holidays
- Federal Public Loan Forgiveness Program- to learn if you qualify, please visit https://studentaid.ed.gov/sa/repay-loans/forgiveness-cancellation/public-service#qualify
- Statewide Locations
- Seasonal Jobs
- Summer Internship Opportunities
The bi-weekly dollar values of some State-paid benefits include:
- 13.16% of pay to retirement for bargaining unit positions
- The value of State-paid Dental Insurance: $14.60 biweekly.
- At least 85% of the health insurance premium for the employee (at least $412.23). Participating in the Health Premium Credit Program can increase the state-paid amount by 5%. The level of the actual value of state paid Health Insurance will be based on the employee's wage rate and status with regard to the health credit premium payment. To explore the detailed cost of coverage for specific situations, please consult these tables.