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Alaska Ctr. for the Blind & Visually

05/10/2022

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Are you ready for an adventure? Alaska is the place for you; the last frontier, crystal clear waters, hiking, wildlife, community, diversity and full of opportunity to connect with individuals experiencing blindness and low vision. The air is fresh, the water is clean, the people are friendly, and the food is great!
The Alaska Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired is looking for a Certified O&M (or a certifi-able O&M candidate), with a Low Vision Therapist Certification, or a COMS with low vision ex-perience who would like to impact the lives of blind Alaskans. The Alaska Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired rehabilitation training center is the only blind and visually impaired center in the State and is headquartered in Anchorage, the largest city in Alaska.
This is a two-part position, the first portion of this position will be in Anchorage, delivering Cen-ter-based O&M instruction, and low vision clinics. The second portion will include traveling throughout the State via plane or on the road system to provide services in rural Alaska, facilitat-ing low vision clinics, providing basic cane travel skills, and assisting in maintaining a grant that serves blind Alaskans living in rural areas. Alaska’s road system is small and limited, so rural travel will consist of plane trips to small communities. On average, there are 12 plane trips an-nually, lasting between 2 and 4 days and about 5 road trips that are within a day’s travel of Anchorage.
This is a full-time position with a salary range of $50,000+(DOE). Medical, dental and life insur-ance benefits with a health savings account, as well as 2 days of personal leave, sick leave, an-nual leave, and 12 holiday leave days are offered during the year. There also is the option of transitional housing of 60-90 days in our residential center during the initial period of finding housing. If the candidate does not have the O&M ACVREP certification, the Center can help with this cost. Professional liability insurance, mileage reimbursement, and a monthly cell phone contribution, along with the opportunity to collect and use frequent flier miles earned while trav-eling for work are also available. There is an option to enroll in a pre-tax employee 403(b) re-tirement savings plan and plans are to offer an Employer Match for FY2023.
The Alaska Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired is a small organization with an interde-pendent, collaborative staff that values teamwork. This job includes room for creativity and va-riety. The Center is an equal opportunity employer.
Required qualifications: O&M Certification (or pending certification) and experience working with low vision clients. Desirable qualifications: Low Vision Certification and successful experi-ence working in rural locations and with people of Alaska Native/Native American heritage.
Please call Nate Kile, Program Director, with questions about the position, to see a full job de-scription, or to learn whether you might meet qualifications: 907.248.7770 or email: nkile@alaskabvi.org. You may also visit our website at www.AlaskaBVI.org. For more infor-mation on Alaska in general visit Alaska.gov, VisitAnchorage.com or www.travelalaska.com.

E_mail: cailleo@alaskabvi.org

Phone: 9073504959

Cert: COMS