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BASIC FUNCTION: Provides assessment and instruction in skills that enable visually impaired individuals to maximize their orientation and mobility skills.
Assesses the travel needs and functional level of each client/student assigned.
In cooperation with the school and the parents/guardian of a minor, develops goals and objectives for a student’s individual education plan (IEP).
Provides instruction in skills consistent with the accepted practice of orientation and mobility.
Maintains professional growth through professional reading and attendance at professional conferences.
Consults with professionals in other fields when necessary to assess the client's physical, psycho-emotional, and learning capabilities.
Serves as member of interdisciplinary team.
Informs students, families, and interested parties of the merits and limitations of mobility devices and technologies.
Participates in regular staffing, parent/teacher conferences, and ETR & IEP meetings to review the student's needs and progress toward the IEP goals and objectives.
Maintains case records (Entered within the 72-hour agency standard) and written reports regarding progress as required. Update forms, paperwork, demographics for new and existing clients as needed in the electronic health record.
Serves as an agency resource in answering inquiries from the public regarding independent travel issues of persons who are disabled and/or visually impaired.
As needed or requested provides public information and advocacy on issues pertaining to architectural and transportation access.
As needed or requested assists with public education programs to expand community awareness about people with visual impairments.
Assists in the development of O & M opportunities for those with disabilities that may be considered outside the regular available O & M scope.
Performs other job-related duties upon the request of supervisor.
Travel to and from outside appointments
Administers assessments, writes reports and goals, provides public education, and provides service coordination
Ability to use and input into software applications
Provide program support as needed to department programs and activities
Provide direct service to clients and families
Provide mobility training in and outside of building
Maintain physical requirements of position
Employee will maintain a valid driver’s license in the State of Ohio with daily access to an insured vehicle, for client transportation.
Educational: Minimum of bachelor’s degree from an accredited university in Orientation and Mobility or related field, master’s degree preferred. Must be O & M Certified and/or ACVREP (The Academy for Certification of Vision Rehabilitation and Education Professionals) certified. Must apply and be approved for a 5-year Pupil Services License in the teaching field of O&M through the Ohio Department of Education.
Experience: Experience providing service to school-age students preferred.
Skills: Excellent verbal and written skills. Ability to work effectively with visually impaired individuals and individuals who have other disabilities. Excellent teaching skills. Ability to work effectively in a variety of settings Successful collaborating with various educational professionals, able to be flexible and adaptable in instruction, able to write professional reports, student goals and objectives, and manage time and responsibilities to accomplish tasks and deliver excellent service to students with visual impairments.
Who We Are
Cleveland Sight Center believes that members of the blind and visually impaired community can do anything a sighted person can with the right training, support and tools. We engage, educate, empower and employ; providing training and guidance to our clients and the communities we serve.
Cleveland Sight Center (CSC) has served the needs of Northeast Ohio residents who are blind or have low vision for over a century. CSC offers developmental, rehabilitation and vocational services to ensure success in today’s society.
Why We Are Here
Cleveland Sight Center’s mission is to empower people with vision loss to realize their full potential and to shape the community’s vision of that potential. ?
CSC understands the fears associated with the loss of eyesight. We are committed to helping our clients achieve ambitions and goals that they may have thought were unrealistic because of vision loss. CSC is where you can be yourself and become part of an extended family whose members are coping every day with blindness and low vision.
Diversity and Inclusion
Cleveland Sight Center is committed to values of diversity and inclusion in order to create a climate of respect that is supportive to everyone’s individual success. We place a high value on diversity of experiences and perspectives and encourages applications from all qualified individuals from all ethnic and racial backgrounds, veterans, LGBTQ individuals, and persons with disabilities or any other factor or characteristic protected by law. We recognize that the responsibility for diversity and inclusion lies with all at the agency: leadership, administration, staff and volunteers.
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