02/09/2023Return to view all job openings
Perkins is more than a school; we are an international NGO dedicated to working in 100 countries for over 100 years to help children with multiple, complex disabilities and visual impairments and their families. We are unlocking opportunities and igniting change. At Perkins, we think courageously, we are collaborative and we take ownership. You will be supported and cheered throughout your career. Join a community of growth!
Under the general direction of the Education Director, the O&M Specialist provides orientation and mobility instructional services for blind, visually impaired or multiple disability students. They will train visually impaired students to make maximum safe travel and develop functional independence in a variety of environments, while serving as a member of an interdisciplinary team to provide individual educational and pre-vocational programs for students.
The Itinerant Orientation and Mobility Specialist provides:
Direct, specialized instruction and consultative services, using an Itinerant based model, as they apply to developmental and compensatory skills, for students who are blind, visually impaired including those with additional disabilities (ages birth -22).
Teach and/or modify content based on appropriate curriculum.
Serve as a resource for training and consultation to schools, families, agencies and community as it relates to students.
Applicants should have expertise in IFSP and IEP development, the assessment and evaluation of students with vision impairments (FVE, LMA, ECC), with a focus on monitoring student progress, and act as an integral collaborative member of an educational team.
Applicants should be willing to travel and be flexible in scheduling.
Student assessments, development and implementation of individual family service plans and development and implementation of individual education plans.
Consultation to and in-service training for education professionals and early intervention professionals
Paperwork associated with evaluations, contract services, reports and billing.
Eligibility for ACVREP Certification as an Orientation and Mobility Instructor
Ability to complete and maintain First Aid and Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) Automated External Defibrillator (AED), and Crisis Prevention and Physical Intervention (CPPI) Certifications
Preference may be given to candidates with:
Two years’ experience teaching students with visual impairments who may also have additional disabilities
Valid driver’s license and willingness to drive school vehicles including chair cars
Cert: Any Certification