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Direct Service Delivery

·         Identify, coordinate, and deliver orientation & mobility assessment and instructional services to consumers who are blind or visually impaired including (but not limited to) the following:

o   Awareness of physical environment through sense of smell, hearing, and touch.

o   Personal skills, such as eating, grooming, dressing, and use of bathroom facilities.

o   Home management skills such as cooking and coin and money identification.

o   Communication skills such as use of the telephone.

o   Personal safety including protecting body, using hands and arms to detect obstacles.

o   Traveling alone, with or without cane, through use of a variety of actual or simulated travel situations and exercises.

o   Using assistive technology such as reading machines and common electrical devices, and in development of effective listening techniques.

·         Meet outcomes and reporting requirements of all grants and contracts

·         Provide information and educate individuals through the delivery of low vision support groups and independent living skills classes

·         Identify, coordinate, and deliver core services to consumers and communities including individual and systems advocacy, information and referral services, peer counseling, independent living skills training, and transition/deinstitutionalization

·         Identify and coordinate existing services that will assist individuals with disabilities in enhancing their goal of independent living

·         Work with consumers referred by the State of Kansas Vocational Rehabilitation program

·         Provide community education on O&M services throughout designated service areas

·         Assist and advocate for the development of new programs/services for persons with disabilities to enhance independent living and consumer choice

·         Assist consumers with developing Independent Living Plans that will meet the consumer’s needs and goals with identified tasks or offer Independent Living Plan Waivers; using the Self-Determination process

·         Inform consumers of available programs and services and assist in referrals to other agencies/community partners that will assist the consumer in meeting his/her goal of independent living 

·         Meet with consumers in their own homes, at designated offices, and by phone as needed to ensure continued consumer satisfaction and progress towards independent living plan goals

·         Ensure that consumers have full and unbiased access to a variety of services and service providers to meet their specific needs

·         Abide by KSA 39-1431 regarding reporting of abuse, neglect, exploitation, and fiduciary abuse to DCF Adult Protective Services

·         Maintain appropriate, positive, and professional interpersonal relationships with staff, peers, consumers, volunteers, and other stakeholders

·         Participate in the internal quality assurance process

·         Maintain accurate and timely documentation, including the consumer file,  DAVIS documentation, time and effort reports, and electronic documentation

·         Maintain confidentiality of both consumer and company information

·         Provide regular reports on Independent Living services and other activities

·         Meet regularly one on one with the Director of Core Services

·         Timely (within 3 days) and accurate database entries reporting work completed with consumers

·         Provide information and educate individuals, organizations, businesses, and municipalities regarding disability and accessibility issues

·         Provide outreach and education utilizing the self-determination philosophy that promotes people first language, individual choice and responsibility, self-advocacy and programs available to persons with disabilities

·         Provide education regarding disability through workshops, presentations, community fairs, and seminars

·         Maintain and submit accurate and timely reports to Kansas Rehabilitation Services

·         Abide by the policies and procedures as outlined in the RCIL Employee Manual



·         Attend staffing, trainings, and other meetings as required

·         Participate in training new staff for RCIL as requested

·         Maintain confidentiality of staff, DSW, consumer, and organization information

·         Provide administrative support to the Executive Director

·         Perform other duties as assigned



·         Orientation & Mobility Specialist certification

·         Bachelors degree

·         A personal experience with a disability as recognized by the Rehabilitation Act of 1973; and/or experience providing direct services to individuals with disabilities or disability related issues

·         An understanding of the Independent Living Philosophy

·         Excellent oral communication skills, written communication skills, and interpersonal skills

·         Excellent organizational skills

·         An ability to work productively, independently, and meet established deadlines

·         Reliable transportation as travel is a requirement

·         Valid driver’s license to ensure the ability to drive company vehicles without restrictions



·         Master’s Degree

·         Demonstrated knowledge of a range of disabilities

·         Demonstrated knowledge of services/resources available to individuals with disabilities

·         Computer knowledge including a working knowledge of Microsoft Office and the ability to utilize a Microsoft Access database, Microsoft Word, and Outlook


Phone: 7855283105

Cert: Any Certification

This is a full-time, grant funded position.  Great benefits including Paid Time Off, Ten Paid Holidays, Health, Dental and Vision Insurance, company funded Term Life Insurance, Flex scheduling, company car, and more.