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Essential Duties and Responsibilities:    

Ensures services provided to consumers are person-centered and meet their unique needs:

  1. Assesses each consumer’s training priorities through dialogue with their respective team.
  2. Actively collaborates with consumers and team to design trans-disciplinary goals and training activities creating an individualized program where progress is evaluated through debriefing and further dialogue to identify further learning opportunities.    
  3. Communicates with all team members regarding consumers’ training priorities and short and long term goals. 
  4. Ensures consumer involvement in decision making process with their team throughout evaluation and training.

Provides instruction in safe and efficient travel skills; specifically, indoor techniques including human guide, self protection, and cane skills on campus to consumers. Lessons are given both day and evenings and the use of one's personal vehicle in transporting students during lesson's may be required.

Evaluates progress of students and submits scheduled written reports (assessment, training and transition).

Participates in weekly team meetings, community of practice (COP) meetings with O&M colleagues, student employment planning meetings, and full staff meetings.

Keeps abreast of and evaluates current O&M research, teaching methods and aids.  If appropriate, recommends and implements these methods or aids into student programs and services.

When assigned provides in-service training for staff members and others regarding Orientation and Mobility training for deaf-blind individuals.

Accompanies and provides human guide and/or communication support for consumers and professional staff members when assigned.   To accomplish this, it may be required to use personal vehicle on occasion. 

Education and/or EXPERIENCE

Master's degree in Blind Rehabilitation with an emphasis in Orientation and Mobility required.  Two years experience in teaching orientation and mobility preferred. Knowledge of braille and sign language preferred.


ACVREP certification in  Orientation and Mobility required.   


  • PTO, Paid Sick Time, Personal Days 
  • Paid Holidays 
  • Short Term Disability/ Life Insurance
  • 403b Program with Employer Match
  • Tuition Assistance 
  • Career Advancement Opportunities  

*No-frills positions are those that receive an additional 10% premium on the hourly rate of pay, but do not participate in the Union Health Insurance Plan. Individuals seeking a No-frills position must show they have alternative insurance to be eligible.


Phone: (516) 833-8301 Ext:268

Cert: COMS