[Jobs] O&M Specialist position at Industries of the Blind Greensboro, NC

Richard Oliver rwoliverjr66 at gmail.com
Fri Aug 24 20:18:06 UTC 2018


Industries of the Blind in Greensboro North Carolina is a not for profit
501 C 3 organization working in the AbilityOne Program. Industries of the
Blind is currently looking to fill a position as O&M Specialist in order
To provide orientation and safe independent travel skills at an appropriate
level for visually impaired employees.  To orient and train IOB staff to
support employee’s orientation and mobility training.

*Job Requirements:*

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   Valid COMS certification from ACVREP
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   Bachelor’s Degree required; Master’s Degree preferred in Orientation and
   Mobility
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   Ability to instruct public transportation
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   Working knowledge of orientation and travel skills for the adult
   population including adapted mobility devices and cane mobility.
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   Ability to work well with all levels of professional, managerial and
   office staff
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   Knowledge of Grade One Braille
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   Ability to communicate effectively with people from diverse backgrounds.

*Job Duties:*

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   Conduct Indoor/Outdoor evaluations and create concise reports.
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   Provide appropriate individualized instruction to each employee based on
   their specific needs and abilities.
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   Develop lesson plans and schedules that meet the goals of each employee.
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   Make recommendations for training needed to meet individual goals.
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   Provide blind/low vision sensitivity training to sighed employees and
   human guide training.
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   Ability to teach techniques to utilize appropriate low vision devices
   necessary for orientation or travel.
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   Advise employees on the impact of vision changes on safe travel.
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   Create and teach tactile and google maps on phones.
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   Establish open, frequent communication with all related service staff
   and professionals within the community.
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   Establish and maintain a positive atmosphere with staff to encourage and
   provide support for employees in mobility training.
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   Requires general knowledge of independent living skills and adaptive
   technology skills generally available to employees.
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   Maintain accurate and confidential records on all evaluations and
   instruction provided.
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   Serve as a member of the Safety Committee to ensure safe evacuation
   training and implementation.
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   Order and facilitate the purchase of canes, mobility accessories and
   adaptive devices for blind employees.
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   Participate in the interview process of potential new hires.
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   Participate in the onboarding of new hires to provide orientation to the
   building and human guide & sensitivity training.



- For more information visit our website at www.industriesoftheblind.com or
call Laverne Goodridge or Susan Williams at 336-274-1591.

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