[Nfbc-info] Fwd: O and M Position Sacramento

David Andrews dandrews at visi.com
Fri Nov 18 22:31:41 CST 2011

>The Society for the Blind, in Sacramento, California, is hiring for 
>the position of Orientation and Mobility Instructor.  Details are 
>listed below.  Please send applications and resumes to:
>Diane  Starin
>Daily Living Skills Instructor Team Lead Society for the Blind
>1238 S Street
>Sacramento, CA 95811
>Phone: 916-452-8271 ex 530
>Email <mailto:dstarin at societyfortheblind.org>dstarin at societyfortheblind.org
>Job Title:              Orientation & Mobility Instructor
>Classification:         Non-Exempt/Full-Time
>Reports to:             Daily Living Skills Team Lead
>General Description: The essential function of the job is to teach 
>clients how to maneuver and utilize Orientation & Mobility aids, 
>methods and services intended to assist in the development of the 
>client's independence and personal skills.
>1.    Provide instruction in Orientation & Mobility to clients using 
>the standard methods and techniques of the long cane.
>2.    Instruct clients in the use of certified low vision and 
>electric mobility aids.
>3.    Provide instruction in problem solving, direction finding and 
>structured discovery of the travel environment.
>4.    Orient clients to their physical environment through maximum 
>development and utilization of their remaining senses.
>5.    Conduct training on city streets.  Instruction is to include, 
>but not limited to the use of public transportation, escalators, 
>elevators, revolving doors and other features found in traveling.
>6.    Prepare tactual and auditory maps and instruct clients in 
>their proper use.
>7.    Evaluate clients' functional, physical and mental 
>capabilities, as related to mobility and orientation.
>8.    Determine individual clients' need for physical conditioning.
>9.    Stay current in areas of responsibility.
>10.   Address and conduct workshops for interested groups as requested.
>1.    Maintain thorough, complete and timely ongoing weekly and 
>monthly record keeping of client services; including, but not 
>limited to case notes, lesson notes, evaluations, progress reports, 
>and correspondence.
>Team building and Networking
>1.    Present client issues to supervisor and contribute to ongoing 
>problem solving of such issues while maintaining appropriate confidentiality.
>2.    Consult with other professionals, family members or other 
>appropriate parties regarding the progress and problems of the clients.
>3.    Participate in individual case conferences and confer 
>regularly with program staff on multi-disciplinary service team 
>concerning client's program and adjustment to blindness or vision loss.
>4.    Maintain positive and professional relations with counselors 
>of Department of Rehabilitation and other agencies as well as 
>Society clients, staff, and volunteers.
>5.    Coordinate effective client service with third-party 
>counselors, such as Department of Rehabilitation.
>Other Duties:
>1.    Attend all staff and department meetings
>2.    Adhere to all Society policies and procedures
>3.    Obtain training to enhance job requirements
>4.    Other duties as required
>1.    A minimum of two years working experience.
>2.    Master's Degree in appropriate field.
>3.    Applicants must be graduates from either:
>AER-certified institutions
>O&M programs sponsored by the U.S. Rehabilitation Services 
>Administration (RSA).
>4.    Certification/certifiability from one of RSA approved 
>certifying bodies required
>5.    Excellent writing skills- English grammar and usage.
>6.    Excellent verbal communication skills.
>7.    Good computer skills. MS Office programs- Word,  Excel, 
>Outlook & Internet Explorer.
>Peg Jolene Halverson
>Information Technology Facilitator
>Society for the Blind
>Phone: 916.889.7550

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