[Nfbc-info] Fwd: O and M Position Sacramento
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:
>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
>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,
>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.
>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:
>O&M programs sponsored by the U.S. Rehabilitation Services
>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
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