[Nfbc-info] O&M Instructor, two Positions, Sacramento

David Andrews dandrews at visi.com
Tue Aug 21 09:58:22 UTC 2012

Job Title:                              Orientation & Mobility Instructor II
Classification:                     Non-Exempt/Full-Time
Reports to:                           Daily Living Skills Team Lead

Society for the Blind is currently seeking qualified candidates to 
fill a position of Orientation & Mobility Instructor II. Our mission 
is to empower individuals who are blind or have low vision to live 
productively and independently by building confidence through 
training, tools and mentorship. Society for the Blind is a 501c3 
organization serving Northern California, with a focus on Sacramento, 
Placer and Yolo counties.

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.
    * Evaluate clients' functional, physical and mental capabilities, 
as related to mobility and orientation.
    * Determine individual clients' need for physical conditioning.
    * Stay current in areas of responsibility.
    * 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
    * 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.
    * Maintain positive and professional relations with counselors of 
Department of Rehabilitation and other agencies as well as Society 
clients, staff, and volunteers.
    * Coordinate effective client service with third-party 
counselors, such as Department of Rehabilitation.

Other Duties:
    * Attend all staff and department meetings
    * Adhere to all Society policies and procedures
    * Obtain training to enhance job requirements
    * Other duties as required

1.    A minimum of two years working experience.
    * Master's Degree in appropriate field.
    * Applicants must be graduates from either:
AER-certified institutions
O&M programs sponsored by the U.S. Rehabilitation Services 
Administration (RSA).
    * Certification/certifiability from one of RSA approved 
certifying bodies required
    * Excellent writing skills- English grammar and usage.
    * Excellent verbal communication skills.
    * Good computer skills. MS Office programs- Word, Excel, and 
Outlook & Internet Explorer.

To Apply
Submit cover letter and resume by email to Diane Starin, Daily Living 
Skills Team Lead at 
<mailto:dstarin at societyfortheblind.org>dstarin at societyfortheblind.org


Application's deadline: Until the position is filled.

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