[Nfbk] O&M Position Sacramento

Nickie Pearl njp at insightbb.com
Tue Nov 22 14:10:15 UTC 2011

-----Original Message----- 
From: David Andrews
Sent: Friday, November 18, 2011 11:31 PM
To: david.andrews at nfbnet.org
Subject: [Blindtlk] Fwd: O and M Position Sacramento

>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 
>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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