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Society for the Blind, located in Sacramento California, has been
providing individuals living with blindness or low vision training,
tools, and mentorship to achieve empowerment and independence for over
sixty years. Our organization is currently seeking experienced,
qualified candidates for an open Orientation & Mobility Instructor
position. A description of the job is provided below. This
position is full-time (40 hours per week), and it includes a competitive
compensation and benefits package. Interested applicants may email
cover letters and resumes to Shane Snyder, Director of Programs, at
email@example.com</a>. The position will remain open
until filled. No phone calls, please. Thank you for your
Orientation & Mobility Instructor<br>
Director of Programs<br>
General Description: </b>The essential function of the job is to teach
students how to travel safely, efficiently, and independently in their
homes, workplaces, community, and beyond.<br>
<li>Instruct students in the proper use of the long, white cane and other
mobility aids to travel safely, efficiently, and independently.
<li>Introduce students to and teach them in the use of non-visual methods
and strategies for orientation and mobility.
<li>Using the Structure Discovery Method, Provide real world
opportunities to practice and reinforce non-visual skills and techniques
for safe, efficient, and independent travel.
<li>Instruct students in how to safely, locate, detect, and negotiate
stairways including ascending/descending, fall prevention/recovery, and
checking for hazards.
<li>Conduct training in non-visual techniques for safely crossing both
controlled and uncontrolled intersections including strategies for
negotiating high traffic roadways.
<li>Teach students how to safely and effectively utilize public
transportation, including: route and trip planning; locating
transit stops and transportation hubs; and boarding/exiting busses,
trains, airplanes and other vehicles. Instruct students in how to safely
and effectively negotiate escalators, elevators, revolving doors, and
other challenges encountered when traveling.<a name="OLE_LINK2"></a>
<li>Teach students how to locate, use, and navigate safely and
efficiently busy public facilities such as shopping malls, stadiums,
airports, hospitals, college campuses, etc.
<li>Create tactile and auditory maps and instruct students in their
<li>Evaluate students' functional, physical and mental capabilities, as
related to mobility and orientation.
<li>Determine individual studentsí need for physical conditioning.
<li>Stay current in areas of responsibility.
<li>Address and conduct workshops for interested groups as requested.
</b>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.<br>
2. Documents immediately and
thoroughly any student falls or other accidents that occur during
</u>Team Building and Networking</b>
<li>Present client issues to supervisor and contribute to ongoing problem
solving of such issues while maintaining appropriate confidentiality.
<li>Consult with other professionals, family members or other appropriate
parties regarding the progress and problems of the students.
<li>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.
<li>Maintain positive and professional relations with counselors of
Department of Rehabilitation and other agencies as well as Society
students, staff, and volunteers.
<li>Coordinate effective client service with third-party counselors, such
as Department of Rehabilitation.
<li>Attend all staff and department meetings
<li>Adhere to all Society policies and procedures
<li>Obtain training to enhance job requirements
<li>Other duties as required
<li>A minimum of two years working experience.
<li>Masterís Degree in Orientation & Mobility or related field.
<li>COMS or NOMC certification in O&M instruction.
<li>Ability to stand and walk for at least seven hours per day
<li>Sufficient stamina to walk distances of up to two miles at a time
<li>Ability to safely descend stairs backward and ahead of students to
lend any necessary support and to help prevent falls.
<li>Sufficient strength to support the weight of adult students in case
of stumbling or falling.
<li>Proficiency in English grammar, usage, and mechanics
<li>Excellent verbal, written, and interpersonal communication skills.
<li>Strong computer skills, including proficiency in MS Office - Word,
Excel, Outlook & Internet Explorer.
Director of Programs<br>
Society for the Blind<br>
1238 S Street<br>
Sacramento, CA 95811<br>
Direct Line: (916) 889-7588<br>
SFTB Main Phone: (916) 452-8271<br>
Fax: (916) 492-283<br>
<i>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.<br>
Andrews and long white cane Harry.<br>
E-Mail: firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com<br>