Orientation and Mobility Specialist
Title: Orientation and Mobility Specialist
Location: Seattle, Washington
Dept.: Employee and Community Services
Reports to: VP of Employee and Community Services
Hours: Full Time, M/F, Days
The purpose of this position is to provide O&M training, education/consultation and technical assistance to people who are blind, DeafBlind, or blind with other disabilities, as well as education to employees and community members, and various departments throughout the Lighthouse and Base Supply Centers.
- Organize, plan and provide O & M evaluation and instruction to people who are blind, blind with other disabilities, or DeafBlind, including employees and community members
- Provide education/consultation and technical assistance to Lighthouse personnel and community members as appropriate, including all Lighthouse locations. Some travel with advance notice may be required.
- Work cooperatively with Accommodations, Operations, Safety, and Maintenance personnel to make recommendations for accommodations
- Work cooperatively with local transit authorities to provide consultation, input and expertise
- Work cooperatively to develop and maintain relationships with adaptive equipment vendors
- Assess basic low vision needs for employees and other participants
- Attend staff, program and department meetings as required
- Monitor and maintain stock of low vision and mobility related equipment for employee purchases and/or use.
- Coordinate with other O&M’s to ensure other Lighthouse sites such as JBLM and CMS have training and accommodation support or as needed (magnifiers, CCTV’s, lighting recommendation, mobility instruction, cane tips, etc)
- Travel to other Base Supply Centers as requested, and/or find local resource to provide training.
- Participate in development of program-wide goals and measurements
- Deliver services defined in grants and contracts
- Develop and maintain positive relationships in the O&M professional arena
- Maintain files, provide documentation, data collection, reports, and summaries as needed
- Develop annual budgets and work plans
- Demonstrated knowledge of a wide range of accommodation resources
- Ability to problem solve effectively
- Ability to take initiative, function autonomously, and be dependable.
- Ability to produce high-quality written documents, including correspondence, reports, etc
- Comprehensive knowledge of PC applications, including MS Word, Excel, Outlook, Internet Explorer and database software.
- Professional demeanor
- Demonstrated excellent written and interpersonal communication skills
- Willingness to work as a team member
- Mature judgment and sensitivity in interpersonal relations and among diverse groups
- Demonstrated strong verbal and written communication skills
- BA or MA in Orientation and Mobility Required
- ACVREP/COMS Certification Required
- 3 plus years of experience providing Orientation and Mobility training and instruction preferred
- Dual competency in Orientation & Mobility and Rehabilitation Teaching preferred
- ASL 4 skills or above preferred
Equal Opportunity Employer, Male / Female / Persons with Disabilities / VEVRAA
Please send resume to:
Kevin Daniel, Sr. Director of Strategic Recruiting
The Lighthouse for the Blind, Inc.
2501 S. Plum Street
Seattle, Washington 98144
Fax number: 206.436.2244