Orientation and Mobility Specialist

Organization: The Lighthouse for the Blind, Inc.

Posted: 2020/10/02

We are a successful manufacturing organization with over 60 years of experience in precision machining as well as being a professional service provider and federal contractor. We produce an array of machined parts and plastic injection molding for various aerospace manufacturers, as well as a host of office products and hydration equipment. The Lighthouse also offers a variety of services to our commercial, federal, and military customers. These include Contract Management Support (CMS) services for government contracting offices and a Contact Center which places and receives inbound and outbound calls. We also own and operate base supply center stores on military bases along the West Coast.

If you are interested in being a part of a dynamic and engaged social enterprise that values: Accessibility, Accountability, Communication, Community, Confidentiality, Respect, Safety, Teamwork, Training, and Upward Mobility, you are encouraged to apply for the below position.

Summary:

The purpose of this position is to provide OM 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.

Responsibilities:

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 OMs to ensure other Lighthouse sites such as JBLM and CMS have training and accommodation support or as needed (magnifiers, CCTVs,
lighting recommendation, mobility instruction, cane tips, etc)
Travel to other Base Supply Centers as requested, and/or find local resource to provide training.
Participate and/or support ECS Department initiatives as needed (such as DeafBlind Retreat), and Lighthouse Strategic Plan initiatives
Participate in development of program-wide goals and measurements
Deliver services defined in grants and contracts
Develop and maintain positive relationships in the OM professional arena
Maintain files, provide documentation, data collection, reports, and summaries as needed
Develop annual budgets and work plans
Maintain certification
Performs other duties as assigned.

Minimum Requirements:

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, browser, 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 certification required
Three (3) + years experience providing Orientation and Mobility training and instruction preferred
Dual competency in Orientation & Mobility and Rehabilitation Teaching preferred
ASL 4 skills or above preferred
Ability to work schedule as assigned.

Equal Opportunity Employer, Male / Female / Persons with Disabilities / VEVRAA

FEDERAL CONTRACTOR

In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and to complete the required employment eligibility verification document forms upon hire.

For more information on the Lighthouse for the Blind, Inc

www.lhblind.org

Contact:

Name: Shawn Dobbs

Phone Number:

E-mail:sdobbs@lhblind.org

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