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Job 3205

Orientation and Mobility Specialist

Oklahoma Department of Rehabilitation Services

Ada, OK

 

Duties: The Orientation and Mobility instructor provides assessment and instruction with their customers in navigating their home, community, school and work type environments, and shall cover topics such as proper cane travel techniques, and instruction to facilitate self-problem solving, sighted guide, and guide dog use, and strategies to address potentially dangerous situations. The person in this position will also consult with other rehabilitation professionals throughout the vocational rehabilitation process to ensure high quality career and independent living outcomes for their customers. Communication between the O & M instructor and the Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor must be ongoing. The O & M instructor must have a good working knowledge of specialized residential training centers in order to provide accurate information so their customers are able to make informed choices and decision should concentrated, in-depth training in mastering blindness skills be called for. The O & M instructor must also be willing to do community outreach, educating outside entities about blindness, and the wide variety of possibilities for the success of people who are blind.

 

Qualifications: Level I - Education and Experience requirements at this level consist of a Bachelor’s degree in orientation and mobility, rehabilitation teaching or a bachelor’s degree and one year of experience in a disability related field. Level II - Requirements at this level consist of those indicated in Level I plus two years of experience in rehabilitation teaching or orientation and mobility. All applicants at this level must be eligible to sit for certification for either Vision Rehabilitation Therapist or Orientation and Mobility Specialist through the Academy for Certification of Vision Rehabilitation and Education Professionals (ACVREP) or the National Orientation and Mobility Certificate, (NOMC) from the National Blindness Professional Certification Board. Level III - Requirements at this level consist of those indicated in Level II. All applicants at this level must be certified in either Vision Rehabilitation Therapist or Orientation and Mobility Specialist through the Academy for Certification of Vision Rehabilitation and Education Professionals (ACVREP) or the National Orientation and Mobility Certificate, (NOMC) from the National Blindness Professional Certification Board.

 

Additional Information: Must apply online at the following address: http://www.jobaps.com/OK/sup/bulpreview.asp?R1=160624&R2=K23A&R3=05

 

Closing Date: 7/7/2016

 

For further information, contact:

Teresa McDermott

Programs Manager

1400 Hoppe Blvd, Suite A

Ada, OK 74820

Phone: (580) 310-5301

Email: tmcdermott@okdrs.gov

 

 

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