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for the Blind

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Orientation and Mobility (O&M) Instructor

Organization: Louisiana Association for the Blind

Posted: 6/15/2018

Overview: The O&M Instructor works collaboratively with co-workers on the LVRC team and community partners to ensure clients of all ages receive comprehensive orientation and mobility training to help each individual achieve his or her goals for independence.

Duties include but are not limited to:

Assess the abilities of visually impaired individuals to travel independently in their homes and communities and make recommendations to meet the training needs of the individual.
• Instruct clients how to move confidently, safely, and independently in any environment.
• Travel to schools throughout the service area to deliver O&M instruction to school age children.
• Complete reports and other documentation as called for and in a timely manner.
• Organize and implement group outings in collaboration with other LVRC instructors.
• Develop and revise curricula as needed to ensure O&M instruction remains relevant to contemporary living and working situations.
• Develop and maintain relationships with Special Education Coordinators in service area.
• Work with O&M interns to provide diverse experiences in the field.
• Other duties as assigned.


Desired Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
• Demonstrated track record in team-oriented environment.
• Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite (especially Excel and Word).
• Strong communications, team-building, strategic, analytical, and problem-solving skills.
• Ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously with minimal supervision.


Qualifications:
• Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university, preferably in rehabilitation science, kinesiology, or related.
• Certification in O&M instruction, or willingness to obtain certification within a specified period of time.
• Ability to work with people who are blind and/or disabled.
• If sighted, a valid driver’s license, a good driving record, and proof of current auto insurance (day and some overnight travel are required to perform the duties of this position).


LAB is an equal opportunity employer. We do not discriminate on the basis of age, sex, race, religion or national origin. LAB is a drug free work place. Applicants will be required to pass a pre-employment drug screen.

Resumes will be accepted at the Louisiana Association for the Blind Human Resources office located 1750 Claiborne Avenue, Shreveport, LA, Monday through Friday 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM.

Contact: Mindy Brown

Phone: (318) 698-2300 ext. 106

Fax: (318) 698-2304

Email: mbrown@lablind.com

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