Skip to Content

AFBAmerican Foundation®
for the Blind

Expanding possibilities for people with vision loss

Orientation and Mobility Specialist

Organization: Lighthouse For The Blind, Inc.

Posted: 2/14/2018


The purpose of this position is to provide O&M training, education/consultation and technical assistance to people who are blind, Deaf-Blind, 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 Deaf-Blind, 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


Contact: Kevin Daniel


Join Our Mission

Help us expand our resources for people with vision loss.