Search

Job

Orientation and Mobility Specialist/Rehab Teaching - ILP HIRING BONUS

Posted by
New
|
Published 10 days ago

We are offering a $2500 hiring bonus!

The Lighthouse for the Blind, Inc. is a successful manufacturing social enterprise, with over 60 years of experience in precision machining, that is committed to making jobs accessible to individuals who are blind. Our manufacturing operations center on producing an array of machined parts and plastic injection molding for various aerospace manufacturers, as well as a host of office products and hydration equipment sold to the Federal Government under the AbilityOne Program. The Lighthouse offers Contract Management Support closeout services for commercial, federal, and military customers. We also run a Contact Center, which places and receives inbound and outbound calls for a large span of assorted clients. Lastly, we operate eight AbilityOne Base Supply Centers (BSCs) up and down the west coast that offer easy customer access to Lighthouse products, direct feedback and communication with customers, and employment opportunities for individuals who are blind in geographic areas not served by larger nonprofit agencies.

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.

Purpose:

The purpose of this position is to provide training in daily living/adaptive communication techniques, education/consultation, safe travel training and information & referral to community members who have low vision. The O&M Instructor works collaboratively with coworkers on the team, and with community partners to ensure clients 24 years old and above receive comprehensive adaptive skills training to help each individual achieve his or her goals for independence.

Responsibilities:

  • Teach skills of independent living, including navigation and basic cane skills to individuals who have low vision or are blind.
  • Assess home environment and recommend approaches to enhance independence, such as marking appliances, independent diabetic management/medicine management, and other in-home skills
  • Assess and provide training on adaptive communications skills, including introduction to accessibility techniques for smart phones/tablets
  • Assess basic low vision needs for community members
  • Provide training on devices to make best use of remaining vision as needed
  • Provide presentations, education/consultation and technical assistance to community members and organizations as approved.
  • Work cooperatively with coworkers
  • Complete initial phone assessments and scheduling
  • Attend staff, program and department meetings as scheduled
  • Monitor and maintain stock of low vision and mobility related equipment for purchases and/or use.
  • 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 O&M professional arena
  • Maintain files, provide documentation, data collection, reports, and summaries as needed & required; including ILID and Apricot on a timely basis.
  • Maintain certification(s)
  • Other duties as assigned

Minimum Requirements:

  • Demonstrated knowledge of a wide range of low vision aids and devices
  • Ability to problem solve effectively
  • Ability to take initiative, function autonomously, and be dependable.
  • Ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously with minimal supervision
  • 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
  • Ability to meet the background and education/experience levels required for ILP/DSB contracts required
  • ACVREP certification required
  • Three (3) + years experience providing Orientation and Mobility training and instruction preferred
  • Dual competency in Orientation & Mobility and Rehabilitation Teaching or CLVT strongly preferred
  • Ability to work schedule as assigned.
  • If a driver, must have a good driving record
  • This job requires travel in the field to peoples' homes and in the community on a daily basis

We are offering a $2500 hiring bonus!

The Lighthouse for the Blind, Inc. is a successful manufacturing social enterprise, with over 60 years of experience in precision machining, that is committed to making jobs accessible to individuals who…

Details at a Glance

  • Time Commitment
    Full Time Schedule
  • Start Date
    August 31, 2021
  • Application Deadline
    August 30, 2021
  • Education
    4-Year Degree Required
  • Professional Level
    Professional

Salary

$60,000 - $65,000DOE

Benefits

Medical, dental, vision, retirement, generous paid holidays, PTO

Medical, dental, vision, retirement, generous paid holidays, PTO

Level of Language Proficiency

English is required. ASL is nice to have.

English is required. ASL is nice to have.

Location

On-site
2501 S Plum St, Seattle, WA 98144, USA

How to Apply

Please apply online at https://lhblind.org/jobs/a-job-with-a-purpose/ in order to be considered.

Please apply online at https://lhblind.org/jobs/a-job-with-a-purpose/ in order to be considered.

Join Idealist

Sign up today to save your favorite jobs and get email alerts when new ones are posted.