R-3991 Orientation and Mobility (O & M) Specialist- Re-Advertised
Position ID R-3991 Reference # 114125551
Posting Date: April 15, 2019
AIDB is sensitive to the needs of individuals who are Blind or Visually Impaired and/or Deaf or Hard of Hearing and for qualified applicants and employees will make reasonable accommodations.
POSITION: Orientation and Mobility (O&M) Specialist
E.H. Gentry Facility
- Must be certified in Orientation & Mobility by the Academy for Certification of Vision Rehabilitation and Education Professionals (ACVREP).
- Must hold an Alabama Teaching Certificate or be able to obtain certification within the first thirty (30) months of employment.
- Must have a demonstrated knowledge of the rehabilitation process and experience serving adults who are blind or DeafBlind.
- Must possess a valid Alabama Driver’s License and be able to be insured by the AIDB insurance carrier.
- Must demonstrate competency in reading and writing Braille by scoring 90% or better on the AIDB Braille Skills Assessment Inventory within the first thirty (30) months of employment.
- A sign language proficiency level of SURVIVAL according to the AIDB evaluation system in preferred. SURVIVAL must be obtained within the first thirty (30) months of employment.
- Must obtain an Alabama School Bus Driver’s License / CDL within the first twelve (12) months of employment. Must maintain yearly certification for Alabama School Bus Driver’s License.
- Upon offer of employment, the ABI/FBI record check must be completed based on the Alabama Child Protection Act of 1999 pursuant to Act 2002-457. A non-refundable fee of $46.90 is required at the scheduled appointment. Suitable criteria must be confirmed by the Alabama State Department of Education prior to beginning to work.
- Provide individualized orientation and mobility evaluation of and plan programs for blind and visually impaired adults including low vision travel aids, pre-cane skills, special travel needs, and sensory motor needs.
- Teach individualized orientation and mobility skills to all students scheduled to enable them to travel safely, efficiently, and confidently in familiar and unfamiliar environments at school and in the community.
- Transport students to various community locations as necessary to provide meaningful instruction in realistic learning environments.
- Provide both direct instruction and consultation to students with visual impairments.
- Prepare lesson plans inclusive of sequential and meaningful instruction geared to the student’s assessed needs.
- Become familiar with and be able to use the Gentry Referral Information Net (GRIN).
- Make and record observations of individual students as assigned, including, but not limited to, attendance, tardiness, inappropriate social behavior, dress, or other factors for the purpose of monitoring individual progress.
- Prepare sequential and meaningful instruction geared to the student's assessed needs, vocational goals and objectives, functioning level, and motivational level.
- Prepare and use equipment and materials for the development of orientation and mobility skills; e.g., tactual maps models, distance low vision aids and long canes.
- Review and update curriculum as necessary.
- Actively participate in and initiate student staffing as needed.
- Supervise the work of aides and interns as assigned.
- Participate in training sessions and provide in-service training on request.
- Participate in state and national meetings, workshops, presentations, conferences, and consumer groups; sharing information learned and best practice methodology to internal/external audiences.
- Attend departmental and campus-wide faculty and committee meetings.
- Maintain inventory of low vision and mobility equipment as assigned.
- Demonstrate professionalism in behavior and dress so as to be a good model for students.
- Perform additional instructional duties as assigned.
SALARY: $50,161 - $66,538 Scale G1 Rank 1B
$58,793 - $76,459 Scale G1 Rank 1A
$62,592 - $80,819 Scale G1 Rank 11
Direct deposit is required. Monthly Payroll
This is an exempt position, and is not subject to overtime or compensatory provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act.
DEADLINE FOR APPLICATION: Open until Filled
This position is funded by a grant award, funded by revenue generated, necessary for compliance or provides direct service delivery.
Please apply at www.aidb.org