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Orientation and Mobility Specialist

Location
Austin, Texas
Job Type
Permanent
Posted
8 Sep 2022
JOB TITLE: Orientation and Mobility Specialist

AIM, Assessment Intervention Management

QUALIFICATIONS:
    • Valid Type 10 Certificate in Blind and Partially Seeing with O & M Endorsement OR AER Certification
    • Bachelor's Degree required; Master's Degree Preferred
    • Valid TX Driver's license and safe driving record
JOB DESCRIPTION:

AIM is an award-winning company that has won Best Place to Work, Top Workplaces, Best Workplaces in Texas, Top Company Cultures, and is a certified Great Place to Work!

Please visit our website at to learn more about what we do, read testimonials from clients and other AIMers, as well as view a video we did with the TEA.

AIM has an opening for an Orientation and Mobility Specialist to provide orientation and safe travel skills at a developmentally appropriate level to visually impaired students. To orient staff and train, staff to follow through on appropriate safe travel skills within the classroom and school.

KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS:
  • Working knowledge of orientation and travel skills from preschool through high school; including adapted mobility devices, long cane, public transportation, etc.
  • Ability to work well with all staff
  • Commitment to professional development
RESPONSIBILITIES:
  • Provide appropriate, individualized instruction to each student on the caseload
  • Develop lesson plans and schedules that meet the goals of each student
  • Provide consultation and assistance to vision staff as to skills to implement in the classroom
  • Establish open, frequent communication with parents, and all related service staff
  • Make recommendations for time need to implement goals
  • Knowledge of Braille
  • Ability to teach tactile maps
  • Ability to teach techniques to train eccentric viewing and utilization of appropriate low vision devices necessary for orientation or travel
  • Assisting students to understand the impact of vision and to make safe travel decisions
  • Follow through on team developed behavioral goals
  • Participate in appropriate staff meetings as requested
  • Establish and maintain a positive atmosphere in working with staff in order that this atmosphere will be carried over for the student
WORKING CONDITIONS
  • Maintain emotional control under stress.
  • Daily attendance and punctuality at work are essential functions of the job.
  • Regular District-wide travel to multiple work locations as assigned; frequent standing, stooping, bending, reaching, pulling, pushing, heavy lifting, and moderate carrying.
  • May be required to lift and transfer students to and from wheelchairs or assist with positioning students with physical disabilities.
  • Ability to adjust and adapt to a multitude of situations in the school environment
  • Strong family engagement and communication
COMPENSATION
  • Competitive regional market salary for COMS
  • Health benefits package available
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Details

  • Job Reference: 707269389-2
  • Date Posted: 8 September 2022
  • Recruiter: Assessment Intervention Management
  • Location: Austin, Texas
  • Salary: On Application
  • Sector: Education
  • Job Type: Permanent