Orientation and Mobility Specialist (O&M) R-3991
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Talladega, AL 35161
• 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