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Date: December 3, 2012
Job Title: Specialist, Orientation & Mobility
Term: 11 month contract, 35 hours per week
Location: York Region, ON
In covering a broad range of duties and responsibilities include instructing individuals with vision loss on orientation and mobility travel skills and techniques.
Essential Duties entail (but not limited to):
• Conducts assessments and documents the O&M needs and personal goals of individuals with vision loss.
• With the individual, identifies and prioritizes goals and develops an orientation & mobility service plan.
• Teaches concept development, spatial and sensory awareness, pre-cane skills, cane techniques, and travel skills.
• Encourages and provides support in assertiveness/advocacy skills to individuals as it relates to orientation and mobility.
• Provides information and lessons in the use of electronic travel aids
• Provides tactile maps as required.
• Teaches sighted guide to family members and others.
• Acts as a resource person for information regarding guide dog schools. Provide skill development to prepare individuals to work with a guide dog. Works with guide dog schools as required.
• Acts as a resource in matters related to accessible design and the built environment.
• Maintains all case data and documentation consistent with CNIB Systems and Procedures.
• Performs administrative duties including but not limited to service tracking, benchmarking, report writing, etc.
Qualifications: (Education, Training, Experience):
• Graduate of the Instructor for Blind and Visually Impaired Program (Mohawk College); or Diploma in Specialized Studies, O&M and Vision Rehabilitation (University of Montreal).
• Good command of relevant computer applications.
• Excellent verbal and written communications skills.
• Eligible for ACVREP certification.
• Knowledge and experience working with individuals with vision loss.
• Knowledgeable about disabilities and all life stages (children to seniors)
• Well developed interpersonal and communications skills.
• Decision-making and problem-solving ability.
• Mature and professional attitude.
• Self-directed, organized and detail oriented.
• Demonstrated client centred approach and commitment.
• Service will be provided in CNIB centres, individual homes and/or the community.
• Willingness to work flexible hours.
• Travel will be required.
• Access to a reliable vehicle, as you may be required to use your own vehicle
Salary Range: Commensurate with experience
Closing Date for Applications: December 10, 2012
Please send cover letter and resume, and mention how you learned of this position. Although we thank you for your interest, we would appreciate no phone calls please.
We thank all applicants for their interest in CNIB, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.
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