Certified Orientation and Mobility Specialist

Posted: 08/01/2023

Lighthouse Vision Loss Education Center in Sarasota, Florida is seeking a full-time Orientation and Mobility Specialist.

Founded in 1985, the Lighthouse Vision Loss Education Center is dedicated to providing quality vision rehabilitation services for the blind and visually impaired community in a five-county region. At the Lighthouse there are a lot of creative opportunities including virtual and in person training, funded continuing education, and a generous benefits package to include Medical, Dental, Vision and 403 B with employer match. The Orientation and Mobility Specialist will work with certified staff members that possess a team mentality and are always open to change. Degree in Visual Studies or related field preferred and have ACVREP, COMS certification or will earn within one year of employment.

The Orientation and Mobility Specialist is responsible for the planning and delivery of individualized instruction in orientation and mobility for blind and visually impaired clients. Duties include but are not limited to:

  •   Conduct home-based pre-assessments of clients’ needs for training that will allow them to travel safely in various environments.

  •   Write an individualized instruction plan with clear goals for instruction in conjunction with the client.

  •   Escort and/or transport clients as necessary for O&M lessons.

  •   Provide instruction in conjunction with individualized instruction plan.

  •   Evaluate client progress and and make recommendations for further training if


  •   Conduct client post-assessments to determine effectiveness of program.

  •   Complete and enter into database all reports and statistical information required by

    Lighthouse and funding sources such as DBS to document client progress including

    evaluations, goals, daily and monthly progress, prior to established deadlines.

  •   Assist in the development of needed community resources and education through

    in-service training programs.

  •   Provide classroom instruction for the Orientation and Mobility component of the

    Adjustment to Vision Loss course as needed.

  •   Attend meetings and trainings as needed.

    The Lighthouse has been a staple in the Sarasota community for over 35 years and has helped countless people with visual impairments find courage, community and independence. Join us!

All Lighthouse employees are subject to pre-employment background checks, and eligibility to work will be verified through E-Verify. Lighthouse Vision Loss Education Center is an equal opportunity and E-Verify employer with a drug-free workplace.

Visit lighthouseeducationcenter.org to learn more about us.

No telephone calls please! Please submit your cover letter and resume to human.resources@lighthouseeducationcenter.org.

Position Type: Full-time

Employer Type: Private Company

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