Jan 13, 2024

Itinerant Certified Orientation and Mobility Specialist $3,000 bonus

  • TrulyHired
  • Watertown, MA, USA
Full-time School Support

Job Description

Itinerant Certified Orientation and Mobility Specialist Location: Central, MA Schedule: Full-time 37.5 hours/week Perkins School for the Blind, located near Boston, was the first school for the blind chartered in the United States in 1829. For over 180 years, the staff at Perkins have been providing quality services to students and clients who are blind, visually impaired, deafblind and multi-impaired. Perkins School for the Blind embraces diversity in ability, thought, culture and belief. We provide equal education and employment opportunities and value the unique talents and contributions of all of our students and staff The Itinerant Orientation and Mobility Specialist provides: Direct, specialized instruction and consultative services, using an Itinerant based model, as they apply to developmental and compensatory skills, for students who are blind, visually impaired including those with additional disabilities (ages birth -22). Teach and/or modify content based on appropriate curriculum. Serve as a resource for training and consultation to schools, families, agencies and community as it relates to students. Applicants should have expertise in IFSP and IEP development, the assessment and evaluation of students with vision impairments (FVE, LMA, ECC), with a focus on monitoring student progress, and act as an integral collaborative member of an educational team. Applicants should be willing to travel and be flexible in scheduling. Responsibilities include: Student assessments, development and implementation of individual family service plans and development and implementation of individual education plans. Consultation to and in-service training for education professionals and early intervention professionals Paperwork associated with evaluations, contract services, reports and billing. Minimum Requirements: Bachelors' degree Eligibility for ACVREP Certification as an Orientation and Mobility Instructor Ability to complete and maintain First Aid and Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) Automated External Defibrillator (AED), and Crisis Prevention and Physical Intervention (CPPI) Certifications Preference may be given to candidates with: Master's degree Two years' experience teaching students with visual impairments who may also have additional disabilities Valid driver's license and willingness to drive school vehicles including chair cars Perkins seeks to enhance its community of intellectually, culturally and socially diverse individuals to enrich the educational experience of our students. Applicants who represent a variety of backgrounds and abilities, who are bilingual, or who have life experience are encouraged to apply. Benefits: We provide a complete benefits package which includes tuition reimbursement, medical and dental insurance, LTD and Life insurance, retirement programs and staff development and training. Depending upon availability, housing may also be offered to staff. AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY/AFFIRMATIVE ACTION EMPLOYER ** $3,000 Sign on Bonus**

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