The Sherlock Center on Disabilities at Rhode Island College invites applications for the full-time position of Orientation and Mobility Specialist. This is a grant-funded position, renewable, contingent upon funding. (180 days school year position).
The individual will provide specialized and sequential instruction to school aged students with visual impairments that promotes purposeful movement through familiar/unfamiliar environments safely and efficiently.
The Rhode Island Vision Education and Services Program (RIVESP), administered by the Sherlock Center at Rhode Island College, is a comprehensive program that provides teaching and consultation services to children who are blind or visually impaired, their families and educational staff within the school environment. The array of services available includes Orientation and Mobility, and the instruction of specific compensatory skills.
Rhode Island College is a regional comprehensive public college that serves approximately 6,400 undergraduate, graduate and doctoral students through its five schools: The Faculty of Arts and Sciences, the Feinstein School of Education and Human Development, the School of Business, the School of Nursing and the School of Social Work. Established in 1854, we are Rhode Island’s first public institution of higher education.
-Bachelor’s degree from Approved Program in Orientation and Mobility.
-Experience in public schools with students who are blind or visually impaired. -Must possess or be eligible for ACVREP certification.
- A thorough knowledge of the mobility needs of children who may be blind or visually impaired.
-Ability to assess and recommend appropriate interventions and sequential strategies that promote effective Orientation and Mobility.
Preferred qualifications: Master’s Degree