Orientation & Mobility Specialist (Sign on Bonus) - #BVI00127

The Department for the Blind and Vision Impaired (DBVI) provides quality programs of individualized rehabilitation services, educational consultation, technical assistance, and instruction that empower eligible individuals to achieve their desired levels of independence. Our programs are client-focused consistent with individual abilities and informed choices.

We are looking for someone to provide orientation and mobility assessment and instruction to individuals who are blind, visually impaired, or deafblind to reach their desired ability to travel independently and safely in both familiar and unfamiliar areas.

This position covers a territory of 5 cities and 12 counties, including Charlottesville City, Clarke, Culpeper, Fluvanna, Frederick, Greene, Harrisonburg City, Louisa, Madison, Orange, Rappahannock, Rockingham, Shenandoah, Staunton City, Warren, Waynesboro City, Winchester City.

Some highlights of this position include:
 Diverse clientele and client first agency philosophy
 Flexible and autonomous work
 Rural and urban settings for instruction
 Flexible schedule and workplace options (telework)
 Work tools provided (i.e., car, phone, computer)
 Opportunities for professional development and recertification
 Opportunities to participate in special projects.
 Salary with state benefits (i.e., retirement, insurance, leave, state holidays) and sign-on bonus


Minimum Qualifications

Knowledge of orientation and mobility principles; of adjustment to blindness concepts, the rehabilitation process, and the education of individuals with vision impairments; of functional implications of eye disorders.

Skills and ability to assess orientation and mobility needs and plan and carry out an individualized program of O&M instruction to meet those needs; to assess individuals to identify proper use of both visual and non-visual techniques.

Must possess the education and training in orientation and mobility and be certified by the Academy for Certification of Vision Rehabilitation and Education Professionals (COMS) or National Blindness Professional Certification Board (NOMC) or meet eligibility requirements to sit for exam within 6 months of hire.

($10,000 Sign on Bonus)

Preferred Qualifications:

Experience working with individuals who to blind, visually impaired, or deafblind.

Hiring Range: Salary range $47,476 - $87,831 ($10,000 Sign on Bonus)

See Special Instructions for details.

To apply:

Orientation and Mobility Specialist
Name: Human Resources
Agency: Dept for Blind/Vision Impaired