Orientation & Mobility Therapist

We are seeking a highly motivated and resourceful individual to join our dynamic non-profit organization as a Orientation & Mobility Therapist (O&M). The O&M provides direct, hands-on orientation and mobility services in both the community and agency settings. Assesses needs and teaches necessary skills, which enables consumers to function independently within their environments.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities:
 Works with other Rehabilitation Services staff to maximize the consumer's independent functioning and adjustment to visual impairment.
 Evaluates consumer's conceptual development and functional skills in the visual, auditory, tactile, balance and kinesthetic senses:
 Uses assessments to develop an individual rehabilitation plan acceptable to the consumer and the sponsor.
 Enlists the consumer's cooperation to carry out all aspects of the individual rehabilitation plan.
 Maintains proper documentation to comply with contract requirements and agency procedures:
 Prepares and submits all reports in a professional and timely manner.
 Fosters effective and professional communications within ABVI-Goodwill, as well as in the community:
 Makes community presentations and represents the agency at meetings as approved and directed by the Clinical Manager;
 Participates in agency meetings as assigned by the Clinical Manager; and
 Relates to consumers in a manner that acknowledges the value and dignity of each individual.


 Bachelor's Degree in Orientation and Mobility.
 Minimum of two years' related experience.
 National professional certification required or eligibility for certification with continued employment dependent on obtaining certification within first six months of employment.
 If the employee drives consumers while on the job, a clean, valid New York State Driver's License must be maintained.

Orientation and Mobility Specialist
New York
Devin Burns
Goodwill of the Finger Lakes, Vision Services