Due to damage caused by Hurricane Ian, the Lighthouse office is under construction.
We have temporarily moved to:
1506 Bayshore Gardens Pkwy Bradenton, FL 34207

+1 (941) 359-14047318 N Tamiami Trail, Sarasota, FL 34243
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Orientation & Mobility Specialist



The Orientation and Mobility Instructor is responsible for the planning and delivery of

individualized instruction in orientation and mobility for blind and visually impaired clients.


Essential Functions:

  •  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 with the client.
  •  Escort and/or transport clients as necessary for O&M lessons.  Provide instruction with an individualized instruction plan.
  • Monitor each client’s progress to ensure services and training methods are performed in accordance with ACVREP standards and DBS contractual guidelines.
  •  Evaluate client progress and make recommendations for further training if appropriate.
  •  Conduct client post-assessments to determine effectiveness of the program.
  •  Document client progress including evaluations, goals, daily and monthly progress, prior to established deadlines in the database.
  • 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
  •  Attend meetings and trainings Other Functions:
  •  Support Lighthouse’s fundraising activities.
  •  Perform other duties as assigned.
  •  Must have ACVREP certification in Orientation and Mobility or earn within one year of employment.
  •  Master’s Degree in Orientation and Mobility from an accredited college or university in Visual studies or related field.
  •  A minimum of six months’ of related experience is preferred.
  •  Good knowledge of implications of eye disorders, blindness and other disabilities.
  •  Strong computer and internet skills and working knowledge of Google (preferred) and/or Microsoft Office applications.
  •  Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to deal with a diverse range of clients and staff in a professional manner.
  •  Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  •  Strong organizational skills and ability to prioritize tasks in order to meet deadlines.
  •  Works independently with minimal supervision.
  •  Discretion and ability to maintain confidential information.
  •  Ability to work cooperatively as a team member to meet organizational goals. Physical Demands:
  • Ability to operate basic office equipment such as computers, copiers, printers and fax machines.
  •  Ability to travel within the service area (at times this can exceed two hours each way).
  • Ability to operate equipment used in rehabilitation service delivery.
  • Ability to stand for sustained periods of time assisting clients.
  •  Ability to speak loudly yet patiently with hearing-impaired clients. Other Requirements:
  •  Access to reliable transportation enabling regular, predictable, on-time attendance.
  •  If employee drives a car for Lighthouse business, valid Florida driver’s license, good driving record and proof of insurance are required.
  •  Pass background check.
  • Maintain and provide proof of required professional certifications.