Organization:
Guide Dogs for the Blind

Location:
San Rafael, California,

Salary:
$34 - $41/hour

Contact Phone:
415-488-2318

Contact Email:
aconnan@guidedogs.com

Contact Address:

350 Los Ranchitos Road
San Rafael, CA 94903

Job URL:
https://app.jobvite.com/j?cj=ovrqsfwy&s=AER

Certified Orientation & Mobility Specialist

Job Description:

Help our clients reach life-changing mobility goals.

At Guide Dogs for the Blind (GDB), you can use your valuable skills and have a powerful impact in helping clients achieve their independent mobility goals. As a Certified Orientation & Mobility Specialist at our San Rafael campus, you will support new and existing clients in meeting O&M requirements for admission, provide direct O&M instruction to clients, and assist with administration of our O&M Immersion Program.

What you’ll do:

  • Provide direct O&M instruction to clients, including foundational O&M skills, long cane assessments and instruction, functional low vision and hearing evaluations, assistive technology training relevant to independent travel, and advanced training in complex intersections and travel environments
  • Assist with data collection and outcome measurements for the OMI Program and participate as a member of the review committee
  • Assist with planning and organizing O&M seminars and provide education and training to O&M specialists
  • Participate in Lifestyle Workshops and other outreach events
  • Give professional presentations about O&M and guide dog mobility at conferences and conventions

What you’ll love:

  • You will have direct impact on the success of the O&M Immersion Program and our mission.
  • You’ll work with passionate people across GDB who are invested in each other and provide support.
  • You can enjoy generous benefits including medical/dental/vision/life/disability insurance, 403(b), generous paid time off, tuition reimbursement, and great wellness perks like yoga, circuit training, and an onsite gym.
  • You can bring your dog to work!

Guide Dogs for the Blind

At Guide Dogs for the Blind (GDB), we believe that everyone deserves to move through the world safely and confidently – to live the life they want to live. As the largest guide dog school in North America, we have graduated more than 16,000 guide dog teams from across the U.S. and Canada since our founding in 1942. GDB not only improves mobility for our clients, we further inclusion. Join our team of more than 300 employees and share your passion for our mission.

At Guide Dogs for the Blind, we respect, value, and appreciate all differences. We welcome all qualified candidates irrespective of your race, color, religion, sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, marital status, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status. Individuals with disabilities, especially those who are blind or visually impaired, are encouraged to apply.  If you have a disability and need assistance and/or accommodation with applying for a job, please contact Human Resources.

Qualifications:

  • Certified Orientation & Mobility Specialist (COMS) required
  • Experience working with a broad range of clients in residential and in-home settings preferred
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite
  • Ability to work independently, multi-task, and follow through and complete projects
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills with a diverse constituency where sensitivity and confidentiality are critical
  • Telephone interviewing experience preferred
  • Spanish bilingual, and/or bicultural expertise highly desirable
  • Ability to travel up to 30% of the time