Orientation and Mobility Supervisor
Job Details
LH Seattle - Seattle, WA
Full Time
4 Year Degree
Nonprofit - Social Services


The purpose of this position is to provide support to other Seattle based Orientation & Mobility Specialists (O&M), facilitate communication within the group, and provide Orientation & Mobility training, education, consultation, and technical assistance to people who are blind, DeafBlind, or blind with other disabilities, as well as education to employees and community members, and various departments throughout the Lighthouse.


Supervisory duties

Provide day to day support and oversight of Lighthouse facility based Orientation & Mobility Specialists in Seattle
Provide ongoing supervision, information, support and training to direct reports; provide feedback
on work product; complete annual reviews, work plans, and recommend development goals
Maintain program function, policy, and practices that provide quality supports by monitoring program and providing timely information as requested; supports contemporary programming and practices; adherence to policies and procedures.
Provide education/consultation and technical assistance to Lighthouse personnel and community members as appropriate, including all Lighthouse locations. Some travel with advance notice may be required.
Provide mentoring & training support as needed for new staff (training Apricot, Department and Lighthouse protocol).
Serve as point person for working cooperatively with Accommodations, Operations, Safety, and Maintenance personnel to make recommendations for accommodations; directs work to others that aligns with their areas of knowledge and expertise
Work cooperatively with local transit authorities to provide consultation, input and expertise
Attend staff, program and department meetings as required. Ensure other Orientation & Mobility staff have information and support they need to maintain effectiveness.
Represent Orientation & Mobility Team organization wide by attending meetings, presenting as needed
Ensure clear communication regarding required activities for contracts & grants, such as Metro contract, and others
Participate in development of program-wide goals and measurements on behalf of Orientation & Mobility Team
Oversee coordination of internships
Coordinate with Spokane O&M instructor as needed
Other duties as assigned

Orientation & Mobility Direct Service Job Duties

Organize, plan and provide Orientation & Mobility evaluation and instruction to people who are blind, blind with other disabilities, or DeafBlind, including employees and community members
Assess basic low vision needs for employees and other participants and refer to Independent Living Program as appropriate
Coordinate with other Orientation & Mobility Specialists to ensure other Lighthouse sites such as Joint Base Lewis McChord (JBLM) and Contract Management Services (CMS) have training and accommodation support or as needed (magnifiers, CCTVs, lighting recommendation, mobility instruction, cane tips, etc)
Travel to other Base Supply Centers (BSC) as requested, and/or find local resource to provide training.
Support DeafBlind Retreat as needed
Deliver services defined in grants and contracts
Develop and maintain positive relationships in the Orientation and Mobility professional arena
Maintain files, provide documentation, data collection, reports, and summaries as needed

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities Requirements

Demonstrated knowledge of a wide range of accommodation resources
Ability to problem solve effectively
Ability to take initiative, function autonomously, and be dependable.
Ability to produce high-quality written documents, including correspondence, reports, etc
Comprehensive knowledge of PC applications, including MS Office applications, browsers, and database software.
Professional demeanor
Demonstrated excellent written and interpersonal communication skills
Willingness to work as a team member
Mature judgment and sensitivity in interpersonal relations and among diverse groups
Demonstrated strong verbal and written communication skills

Minimum Requirements:

BA or MA in Orientation and Mobility required
ACVREP certification required
Five (5) + years experience providing Orientation and Mobility training and instruction required
Ability to travel to other Lighthouse locations with proper notice given
Dual competency in Orientation & Mobility and Rehabilitation Teaching or Low Vision Specialist preferred
ASL 4 skills or above, or willingness to learn preferred
Three years supervisory experience preferred
Ability to work assigned schedule