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Updated as of July 20, 2022

Braille Institute is built on the time-tested foundation of excellent leadership, generous support from our donors, boundless service from our volunteers and extraordinary daily service from our dedicated staff. If you are interested in joining our team, we invite you to review the current employment opportunities and application instructions listed below for all of our Braille Institute centers.

How To Apply

Please e-mail your resume and cover letter to: resumes@brailleinstitute.org

Documents submitted via e-mail as attachments must be in Microsoft Word format with the “.doc” file extension or as an Adobe PDF document. We cannot accept compressed or zipped files. Resumes that do not reference a specific job title in the cover letter or e-mail subject line will not be considered.

Or mail hard copies to:

Human Resources
Braille Institute Of America
741 N. Vermont Avenue
Los Angeles, Ca 90029

For more information call 1-800-BRAILLE (272-4553) Monday – Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. (PST).

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ORIENTATION & MOBILITY SPECIALIST  – (Job#: 22-31) NEW
Duties Include: Conducting an initial and ongoing assessment of orientation and mobility skills for visually impaired individuals; Identifying and discussing mobility/travel goals and objectives; Determining and communicating the extent of training needed to achieve goals; Developing and documenting lesson plans; Documenting students’ progress using company data software; Scheduling students for Orientation & Mobility classes; Teaching students in the classroom, in the field, in the home setting and remotely on-line; Also teaching balance/coordination to students as needed; Assuring that visually impaired individuals are able to travel safely, confidently and efficiently; Conducting seminars and presentations in the community; Attending and participating in special events as required; Working in a standard office environment, classroom, in the field including homes, public transportation community centers and other outdoor training areas; Operating standard office equipment.
Minimum Requirements: Master’s degree in Special Education with specialization in Orientation & Mobility; Strong knowledge of Orientation & Mobility training techniques and mobility devices for the visually impaired also required; At least one year of experience training visually impaired and/or disabled individuals is desirable; Good communication, training, time management, and organizational skills; The ability to work independently and effectively train the visually impaired to achieve their Orientation & Mobility goals is essential; Certification by the Academy of Vision Rehabilitation and Education Professionals (ACVREP); Required to travel extensively throughout surrounding areas of Santa Barbara; Bilingual (English/Spanish) preferred.

SOCIAL WORKER – (Job#: 22-28) 
Duties Include: Demonstrate ability to work with diverse population who are adjusting to vision loss including people with disabilities, older adults, differing socioeconomic status, ethnicity and race, sexual orientation and identity, etc. Collaborate with client and family/caregiver to develop and implement individualized goals focused on increasing student’s adjustment to vision loss, independence, and overall well-being. Create and maintain a thorough guide of community resources and connect Braille Institute clients with appropriate social service organizations in the community as well as serve as a liaison with organizations on behalf of clients. Maintain collaborative relationships with internal programs and community partners to encourage client success. Facilitate communication between clients and support structure and create opportunities for family support. Offer feedback about goals and help identify skills for client success; generate new ideas and find ways to overcome obstacles by referring to BIA internal programs. Attend and participate in departmental meetings and trainings. Opportunity to create and facilitate support groups, workshops and staff trainings.
Minimum Requirements: Master’s degree in social work is required and strong background in community-based organizations (CBO’s); Two (2) years of progressively responsible experience in a social services environment; Basic knowledge and skills in safety and risk assessments. Preferred experience or knowledge with visually impaired individuals; Knowledge with online education programs, or other technology-mediated instruction preferred. Ability to multi-task, market and implement a wide variety of programs for a diverse population. Excellent communication and computer skills are essential; Excellent organization, training and presentation skills; exceptional interpersonal skills, professionalism, and ability to creatively problem solve. Bi-lingual (English/Spanish) is highly preferred
Opportunity for supervision hours towards licensure and professional development trainings. Working knowledge of standard office computer software is required

COMMUNITY OUTREACH MANAGER – (Job#: 22-26) New
Duties Include: Develops, prepares, and conducts community outreach seminars to promote the organization’s programs and services for the visually impaired with the goal of driving more referrals to low-vision services and BIA programs. Educates medical office staff and other potential community partners on BIA’s services, especially the Low Vision Rehabilitation services and Adult Education programs and services. Responds to questions and inquiries about the services offered. Also represents the organization at health fairs and other venues in the community, making presentations and promoting programs. Establishes and maintains positive business relationships with various community partners such as health care agencies, professional services organizations, etc. Accountable for general management responsibilities including hiring, training, establishing priorities of assignments, providing work direction and evaluating the performance of department staff and volunteers.
Minimum Requirements: A four (4) year college degree or equivalent in additional experience. At least five (5) years of progressively responsible experience in education, training, program management or related field is desirable. Experience interfacing with the medical community (physicians and medical office staff) also preferred; Create, market and implement a wide variety of programs for a diverse population of visually impaired adults. Two (2) or more years of leadership experience is strongly preferred. Strong communication, interpersonal, computer and organization skills. Problem-solving skills and the ability to multi-task. Strong knowledge of education and training techniques is essential and preferred. At least one (1) year of experience working with the visually impaired is desirable
Bilingual (Spanish/English)

COUNSELOR – (Job#: 22-25) 
Duties Include: Provide short-term psychotherapy services for individuals adjusting to vision loss. Conduct brief psychosocial assessments. Clinical experience conducting psychotherapy using evidence based approaches. Facilitate emotional support groups and social adjustment initiatives. Risk assessment and safety planning skills. Establish and maintain positive relationships with internal and external stakeholders and community partners. Attend and participate in departmental meetings and trainings. Maintains licensure as required by BBS 
Minimum Requirements: Current licensure (LCSW) in CA required. At least five (5) years of progressively responsible experience in a community care position
Risk assessment and safety planning skills. Knowledge with online education programs or technology mediated instructions. Strong communication, interpersonal, computer and organization skills. Problem solving skills and the ability to multi-task. At lease one (1) year of experience working with the visually impaired is desirable. Bilingual (Spanish/English)

INSTRUCTOR – (Job#: 22-20)
Duties Include: Responsible for teaching various subjects and/or independent living skills to the visually impaired. Conduct seminars and workshops throughout the region for families, caregivers and professionals to better assist the visually impaired and promote independent living. May teach students to read and write Braille as well as the use of Braille writers Monitors, evaluates and documents student progress, recommending additional resources and support to students and families as needed. Researches subject matter and develops curriculum for classroom instruction. Prepares lesson plans, and gathers supplies adaptive devices and materials needed to teach students. Assures classrooms are set up each day with supplies, tools equipment and materials needed for an effective and safe learning environment
Minimum Requirements: Communication, training, interpersonal, assessment, research, computer, presentation, organizational and time management skills. Position operates standard office equipment, adaptive tools/equipment, and materials, needed to teach designed subjects. Frequent standing, walking and some lifting may be required. Some travel within an assigned region may also be needed. A high school diploma or equivalent is required. Two year or four-year college degree in a designated field of expertise is desirable. Strong knowledge of the subject matter taught is required. May require conversational knowledge of another language. Two-three years of experience teaching in a designated field of expertise is desirable, some work experience with the visually impaired is desirable. Conversational knowledge/ skill in Spanish. Knowledge of the Unified English Braille (UEB) code, and the ability to teach braille to VI/ blind students

DIGITAL CONTENT SPECIALIST – (Job#: 22-18) 
Duties Include: Work closely with the Senior Manager, Marketing Strategy to execute marketing campaign tactics and develop content for campaigns that support key Braille Institute programs and services. Work closely with Senior Manager, Marketing Strategy to develop an overall content strategy through the digital media space. Create, review, edit, and update content for social media channels, website, email, blogs/articles, marketing materials, and other platforms. Manage messaging and maintain consistent branding across various channels. Project management of deliverables that may involve outside vendors, agencies or partners. Ensure projects remain on track, on time, and on budget. Coordinate and communicate with various stakeholders (Program Managers/Directors and Regional Center Managers/Directors) to identify and gather content ideas and collaborate on production. Plan, execute and advise on content A/B testing. Track and analyze key metrics on channels; generate reports and make insight-based recommendations.
Minimum Requirements: Bachelor’s degree in marketing, communications, digital media or related field. Minimum 2-4 years of professional content development and management experience. Excellent writing and proofreading skills. Experience writing short and long-form copy. Ability to work with cross-functional teams and work collaboratively with outside vendors. Excellent project management skills, ability to meet deadlines while maintaining attention to detail and accuracy while working independently or as part of a team. Resourcefulness and the ability to handle multiple projects efficiently and effectively. Experience in social media platforms (Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, YouTube), email (Mailchimp), content management tools, and Microsoft 365 / Microsoft Office Suite. Knowledge of graphic design and experience using industry-standard design software such as Photoshop and Illustrator. Adobe Premiere Pro experience a plus. Nonprofit experience a plus.Knowledge of accessible content best practices a plus

NATIONAL PROGRAMS SPECIALIST – (Job#: 22-13)
Duties Include: Responsible for providing programming and production support to department staff such as, program planning, development, delivery and other duties as assigned. Supports logistics for all National Programming and Youth Programming by coordinating with and providing support for internal teams and external program partners. Works with the publishing department to provide materials. Establishes and maintains positive relationships with program participants and stakeholders. Assists and provides coverage for other administrative, programming and production functions as requested. Provides input to the marketing department on program social media activities. Assists with program deliverables, which may include program planning, contracts and production.
Minimum Requirements:  Requires good organizational, computer, communication, and time management skills. At least one year of experience in program support and/ or administrative support is preferred.  Strong written and communication skills. Experience working in the non-profit industry is a plus. A high school diploma or equivalent is required, a 4-year degree is desirable.

SYSTEMS ADMINISTRATOR – (Job#: 22-9)
Duties Include: Responsible for maintaining infrastructure in-house and cloud solutions, installing and maintaining hardware/ software solutions. Troubleshooting network, desktop and server issues. Investigates and resolves issues by installing and applying individual, permanent temporary fixes (PTF), cumulative or group fixes as appropriate. Documents solutions to problems and updates change management areas for infrastructure solutions. Monitors performance of all backup and recovery operations. Troubleshoots all errors and monitors server usage and messages. Maintains secure environment for all systems.
Minimum Requirements: A four-year college degree in a computer-related field or equivalent work experience. Working knowledge of a variety of operating systems and servers supporting windows environments. Knowledge of systems administration, IT infrastructure solutions administration and client/ server applications is required. Three years progressively responsible experience in systems analysis/ administration with infrastructure-type applications and tools. Experience with PC/MAC configurations. Multi-factor and single sign-on solutions. Desktop support experience also needed. Experience with the following solutions preferred: OKTA, 0365, Outlook client, Exchange server on-prem and cloud, KnowBe4, bvoip phone systems, SAN systems, VMWARE. VSphere6+, Sharepoint, Microsoft teams. Strong customer service skills. · Strong verbal and written communication skills. Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail. The ability to establish and maintain positive business relationships with all levels of staff and vendors is essential. Experience providing technical and business requirements documentation.

SOCIAL WORKER  – (Job#: 22-14)
Duties Include:
Demonstrate ability to work with diverse population who are adjusting to vision loss including people with disabilities, older adults, differing socioeconomic status, ethnicity and race, sexual orientation and identity, etc.
Complete brief non-clinical psychosocial assessments and outcome measures
Collaborate with client and family/caregiver to develop and implement individualized goals focused on increasing student’s adjustment to vision loss, independence, and overall well-being.
Assess client’s behaviors, cultural influences, belief/value system and evaluate information in order to identify strengths and barriers as it relates to client’s goals and ability to engage in services.
Create and maintain a thorough guide of community resources and connect Braille Institute clients with appropriate social service organizations in the community as well as serve as a liaison with organizations on behalf of clients.
Maintain collaborative relationships with internal programs and community partners to encourage client success.
Facilitate communication between clients and support structure and create opportunities for family support.
Offer feedback about goals and help identify skills for client success; generate new ideas and find ways to overcome obstacles by referring to BIA internal programs.
Attend and participate in departmental meetings and trainings.
Opportunity to create and facilitate support groups, workshops and staff trainings.
Minimum Requirements:
Master’s degree in social work is required and strong background in community-based organizations (CBO’s); Two (2) years of progressively responsible experience in a social services environment; Basic knowledge and skills in safety and risk assessments. Preferred experience or knowledge with visually impaired individuals; Knowledge with online education programs, or other technology-mediated instruction preferred. Ability to multi-task, market and implement a wide variety of programs for a diverse population. Excellent communication and computer skills are essential; Excellent organization, training and presentation skills; exceptional interpersonal skills, professionalism, and ability to creatively problem solve. Bi-lingual (English/Spanish) is highly preferred
Opportunity for supervision hours towards licensure and professional development trainings. Working knowledge of standard office computer software is required

LOW VISION OCCUPATIONAL THERAPIST – (Job#: 22-24) NEW
Duties Include: Conducting Occupational Therapy evaluations for clients with low vision
Developing goal-oriented plan of care and provide intervention in daily living skills, the use of assistive devices and other relevant rehabilitation activities. Working in conjunction with existing services to develop a comprehensive, collaborative plan of care. Educating clients on BIA programs and services. Documenting and updating client records, outcomes and all services as needed to comply with Braille Institute standards. Maintaining good communication with referring physicians. Recommending adapted equipment and magnification devices to achieve clients’ goals
Minimum Requirements: Degree in Occupational Therapy required with CA State licensure or eligible for CA licensure
Three (3) years of clinical working experience with geriatric/adult physical disability population. Preference given to candidates with Low Vision certification or are participating in Low Vision Rehabilitation certification program. Preference given to candidates with experience in working with people who are visually impaired. Bilingual (Spanish/English) preferred. Mentorship available for candidate’s without low vision certification/experience. Ability to gain Low Vision Certification within a specified time frame

ACCESS TECHNOLOGY SPECIALIST – (Job#: 22-19)
Duties Include: Teaches in a group setting on use of various Assistive Technology tools for individuals experiencing vision loss; screen readers, keyboard training, optical character recognition, magnification, and equipment needs. Conducts individual consultations to determine a student’s skill level and needs. Make recommendations for programing and equipment needs to support independence. Documents progress for students, preparing reports for management and others as requested. Develops lesson plans and curriculums for individual and group-based education.
Conducts, but isn’t limited to, individual and group-based programming through onsite, virtual, and off-site at partner facilities. Prepares classrooms for students. Maintains and expands knowledge in the field. Performs other duties as assigned. As the organization continues to evolve, duties or tasks may change.
Minimum Requirements:Experience with problem-solving in how technology can support an individual’s needs. Ability to demonstrate Assistive Technology tools such as screen readers, optical character recognition, and magnifiers. Experience in an in-person, virtual, and offsite teaching environment. Familiarity with Windows, Mac OS X, iOS and Android platforms. Able to quickly pick up, and learn to navigate, educational courseware using Assistive Technology. Experience with developing lesson plans, and curriculums, for individual and group-based education.

CHILD DEVELOPMENT CONSULTANT  – (Job#: 22-23) NEW
Duties Include: Conducting in-home, play-based visits with children and families/caregivers. Educates families in understanding children’s vision diagnosis and the impact on overall development and educational needs. Provides suggestions on modifying activities and environments to support child development. Conducts functional vision and development assessments using standardized assessment tools. Monitors the development, educational and vision needs of children on an ongoing basis. Provides assistance to families by preparing individual education programs and plans. Also prepares children for school and community activities. Consults with teaching staff and school administrators to facilitate children’s educational needs. Participates in and prepares families for medical visits, including observations and training of families to become child advocates in medical as well as educational and community settings. Attends visits with ophthalmologists, physical/occupational therapists and other medical providers.
Minimum Requirements: The position requires a four-year college degree in early childhood education or a related field or the equivalent in additional work experience. Strong knowledge of childhood development, visual impairments, and how they impact development, learning and family dynamics is essential. Working knowledge of standard office computer software is needed. At least three years of experience working with families in an early childhood intervention/special education program is strongly preferred. Experience working with visual impairment both in the home and school settings, using assessment tools is desirable. The position requires excellent training, communication, organization, time management and facilitation skills. The ability to work independently in the field while representing the organization and meeting the needs of visually impaired children and their families is required. Certifications/licenses: CPR and first aid training are desirable. A valid driver’s license is required.

ORIENTATION & MOBILITY SPECIALIST  – (Job#: 22-17)
Duties Include: Conducting an initial and ongoing assessment of orientation and mobility skills for visually impaired individuals. Identifying and discussing mobility/travel goals and objectives. Determining and communicating the extent of training needed to achieve goals. Developing and documenting lesson plans. Documenting students’ progress using company data software. Scheduling students for Orientation & Mobility classes. Teaching students in the classroom, in the field, in the home setting and remotely online. Also teaching balance/coordination to students as needed. Assuring that visually impaired individuals are able to travel safely, confidently and efficiently. Conducting seminars and presentations in the community. Attending and participating in special events as required. Working in a standard office environment, classroom, in the field including homes, public transportation community centers and other outdoor training areas. Operating standard office equipment
Minimum Requirements: Master’s degree in Special Education with specialization in Orientation & Mobility. Strong knowledge of Orientation & Mobility training techniques and mobility devices for the visually impaired are also required. At least one year of experience training visually impaired and/or disabled individuals is desirable. Good communication, training, time management, and organizational skills. The ability to work independently and effectively train the visually impaired to achieve their Orientation & Mobility goals is essential. Certification by the Academy of Vision Rehabilitation and Education Professionals (ACVREP). Required to travel extensively throughout two BIA regions for both Coachella Valley and Riverside. Bilingual (English/Spanish) preferred.

YOUTH ASSISTANT – (Job#: 21-29)
Duties Include: Assisting staff with facilitating youth programs; Assisting with instruction and proving assistance to students during scheduled programs; Assisting in monitoring programs and activities to ensure a safe environment is always maintained; Notifying instructor of any potential safety issues or other problems; Providing sighted guide for children as needed to better assist students with program participation and enrichment; Making recommendations for student activities to keep participants engaged and learning; May require driving a company vehicle to transport visually impaired children between the regional center or designated training location and activities within the local area.
Minimum Requirements: High school diploma or equivalent required, college coursework preferred; Basic knowledge of training as applied to children with disabilities is needed; At least six (6) months of experience working with children’s programs and working with special needs children, youth, & young adult; Good communication and interpersonal skills; Valid driving license with a clean driving record; Ability to work a varied schedule including weekends, extended hours and evenings; Ability to learn and participate in physical and teaching activities; CPR & First Aid certified preferred.

INSTRUCTOR – (Job# 21-11)
Duties Include: Responsible for teaching various subjects and/or independent living skills to the visually impaired; conduct seminars and workshops throughout the region for families, caregivers and professionals to better assist the visually impaired and promote independent living; may teach students to read and write Braille as well as the use of Braille writers; monitors, evaluates and documents student progress, recommending additional resources and support to students and families as needed; researches subject matter and develops curriculum for classroom instruction; prepares lesson plans, gathers supplies adaptive devices and materials needed to teach students; assures classrooms are set up each day with supplies, tools equipment and materials needed for an effective and safe learning environment.
Minimum Requirements: Communication, training, interpersonal, assessment, research, computer, presentation, organizational and time management skills; position operates standard office equipment, adaptive tools/equipment, and materials, needed to teach designed subjects; frequent standing, walking and some lifting may be required; some travel within an assigned region may also be needed; high school diploma or equivalent is required; two year or four-year college degree in a designated field of expertise is desirable; strong knowledge of the subject matter taught is required; may require conversational knowledge of another language; two-three years of experience teaching in a designated field of expertise is desirable, some work experience with the visually impaired is desirable

LIBRARY SERVICES COORDINATOR – (Job#: 22-) NEW
Duties Include: Supervising the operations and coordinating all aspects of library services and technology education for the Library and Connection Pointe; Providing assistance and information to library patrons with requests for books, reference materials, research and assistive devices for the visually impaired; Receiving, reviewing and processing new library applications from patrons; Instructing new patrons on use of library programs, services, materials and equipment; Conducting individual consultation with students as needed to determine technology skill levels, needs and abilities; Making recommendations for instructional programs and equipment to meet the needs of students with a wide variety of skills, abilities and needs; Preparing and analyzing data input for library; Scheduling and providing students with one-on-one and small group training on advanced computing techniques, and use of screen readers, large print display software and adaptive and mainstream technologies; Conducting presentations on Library Services and Access technology;
Maintaining current knowledge of computer software and adaptive and mainstream technology for the visually impaired; Working collaboratively with technology vendors; Coordinating with IT for installations; Performs other duties as assigned.
Minimum Requirements:
Bachelor’s degree in Library or Computer Science or related field or the equivalent in additional experience required; Requires strong knowledge of library operations and/or advanced computer skills, and various adaptive and mainstream technologies; At least two (2) years of work experience with library operations and/or technology instruction is strongly preferred; One (1) year of experience working with the visually impaired; Supervisory experience and experience working with the visually impaired is desirable; Requires good communication, interpersonal, computer, organizational, research and leadership skills; The ability to meet the needs of visually impaired library patrons and/or the ability to effectively train visually impaired student with a wide variety of skills and abilities is essential; Excellent computer skills including knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite; Bilingual (Spanish/English) is preferred
Certificate in Assistive Technology (i.e. CATIS/Certificate in Assistive Technology Instruction Specialist from ACVREP or ATACP/Assistive Technology Applications Certificate program from CSUN preferred or will be an expectation to obtain within 6-12 months of hire/transfer

YOUTH INSTRUCTOR II – (Job#: 22-)
Duties Include: Oversee, coordinate, and implement fun and enriching youth programs for children who are blind or visually impaired (ages 7-18); Assist in design, development, and delivery of youth program course curriculum, such as independent living skills and recreation & leisure. Meet with students and their families to evaluate the students’ abilities and interest in programs to best meet their needs. Establish and maintain strong partnerships with teachers, professionals, and local agencies to connect local families with resources
Conduct outreach efforts through relationship building, seminars, and workshops to better assist the visually impaired. Supervise Youth Assistants including training, providing general work direction and reviewing work assignments to ensure program goals are achieved
Minimum Requirements:
A two (2) or four (4) year college degree in a related field of expertise is preferred; At least two (2) to three (3) years of experience in a designated field; Experience working with children and/or individuals with special needs is strongly preferred but not required; Must be bilingual in Spanish.

YOUTH ASSISTANT – (Job#: 22-15)
Duties Include: Assisting staff with facilitating youth programs. Assisting with instruction and proving assistance to students during scheduled programs. Assisting in monitoring programs and activities to ensure a safe environment is always maintained. Notifying instructor of any potential safety issues or other problems. Providing sighted guide for children as needed to better assist students with program participation and enrichment. Making recommendations for student activities to keep participants engaged and learning. May require driving a company vehicle to transport visually impaired children between the regional center or designated training location and activities within the local area
Minimum Requirements: High school diploma or equivalent required, college coursework preferred; Basic knowledge of training as applied to children with disabilities is needed. At least six (6) months of experience working with children’s programs and working with special needs children, youth, & young adults. Good communication and interpersonal skills. Valid driving license with clean driving record. Ability to work a varied schedule including weekends, extended hours and evenings. Ability to learn and participate in physical and teaching activities. CPR & First Aid certified preferred.

INSTRUCTOR – (Job#: 21-34)
Duties Include: Responsible for teaching various subjects and/or independent living skills to the visually impaired; Conduct seminars and workshops throughout the region for families, caregivers and professionals to better assist the visually impaired and promote independent living; May teach students to read and write Braille as well as the use of Braille writers; Monitors, evaluates and documents student progress, recommending additional resources and support to students and families as needed; Researches subject matter and develops curriculum for classroom instruction; Prepares lesson plans, gathers supplies adaptive devices and materials needed to teach students; Assures classrooms are set up each day with supplies, tools equipment and materials needed for an effective and safe learning environment.
Minimum Requirements: Associate or Bachelors degree in a designated field of expertise is desirable; Two-three years of experience teaching in a designated field of expertise is desirable, some work experience with the visually impaired is desirable; Communication, training, interpersonal, assessment, research, computer, presentation, organizational and time management skills; Position operates standard office equipment, adaptive tools/equipment, and materials, needed to teach designed subjects; Frequent standing, walking and some lifting may be required; Some travel within an assigned region may also be needed; Strong knowledge of the subject matter taught is required; May require conversational knowledge of another language.

REGIONAL MANAGER – New (Job#: 22-22)
Duties Include: Staff development, managing budgets and participating in creating new budgets, overseeing, and managing time keeping for staff, including approving all schedules and workflow of center. Reviewing schedules for Orientation and Mobility and Low Vision rehabilitation. Overseeing Educational Programs and supporting implementation of core classes and curriculum and maintaining knowledge of programs and services. Providing on-going evaluation of classes, initiating change and improvements as needed. Overseeing volunteers, instructors, and staff; responsible for corrective action issues. Responsible for quality data collection. Establishing and maintaining business relationships with various community partners. Partnering with Marketing to edit and approve press releases, flyers, and related materials. Providing advice and counsel to stakeholders at the center. Working with the Facility Manager, maintain the Santa Barbara center. Working with Development and Vice President on grants and foundation reports as well as processing all donations to the center.
Minimum Requirements: Bachelor’s degree required; Must have strong communication skills; Organizational leadership and problem-solving skills; Multi-task, developing and implementing a wide variety of educational and enrichment programs for a diverse population of visually impaired; Minimum three or more years of leadership and educational program management; Bilingual (English/Spanish) preferred;

ORIENTATION & MOBILITY SPECIALIST  – (Job#: 21-32)
Duties Include: Conducting an initial and ongoing assessment of orientation and mobility skills for visually impaired individuals; Identifying and discussing mobility/travel goals and objectives; Determining and communicating the extent of training needed to achieve goals; Developing and documenting lesson plans; Documenting students’ progress using company data software; Scheduling students for Orientation & Mobility classes; Teaching students in the classroom, in the field, in the home setting and remotely on-line; Also teaching balance/coordination to students as needed; Assuring that visually impaired individuals are able to travel safely, confidently and efficiently; Conducting seminars and presentations in the community; Attending and participating in special events as required; Working in a standard office environment, classroom, in the field including homes, public transportation community centers and other outdoor training areas; Operating standard office equipment.
Minimum Requirements: Master’s degree in Special Education with specialization in Orientation & Mobility; Strong knowledge of Orientation & Mobility training techniques and mobility devices for the visually impaired also required; At least one year of experience training visually impaired and/or disabled individuals is desirable; Good communication, training, time management, and organizational skills; The ability to work independently and effectively train the visually impaired to achieve their Orientation & Mobility goals is essential; Certification by the Academy of Vision Rehabilitation and Education Professionals (ACVREP); Required to travel extensively throughout surrounding areas of Santa Barbara; Bilingual (English/Spanish) preferred.

YOUTH INSTRUCTOR – (Job#: 21-15)
Duties Include: Oversee, coordinate, and implement fun and enriching youth programs for children who are blind or visually impaired (ages 7-18); Assist in design, development, and delivery of youth program course curriculum, such as independent living skills and recreation & leisure. Meet with students and their families to evaluate the students’ abilities and interest in programs to best meet their needs. Establish and maintain strong partnerships with teachers, professionals, and local agencies to connect local families with resources. Conduct outreach efforts through relationship building, seminars, and workshops to better assist the visually impaired. Supervise Youth Assistants including training, providing general work direction and reviewing work assignments to ensure program goals are achieved.
Minimum Requirements: A two (2) or four (4) year college degree in a designated field of expertise is preferred; at least two (2) to three (3) years of experience in a designated field; thorough knowledge of the subject matter taught is required; basic knowledge of diseases of the eye, visual impairments, adaptive tools, and technologies is preferred; may require conversational knowledge of another language; experience with visually impaired is preferred; must be Bilingual in Spanish.

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