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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 email 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 email 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. (PT).

Our Process

  • Braille Institute conducts “live” job interviews (in person or video) and requires multiple interviews; we do not conduct interviews by chat or text.
  • Braille Institute does not request sensitive/personal information such as W4 or financials during the job offer process.
  • Only the positions listed are legitimate employment opportunities.
  • If you have any questions on a potential job posting, please contact Braille Institute Human Resources:
    resumes@brailleinstitute.org or
    1-800-BRAILLE (272-4553) and ask for Human Resources

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Updated as of April 9, 2024

Music Instructor – Job#: 24-11 New
Duties Include: Leading and directing student musicians to deliver a professional music performance at the annual Johnny Mercer Concert. Teaching a performance class that will meet twice a week for two hours each class (four hours of instruction/seat time) where students will learn, rehearse, a nd perform a variety of Johnny Mercer songs which will culminate in a performance in June. Effectively teaching visually impaired students in a diverse field of music and performance; Researching subject matter and developing curriculum for classroom instruction; Preparing lesson plans; Assuring classrooms are set up each day with supplies, tools, equipment and materials needed for an effective and safe learning environment; Monitoring, evaluating and documenting student progress, recommending additional resources and support to students and families as needed; Conducting seminars and workshops throughout the region for families, caregivers and professional to better assist the visually impaired and promote independent living; Training and directing the work of volunteers assisting in classrooms.
Minimum Requirements: Associates or Bachelor’s degree in a designated field of expertise, Master’s degree is desirable; Through knowledge of Music with the ability to build and present performance groups is required; Must have good communication, training, interpersonal, assessment, research, computer, presentations, organizational and time management skills; Basic knowledge of diseases of the eye, visual impairments, adaptive tools and technologies; At least three (3) or more years of experience teaching in the music field.
Pay Scale: $28.00 – $32.00 per hour

GRANTS MANAGER – Job#: 24-10
Duties Include: The Grants Manager is a liaison between the Braille Institute and its institutional funders. This person serves as the primary grant writer, manages funder relationships, and produces reports. This position requires strong writing, data analysis, program budgeting, and project management skills, with an emphasis on outcome measurement. Under the direction of the Director of Development, research, prepare, and submit institutional (corporate and foundation) LOIs, proposals for funding, and donor reports. Track institutional giving against personal grant goals. Build and maintain relationships with 40 or more funders. Follow all requirements and deadlines for grant applications. Maintain internal grants calendar and ongoing updates in the Salesforce (NPSP) database. Stay current on established organization and departmental goals, strategies, and budgets.
Minimum Requirements:  A four-year college degree is desirable. Strong knowledge of standard office computer software is required. Salesforce experience is required. The position requires at least ten years of comparable nonprofit writing and grant management. Excellent written and verbal communication skills are required. Must be a strong writer and self-starter. Ability to focus on several projects simultaneously. Strong computer skills, including use of Word, Excel, and PowerPoint. At least two (2) years of comparable writing or related work experience/grants experience. Grant writing certificate (preferred but not required). Ability to travel on occasion to conferences or other BIA offices. Bilingual/Spanish is a plus. Position works in a standard office environment hybrid work schedule. The ability to travel occasionally to regional offices, fundraising events and conferences may be required.
Pay Scale: $70,000.00 – $74,000.00 per year

READER ADVISOR – Job#: 24-9
Duties Include: The Reader Advisor is responsible for assisting the Library’s patrons with requests for materials, basic and advanced searches, recommendations, and other services to meet the needs of patrons. Promotes all library services to patrons. Add all new patrons to the library database. Introduce all library services and programs to new library users. Assists patrons by telephone and in person at the library counter. Create profiles for patrons who transfer in and out of our service area. Process the paperwork needed online to activate accounts. Conducts basic and advanced research for patrons on titles, subjects, and authors. Promotes training on equipment Books on Demand and using BARD, and information to new patrons to set up profiles, activate accounts, describe library services, and issue books and equipment. Provide patrons with the regular promotion of library events, courses, workshops, and recordings. Contacts inactive patrons by telephone and/or mail to reactivate library accounts, update information, and provide reading materials, equipment, and related accessories. Respond to patrons’ requests by e-mail and voice mail, and process book order forms promptly. Lead online classes, workshop 1:1 training, and library book clubs.
Minimum Requirements: The position requires a four-year college degree or equivalent and college courses in Library Science, a broad spectrum of literature. The position requires strong customer service, interpersonal, research, computer, and communication skills. The ability to prioritize assignments and meet the needs of patrons on a timely basis is needed. Bilingual (Spanish/English) is preferred. At least two years experience working in a library environment.
Pay Scale: $40,000.00 – $43,000.00 per year

ASSOCIATE VICE PRESIDENT, DEVELOPMENT – Job#: 24-8
Duties Include: Working directly with the Vice President of Development to establish revenue goals and strategies to achieve ambitious annual fundraising goals performed by a development team of 14 members. Directs a variety of administrative operations and staff for the Development Department. Oversees telephone coverage, timekeeping systems, processing check requests, and invoices, ordering office supplies and equipment, and office organization. Oversees the design, implementation, and evaluation of the success of an annual giving program to grow and retain a pipeline of donors. This includes the management of an outside vendor to develop our direct response program and strategies. Assures department staff cultivates donors and prospects through direct mail, publications, digital media, and other communications. Manages the Donor relations and stewardship program to ensure regular communication and positive relationships with donors. Directs gift acceptance and management, gift acknowledgment, donor recognition, and stewardship. Creates endowment reports for donors, as needed. Directs the staff responsible for the operation and maintenance of Salesforce CRM and creates reporting templates. Develops and communicates CRM policies and procedures, training, gift processing, and acknowledgment processes. Manages vendor relationships, as needed. Accountable for general department management responsibilities, including hiring, training of staff, and appraisal of performance. Works directly with the Vice President to establish and communicate priorities of projects and assignments. Oversees staff development and professional growth opportunities. Provides strategic direction, vision, and leadership to staff. Prepares budgets and monitors expenses. Works with gift officers and other team members to produce reports for management on productivity and results of fundraising efforts. Maintains and updates all documentation, analyses, and statistics on all sources of revenue. Regularly monitors the effectiveness of current tools and subscriptions and stays up to date on new technologies. Designs, implements, and evaluates the success of annual and multi-year plans for Annual Giving, Donor Relations, and Development Services. This includes weekly vendor meetings. Works in partnership with the Development Communications Manager and Marketing team to develop and implement marketing strategies including the production of marketing materials, print, and digital communications. Maintains current knowledge of the organization’s departments, programs, and services. Attends donor, volunteer, student, and community events.Assures compliance with Federal, State, and local gifting regulations. Consults with General Counsel, and Accounting Department staff regarding complex donation transactions. Manages state and local charitable registrations.
Minimum Requirements: A four-year college degree or strong knowledge of marketing and fundraising techniques and tools including legal, technical, and financial requirements is essential. Prior use of CRM management is required. Working knowledge of standard office equipment and software, financial planning, and prospect research is also required. The position requires strong written and verbal communication skills as well as excellent organizational and interpersonal skills. Good prioritization skills are needed, as well as the ability to work independently. The position requires at least ten years of progressively responsible experience in fundraising with an emphasis on annual giving, donor stewardship, and donor research. Experience with planned gifts is highly desirable. Prior management experience is critical. The ability to secure funds from donors is required.
Pay Scale: $155,000.00 – $170,000.00 per year

LICENSED CLINICAL SOCIAL WORKER – Job#: 24-7
Duties Include: Providing crisis intervention counseling and short-term therapy as needed for individuals, groups, couples, and/or families.  Facilitate emotional support groups and social adjustment initiatives.  Assist the patient in prioritizing needs and coordinating referrals and advise, counsel and, when appropriate, assist the patient’s support system in problem identification, analysis, suggestions for interventions, and care plans. Refer clients to the appropriate staff for further program assistance and provide professional guidance to internal teams supporting client issues. Use the CRM program, Efforts to Outcomes (ETO), for requested reports and evaluations. Establish and maintain positive relationships with internal and external stakeholders and community partners. Attend and participate in departmental meetings and trainings.  Support initiatives in multiple Braille Institute centers.  Will supervise MSW(s) working towards LCSW licensure.
Minimum Requirements: A Master’s degree in clinical social work is required and strong background in community-based organizations (CBO’s); ability to multi-task, market, and implement a wide variety of programs for a diverse population. Preferred experience or knowledge with visually impaired individuals. Knowledge with online education programs, or other technology-mediated instruction is preferred. Working knowledge of standard office computer software is required. At least (5) years of progressively responsible experience in a community care supervisory position; advanced knowledge of current practices in counseling and assessment; advanced crisis intervention techniques. Preferred experience or knowledge with visually impaired individuals; knowledge with online education programs, or other technology-mediated instruction preferred. Excellent communication, organization, leadership, training, and presentation skills. Exceptional interpersonal skills, professionalism, and ability to creatively problem solve. Bi-lingual preferred.  LCSW licensure is required.
Pay Scale: $85,000.00 – $95,000.00 per year

BLIND & LOW VISION SOCIAL WORKER – Job#: 24-5 & 24-6
Duties Include: Collaborating 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 training.
Minimum Requirements: Master’s degree in social work is required and a 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 preferred; Opportunity for supervision hours towards licensure and professional development training. Working knowledge of standard office computer software is required.
Pay Scale: $63,000.00 – $66,000.00 per year

YOUTH ASSISTANT (On-call) – Job#: 23-47

Schedules are set a week in advance and will usually involve at least 2-3 Saturdays per month. May require 1-2 days of hybrid work
Duties Include: Assisting staff with facilitating youth programs. Assisting with instruction and providing assistance to students during scheduled programs. Assisting in monitoring programs and activities to ensure a safe environment is always maintained. Notifying the 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 certification preferred. Bilingual (English/Spanish) is required.
Pay Scale: $16.90 per hour

YOUTH PROGRAMS SPECIALIST – Job#: 23-43

Work schedule-8:30 AM-5:00 PM, (3) Saturdays a month, (3) days onsite, (2) days in the field.
Duties Include: Responsible for leading and coordinating programs that support youth with visual impairments, including designing semester curriculum and lesson plans; coordinating with special guests and community members to bring variety to program content; and creating calendars, agendas, and registration forms for advertising and recruitment. Organize day-to-day logistics and event coordination for in-person programming. Collaborate closely with the Youth Team to create content for shared programs (virtual youth programs, parent workshops, large-scale special events). Establish and maintain active communication with program stakeholders (i.e. parents, teachers of the visually impaired, orientation and mobility specialists, school administrators, school districts, local agencies, vision networks, etc.).  Conduct outreach and recruitment efforts through relationship-building, workshops, and presentations to develop a strong presence within the community.  Maintain precise records for call logs, attendance, and program reports.  Meet with students and their families to evaluate students’ abilities and interest in programs to best meet their needs and connect them with relevant resources.  Oversee Youth Assistants including training, providing general work direction, and reviewing work assignments to ensure program goals are achieved.  Collaborate with internal teams, such as National Programs, Library Services, and Marketing, for program content, events, and social media.
Minimum Requirements: Bachelor’s degree preferred or at least five or more years of direct experience working with youth. A degree in a related field, such as psychology, social work, human development, education, etc. is preferred. Excellent written and verbal communication skills. Ability to prepare and deliver presentations both to internal teams and external stakeholders. Can interact comfortably with diverse populations and professionally represent the organization. Spanish-speaking skills are strongly desired. Teamwork and leadership skills:  Experience with collaborating within a team. Ability to manage projects from start to finish, whether individually or collectively.  Demonstrated success in a leadership role. Strong organizational skills with attention to detail. Ability to think critically and prioritize work to adjust to multiple project timelines. Willingness to learn about eye conditions and adaptive technology to better serve students and families. Independent, collaborative, and solutions-oriented attitude. High proficiency in computer applications including Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.  At least two years of experience working with youth, either in a school or extracurricular setting is desired or comparable experience. (volunteer work or internship applies). Bilingual (English/Spanish) is preferred.
Pay Scale: $45,000.00 – $48,000.00 per year

YOUTH ASSISTANT (On-call) – Job#: 24-2 (New)

Schedules are set a week in advance and will usually involve at least 2-3 Saturdays per month. May require 1-2 days of hybrid work
Duties Include: Assisting staff with facilitating youth programs. Assisting with instruction and providing assistance to students during scheduled programs. Assisting in monitoring programs and activities to ensure a safe environment is always maintained. Notifying the 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 certification preferred. Bilingual (English/Spanish) is required.
Pay Scale: $16.90 per hour

ACCESS TECHNOLOGY SPECIALIST – Job#: 23-48
Duties Include: Preparing and teaching targeted assistive technology tools to groups and individuals experiencing vision loss including 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 programming 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. Advises on needed equipment for the department and upkeep of equipment.
Minimum Requirements: A high school diploma or equivalent, bachelor’s degree is desirable. At least 1 year of experience working with the visually impaired, and work experience with technology instruction is strongly preferred. 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.  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. Bilingual (Spanish/English) is preferred.
Pay Scale: $45,000.00 – $48,000.00 per year

ORIENTATION & MOBILITY SPECIALIST  – Job#: 22-36
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 Laguna Hills; Bilingual (English/Spanish) preferred.
Pay Scale: $65,000.00 – $70,000.00 per year

ORIENTATION & MOBILITY SPECIALIST – Job#: 21-13
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 the Coachella Valley; Bilingual (English/Spanish) preferred.
Pay Scale: $65,000.00 – $70,000.00 per year

ORIENTATION & MOBILITY SPECIALIST – Job#: 23-41
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 Riverside; Bilingual (English/Spanish) preferred.
Pay Scale: $65,000.00 – $70,000.00 per year

YOUTH ASSISTANT (On-call) – Job#: 23-16

Schedules are set a week in advance and will usually involve at least 2-3 Saturdays per month. May require 1-2 days of hybrid work
Duties Include: Assisting staff with facilitating youth programs. Assisting with instruction and providing assistance to students during scheduled programs. Assisting in monitoring programs and activities to ensure a safe environment is always maintained. Notifying the 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 certification preferred. Bilingual (English/Spanish) is required.
Pay Scale: $16.90 per hour

YOUTH ASSISTANT (On-call) – Job#: 22-15

Schedules are set a week in advance and will usually involve at least 2-3 Saturdays per month. May require 1-2 days of hybrid work
Duties Include: Assisting staff with facilitating youth programs. Assisting with instruction and providing assistance to students during scheduled programs. Assisting in monitoring programs and activities to ensure a safe environment is always maintained. Notifying the 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. Bi-lingual (English/Spanish) is required; CPR & First Aid certification preferred.
Pay Scale: $16.90 per hour

INSTRUCTOR – Job#: 24-4 New
Duties Include: Instructs visually impaired students in a variety of subjects to achieve independent living and provide enrichment. Monitors, evaluates, and documents student progress, recommending additional resources and support to students and families as needed. Researches subject matter and, in collaboration with the Educational Programs Lead, develops curricula for classroom instruction.  Works in collaboration with the Educational Programs Lead and educators across BIA centers to provide continuity in departmental instruction.  Prepares lesson plans as needed.  Gathers supplies, adaptive devices, and materials needed to teach students.  Assures in-person and online classrooms are set up each day with supplies, tools, equipment, and materials needed for an effective and safe learning environment. Prepares and maintains appropriate forms and documentation for each class as required, such as attendance and student progress. May design and conduct seminars, workshops, and training sessions throughout an assigned region to educate families, caregivers, and professionals on issues related to the visually impaired and promote the organization’s programs and services within the community. May participate in planning and/or preparation for special events to benefit the visually impaired. Acquires knowledge of research and advancements in the subject matter taught, as well as the organization’s programs and services, and other resources for the visually impaired.  Makes use of professional development workshops and resources. May train and direct the work of volunteers assisting in classrooms.
Minimum Requirements: A bachelor’s degree (ex/ BA) in a designated field of expertise is required (or may be substituted with one year of teaching experience).  Strong knowledge of the subject matter taught is required.  Previous online teaching experience is desirable.  May require conversational knowledge of another language. At least one to two years of experience teaching in a designated field of expertise is desirable.  Some work experience with the visually impaired is desirable. The Position requires good communication, training, interpersonal, assessment, research, computer, presentation, organizational and time management skills.  The ability to effectively teach visually impaired students in a particular field of expertise is essential.
Pay Scale: $42,000.00 – $45,000.00 per year

ORIENTATION & MOBILITY SPECIALIST – Job#: 23-39
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 individual 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 and Ventura; Bilingual (English/Spanish) preferred.
Pay Scale: $65,000.00 – $70,000.00 per year