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Instructor for the Blind, Sr - Orientation & Mobility

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Posting Begin Date: 2024/04/18
Posting End Date: 2024/05/19
Category: Education
Sub Category: Human Services
Work Type: Full Time
Location: Boise, ID, United States
Minimum Salary: 25.00
Maximum Salary: 30.00
Pay Rate Type: Hourly

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Instructor for the Blind, Senior – Orientation and Mobility

Salary range $25.00 - $30.00 per hour depending on experience and certification status.

Applications will be accepted through 4:59 PM MST on the posting end date. 

Moving expenses up to 10% of annual salary may be provided after official hiring based on terms and conditions!

Agency Information:

ICBVI is a state agency which has been serving Idahoans since 1967. The agency assists blind and visually impaired persons to achieve independence by providing education, developing work skills, increasing self-confidence, and helping them remain employed or prepare for employment.

 Our mission is to empower persons who are blind or visually impaired by providing vocational rehabilitation, skills training, and educational opportunities to achieve self-fulfillment through quality employment and independent living. 

Position Description:

 This position will instruct the blind in skill areas such as reading and writing Braille, travel methods in orientation and mobility, communications, home economics, and alternative daily living practices; counsel students in adjusting to blindness; perform related work.

Example of Duties:

1. Instruction

  • Determines students' training needs and plans instructional activities
  • Assesses students' needs and capabilities and determines appropriate instructional methods
  • Recommends low vision aids and instructs in their use
  • Instructs students in alternative techniques
  • Evaluates students' progress and behavior and prepares reports
  • Consults with other instructors on course development and students' progress
  • Coordinates educational goals with counselors
  • Provides material including career planning, job placement, and blindness issues for the public and blind persons
  • Provides individual instruction in Orientation & Mobility,
  • Willing to get cross-training in another class to assist instruction in Braille, and alternative daily living skills such as cooking, sewing, cleaning, personal hygiene and computer operation
  • Prepares instructional materials
  • Provides back-up instruction for other instructors
  • May function as a lead instructor over other instructors

2. Adjustment Counseling

  • Advises clients in adjusting to blindness with emphasis on self-reliance, independence and alternative living skills
  • Counsels family members regarding blindness
  • Advises clients on personal problems, vocational goals, and employment opportunities
  • Acts as a role model for clients
  • Provides personal support to improve clients' attitudes
  • Works with clients and staff to provide recreational outings and participates with staff as a team member on outings

3. Public relations.

  • Answers questions regarding blindness and agency services
  • Gives presentations and conducts tours of the assessment and training center for school and community groups and other interested parties

4. Case management.

  • Conducts initial interview and completes applications
  • Obtains diagnostic information for the development of a rehabilitation plan and carries out respective services of that plan

Minimum Qualifications:

Good knowledge of:

  • Instructional methods
  • Counseling techniques
  • Issues associated with blindness
  • Community resources available for the blind


  • Developing and implementing instruction and training programs
  • Assessing individuals' learning capabilities and evaluating their progress
  • Making oral presentations to groups

Preferred Qualifications:

  • ACVREP O&M certification or willing and able to obtain ACVREP O&M certification
  • Experience both using and instructing people on non-visual and low vision assistive technology on Windows PC’s and Macs as well as iPhones and Android phones
  • Experience using and instructing people on Optical Character Recognition technology

 Supplemental InformationLight travel (10% or less) is required for this position.


The State of Idaho offers a robust total compensation package, including medical, vision, and dental insurance; PERSI retirement benefits; paid sick, vacation, and parental leave; and 11 paid holidays per year. For additional information related to benefits and/or State programs, please visit*


The State of Idaho is committed to providing equal employment opportunities and prohibit discrimination against qualified individuals based on their status as protected veterans or individuals with disabilities and prohibit discrimination against all individuals based on their race, color, religion, political affiliation or belief, sex, national origin, genetics, or any other status protected under applicable federal, state, or local laws.

The State of Idaho is committed to access and reasonable accommodations for individuals with disabilities, auxiliary aids and services are available upon request. If you require an accommodation at any step in our recruitment process, you are encouraged to contact (208) 334-2263 (TTY/TTD: 711), or email [email protected].

Preference may be given to veterans who qualify under state and federal laws and regulations.