Orientation and Mobility Specialist Salary
The average salary for an Orientation and Mobility Specialist is $51,267 per year.
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Job Description for Orientation and Mobility Specialist
Orientation and mobility specialists assist individuals who are blind or visually-impaired in safely navigating their surroundings and improving their skills in doing so. They typically devise plans to help patients improve their knowledge of their surroundings and ability to safely move around them. These specialists are often employed in schools to assist impaired students and in rehabilitation facilities to assist other clients, so interpersonal skills are important in this position to relate to people of all ages and backgrounds.Read More...
Orientation/mobility specialists work closely with parents, teachers, school personnel, and rehabilitation center staff, and communication skills are important in this position to update others who work with impaired clients to understand their progress. Both part-time and full-time positions are available.
A bachelor's degree in a relevant medical field is generally required for this position, and additional training and licensing may also be required for certain types of work, such as certifications to work with the visually-impaired and ACVREP certification. These specialists should also have a valid driver's license, reliable transportation, and prior experience working with people in the target population. Travel from one school or rehabilitation facility to another is often necessary, and they may also transport some clients to public places, such as shopping malls or supermarkets, to help these clients navigate their environments. (Copyright 2017 PayScale.com)
Orientation and Mobility Specialist Tasks
- Educate clients with vision impairments, the skills needed for safety and independent living.
- Prepare and maintain client's progress reports and future goals.
- Analyze and determine client's maximum travel potential using guides and canes.
- Assist client in body image relation, spatial and environment orientation skills.
- Assess and record client's orientation and mobility skills.
Orientation and Mobility Specialist Job Listings
Pay by Experience Level for Orientation and Mobility Specialist
Pay by Experience for an Orientation and Mobility Specialist has a positive trend. An entry-level Orientation and Mobility Specialist with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $47,000 based on 32 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. An Orientation and Mobility Specialist with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $70,000 based on 11 salaries. An experienced Orientation and Mobility Specialist which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $65,000 based on 15 salaries. An Orientation and Mobility Specialist with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $58,000 based on 6 salaries.
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