Consultants 2024-06-05 2024-07-10

Orientation and Mobility Travel Trainer - Special Needs Transportation Services

Mobility Management Partners
Chicago, Illinois

Job ID: 156633
Job Status: Full-time

Mobility Management Partners is looking for an experienced candidate to train visually impaired individuals within the disabilities/senior population in the area of transportation. A certification in Orientation and Mobility is preferred or documented experience with visual impaired individuals. Our non-profit agency believes diversity, equity, inclusion and accessibility is key to what our mission is.

Please submit your resume to Lori Burke at [email protected]. Please contact Lori at 888 667 7003 x519 for any questions.

We offer a competitive compensation and benefits package including a generous vacation package and 401k matching. Salary is open to negotiation. Mileage reimbursement is included for field work. Pay range $32-35.00/hour

Documented background working with visually impaired individuals, special education, social work, or a related discipline with public transit experience is essential for the position. Prior O&M experience preferred, but we are willing to speak to graduating students and those who are newly certified. Experience working with people with disabilities, or diverse backgrounds is also strongly preferred. Bilingual in Spanish highly preferred.

Mobility Management Partners, Inc. (MMP) is a non-profit social enterprise company providing services to various public and private agencies. Our mission is to improve access to a variety of transportation options for individuals with disabilities and seniors, with unmet transportation needs. MMP currently provides Travel Training, Call Center services, Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Eligibility Certification, and Mobility Device Marking and Tethering services.

POSITION SUMMARY:
MMPs Mobility Training Department is seeking a Travel Trainer in the Chicago area with a certification in Orientation and Mobility (O & M) Instruction who have a background working with individuals with visual impairments. We are open to individuals who are working towards their O&M certification in the coming months with the applicable background. O & M Travel Trainers are responsible for educating individuals with disabilities/visual impairments and seniors how to use public transportation, utilizing both classroom and in-field settings with a focus on individuals with visual impairments. This is a field position where frequent travel is required throughout the area. This position can be part time according to your schedule or full time. We may be open to bringing on an independent contractor.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES and RESPONSIBILITIES
The duties and responsibilities listed herein are representative of the expectations for this position, which include but are not limited to the following:

  • Educate participants with disabilities/seniors to safely utilize public transit resources in a variety of settings.
  • Create custom-designed Trainings based on specific visual impairments
  • Maintain appropriate professional communications with clients, management and RTA staff.
  • Maintain appropriate database entries and other documentation of all travel training activities.
  • Provide input and feedback through collaborative processes to enhance and improve existing and assist in implementing new policies and procedures.
  • Manage individual schedule as well as schedules of client sessions and events utilizing appropriate scheduling and tracking software solutions and other tools
  • Other related duties as assigned.

POSITION REQUIREMENTS:
  • Bachelor’s degree in Social Services, Orientation and Mobility Instruction, or a related field, or equivalent work experience required.
  • O & M Travel Trainers are certified by the Academy for Certification of Vision Rehabilitation and Education Professionals, The National Blindness Professional Certification Board, or a similar level organization preferred or documented experience working with visually impaired individuals one on one within the community.
  • 2 years’ experience working with seniors/individuals with vision disabilities.
  • Public Transit Experience required
  • Demonstrated experience in interviewing and providing ongoing assessments and documentation skills for individuals with disabilities/seniors/visual impairments
  • Knowledge of/sensitivity to general issues and mobility challenges faced by individuals with disabilities/seniors in utilizing public transportation systems
  • An understanding of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) regulations and other applicable local, state, and federal laws governing the provision of transportation services to individuals with disabilities
  • Bilingual skills preferred- speaking, writing, and reading in English and Spanish
  • Valid Illinois driver’s license, vehicle insurance, good driving record and reliable transportation
  • Certification in Adult CPR and First Aid (training will be provided)
  • Clear background check from criminal and work history and related areas for the role.
  • Upon hire, to provide proof of COVID-19 vaccination status. Reasonable accommodations may be considered.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS:
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee must have the ability to be outdoors during inclement weather. The employee must have the ability to react and provide reasonable assistance to participants in the event of an emergency. The employee must occasionally lift, carry, and otherwise transport and/or move up to 50 pounds. The employee is regularly required to sit, stand, walk, and climb stairs. The employee is required to utilize computer equipment; reach with hands and arms; and talk or hear. Specific vision abilities required include close, distance, and peripheral vision and depth perception in use of a computer, in driving, and in navigating public transportation systems.

Apply: http://mobilitymp.net/mmp/staff/employment-opportunities

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