No.: CUPE C-22-0179UE
POSTED: June 16, 2022
DEADLINE: 4:30 p.m. June 30, 2022
Orientation and Mobility Specialist
1 – Permanent Position
Special Education and Inclusion
CUPE Local 4400, Unit C – Grade M (School year plus 2 weeks)
$35.44 per hour
The Toronto District School Board adheres to equitable hiring, employment and promotion practices.
NOTE: The Board is not permitted to offer this position to an employee if the time reasonably needed to travel to the location of this position from another position held by the employee -- and/or from this position to the location of another position held by the employee or the starting/ending times of the position would interfere with the employee’s one half hour lunch break as required by the Collective Agreement.
Reporting to the Centrally Assigned Principal, under the professional guidance of the Coordinator, the Orientation and Mobility Specialist is responsible for instructing travel skills to children who are visually impaired, including the use of canes, dog guides, sophisticated electronic traveling aids, as well as the sighted guide technique. Orientation and Mobility Specialists instruct children how to move from one place to another safely and independently. They also instruct children to orient themselves to their surroundings—they provide the skills and knowledge base to determine one’s distance and direction relative to things observed, heard, or remembered in one’s surroundings and the ability to keep track of these spatial relationships as they change during locomotion.
Summary of Duties:
Location: Will be based out of Yorkdale Secondary School, 38 Orfus Road (not wheelchair accessible) but will be required to work across the city according to student needs.
Hours: 35 hours per week. Incumbents must be available to work weekdays and evenings. Majority of hours for scheduled weekdays but some hours may be scheduled late afternoons, evenings in order to meet student needs.
Work Year: School Year plus two weeks
Applications must be submitted:
Only applicants selected for an interview will be contacted. Applications will not be acknowledged in writing.
We strive to meet the accommodation needs of persons with disabilities. Applicants are encouraged to make their needs for accommodation known in advance, during the hiring process.