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Guidance and Mobility Specialist

Guidance and Mobility Specialist

University

salaire Min. 23,28 $ / h
Max. 41,20 $ / h

Description and Responsibilities

Guidance and mobility specialists design, update, analyze, evaluate and implement guidance and mobility programs tailored to the needs of the visually impaired. Tasks include:

  • Enabling patients to guide themselves and move with confidence, security and ease in a variety of environments
  • Enabling patients to maximize the use of their functional senses and appropriate instruments or aids

Guidance and mobility specialists provide psychosocial support to patients and their immediate network, and refer them to partners when required.

Source: Comité patronal de négociation du secteur de la santé et des services sociaux  (in French only)

Education and Training Requirements

Guidance and mobility specialists must have a post-graduate diploma (D.E.S.S.) in visual impairment care with a specialization in guidance and mobility. This program is only offered at Université de Montréal Ce lien ouvre une nouvelle fenêtre. (in French only).

Required Interests, Skills and Personality Type

  • Must be a good communicator and listener
  • Must be able to solve problems and make decisions
  • Must be thorough and detail-oriented
  • Must enjoy working in a team with colleagues and other professionals
  • Must know how to observe and analyze situations and people
  • Must love contact with the public

Personality Type (RIASEC)

SIR
  • S - Prefers to be in contact with people and to help them
  • I - Prefers studying, understanding and solving problems
  • R - Prefers practical work and handling tools

Work Environment

Guidance and mobility specialists work in health and social services network rehabilitation centres (in French only).

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