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Orientation Therapist for Blind Salary
in Chicago, Illinois

$76,798 (USD)

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Last updated: May 20, 2019

Salary Recap

The average pay for an Orientation Therapist for Blind is $76,798 a year and $37 an hour in Chicago, Illinois, United States. The average salary range for an Orientation Therapist for Blind is between $54,924 and $94,848. This compensation analysis is based on salary survey data collected directly from employers and anonymous employees in Chicago, Illinois.

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Job Summary

  • Assists blind and visually impaired clients to achieve personal adjustment and maximum independence through training in techniques of daily living: interviews clients, analyzes client's lifestyle, and administers assessment tests to determine present and required or desired orientation and mobility skills.
  • Trains clients in awareness of physical environment through sense of smell, hearing, and touch, and to travel alone, with or without cane, through use of variety of actual or simulated travel situations and exercises.
  • Teaches clients personal and home management skills, and communication skills, such as eating, grooming, dressing, coin and money identification, cooking, and use of telephone and bathroom facilities.
  • Teaches clients to protect body, using hands and arms to detect obstacles.
  • Instructs clients in arts, crafts, and recreational skills, such as macrame, leatherworking, sewing, ceramics, and playing piano to improve sense of touch, coordination, and motor skills.
  • Teaches clients to read and write braille.
  • Instructs client in use of reading machines and common electrical devices, and in development of effective listening techniques.
  • Instructs clients in group activities, such as swimming, dancing, or playing modified sports activities to encourage and increase capacity for social participation and improve general health.
  • Prepares progress report to allow members of rehabilitation team to evaluate clients' ability to perform varied activities essential to daily living.
  • May develop and implement individualized orientation and mobility instructional program for blin.
Orientation Therapist for Blind Job Prevalence in Chicago, Illinois, United States

Job family: Therapists, All Other

Job family population: 12,020

Estimated population of Orientation Therapist for Blind jobs: 11,123

Rate of error: 5.6%

Salary Potential

Estimated salary in 2024:
5 Year Change:
16 %


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Orientation Therapist for Blind Job Listings for Chicago, Illinois

Occupational Therapist
Apr 25
Chicago, IL, USA
RML Specialty Hospital
Assists in the welcoming and orientation of new department staff, serving as preceptor for new staff or students as requested. Provides education for staff of other disciplines in rehab therapy ...
Clinical Therapists ( LCSW, LCPC, LMFT )
May 4
Chicago, IL, USA
Cathedral Counseling Center of Chicago
Therapists provide ongoing psychotherapy for adult clients presenting with a range of clinical ... orientation. We also build and support the professional community through our commitment to high ...
Children's Mental Health Therapist - In Alaska
Apr 21
Chicago, IL, USA
Community Connections
Opportunities for outdoor activities like hiking, boating, fishing, and hunting abound. Wildlife is ... Ability to operate from at least one theoretical orientation that is predominantly affective ...
Massage Therapist - Chicago South Loop
Mar 11
Massage Envy
Here's what's in it for you: The difference you'll make in clients' lives is the biggest reward for ... orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status. If you're ready to ...
Massage Therapist - Oak Lawn
Mar 22
Massage Envy
We offer a range of great benefits for our employees including healthcare, dental, vision, 401K and ... Have a strong customer service orientation. * Possess the ability to communicate effectively ...
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