Certified Orientation and Mobility Specialist and/or Teacher for the Visually Impaired

Basic Information

Date posted: 04/19/2022

Location: Mrytle Beach, South Carollina, Charlotte, North Carolina

Posted by: The Vision Institute

Salary: Commensurate with experience

Contact Information

Address

PO Box 1923
Irmo, SC 29063

Phone

803-627-8847

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Qualifications

Education requirements: Bachelor’s degree in early childhood education, elementary education, or special education from an accredited institution. Master’s Degree strongly preferred.

Experience requirements: Two (2) years’ related experience in teaching individuals who are blind/visually impaired preferred; however, recent graduates will be considered.

Required knowledge and skills: Knowledge of and experience in performing assessments appropriate for school-age children with visual impairments and/or multiple disabilities. Knowledge of expanded core curriculum, demonstrated experience in the use of braille, skilled in conducting Functional Vision Assessments and Literacy Media Assessments.  Strong computer skills. Knowledgeable about child development. Ability to work cooperatively with family and IEP team to enhance the skill development of the child. Must have extensive knowledge and skills in using assistive technology with visually impaired individuals.

Licensures and certifications: Certification in O&M from Academy for Certification of Vision Rehabilitation and Education Professionals (ACVREP) and/or Certified Teacher for the Visually Impaired required. Dual certification desired. Must have valid driver’s license and auto insurance.

Job Description

We have an opening for a Full-Time Certified Orientation and Mobility Specialist and/or Certified Teacher for the Visually Impaired to provide instruction to students for the 2022-23 school year.

Do you prefer to live at the beach or in a metropolitan area? Choose your location! This position may be located in the surrounding areas of Myrtle Beach or Charlotte, NC!

This position will serve students by:

  • Instructing school aged students who are visually impaired or blind in order to improve educational and independent functioning
  • Assessing developmental, visual and adaptive needs in the areas of cognition, literacy, social self-help and other areas specific to low vision and blindness
  • Developing appropriate IEP (individualized education plan)

TVI employees enjoy highly competitive pay, SIMPLE IRA with company match, holidays, paid time off, flexible scheduling, professional development, wellness stipend, office allowance and mileage reimbursement.  Our comprehensive benefits package includes: Dental, Vision, Short Term Disability, Critical Illness, and Life & ADD. Reimbursement for out-of-state moving expenses available.