Certified Orientation and Mobility Specialist
Date posted: 09/03/2020
Location: Columbia, South Carolina
Posted by: The Vision Institute of South Carolina
Salary: Commensurate with experience
PO Box 1923 Irmo
PO Box 1923 Irmo
Education requirements: Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution. Master’s Degree 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, skilled in the use of braille and assistive technology with individuals with a visual impairment, 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
Licensures and certifications: Certification in O&M from Academy for Certification of Vision Rehabilitation and Education Professionals (ACVREP). Must have valid driver’s license and auto insurance.
We have an immediate opening for a Certified Orientation and Mobility Specialist to provide instruction during the 2020-21 school year.
• Instructing students who are visually impaired or blind in order to improve mobility and independent functioning
• Assessing all developmental, visual and adaptive needs including areas of cognition, communication, social, self-help and other areas specific to low vision/blindness.
• Developing appropriate IEP (individualized education plan)
TVI employees enjoy highly competitive pay, SIMPLE IRA, holidays, paid time off, flexible scheduling, wellness stipend, office allowance and mileage reimbursement. Our comprehensive benefits package includes: Dental, Vision, Short Term Disability, Critical Illness, and Life & ADD.