Certified Orientation and Mobility Specialists (part or full-time) (The Education & Community Department)

Basic Information

Date posted: 01/11/0222

Location: Newton, Massachusetts

Posted by: The Carroll Center for the Blind


Contact Information


770 Centre Street
Newton, MA 02458



More Details


  • Master’s Degree in Orientation and Mobility and ACVREP (COMS) certification, or eligibility for ACVREP certification required.
  • 2 years of COMS experience preferred.
  • Excellent interpersonal, organizational, written/oral skills required.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office a plus.

Job Description

Each year, The Carroll Center for the Blind helps more than 4,000 blind or visually impaired children, adults, and senior citizens gain the skills they need to live active and fulfilling lives. The Carroll Center serves all ages and stages of vision loss by providing campus-based rehabilitation, technology instruction, community orientation and mobility as well as itinerant education and mobility services to children.

If you want to create positive change in the lives of people with visual impairments, can manage a varied caseload independently, and would benefit from the collaboration and support of a team of experienced and knowledgeable Certified Orientation & Mobility Specialists (COMS), you belong here!

The Education and Community Services department is seeking energetic and committed Certified Orientation & Mobility Specialists to work with clients or students ages 3 to 103 with visual impairments in both school and community settings. The Certified Orientation & Mobility Specialist will conduct O&M assessments, identify travel needs, develop and implement individualized instruction plans, and evaluate and report on client or student progress. This role requires strong interpersonal, communication and organizational skills. Must have knowledge of the IEP process and the ability to collaboratively serve students in cooperation with others including family, school team members and other support agencies. Experience in working with all ages and a wide range of abilities, including individuals with intellectual disabilities, is a plus.

We offer a generous benefits package to include health/dental coverage (70% employer paid), vision, Flexible Spending Accounts, 3 weeks accrued vacation, personal day, 12 accrued sick days, 11 holidays and a retirement program (403b) with up to a 3% employer match.

How to Apply

Qualified candidates kindly forward a cover letter and resume to [email protected].

*Should you have a disability or special need that requires accommodation, please email [email protected] and we’ll be happy to assist you.

Equal Opportunity Employer Statement

The Carroll Center for the Blind (CCB) is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer and always fosters acceptance for everyone. We offer fair opportunities to all qualified persons in recruitment and selection, employment, compensation and benefits, professional development and training, transfers, promotions, social activities, and the use of CCB’s facilities. CCB welcomes all qualified applicants and ensures that everyone will receive equal consideration for employment and does not discriminate against any employee or applicant because of race, color, religion, national origin, mental or physical disability, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, military, or veteran status, political or union affiliation, or any other categories protected by Federal or State law.

The CCB culture embraces both the law and a work environment that is safe, positive, diverse, inclusive, and equitable for all. Our mission and impact shines bright on all.