Certified Orientation & Mobility Specialist

Basic Information

Date posted: 03/17/2022

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 required.
  • 3+ years of COMS experience required.
  • Excellent interpersonal organizational, written/oral skills required.   Working knowledge of Microsoft Office a plus.
  • Prior experience working with individuals with blindness, vision loss or other challenges a plus.

Job Description

Certified Orientation and Mobility Specialists (COMS)

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 COMS, you belong here!

Rehabilitation Services

(July 1 to August 19, 3 days/22.5 hours per week)

If you have 3+ years of COMS experience and are looking for a fun part-time position in Summer 2022, come join our Summer Youth Programs team!  Working with active teens, you will provide experiential learning to students who are eager to learn and apply their skills.  Examples include getting the students out into the community where they build their exposure to accessing resources such as the grocery store, coffee shops, walking trails and public transportation.  Additionally, you will provide written assessments, document the student’s progress and supervise two Summer COMS  Interns.