Orientation and Mobility Specialist- Des Moines area

Basic Information

Date posted: 01/07/2021

Location: Johnston, Iowa

Posted by: Iowa Educational Services for the Blind and Visually Impaired

Salary: Salary will be determined by the successful applicant’s educational and teaching experience. (BA degree - $46,760-$72,466; MA degree – $54,825-$84,530). Comprehensive benefit package.

Contact Information

Address

3501 Harry Langdon Blvd
Council Bluffs, IA 51503

Phone

712-366-3283

More Details

Qualifications

Required Qualifications:

Bachelor’s degree in orientation and mobility plus experience using a computer and other office equipment required. Candidates must meet State of Iowa orientation and mobility specialist licensure requirements by the time of appointment. The ability to travel throughout a designated region within Iowa on a daily basis also required. Information on Iowa licensing requirements may be found at the Board of Educational Examiners webpage: https://boee.iowa.gov/

Preferred Qualifications:

Master’s degree in orientation and mobility and experience with school-age children preferred.

Job Description

Primary Function:

  • In collaboration with Area Education Agencies (AEAs) and Local Education Agencies (LEAs), and using an itinerant model, the Orientation and Mobility Specialist provides direct and consultative orientation and mobility services to students with visual impairments, in their local school and home settings.
  • Formulates appropriate educational objective, activities, evaluation, goals, and instruction.
  • Reports student growth and programs to parents periodically.
  • Participates as a member of multidisciplinary teams; involved with evaluations; educational planning.

Position Details:

Full-time, School-year appointment. Position starts immediately. Service region covers Des Moines, IA and surrounding area. The ability to travel throughout a designated region within Iowa on a daily basis required. Will work with students across multiple Iowa school districts within the Heartland AEA. Criminal and other relevant background checks also required. Applications will be accepted beginning immediately. Applications accepted until the position is filled. Available service regions include:

Heartland AEA – Full Time (Itinerant) office located in Johnston, IA

Comprehensive benefit package includes but not limited to:

  • Medical/Dental
  • Retirement account options
  • Life insurance
  • Flexible spending accounts- medical and dependent care

Employees are provided the use of a state vehicle, laptop and cell phone for completion of work duties.

To apply, submit resume, licensure/certification, copies of transcripts and cover letter to [email protected].   

Iowa Educational Services for the Blind and Visually Impaired / Iowa Braille and Sight Saving School is an Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. A Board of Regents, State of Iowa Program.