TVI/O&M Instructor

Basic Information

Date posted: 11/16/2021

Location: Olympia Area, Washington

Posted by: Washington State School for the Blind

Salary: Depends on Qualifications – Paid in accordance with the Vancouver School District teacher salary schedule for the 2021/2022 school year

Contact Information


214 E. 13th St.
Vancouver, WA 98662



More Details


Required Qualifications:

• Bachelor’s degree in educational or other relevant field of study;
• Current Washington State Teaching Certificate, or can obtain a Washington State Teaching Certificate;
• Certification as a Teacher of the Visually Impaired from an accredited and nationally recognized university program;
• Must have Unified English Braille Exam (UEB) certification or Library of Congress certification, or be able to obtain either within one year of hire date.

Desirable Qualifications

• Master’s degree in Teacher of Visually Impaired Learner/Orientation & Mobility program;
• Teaching experience as an itinerant teacher of the visually impaired;
• Experience working with children with multiple disabilities including blindness; and/or,
• Orientation & Mobility Certification.


Job Description

Duties include, but are not limited to:

• Perform or facilitate necessary learning media assessments: functional vision, technology, and orientation & mobility;
• Provide direct and consultative services as per Individual Education Plans (IEP);
• Provide workshops and in-services as needed to assist families and school district personnel in understanding the unique needs of the visually impaired learner;
• Assist districts in obtaining necessary alternative format materials and equipment as identified through the IEP process;
• Work collaboratively with families, students and district personnel to develop IEP goals and objectives in the expanded core curriculum. Expanded core curriculum addresses the following areas:
o Compensatory skills, including braille and literacy
o Assistive Technology
o Independent living
o Career and vocational education
o Recreation and leisure skills
o Social Interaction skills
o Self-Determination
o Orientation and Mobility
o Sensory Efficiency
• Prepare meaningful instruction geared to the student’s assessed needs, as identified in the IEP;
• Provide consultation to classroom teachers and other involved personnel, and adapt materials as needed to enable the learner to benefit from instruction; and,
• Maintain ongoing communication with all parties involved in the student’s education, including the parents.

Working Conditions:

• Constant travel due to providing services to multiple school districts; and,
• Must be able to sit and stand for long periods of time, walk long distances, and have the ability to respond to emergent situations.

Covid-19 Vaccine Requirement:
Per Governor Inslee’s Proclamation 21-14 (Download PDF reader), state employees must be fully vaccinated no later than October 18, 2021, as a condition of employment. Being fully vaccinated means that an individual is at least two weeks past their final dose of an authorized COVID-19 vaccine regimen. If you are a selected candidate, you will be required to provide proof of vaccination. You may request an accommodation if you are unable to meet the requirement due to a medical or religious necessity.