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Orientation & Mobility Specialist

DEPARTMENT:  Comprehensive Programs    
POSTING #:  24-039
TWC JOB ORDER:  16538272
MONTHLY SALARY:  Based on AISD pay scale using education and years of experience
SHIFT:  Mon – Thur, 7:45am – 4:00pm; Fri 7:45am- 2:45pm
OPENING DATE:  04/10/2024
CLOSING DATE:  Until Filled
CLASSIFICATION /GROUP #:  T021 / n/a     

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Essential Job Functions

  • Assesses students in the area of Orientation and Mobility (O & M); including preparing reports, as well as IEP and programming recommendations.
  • Plans and implements individual O & M programming as required.
  • Consults with instructional and residential staff regarding O & M programming for students.
  • Plans and conducts staff in-service training in O & M.
  • Participates in IEP, ARD, team and other staff meetings as required.
  • Cooperates with other teachers in planning and implementing the instructional program for the students assigned to him/her.
  • Works with the principal and other team members in identifying and solving problems related to his/her students in school, dormitory and recreational environments.
  • Assists other staff in implementing O & M programming, and in setting up classrooms for maximal learning and access.
  • Assists in the selection and provision of programs, equipment and materials to meet the needs of his/her students.
  • Keeps accurate accounting of equipment and equipment sales; utilizes equipment and facilities in the most effective manner to support the instructional program.
  • Works with staff and students in off-campus placements to assure safe travel skills.
  • Promotes positive relationships through effective communication and involvement with staff, family, appropriate agencies, and community members to meet individual students’ needs.
  • Educates students regarding access to post-secondary O & M services such as services through DARS, private O & M contractors, and dog guide training centers.
  • Attends work regularly in accordance with TSBVI leave policy and procedure.
  • Complies with all agency policies and procedures.
  • Performs related work as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Graduation from an accredited four-year college or university (Original college or university transcript(s) required at time of hire).
  • Certification by the Academy for Certification of Vision Rehabilitation and Education Professionals (Copy of certificate required at time of interview).
  • Skill in working cooperatively in a team model of service delivery.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience working with persons with sensory impairments and/or multiple disabilities.
  • Proficiency with Sign Language preferred.
  • Bilingual in English and Spanish preferred.

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