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Outreach Orientation & Mobility Specialist

POSITION:  Outreach Orientation & Mobility Specialist
DEPARTMENT:  Outreach    
POSTING #:  24-045
TWC JOB ORDER:  16621021
MONTHLY SALARY:  Based on AISD pay scale using education and years of experience
SHIFT:  Day Shift
OPENING DATE:  05/31/2024
CLOSING DATE:  Until Filled
CLASSIFICATION /GROUP #:  T021 / n/a  

Ways to Apply                                                                                                   

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS

  • Plans with other members of Outreach Programs and TSBVI Staff to provide comprehensive support to local schools and agencies who serve students with visual impairment or who are deafblind.
  • Assists Education Service Center Staff and local administrators with the design and implementation of O&M programming in in the home, school, and community as required by IDEA.
  • Provides technical assistance to local direct service providers with respect to particular students.
  • Plans and conducts workshops and other training experiences for professionals, families, and outside agencies
  • Designs and maintains online O&M resources.
  • Consults with families of students with visual impairments regarding orientation and mobility issues.
  • Participates with other members of Outreach Programs and TSBVI Staff in the development and implementation of statewide conferences and training on education of students who have visual impairments and/or additional disabilities.
  • Develops and/or collects and maintains appropriate materials that may be used in consulting, providing technical assistance, assisting parents, or other aspects of the duties of the position.
  • Remains current on issues and legal requirements related to Orientation and Mobility and the Expanded Core Curriculum (ECC).
  • 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 [Applicant selected for hire will be required to submit a copy of college or university transcript(s)].
  • Current certification by the Academy for Certification of Vision Rehabilitation and Education Professionals (ACVREP) as a Certified Orientation and Mobility Specialist (COMS) [Copy of certificate required at time of interview].
  • Five years full-time experience as an O&M Specialist working with students in public schools.
  • Extensive organizational, interpersonal, and presentational skills.
  • Skill in working successfully with professionals, paraprofessionals, parents, local schools and other agencies.
  • Ability to work collaboratively in a transdisciplinary environment.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • Expertise with assistive technologies for use in O&M training.
  • Experience using distance learning technologies, including webinars, videoconferencing, web-based products, blogs and/or social networking.
  • Extensive experience working with children, birth to age 5
  • Teacher certification in visual impairment, deaf and hard of hearing, deafblind, or speech/language.
  • Fluent in Spanish and/or ASL.

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