Summer Certified Orientation & Mobility Specialist (COMS) - Rehab

[Seasonal, part time or per diem hours available]
*If you are interested in a Full-Time position with us, please mention this during your application process. Full-Time positions come with a signing bonus and full benefits.

About Us

Each year, the Carroll Center for the Blind helps nearly 1,300 blind or visually impaired children, adults and senior citizens gain the skills they need to live active and fulfilling lives. Our Newton campus houses our rehabilitation program, computer training classes, low vision store, and administrative offices. A large portion of our programs are services conducted in public schools, students’ homes, and their communities.

Position Summary

COMS who are interested in engaging with children ages 14-19  who are blind or visually impaired (who may or may not also have additional disabilities) during our summer program. You will provide these children with the skills necessary to bring independence and confidence to their lives.


  • Foster a supportive, inclusive, and accessible learning environment; support social interaction and self-advocacy
  • Assessing students’ O&M skills upon start of the program to determine their level of independence and safety.
  • Instruction in skills and concepts to enable them to travel as independently as possible during the program. Teaching skills for travel with safety, proficiency and confidence in familiar and unfamiliar environments.
  • Ensuring students’ safety during the program while fostering maximum independence.
  • Preparing or using equipment and materials as appropriate to promote development of O&M skills.
  • Training non-COMS staff in safe travel techniques for students.
  • Perform other related tasks as assigned.


  • M.Ed. in Orientation & Mobility and ACVREP COMS certification required (or eligible).  
  • Experience with school-aged children. 
  • Excellent organization, interpersonal and communication skills are a must, as is a working knowledge of current mainstream, adaptive travel technologies and resources for teaching low vision & nonvisual learners.
  • Valid driver’s license is required.

How To Apply

If you are interested in applying for this position, please complete the application form (linked below) and also email a cover letter and resume to Should you have a disability or special need that requires accommodation, please email and we will be happy to assist you.

The Carroll Center for the Blind is a private, non-profit agency located in Newton, Massachusetts that serves persons of All Ages and All Stages of Vision Loss. We are close to Boston, Cambridge, Wellesley, Watertown, Waltham, Allston/Brighton, and on public transit routes.
Equal Opportunity Employer Statement

The Carroll Center for the Blind (CCB) is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer and always fosters acceptance for everyone. We offer fair opportunities to all qualified persons in recruitment and selection, employment, compensation and benefits, professional development and training, transfers, promotions, social activities, and the use of CCB’s facilities. CCB welcomes all qualified applicants and ensures that everyone will receive equal consideration for employment and does not discriminate against any employee or applicant because of race, color, religion, national origin, mental or physical disability, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, military, or veteran status, political or union affiliation, or any other categories protected by Federal or State law.

The CCB culture embraces both the law and a work environment that is safe, positive, diverse, inclusive, and equitable for all. Our mission and impact shines bright on all.