CERTIFIED ORIENTATION & MOBILITY SPECIALIST (COMMUNITY)

Summary

[Per Diem Hours Available]

If you want to create positive change in the lives of people with visual impairments, can manage a varied caseload independently, and would benefit from the collaboration and support of a team of experienced and knowledgeable Certified Orientation & Mobility Specialists (COMS), you belong here!

The Community Services department is seeking an energetic and committed Certified Orientation & Mobility Specialist to work with clients or students ages 3 to 103 with visual impairments in both school and community settings. The Certified Orientation & Mobility Specialist will conduct O&M assessments, identify travel needs, develop and implement individualized instruction plans, and evaluate and report on client or student progress. This role requires strong interpersonal, communication and organizational skills. Must have knowledge of the IEP process and the ability to collaboratively serve students in cooperation with others including family, school team members and other support agencies. Experience in working with all ages and a wide range of abilities, including individuals with intellectual disabilities, is a plus.

Each year, The Carroll Center for the Blind helps more than 4,000 blind or visually impaired children, adults, and senior citizens gain the skills they need to live active and fulfilling lives. The Carroll Center serves all ages and stages of vision loss by providing campus-based rehabilitation, technology instruction, community orientation and mobility as well as itinerant education and mobility services to children.

Qualifications

  • Master’s Degree in Orientation and Mobility and ACVREP (COMS) certification, or eligibility for ACVREP certification required.
  • 2 years of COMS experience preferred.
  • Excellent interpersonal, organizational, written/oral skills required.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office a plus.

To Apply

If you are interested in applying for this position, please send a resume, cover letter, and a completed application (found below) to hr@carroll.org.

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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.

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