Certified Orientation and Mobility Specialist OR Dual TVI/COMS
The Vision Institute
Location: Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
Type: Full Time
Salary: $46,000 - $58,000
TVI uses a competitive, teaching salary schedule that considers education and experience. TVI employees enjoy highly competitive pay, SIMPLE IRA with company match, holidays, paid time off, flexible scheduling, wellness stipend, home office allowance and mileage reimbursement. Our comprehensive benefits package includes: Dental, Vision, Short Term Disability, Critical Illness, and Life & ADD. Reimbursement for out-of-state moving expenses available!
4 Year Degree
2 openings available.
We have an opening for a Certified Orientation and Mobility Specialist or Dually CertifiedTVI and COMS to provide instruction to students for the 2023-24 school year. This itinerant position may serve students in the Myrtle Beach, SC OR Fort Mill, SC surrounding areas. Applicants may designate their preference!
This position will serve students by:
Instructing school aged students who are visually impaired or blind in order to improve educational and independent functioning
Assessing developmental, visual and adaptive needs in the areas of cognition, literacy, social self-help and other areas specific to low vision and blindness
Education requirements: Bachelor's degree in early childhood education, elementary education, or special education from an accredited institution. Master's Degree strongly preferred. Experience requirements: Two (2) years’ related experience in teaching individuals who are blind/visually impaired preferred; however, recent graduates will be considered. Required knowledge and skills: Knowledge of and experience in performing assessments appropriate for school-age children with visual impairments and/or multiple disabilities, knowledge of expanded core curriculum, demonstrated experience in the use of braille, skilled in conducting Functional Vision Assessments and Literacy Media Assessments, strong computer skills, knowledgeable about child development , ability to work cooperatively with family and IEP team to enhance the skill development of the child. Must have extensive knowledge and skills in using assistive technology with visually impaired individuals. Licensures and certifications:Certification in O&M from Academy for Certification of Vision Rehabilitation and Education Professionals (ACVREP) and/or Certified Teacher for the Visually Impaired required. Dual certification desired. Must have valid driver’s license.
The Vision Institute (TVI) is a non-profit entity committed to promoting achievement, independence and accessibility for people who are visually impaired or blind. TVI was founded in June 2010 in response to a state-wide need for a non-profit organization to assist in providing a variety of services for individuals who are visually impaired or blind. We believe that achievement and independence are different for every individual regardless of age or disability. TVI assists individuals of all ages with low vision, blindness and deaf-blindness. Teaching staff includes those certified in early childhood education, reading, visual impairments, orientation and mobility (O&M), special education and rehabilitation. Our instructors for the visually impaired (TVI and COMS) teach students with visual disabilities in the students' school districts and local communities.