Orientation & Mobility Jobs

As an orientation and mobility specialist, you understand that children with visual impairments need extra support to traverse not only the schools they attend but the futures that they aspire to achieve. At ProCare, we play an integral role in helping orientation and mobility specialists, like you, achieve their career goals. We want to connect you with great jobs, provide ongoing career support and offer you outstanding pay with great benefits.

Orientation and Mobility Specialist Responsibilities

Children that are visually impaired need assistance on how to travel and move safely. Orientation and mobility specialists provide that support, playing an integral role in helping students enhance their sensory, concept development, motor and awareness skills. These specialists typically work in a one-to-one setting with their students. For example, an orientation and mobility specialist might help a student learn how to navigate their school and get to each one of their classes. Ultimately, empowering students with the confidence to move freely is the main focus for these professionals.

How to Become an Orientation and Mobility Specialist

To become an orientation and mobility specialist, you must attend a four-year bachelor’s degree program. It is not mandatory, but you can also go back to school to receive a master’s degree in the subject field. Once you have obtained your degree, the next step is receiving your certification through the Academy for Certification of Vision Rehabilitation and Education Professionals. Since most orientation and mobility jobs require you to be on your feet for a majority of the day, it helps to be in excellent physical shape as well.

Are you ready to make a difference in the life of a child who is visually impaired? If so, ProCare would love to connect you with your dream orientation and mobility specialist job!

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Orientation and Mobility Specialist Job (OMS)

  • Seattle, Washington
  • Schools - Orientation and Mobility Specialist
  • 1/30/2020

Certified Orientation and Mobility Specialist Job 

ProCare Therapy is currently looking to hire an Orientation and Mobility specialist to work in a Seattle area school district. 

COMS Duties:

  • Assist students who have visual impairment how to adapt to and navigate through their school environment
  • Train students how to use assistive devices, such as canes and hand held telescopes
  • Respond appropriately to setbacks and manage the students' mobility expectations and frustrations

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Certification in Orientation and Mobility by the Academy for Certification of Vision Rehabilitation and Educational Professionals (ACVREP) or the National Orientation and Mobility Certification Board (NOMC)

For more caseload information, please submit resume to: 

Ali Pletzer Willems
Senior Director of Educational Resources


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