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Employment Opportunities*
 

Northern California

 

 

Orientation and Mobility Specialist (COMS)

The Blind and Visually Impaired Center of Monterey County

Click here for more information

Posted 6/28/2018

 

Low Vision Specialist

The Blind and Visually Impaired Center of Monterey County

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Posted 6/28/2018

Southern California

 

Orientation and Mobility Specialist

Escondido Union High  School District - we are in need of an O and M Specialist part time. We have 7 students with this services on their IEPs.  We need someone for about 10 hours per week.  

If interested, please contact - Sherri Pedersen, Director of Special Education 760 291 3255 spedersen@euhsd.org

 

Nationwide
 

Rehabilitation Teacher 3/Orientation and Mobility Specialist
Seattle Office of Washington State Department of Services for the Blind.

How to Apply: 
Follow the link above to be directed to the careers.wa.gov website. In addition to completing the online application, applicants must attach the following documents to their profile in order to be considered for this position:

  • letter of interest, describing how you meet the specific qualifications for this position.
  • A current resume, detailing experience, and education.
  • A list of three (3) professional references with current telephone numbers.

 

For assistance with the online application, contact Lolo Arevalo at (360) 407-8074 or jobs@des.wa.gov.
 

Related Employment Links
 

California Public Education:

edjoin.org

(Tip: try searching Edjoin under "O&M", "orientation and mobility", "visual impairments", "visually impaired", "vision specialist")  Also try schoolspring.com by choosing "California" in the search by keyword link.  Many O&M specialists and TVIs are employed by county offices of education, in larger districts they are employed by individual school districts.  Some are contracted through private agencies.  Not all SELPAs (Special Education Local Plan Area) or LEAs (Local Education Area) in California use Edjoin to list positions, so check with individual school districts and SELPAs.  A list of California SELPAS can be found at cde.ca.gov/sp/se/as/caselpas.asp.

 

California State Rehabilitation Positions:

jobs.ca.gov

(check out Exams open for testing: for O&M see "Teacher orientation and mobility" under Exam bulletins, Exams by Title)  Contact the Department of Rehabilitation Blind Services Division in your area for independent contract positions as these are not reflected on this link.

 

Veteran's Administration:

usajobs.gov

(Type "blind rehabilitation" in the keyword search for O&M, living skills, manual skills, VIST or BROS coordinator jobs)

 

Spedex Job Exchange
 

 

* To post a job opening, send an email to contactcaoms@earthlink.net with the job description and contact information. You can also include an attachment or a link to a web page that has additional information.  Job listings will be posted for 6 months unless we are notified the position has been filled or that additional time is needed.

 

 

 

Training and Credentialing

 

Certification / Credentialing Information


Academy for Certification of Vision Rehabilitation & Education Professionals (ACVREP)

California Commission on Teacher Credentialing: Clinical Rehabilitative Services Credential in O&M

 

Accredited California University Programs in Orientation & Mobility
 

CSULA O&M Specialist Training Program

Division of Special Education

California State University, Los Angeles

5151 State University Drive

Los Angeles, CA 90032

(323) 343-4411

 

SFSU O&M Specialist Training Program

Department of Special Education

San Francisco State University

1600 Holloway Avenue

San Francisco, CA 94132
(415) 338-1245

 

Other Training Opportunities

Guide Dogs for the Blind O&M Seminars
For additional information contact:
Graduate Services Department
800-295-4050


Guiding Eyes for the Blind O&M Seminars
Seminars are held monthly on weekends between April and November.
For more information contact:
Bev Klayman
Manager of Admissions Services
800-942-0149 ext. 2222
 



 

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