Visually Impaired & Certified Orientation & Mobility Specialist

State of Michigan/Michigan School for the Deaf - Flint, MI (30+ days ago)

A Teacher Consultant for the Visually Impaired & Certified Orientation & Mobility Specialist (TCVI/ COMS) is contracted to provide services to Michigan School for the Deaf student population and works under the supervision of the Principal. The (TCVI/ COMS) implements the Individual Education Plan (IEP) for each student on their caseload with a vision loss; providing both direct and explicit instruction and consultation services. These services include but are not limited to providing access to the curriculum, promoting academic growth, communication and language access, providing instruction in UEB, Extended Core Curriculum.

The COMS will instruct students on navigating the environment (class, school, home, neighborhood and city) to ensure safe, confident, efficient and independent mobility.

A Restricted Special Education Credential in visually-handicapped in mobility;

  • Be eligible to enroll in a university intern program by meeting the following requirements:
  • A Bachelor of Arts Degree from an accredited college or university Satisfaction of the Basic Skills Requirement (i.e., Michigan Basic Educational Skills Exam)
  • Passing scores on a CSET subject-matter exam*
  • Pre-service conditions as required by selected university
  • A Master of Arts Degree with an emphasis in special education preferred;
  • Read and write unified English Braille Code
  • Academy for Certification of Vision Rehabilitation & Education Professionals (ACVREP) COMS Certification.

Possess or obtain upon employment, a valid Michigan Driver License;

Provide proof of automobile insurability;

Meet the physical requirements necessary to safely and effectively perform assigned duties, including lifting fifty (50) pounds on an occasional basis and in excess of fifty (50) pounds with assistance.

* Candidates who have only a BA and the basic skills requirement may be employed on a Provisional Internship Permit to allow time to pass a subject-matter exam in order to enroll in a university intern program.


  • Classroom experience teaching orientation and mobility skills;
  • Knowledge of agencies providing services for the blind and visually impaired;
  • One (1) year of successful experience in a Michigan school district or County Schools Office;
  • Skill in providing training in concept development, gross motor development, posture, kinesthetic perception, sensory discrimination, pre-cane skills, basic mobility skills and techniques;
  • Skill in preparing and maintaining reports and records;
  • Knowledge of the development of skills related to self-help strategies and reinforcement procedures to encourage students to move independently throughout their environment.

Job Types: Part-time, Contract


  • in a Michigan school district or County Schools Office: 1 year (Required)


  • Bachelor's (Required)


  • Academy for Certification of Vision Rehabilitation (Required)

Work authorization:

  • United States (Required)