Job Description

SUMMARY
The Certified Orientation and Mobility Specialist (COMS) will provide orientation and safe travel skills at the developmentally appropriate level to students with visual impairments. The COMS will effectively manage the learning environment to prepare Individualized Education Plan (IEP) goal driven sessions, help qualified students travel safely within the school/community, evaluate, monitor, and collect data on the students’ performance to advance student achievement. Understand and appreciate diversity. Work collaboratively with a team to plan instruction. Demonstrate commitment to continuous learning. The COMS will provide related services to qualified students with visual impairments that includes classroom orientation, school/community travel options and experiences, white cane techniques, transition, and technology when appropriate.

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS
Bachelor’s Degree in Special Education with coursework specific to visual and sensory impairments
Orientation and Mobility Certification via the Academy for Certification of Vision Rehabilitation and Educational Professionals (ACVREP)
Arizona IVP Fingerprint Clearance Card

PREFERRED REQUIREMENTS
Valid Arizona Special Education Teaching Certificate – Visually Impaired Special Education, Birth–Grade 12
Master’s Degree or Ph.D. in Orientation and Mobility
Demonstrated success in engaging African American and Latino students
Bilingual (Spanish) endorsement

ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS AFTER HIRE
Proof of immunity to rubeola (measles) and rubella (German measles), or proof of MMR immunization.
Must hold a current Driver’s license and personal vehicle insurance coverage greater than or equal to the required minimum for car insurance as described under Governing Board Policy: EEB-R-1 Business and Personnel Transportation Services – Transportation by Employees unless other ADA accommodations are made through Risk Management.

COMMENTS
Effective 2020-2021 SCHOOL YEAR
LOCATION - Exceptional Education (1010 E. 10th Street)

Department website: http://www.tusd1.org/Departments/Exceptional-Education
TEA/TDR-B
0.4 FTE - 3.0 hours per day
9.5 month position

Internal candidates will transfer at a rate commensurate with their bargaining unit language.

For more information on salary schedule, please visit the TEA Consensus Agreement at http://tusd1.org/Departments/Human-Resources/Employee-Agreements

Tucson Unified School District is committed to a policy of nondiscrimination based on disability, race, color, religion/religious beliefs, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, or national origin.

Job Contact Information
Name Jason Lilly
Title Program Coordinator
Phone 520-225-6410
Email jason.lilly@tusd1.org
Applications will be accepted
Thursday, April 8, 2021 12:00 AM  -
Thursday, April 22, 2021 11:59 PM
(Pacific Standard Time)

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