Job Description


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.


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


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


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

Effective: 2022-2023 SCHOOL YEAR
Location: Exceptional Education Department - Sites Vary

FTE: .60 - 4.5 hours per day
Work Calendar: 9.5 month

Positions less than 30 hours per week are not eligible for district benefits.

Probationary Contracts will be issued for any contingent Certifications, Positions that are 0.6 FTE or less, and certified employees within their first three years with the District.

Internal candidates will transfer at a rate commensurate with their bargaining unit language. For more information on salary schedule, please reference the Employee Agreements Webpage.

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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 Kamryn Becker
Title O&M Specialist
Phone 520-225-6410
Applications will be accepted beginning
Wednesday, September 14, 2022 12:00 AM
(Pacific Standard Time)

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