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Position: O&M or O&M/TVI

Employing agency:  Urbana School District 116 (USD 116)/Central Affiliation for Special Education (CASE)

Job location: USD 116/CASE is located in central Illinois. CASE covers several counties.

Salary:  Commensurate with education and years of service

Website address:

Contact information:  Todd Taylor ( or Pam Duda (


LOCATION:  Based at Central Office and serves CASE Region


SUPERVISOR:  Assistant Superintendent for Special Services


JOB SUMMARY:  The Orientation and Mobility Specialist evaluates and teaches concepts, skills, and techniques necessary for a student with a vision impairment to travel safely and efficiently through many environments and under many environmental conditions and situations.  It is the O & M Specialists’ responsibility to assist the student in attaining independent travel skills commensurate with their age and abilities.  Services may be provided through direct or consultative contact.  


ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:  To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential function satisfactorily.

  • Evaluate students with vision impairments to determine their orientation and mobility needs in both the school and home community settings.
  • Share and interpret evaluation results with teachers and parent.
  • Develop IEP goals and participate in IEP meetings for students with vision impairments.
  • Develop and implement an O&M program that meets eligible students’ needs from pre-cane skills through independent travel training.
  • Provide parents and classroom teachers with information about mobility procedures and the student’s progress.
  • Inform parents of new technology related to mobility available for persons with vision impairments.
  • Evaluate students’ progress and needs on an on-going basis.
  • Provide in-service training to personnel working with students who are vision impaired.
  • Provide community agencies and groups with information regarding persons with vision impairments to better promote understanding and community needs.
  • Work cooperatively with teachers for the vision impaired, general classroom teachers, and administrators in sharing information and developing appropriate programming for students.
  • Participate in workshops and trainings to stay current with methods and technology for students with vision impairments.
  • Perform other duties and assume responsibilities as assigned by the supervisor.



B.S. or M.S. in Orientation and Mobility for Vision Impaired, Academy for Certification of Vision Rehabilitation & Education Professionals (ACVREP) certified or certifiable


3      years school-based experience with students with vision impairments preferred



·         Highly organized

·         Excellent communication and collaboration skills

·         Excellent problem-solver


TERMS OF EMPLOYMENT:  185 Day Contract



START DATE:  March, 2018 or until position is filled



Phone: 217-390-6496

Cert: COMS