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The SouthWest Metro Intermediate District #288 has a Full-Time opening for a Orientation and Mobility Specialist and/or Blind Visual Impairment Teacher for the FY24-FY25 school year in Chaska, MN.  
SouthWest Metro serves students in 11 member districts and 8 associate member districts across the southwestern Twin Cities metropolitan area with programs in Special Education, Career and Technical Education, Care & Treatment, Adult Education, and Alternative Education. We invite you to embrace your own value, potential, and ability at SouthWest Metro, while empowering others to discover theirs. We work to empower ALL learners to realize their self-worth through personalized educational instruction, connection to resources, and access to a supportive learning environment.
Orientation and Mobility Specialist and/or Blind Visual Impairment Teacher, 8 hours a day for 185 Contract Days. 
This is an itinerant position assigned to SouthWest Metro Intermediate member Districts.
Pay & Benefits: 
Starting pay at $48,076 based on education and experience for the 24-25 School Year. Competitive and comprehensive benefit package available.
Job Summary:
Orientation and Mobility Specialist is part of the educational process that prepares students from birth through 21 years with visual impairments to travel independently and safely. The itinerant O&M Specialist travels to the students’ assigned schools and/or home to provide direct and/or consultative services relating to visual impairment. These services enable the students to travel safely, efficiently, and independently in their home, school, and community environments.  Community-based instruction is assumed and is a critical component of the O&M program.  It is often necessary for instruction to occur off-campus, so the ability to transport students in a district vehicle is required.

Teacher of the Blind and Visually Impaired, serving students from birth to 21 years. The position involves evaluation, direct and consultative service in school and home environments. 


  • Possess either certified Orientation and Mobility Specialist (COMS) or BVI licensure (dual certified is ideal). 
  • Valid Minnesota Driver’s license is necessary as this position requires travel to the students’ assigned schools and/or home to provide direct and/or consultative services.

Application Procedure:
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Selection Procedure:
Applications will be reviewed beginning immediately until the position is filled. Those selected for interviews will be contacted.


Phone: 9525678182

Cert: COMS