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The SD School for the Blind and Visually Impaired is hiring a Certified Orientation and Mobility Specialist or a Special Education Teacher with a Certified Orientation and Mobility Specialist credential. Depending on your credentials, this position is a 12-month full-time non-faculty exempt or a 9-month full-time faculty position, with full benefits.

The position is responsible for organizing, planning and providing direct orientation and mobility instruction and/or academic classroom instruction to students who are blind and visually impaired, including multi-handicapped and deaf-blind.

1. Credential in O&M by an accredited college/university. 
2. South Dakota Teacher’s Certificate with endorsement in visual impairment and special education. (If not certified in visual impairment, must be willing to become certified within three years of employment.)

 Desired Skill Sets: 
1. Knowledge of expanded core curriculum (ECC)
2. Knowledge of student evaluation and assessment 
3. Experience with adaptive technology 
4. Experience working with students
5. Good interpersonal skills 
6. Good writing and organizational skills

1. Develop and monitor student IEPs for each assigned student. 
2. Monitor student progress and revise materials and instruction to meet individual student needs. 
3. Participate as a full member of the educational team. 
4. Serve on education related school committees. 
5. Serve as a member of the evaluation team. 
6. Provide consultation to teachers both on campus and through outreach program. 
7. May instruct students in an academic classroom setting (if Instructor).

Comments: Incumbent will be required to undergo a background investigation before employment begins. Incumbent will be required to provide documentation of MMR vaccination. Benefits include paid health and life insurance for the employee; retirement plans; and sick leave and personal leave.

Salary based on education and experience.

To apply, please go to


Phone: 605-626-2580

Cert: COMS

The South Dakota School for the Blind and Visually Impaired (SDSBVI) has been designated by state law to provide a variety of services to meet the individual needs of students in South Dakota who are visually impaired, blind, or deaf-blind. As a part of the state’s educational system, the school does not charge for tuition, room, and board or fees for any services provided by the school or staff, including educational assessments. The mission of the SDSBVI is to educate children who are blind, visually impaired, or deaf-blind. This is done through programs available on the campus in Aberdeen and through outreach consultant services state-wide. The SDSBVI offers a regular K-12 curriculum as well as emphasis on the Expanded Core Curriculum of Blindness, Braille, Orientation and Mobility, Social Skills, Communication, Daily Living Skills, Adaptive Technology, Sensory Efficiency, Self-Advocacy, and Vocational Preparation.

SDSBVI and SDSD are an equal opportunity, affirmative-action schools. SDSBVI and SDSD prohibits discrimination and harassment based on race, color, creed, religion, sex, gender, national origin, citizenship, ethnicity, marital status, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity and gender expression, veteran status, or any other status protected by applicable law to the extent prohibited by law. This nondiscrimination policy covers admissions, employment, and access to and treatment in SDSBVI and SDSD programs, services, and activities.

For additional information or if you need special accommodations to facilitate your application, please contact the HR Department at (605) 626-2580. AA/EOE