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Orientation and Mobility Specialist- Great Prairie AEA (Ottumwa, IA)

Send resume, licensure/certification, copies of transcripts and cover letter electronically to

   or by mail to: IESBVI Human Resources;

3501 Harry Langdon Blvd, Council Bluffs, IA 51503. 

Additional information and job posting available at

Contact Human Resources at Phone: 712-366-3284; Email:

Primary Function:

·         In collaboration with Area Education Agencies (AEAs) and Local Education Agencies (LEAs), and using an itinerant model, the Orientation and Mobility Specialist provides direct and consultative orientation and mobility services to students with visual impairments, in their local school and home settings.

·         Formulates appropriate educational objective, activities, evaluation, goals, and instruction.

·         Reports student growth and programs to parents periodically.

·         Participates as a member of multidisciplinary teams; involved with evaluations; educational planning.

Required Qualifications:  

Bachelor’s degree in orientation and mobility plus experience using a computer and other office equipment required. Candidates must meet State of Iowa orientation and mobility specialist licensure requirements by the time of appointment. The ability to travel throughout a designated region within Iowa on a daily basis also required. Information on Iowa licensing requirements may be found at the Board of Educational Examiners webpage:

Preferred Qualifications:

Master’s degree in orientation and mobility and experience with school-age children preferred.

Salary, Benefits, Provided work tools:

Salary will be determined by the successful applicant’s educational and teaching experience.

(BA degree - $47,500-$73,600; MA degree – $55,700-$85,900). Tuition reimbursement and continuing education opportunities available.

Comprehensive benefit package includes but not limited to:

  • Medical/Dental
  • Retirement account options
  • Life insurance
  • Flexible spending accounts- medical and dependent care

Employees are provided the use of a state vehicle, laptop and cell phone for completion of work duties.

Position Details:

Full-time, School-year appointment. Position starts August 2022. Service region covers multiple Iowa School districts. The ability to travel throughout a designated region within Iowa on a daily basis required. Criminal and other relevant background checks also required. Applications will be accepted beginning immediately. Applications accepted until the position is filled. Available service regions include:

  • Great Prairie AEA – Full Time (Itinerant) office located in Ottumwa, IA

  • Other positions – location TBD

Iowa Educational Services for the Blind and Visually Impaired / Iowa Braille and Sight Saving School is an Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. A Board of Regents, State of Iowa Program.


Phone: 712-366-3284

Cert: COMS

IESBVI will offer to reimburse moving expenses for selected candidate if they are originating from more than a 25 mile radius of their job site and if the move is made within the first six months of employment. Contact Human Resources at for more information.