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Iowa Braille and Sight Saving School Announces Employment Opportunity:  
Dual Certified TVI/OMS - Great Prairie AEA, Ottumwa, IA - Itinerant  

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: 712-366-3283; Email:  
Primary Function:  
In collaboration with Area Education Agencies (AEAs) and Local Education Agencies (LEAs), and using an itinerant model, a Dual certified Teacher of the Visually Impaired/ Orientation and Mobility Specialist provides direct and consultative instruction as well as 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; development of Individualized Education Plans (IEP); program implementation; educational planning. 
Required Qualifications:   
Dual certified candidates must meet the State of Iowa teacher licensing requirements with an endorsement in visual impairment, as well at least a bachelor’s degree in orientation and mobility to meet State of Iowa orientation specialist licensure requirements by the time of appointment. Information on Iowa licensing requirements may be found at the Board of Educational Examiners webpage: 
Experience using a computer and other office equipment required. The ability to travel throughout a designated region within Iowa on a daily basis also required.  
Preferred Qualifications:  
Master’s degree in orientation and mobility and visual impairment education 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 - $48,400-$75,100; MA degree – $56,800-$87,600). Tuition reimbursement and continuing education opportunities available.  

Comprehensive benefit package includes but not limited to: 
Retirement account options 
Life insurance 
Flexible spending accounts- medical and dependent care 
Employees also 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 as soon as possible or August 2023. Service region covers multiple Iowa school districts, daily travel required in this itinerant role. Criminal and other relevant background checks also required. Applications will be accepted beginning immediately. Applications accepted until the position is filled. Available service region: 
Great Prairie AEA  – Full Time (Itinerant) office located in Ottumwa, IA 
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