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LBB - Lighthouse of the Big Bend located in Tallahassee, Florida is seeking a Certified Orientation & Mobility Specialist (COMS) to provide individualized training to our clients who are blind or visually impaired. The COMS instructor will teach clients to travel safely and independently and to orient within their space. They work closely with clients and families to develop and implement individualized plans to help clients navigate their environment safely and independently.

Education/Experience Requirements:

  • ·        Bachelor’s or master’s degree in Orientation & Mobility.
  • ·        COMS certification through ACVREP.

Skills, Knowledge & Abilities:

  • ·        Excellent report writing and computer skills required.
  • ·        Working experience with databases for entering case notes and reports.
  • ·        Excellent people skills, good judgment, attention to detail, ability to prioritize & meet deadlines, and handle confidential material.
  • ·        Ability to work independently and manage multiple tasks.
  • ·        Knowledge of a second language helpful but not required.

The mission of LBB is to enhance the lives of individuals who live with vision loss in the Big Bend area through direct services, community engagement, and education. LBB serves individuals, from birth through life, who are legally blind and live in one the following counties: Franklin, Gadsden, Hamilton, Jefferson, Lafayette, Leon, Liberty, Madison, Suwannee, Taylor, or Wakulla. 

Compensation commensurate with experience. LBB’s generous and competitive benefits package for full-time employees includes 100% employer-paid health insurance (Capital Health Plan) and life insurance, three weeks of vacation leave annually, ten paid holidays, and a retirement plan with employer match. The organization has vehicles available for itinerant work.

Tallahassee is a unique community with seasonal weather unlike most of Florida. The area has canopy roads, culture, sports, and Tallahassee was  recognized as one of the South’s Best College Towns according to Southern Living Magazine. It is perfect for outdoor activities with numerous parks and greenways with more than 700 miles of trails. There are fantastic restaurants serving fresh seafood and local farm products as well as award-winning craft breweries. Plus, Tallahassee is just a short drive to the coast! Check out to learn more about Tallahassee.

All LBB employees are subject to pre-employment background checks and eligibility to work verified through E-Verify. LBB is an equal opportunity and E-Verify employer.

Please submit your cover letter and resume with COMS Resume on the subject line to


Phone: 8509423658 Ext 220

Cert: COMS