Hayward, CA: Teacher of Visually Impaired/Orientation and Mobility Specialist

Hayward, CA 2 days ago

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Category Schools - Orientation and Mobility Specialist
Job Type Contract

Calling on dual-certified Teachers of Visually Impaired Students and Orientation and Mobility Specialists based in Alameda County, CA! Soliant is working with a collective of 4 districts in the area and is seeking a contract provider in the upcoming school year.

Details of the position below:

  • Part- or full-time applicants welcome (time commitment is between 2 to 5 days a week)
  • Travel between Districts may be requested--mileage reimbursement is provided
  • Caseload will consist of a wide age range, from K-12

Applicants will be working with students with visual impairments, focusing on both academic instruction, and imparting practical skills with navigating their environments.

The applicant will:

  • Evaluate pupils' need for and, if needed, recommending appropriate assistive technology and specialized reading materials
  • Equip visually impaired students with the skills to travel independently, focusing on the following areas:
    • Body imagery
    • Laterality
    • Environmental concepts
    • Gross and fine motor skills
    • Sensory awareness, stimulation and training
    • Spatial concepts
    • Sighted guide procedures
    • Basic protective and information gathering techniques
    • Orientation, map, and cane skills
    • Use of residual vision
    • Ways to travel in residential or public spaces
  • Conduct functional vision assessments
  • Report on students' Present Levels of Performance, Annual Goals and Short-Term Objectives for review at IEP (Individual Education Plan) Team Meetings.
  • Compile information necessary for the purchase of recommended assistive technology and large type and Braille reading material, in addition to tools such as tactile maps to cater to O&M needs
  • Document student progress toward achievement of annual goals.
  • Collaborate with teachers, instructional assistants, other support personnel and parents.

We seek candidates who have the following competencies and values:

  • Good communication skills
  • Professionalism and accountability
  • Ability to manage priorities
  • Collegiality 
  • Commitment to student success


  • Certification as an Orientation and Mobility Specialist from the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing
  • Teacher of Visually Impaired certification

Please apply by using the form below, or contact Monica Guu with inquiries at [email protected]

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Equal Opportunity Employer Minorities/Women/Veterans/Disabled

  • Competitive Salary
  • Weekly Paycheck
  • Matching 401(k) Plan
  • Extensive Medical Coverage
  • Licensing Assistance
  • Custom Housing
  • Travel Assistance
  • Professional Development Reimbursement