Sign up menu

Orientation and Mobility Specialist - Itinerant #hiring #Iowa #Job

Iowa School for the Deaf Bettendorf, IA

Iowa Braille and Sight Saving School

Orientation and Mobility Specialist

One position - Mississippi Bend AEA – Itinerant

One position – Great Prairie AEA – Itinerant

One position – Prairie Lakes AEA – 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, 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 - $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:

• Medical/Dental

• Retirement account options

• Life insurance

• Flexible spending accounts- medical and dependent care

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

Position Details: Full-time, School-year appointment. Positions starts in August 2023; agency is open to earlier start dates for Mississippi Bend and Great Prairie AEA positions only. Each service region covers multiple Iowa School districts. The ability to travel throughout the designated region within Iowa daily required. Criminal and other relevant background checks also required. Applications will be accepted beginning immediately. Applications accepted until the position is filled.

Available service region includes:

• Mississippi Bend AEA – Full Time (Itinerant) office located in Bettendorf, IA

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

• Prairie Lakes AEA – Full Time (Itinerant) office location in Fort Dodge, 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

Instant Answers
providedProvided by company
Full-time Employee
Date Posted March 21, 2023
Date Closes April 20, 2023
Located In Bettendorf, IA
Job Type Full-time Employee
Shift Custom
SOC Category 29-1122.01 Low Vision Therapists, Orientation and Mobility Specialists, and Vision Rehabilitation Therapists
Zipcode 52722
Name Jenny Lidgett
Address 3501 Harry Langdon Blvd
City, State and Zip Council Bluffs, IA 51503
Phone (712) 366-3284