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O&M Specialist - MARYLAND
Maryland School for the Blind - Baltimore, MD


  1. Requires a minimum of O&M Certification by a recognized University Program or Bachelor's Degree in O&M; is ACVREP certified or certifiable* in the field of Orientation & Mobility. (*ACVREP Certification must be obtained by the beginning of the 2nd year.)
  2. Comprehensive knowledge of O&M techniques and teaching approaches and their application to the instruction of students/clients with multiple disabilities and visual impairments/blindness.
  3. General knowledge of anatomy and physiology of the eye including eye diseases and conditions.
  4. Valid driver’s license and clean driving record required.


Business insurance is required within first month of employment. After six months in this position, the employee is required to have:

  1. General knowledge and application of departmental responsibilities, philosophies, and expectations.
  2. General knowledge and application of MSB related paperwork.
  3. Comprehensive knowledge of assigned students'/ clients’ O&M program needs.
  4. Certification in TCI and First Aid/CPR.
  5. Ability to cope with problems in the focused area of responsibility, and to determine when to refer non-routine problems to supervisor.


Looking for a change? Starting your O&M Career? Consider the Exciting Orientation and Mobility Job Opening at The Maryland School for the Blind (MSB) 2016-2017 School Year Check out this opportunity!


To work at a residential school for the blind on a beautiful 95-acre campus. To work with a variety of students and their families. To work part-time (21 hr. work week) with the "possibility" of full time (35 hr. work week) with flexible scheduling…most of us work a 4-day work week…not to mention – summers off! To work with 10 enthusiastic O&Mers who have diverse teaching philosophies. To work in public school settings through our outreach & contractual services. To receive a full benefit package (with part-time or full-time employment) and a salary based on your experience and educational level.


Our MSB students (the best part of the job!) range in age from 3 to 21, in cognitive level from academic to functional life skills, in physical ability from no challenges to severely challenged, in placement from day students to full time residential, and in O&M skills from indoor routes to public transportation. Our large department is a GREAT place for new graduates to learn and grow in a supportive and mentoring environment. It is also a MOTIVATING place for the experienced O&Mer to share ideas and stimulate new teaching approaches.


MSB is located in Baltimore, Maryland – only 20 minutes from city life and 30 minutes from country life. We are 3 hours from the Atlantic Ocean; 2 hours from the mountains; 3 hours from New York City; and 1 hour from Washington DC. Everything you are looking for is within reach. You can’t beat the location. Quick, pick up the phone; and call to discuss any questions you may have or to schedule an interview. Our interview process is a fun-filled day of interview, observations, meet and greet at lunch with the O&M gang, and lots of time for your questions! Free overnight dorm housing may be available so you can arrive the night before and rest comfortably prior to the interview or stay afterwards and scout out the area…or both! We are looking for just the right person… someone who will bring new ideas and energy to our department. If you love O&M and enjoy working with a highly motivated and productive team, it could be you!



With supervision, provides Orientation and Mobility services to children birth - 21 years of age and/or adult clients. Essential Functions:

  1. Evaluates, develops, implements, monitors and reports on student (IEP) and adults’ O&M programs on and off campus throughout the State of Maryland.
  2. Conducts in-service training programs on individual and group basis and disseminates O&M information to others.
  3. Acts as an active department member, sharing responsibilities and workload.
  4. Participates in necessary school and student meetings and completes related paperwork, adhering to established deadlines, using proper punctuation, spelling and grammar.
  5. Transports students in personal vehicle to training sites.
  6. Stands and walks frequently, for lengthy periods of time; pushes and pulls in excess of 100 pounds and lifts up to 50 pounds without assistance; physically handles and assists other persons in the performance of daily living activities.
  7. Speaks clearly and effectively with students, parents and colleagues. Work Schedule: 21 day/evening hours per week, Monday through Friday, with a 30-minute unpaid lunch break; flextime within the workday is frequently required. Weekend or overnight hours may be required. This position follows the standard ten-month school schedule (with the additional requirement to cover summer programming, if needed).


Maryland School for the Blind
3501 Taylor Avenue
Baltimore MD 21236
410.444.5000 x1718


Maryland School for the Blind is a corporate member of AER


This job posting will expire on March 7, 2016












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