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Planning and Instruction

  1. Performs orientation and mobility evaluations that focus on needs and strengths of the student for new referrals and at intervals as designated by the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act
  2. Prepares sequential and meaningful instruction geared to the student’s assessed needs, IEP goals and objectives, functioning level, and motivation level in accordance with ECHO policies and procedures.
  3. Assesses through formal orientation and mobility skills and serve in a cooperative role with the teacher of students of visually impairments
  4. Plans and implement a program to teach formal orientation and mobility skills to those students with visual impairments for whom they are appropriate
  5. Presents appropriate and specific information of student progress towards goals, including evaluative and progress data at IEP meetings and Eligibility Determination meetings.
  6. Provides students with visual impairments and their parents information about alternative systems of independent travel
  7. Develops plans and schedules that meet the goals of each student
  8. Provides appropriate strategies/activities for students with vision impairments involving other school personnel as appropriate
  9. Designs and implement ongoing in-service education activities in the areas of orientation and mobility for the educational team members within ECHO and school districts
  10. Teaches techniques and utilization of appropriate low vision devices as necessary
  11. Teaches students to travel with proficiency, safety, and confidence in familiar and unfamiliar environments
  12. Responsible for the student’s safety during O&M instruction and in other environments while fostering maximum independence.


  1. Participates as a member of the multi-disciplinary team in developing and implementing individualized education plan for students with visual impairments
  2. Collaborates with school personnel and other service providers in coordinating services within the school
  3. Communicates with families in developing realistic goals and provide specific activities the family members can implement in the home setting to foster continuity of instruction as appropriate
  4. Seeks a variety of services through community resources and agencies to meet the needs of the student with visual impairments

Professional Responsibilities

  1. Maintains timely and accurate records for students on the caseload
  2. Maintains a positive and effective relationship with supervisors and responds effectively to feedback
  3. Attends professional meetings, workshops, and/or classes to ensure continued growth and knowledge
  4. Conducts self in appropriate and ethical manner
  5. Maintains proper attendance and punctuality


Illinois Professional Educator License and Orientation and Mobility Certification (COMS)


Commensurate with experience

How to Apply

apply online at www.echoja.org

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