Date Posted: Oct 21, 2020
Position Title: Orientation and Mobility Specialist
Location: Exceptional Student Education
Salary: DFT Salary Schedule
Reports to: Exceptional Student Education, Visually Impaired Supervisor
Bargaining Unit: DFT
Benefits Eligible: Yes
In accordance with the Agreement between Detroit Federation of Teachers and the Board of Education of the School District of the City of Detroit, the following vacancy is announced.
The Certified Orientation and Mobility Specialists (COMS) will provide Orientation and Mobility Services to students identified with a visual impairment in Detroit Public Schools and its catchment areas. Services will be provided in accordance with state and national Orientation and Mobility standards, curriculum, and evidence-based practices.
The Orientation and Mobility Specialist will provide instruction to students with visual impairments in the use of their remaining senses to learn independent life skill concepts, determine their position within the environment, and in techniques for safe travel within school and outdoor environments, including residential, small business, large business and bus and alternative public transportation options.
If you are a current Detroit Public Schools Community District employee, you do not have to submit to a new security clearance, unless your new role requires a different type of criminal background check.
In alignment with Michigan law, if you are hired to fill a position, you will be required to submit to a Detroit Public Schools Community District criminal background check. Information regarding required background checks will be shared at point of hire.
Method of Application:
Applicants must apply through the online application system. Only applications submitted through the online application system will be considered for any posted position and all applications require a resume to be considered.
Successful candidates are required to submit official transcript(s) at point of offer to hire. Teaching service outside of the Detroit Public Schools Community District must be verified by the applicant's prior employer(s) prior to hire. It is the applicant's responsibility to provide all documentation (including copies) as requested.
Applicants requesting assistance during the application process should contact the Office of Human Resources via email at [email protected] or phone at (313) 873-6897.
DPSCD does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, age, religion, height, weight, citizenship, marital or family status, military status, ancestry, genetic information, or any other legally protected category, in its educational programs and activities, including employment and admissions. Questions? Concerns? contact the Civil Rights Coordinator at (313) 240-4377 or [email protected] or 3011 West Grand Boulevard, 14th Floor, Detroit MI 48202.