Independence for the Blind

Panama City, Florida,


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3701 N. Davis Hwy
Pensacola, FL 32503

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Certified Orientation and Mobility Specialist (COMS)

Job Description:

  • Provide individualized orientation and mobility evaluation and instruction for the blind or visually impaired.
  • Assist clients to achieve maximum independence through instruction in safe, efficient travel within the home, school, workplace, and community.
  • Monitor each client’s progress to ensure services and training methods are performed in accordance with ACVREP standards and DBS contractual guidelines.
  • Plan, develop, and coordinate an on-going program evaluation system to determine program effectiveness and make appropriate program improvements.
  • Close client cases as needed. Review client’s plans and available services.


  • Bachelor’s Degree required; Master’s Degree preferred in O&M; ACVREP certification within three (3) months of employment.
  • Knowledge of and ability to teach Braille reading/writing methods and techniques.
  • Demonstrated skills in developing instructional materials and training programs for visually impaired.
  • Ability to assist clients in achieving independence.
  • Demonstrated above average writing skills.