JobID 3329 : Orientation and Mobility Specialist - Long-Term Substitute 2019-2020 (#2016289)

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Lake Washington School District is looking for qualified Orientation & Mobility candidates for an 0.4 FTE long-term substitute position for the remainder of the 2019 - 2020 school year. This position will begin as soon as possible. 

The Orientation and Mobility Specialist provides sequential instruction to individuals with visual impairment in the use of their remaining senses to determine their position within the environment and in techniques for safe movement from one place to another. Students range in age from preschool through high school. The Orientation and Mobility Specialist eaches concept development, motor development, sensory development skills which includes the following:

• Concept development includes body image, spatial, temporal, positional, directional and environmental concepts.
• Motor development includes motor skills needed for balance, posture and gait, as well as the use of adaptive devices and techniques to assist those with multiple disabilities.
• Sensory Development includes visual, auditory, vestibular, kinesthetic, tactile, olfactory, and proprioceptive senses, and the interrelationships of these systems.
• Residual vision stimulation and training
• Human guide technique
• Upper and lower protective techniques
• Locating dropped objects
• Trailing
• Squaring-off
• Cane techniques
• Soliciting/declining assistance
• Following directions
• Utilizing landmarks
• Search patterns
• Compass directions
• Route planning
• Analysis and intensification of intersections and traffic patterns
• Use of traffic control devices
• Techniques for crossing streets
• Techniques for travel in indoor environments, outdoor residential, small and large business districts, mall travel, and rural areas.
• Problem solving
• The use of public transportation
• Evaluation with sun filters for the reduction of glare
• Instructional use of Low Vision devices
Other Functions: Performs related duties consistent with the scope and intent of the position

  • Washington State ESA certificate with Teacher of the Visually Impaired or Orientation & Mobility endorsement.

Long-term substitute assignments in excess of twenty (20) consecutive days will be paid at the contract teacher base rate.


Essential Functions

  • Complies with state and federal regulations regarding special education and the practice of orientation and mobility
  • Recommends appropriate methods of intervention to remediate or compensate for benefits as related to environment.
  • Implements therapy programs including direct intervention and/or on-going consultation to classroom teacher and parents.
  • Provides intervention recommendations for implementation in the classroom and home.
  • Identifies equipment needs and assists in securing, fabricating, adapting, and maintaining the equipment.
  • Maintains accurate comprehensive records of individual student's progress in therapy within timelines determined by the district.
  • Communicates and/or consults with physicians through oral or written reports and conferences to facilitate implementation of therapy programs.
  • Confers with parents and staff regarding therapy services and progress.
  • Consults with families and community medical and social service agencies in coordinating services and home programs.
  • Participates with other guidance team members in the multidisciplinary assessment of students for qualification as person with disabilities under Section 504 or IDEA
  • Complies with all Medicaid rules and regulations. 
  • Performs other related tasks as assigned by the Director of Special Services and other administrators as designated by the Superintendent.


Travel Requirements

  • Travels to school district buildings and professional meetings as required.


FLSA Status:             Exempt

Immigration Reform and Control Act Requirement: All new employees are required by law to submit documentation to Human Resources proving eligibility to work in the USA by completing an employment eligibility form within three days of employment.
Applicant Disclosure Statement:  Pursuant to Chapter 486, Laws of 1987, all applicants must complete the disclosure form provided by Human Resources at the time of application.
Background Check on Recommended Candidate:  A reference check inquiry will also be made by Human Resources on recommended candidates.  According to 1992 legislation ESHB 2518, all school employees with regularly scheduled unsupervised access to children are required to have a criminal background check, which includes fingerprints.

The Lake Washington School District does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, gender, marital status, creed, religion, honorably discharged veteran, military status, sexual orientation, gender expression, gender identity, the presence of any sensory, mental or physical disability, or the use of a trained guide dog or service animal by a person with a disability, in its programs and activities and provides equal access to the Boy Scouts and other designated youth groups. The following person has been designated to handle inquiries regarding the nondiscrimination policies:
Director of Human Resources
16250 NE 74th Street
Redmond Washington, 98052
(425) 936-1266


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Lake Washington School District

16250 NE 74TH ST, REDMOND, WA 98052
Compare with State

Amount per Student

$12,162 (USD)

State Average: $11,896 (USD)

% ELL Students


State Average: 10%

Student Teacher Ratio


State Average: 18.76

% IEP Students


State Average: 12%



State Average: 284