CERTIFIED POSITIONS | Teacher of Visually Impaired/Certified Orientation & Mobility Specialist | Division of Special Education | Available: 08/01/2023 | Closing: Open until filled


POSITION AVAILABLE:  Teacher of the Visually Impaired or Certified Orientation and Mobility Specialist (COMS)
POSITION LOCATION:  SWWC Service Cooperative with placement in the member districts of the SWWC.

  • Teacher of the Visually Impaired – identifies, designs, evaluates and implements appropriate educational programs for individual visually impaired students ages 0-21.
  • COMS –  identifies, evaluates, designs, and implements appropriate plans for students with vision loss in order to assist them in learning how they can move through their daily environment safely and independently, assists with IEP development, and is a member of the Child Study Team.


  • Teacher of the Visually Impaired – Bachelor’s Degree with Teacher of the Visually Impaired licensure or eligible for licensure from Minnesota Department of Education.  The applicant must also have a valid Driver’s License.
  • COMS – Bachelor’s Degree and moderate experience in a job-related field or equivalent combination of education, training, and experience in a job-related field; Completion of an AVCREP approved university O & M Certification Program; Certification in Minnesota as an Orientation and Mobility Specialist is required.  The applicant must also have a valid Driver’s License.

CONTRACT/SALARY: 185-day contract for the 2023-24 school year.  Beginning salary depending upon education, qualifications, and experience; includes benefits including a $3,000 signing bonus. Position to begin August 1, 2023.  Extensive travel is required.
APPLICATION MATERIALS:  Complete online application at and include cover letter, application form, copies of licenses, college transcripts, resume, and two letters of reference. 
QUESTIONS ABOUT POSITION:  Contact Cassandra Gohman, at 320-231-5184, ext. 2313 or .
DUE DATE FOR APPLICATIONSPosition will remain open until filled.
WHAT IS THE SWWC?:  The Southwest West Central Service Cooperative is a regional service agency committed to advancing the work of our members (schools, cities, counties, and other governmental agencies).  With a focus on leadership, partnership, innovation and services, we are committed to building relationships with our members to ensure our work is about supporting and enhancing their work.  Authorized by MN Statute as a regional resource for our members; we are a public agency that provides a comprehensive range of educational and administrative programs and services to our members.
EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY:  It is the policy of the Southwest West Central Service Cooperative (SWWC) to provide equal employment opportunity for all, without discrimination on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, marital status, status with regard to public assistance, familial status, membership or activity in a local commission, disability, sexual orientation or age.
DIVERSITY STATEMENT:   SWWC’s mission is to support and enhance the work of our members by providing programs and services to meet their needs.  To support and enhance all of our members, we need to embrace and celebrate all of our members.  SWWC works to identify unique frameworks within the various communities we serve and actively responds by adjusting our practices to meet the ever changing needs.  We strive to recruit diverse and inclusive teams that will have a positive impact on our programs and services and help us better serve our members, customers and employees.