Summer TVIs & COMS - The Carroll Center for the Blind

[Seasonal, part time or per diem hours available]

TVI or COMS who are interested in engaging with children ages 8-13 who are blind or visually impaired (who may or may not also have additional disabilities) during our summer program. You will provide these children with the skills necessary to bring independence and confidence to their lives.

Shifts Available:
TVI Day 8:00am to 4:00pm
TVI Evening 3:00pm to 10:00pm
COMS Day 8:00am to 4:00pm
COMS Evening 3:00pm to 10:00pm


Provide assistance, training, and support to non-certified staff to maximize student independence and facilitate positive attitudes.
Provide instruction in the Expanded Core Curriculum (ECC)
Perform other related tasks as assigned.

Foster a supportive, inclusive, and accessible learning environment; support social interaction and self-advocacy
Assessing students’ O&M skills upon start of the program to determine their level of independence and safety.
Instruction in skills and concepts to enable them to travel as independently as possible during the program. Teaching skills for travel with safety, proficiency and confidence in familiar and unfamiliar environments.
Ensuring students’ safety during the program while fostering maximum independence.
Preparing or using equipment and materials as appropriate to promote development of O&M skills.
Training non-COMS staff in safe travel techniques for students.
Perform other related tasks as assigned.

Both TVI and COMS:
Running small group activities and teaching related skills
Maintaining a clean and organized household environment in the dorm
Supervising and guiding students during program outings
Documenting student progress daily

Each year, the Carroll Center for the Blind helps nearly 1,300 blind or visually impaired children, adults and senior citizens gain the skills they need to live active and fulfilling lives. Our Newton campus houses our rehabilitation program, computer training classes, low vision store, and administrative offices. A large portion of our programs are services conducted in public schools, clients’ homes, and their communities.


Current Massachusetts DESE licensure (or eligibility) in Visual Impairment is required.
Excellent interpersonal, organization and oral/written communication skills essential.
Strong working knowledge of current mainstream and adaptive technologies and resources for teaching both low vision and non-visual learners in general and special education environments required.

M.Ed. in Orientation & Mobility and ACVREP COMS certification required (or eligible).
Experience with school-aged children.
Excellent organization, interpersonal and communication skills are a must, as is a working knowledge of current mainstream, adaptive travel technologies and resources for teaching low vision & nonvisual learners.
Valid driver’s license is required.

Orientation and Mobility Specialist
Teacher of the Visually Impaired
Angelina Todaro
The Carroll Center for the Blind