[tabi] Fwd: POSITIONS OPEN at the Lighthouse of the Big Bend in Tallahassee, FL

  • From: Lighthouse of the Big Bend <lighthousebigbend@xxxxxxxxx>
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  • Date: Fri, 11 Jan 2013 14:28:52 -0500

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Hi everyone - Please forward to anyone who may be interested. Thank you!

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We are growing and have several openings at the Lighthouse of the Big Bend
in ****Tallahassee**, **FL****, listed below. To see a detailed job
description for each of the positions, please visit our website at
www.lighthousebigbend.org . To apply, please email a cover letter & resume
to info@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx . ****

(1) Assistive Technology/ Vocational Specialist* for visually
impaired/blind Vocational Rehabilitation clients (full time, salary with
excellent benefits) ****

(2) Three part-time, 20 hr/wk positions OR any two of the below could be
combined to be a full-time, salary + benefits position*:
* *Transition Specialist *(teaching visually impaired/blind teens) ****

* *Early Intervention Specialist* (teaching visually impaired/blind babies)

* *Orientation & Mobility Specialist* (travel training for visually
impaired/blind adults) ****

(3) Summer jobs* (after school is out approximately June 10 – August 2): ***

* *FT Transition Specialist* to work at our summer camp for teens who are
visually impaired/blind ****

* *3 PT Drivers* to bring Transition students back and forth to ****camp** *
*Monday**** – Thursday, 6-9am and 3-6pm (no degree needed)****


   - Provides the highest quality instructional services possible to
   clients who are blind or visually impaired in order to teach the skills
   they need to become as independent as each individual desires;****
   - Travels within the eleven county area served by the Lighthouse to
   serve clients who are blind or visually impaired in their home, school,
   workplace, group lesson or at the Lighthouse facility;****
   - Initially conducts a Comprehensive Functional Assessment and develops
   an individualized training plan including immediate and long term goals to
   provide training and skills for clients who are blind or visually impaired;
   - Prepare and follow curriculum and lesson plans; ****
   - Provide center-based, outreach and itinerant instructional services
   appropriate to the assessed needs and goals of the client;****
   - Facilitate the client and family’s adjustment to blindness or visual
   - Coordinates delivery of timely services with the Division of Blind
   Services (DBS), other collaborating agencies;****
   - Facilitates all required paperwork and statistical data related to
   client files and attendance logs as required by the Lighthouse and DBS;**
   - Records client service delivery hours, case notes, reports, and other
   required case management in the Lighthouse Access database, ensuring that
   the information is clear, concise, behavioral, objective, measurable, and
   reflects outcomes related to instructional process;****
   - Maintains a positive working relationship with eye care professionals,
   physicians, employers and other community agencies to develop referral
   sources and employment resources; ****
   - Assists with the orientation, training and supervision of new staff,
   interns, practicum students and/or volunteers;****
   - Participates in client staffings with the Lighthouse and/or DBS Staff;*
   - Promote community education and awareness through public speaking,
   community committees, and consultations; ****
   - Participates in activities and events to perform the organizational
   - Contributes to continuous programmatic quality improvement by
   innovating and/or seeking opportunities to promote professional growth;**
   - Adheres to the “Rehabilitation Teaching Code of Ethics" which is
   included in the Lighthouse’s Personnel Policy.****

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   - Require relevant Bachelor’s or Master’s degree, preferably in Visual
   Disabilities or related field (i.e. Rehabilitation, Special Education,
   Education, Occupational Therapy, Social Work, etc); Require excellent
   verbal and written communication skills;****
   - Require good computer skills including word processing, spreadsheets,
   databases, e-mail and Internet;****
   - Require ability to take initiative and work independently;****
   - Prefer ACVREP certification and/or eligible for certification related
   to position such as certification as a Certified Vision Rehabilitation
   Therapist (CVRT), or Teacher of the Visually Impaired (TVI), or Certified
   Orientation and Mobility Specialist (COMS) and/or eligible for
   certification; ****
   - Prefer experience with assistive technology for the blind such as
   screen magnifiers, screen readers, note taking devices, Braille translation
   software, refreshable Braille displays, and Optical Character Recognition
   (OCR) software; ****
   - Additional experience preferred in vision rehabilitation, non-profit
   or educational systems, individual assessment and evaluation, functional


A non-profit agency since 1983, Lighthouse of the Big Bend provides free
services for any person who is legally blind in **Franklin**, **Gadsden**, *
*Hamilton**, Jefferson, **Lafayette**, **Leon**, **Liberty**, **Madison**,
Suwannee, **Taylor** and ****Wakulla** **Counties****. The Lighthouse is a *
***United Way**** agency, fully accredited by the National Accreditation
Council, and a member of the Florida Association of Agencies Serving the
Blind. The Lighthouse is supported through contracts with the Florida
Division of Blind Services, as well as grants through the ****United Way**,
**Leon**** County, Capital Medical Society Foundation, and numerous
corporate and private donations.****

TO APPLY*: Email a cover letter and resume to
info@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx .

**On CareerBuilder at: *


**Lighthouse of the Big Bend “Guiding People Through Vision Loss”**
*3071 Highland Oaks Terrace, ****Tallahassee**, **FL** **32301****
(850) 942-3658 - info@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx -


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