[tabi] Job Opening: EI / O&M Specialist at Lighthouse of the Big Bend (Tallahassee, FL)

  • From: Lighthouse of the Big Bend <lighthousebigbend@xxxxxxxxx>
  • To: tabi <tabi@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Mon, 30 Nov 2009 15:48:37 -0500

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Job Opening at the Lighthouse of the Big Bend
Early Intervention and Orientation & Mobility Specialist position is
open at the Lighthouse of the Big Bend in Tallahassee, FL. Requires a
degree in visual disabilities or related field & MUST be eligible for
certification as Orientation & Mobility Specialist. Send REQUIRED
cover letter & resume to info@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

Job Description

TITLE: Early Intervention/Orientation & Mobility Specialist

IMMEDIATE SUPERVISOR: Senior Early Intervention Specialist

BASIC FUNCTION:     Provides approximately 25 hours/week early
childhood intervention services, working with families of children
from newborn to age 5 who are blind or visually impaired; provides
approximately 15 hours per week orientation and mobility services to
transition and college students. Services are primarily provided in
the home and at schools in the eleven counties of the Big Bend.

• Travel within the eleven county area served by the Lighthouse to
provide services to children age 0-5, and students age 14 and up who
are blind in their home, school, or group setting as required;
• Conduct assessments to establish, in consultation with parent(s) or
guardian, an individual service plan including immediate and long term
• Provide home, community and center-based instruction as appropriate
to the needs of the child or student;
• Prepare and follow curriculum and lesson plans;
• Collaborate with other community agencies as a member of the child’s
and family’s IFSP team in accordance with the Early Steps Program
(Part C) and with local school districts as a member of the child’s
IEP team (Part B);
• Facilitate the client and family’s psychosocial adjustment to
blindness or visual impairment;
• Complete required reports to document client’s progress, including
evaluations, goals, and daily and monthly progress reports;
• Prepare correspondence, reports, and other required case management
information that are clear, concise, behavioral, objective,
measurable, and reflect functional outcomes related to instructional
• Identify and acquire instructional materials necessary to support
the Early Intervention or Orientation & Mobility curriculum;
• Participate in available continuing education and staff development
• Contribute to continuous programmatic quality improvement by
innovating and/or seeking opportunities to promote professional
• Participate in agency activities and events as appropriate and necessary;
• Adhere to the “Rehabilitation Teaching Code of Ethics” which is
included in the Lighthouse’s Personnel Policy;
• Perform other duties as assigned.

• Relevant Bachelor’s or Master’s degree, preferable in Visual
Disabilities as a Teacher of the Visually Impaired or related field;
• Certification in Orientation & Mobility instruction, and/or eligible
for certification;
• VIISA and INSIGHT certification (must obtain if not certified);
• Excellent verbal and written communication skills required;
• Computer skills including word processing, Access database, e-mail
and Internet required.

SALARY: $35,000/year plus benefits

TO APPLY: Email required cover letter & resume to info@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

Lighthouse of the Big Bend
Guiding People Through Vision Loss
1286 Cedar Center Drive
Tallahassee, FL 32301
(850) 942-3658
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