Please forward to anyone interested. Thanks! Position Open! Lighthouse of the Big Bend TRANSITION SPECIALIST Instruct teens who are who are blind and visually impaired in adaptive travel skills, personal and home management, communications, social services, recreation/leisure, and vocational skills. The primary goal of this position is to provide the highest quality instructional services possible to assist teens who are blind or visually impaired with “transitioning” to independence whether a job or college. Requires Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in Visual Disabilities or in a related field such as Special Education, Education, Occupational Therapy. Prefer TVI, COMS. Full-time, $30-35K, great benefits. Job description below. Submit REQUIRED cover letter & resume to info@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx . LIGHTHOUSE OF THE BIG BEND JOB DESCRIPTION TRANSITION SPECIALIST TITLE: Transition Specialist IMMEDIATE SUPERVISOR: Assistant Director BASIC FUNCTION: Provides instruction to high school students who are blind and visually impaired in adaptive travel skills, personal and home management, communications, social services, recreation/leisure, and vocational skills. The primary goal of this position is to provide the highest quality instructional services possible to assist teens who are blind or visually impaired with “transitioning” to independence whether a job or college. WORK DIRECTION: Works under the direction of the Senior Transition Specialist DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: · Conduct comprehensive functional assessments to identify immediate and long term goals; · Develop individualized service plans with clients and parents/care-givers; · Provide center-based, outreach and itinerant instructional services appropriate to the assessed needs and goals of the client; · Travel within the eleven county area served by the Lighthouse to provide services to students who are blind in their school, home, work, or group setting as required; · Coordinate the implementation of service plans and curriculum; · Teach curriculum which includes but is not limited to the following: Independent Living Services, Vocational Services, Braille, Keyboarding and Computer Technology Training, and Orientation and Mobility Services; · Prepare and follow lesson plans; · Teach a variety of experiential classes during the daily Summer Transition Program, (June – August) both at the facility and off-site as required; · Facilitate the individual’s and family’s psychosocial adjustment to blindness; · Participate in any Transition Services team meetings with the Division of Blind Services and other providers including the school systems in each county to ensure the comprehensive delivery of services; · Communicate with other instructors, supervisors, and staff regarding client progress and provide written documentation as requested; · Assist in the development of the Transition curriculum; · Prepare correspondence, reports, and other required case management information that are clear, concise, behavioral, objective, measurable, and reflect functional outcomes related to instructional process; · Identify and acquire instructional materials necessary to support the Transition curriculum; · Participate in available continuing education and staff development opportunities; · Promote community education and awareness through public speaking, community committees, and consultations; · Contribute to continuous programmatic quality improvement by innovating and/or seeking opportunities to promote professional growth; · 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. POSITON REQUIREMENTS: · Required relevant Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in Visual Disabilities or in a related field (e.g. Special Education, Education, Occupational Therapy, etc.); · Prefer certification as a Teacher of the Visually Impaired, and/or eligible for certification; · Prefer certification in Orientation & Mobility, and/or eligible for certification; · Prefer expertise with assistive technology such as screen magnifiers, screen readers, note taking devices, Braille translation software, refreshable Braille displays, and Optical Character Recognition (OCR) software. · Excellent verbal and written communication skills required; · Computer skills including word processing, spreadsheets, databases, e-mail and Internet required; -- Lighthouse of the Big Bend Guiding People Through Vision Loss 3071 Highland Oaks Terrace Tallahassee, FL 32301 (850) 942-3658 www.lighthousebigbend.org Check out the TABI resource web page at http://acorange.home.comcast.net/TABI and please make suggestions for new material. if you'd like to unsubscribe you can do so through the freelists.org web interface, or by sending an email to the address tabi-request@xxxxxxxxxxxxx with the word "unsubscribe" in the subject.