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Youth Services Instructor (Seasonal)

Job Details

Program Services - Orlando, FL
Bachelors Degree - 4 Years
Education - Instructional


Lighthouse Central Florida is a mission-driven, values-based organization providing an optimal blend of rehabilitation training services and real-world applications to help individuals of all ages, who live with any degree of vision loss to adjust to their reality with grace and confidence so they can remain active, productive members of our community.

We are seeking a Youth Services Instructor who will provide Rehabilitation support services to individuals with visual impairments residing in the service area of Lighthouse Central Florida, Inc.

Basic Function:

  • Maintain the confidentiality of program participants following State and Federal regulations
  • Participate as a member of the Rehabilitation Services team and support all aspects of Lighthouse Central Florida's Program Services
  • Participate in and support the values and mission of Lighthouse.

Job Requirements:

  • Provide support to vision rehabilitation instruction, including:
    1. Transition (teens') and Children's Program events
    2. Parent and student adjustment services.
    3. Summer Program
    4. Residential and Overnight
    5. Job Coaching
    6. Recreational activities
  • Facilitate experiential education activities in support of specified vision rehabilitation goals.
  • Provide counseling and guidance to service recipients and their families to accomplish adjustment to vision loss and maximize the benefits of participation in vision rehabilitation.
  • Complete requested documentation to support the program staff progress reports.
  • Follow and assist in the preparation of lesson plans.
  • Participate in event planning and client staffing as requested.
  • Provide information and referrals as necessary to program participants
  • Participate in department meetings to ensure communication and teamwork
  • Comply with agency policies and procedures, including completion of required documentation and reports
  • Perform other duties as required



  • Bachelor's Degree in education, psychology, social work, or related field (preference will be given to individuals with training/experience in visual impairments)

License and Certification:

  • None Required
    • Adult and Youth: CPR First Aid Preferred

Experience: Minimum of one year experience working with individuals who have a disability preferred

Demonstrated Knowledge and Skills:

  • Possess excellent customer service skills
  • Ability to triage for service delivery
  • Possess knowledge of community and blindness resources
  • Possess excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Possess a working knowledge of MS Word, Excel, and Outlook
  • Skilled in the use of standard business machines and computers
  • Possess an ability to utilize the database for client demographics, case documentation, and agency reports
  • Professional maturity, judgment, and objectivity
  • Possess effective organizational and time management skills with attention to detail
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with co-workers, management, business professionals, civic organizations, private corporations, and the general public
  • Ability to project a positive, compassionate image to the public
  • Ability to cope with and support change
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality as required within a variety of circumstances

Physical Demands:

  • Ability to move about independently
  • Moderate ability to move and lift items, usually up to 15 lbs.
  • Prolonged standing upon occasion
  • Prolonged sitting at a workstation


  • Hold valid Florida identification
  • Pass background checks
  • Have a reliable means of transportation

For employees living with visual impairments, you must provide documentation from a physician of legal blindness. Legal blindness is defined as: "Central visual acuity does not exceed 20/200 in the better eye with correcting lenses OR whose visual acuity, if better than 20/200, is accompanied by a limit to the field of vision in the better eye to such a degree that its widest diameter subtends an angle no greater than 20 degrees." These conditions are based on the federal Javits-Wagner-O'Day work program for legally blind individuals.

The employment policy of Lighthouse Central Florida and Lighthouse Works is to provide equal opportunity to all persons. Our company, therefore, has committed to equal employment opportunity through a positive and continuing affirmative action program. Lighthouse Central Florida and Lighthouse Works will recruit, hire, train, and promote qualified individuals in all job titles and ensure that all other personnel actions are administered without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, military, and veteran status, or disability.

All descriptions have been reviewed to ensure that only essential functions and primary duties have been included. Requirements, skills, and abilities have been determined to be the minimal standards required to perform the positions successfully. In no instance, however, should the duties, responsibilities, and requirements delineated be interpreted as all-inclusive. Additional functions and conditions may be assigned by supervisors as deemed appropriate.

The Americans with Disabilities Act may modify requirements to reasonably accommodate disabled individuals. However, no accommodations will be made that may pose serious health or safety risks to the employee or others or impose undue hardships on the organization.