Master's Degree in Visual Disabilities: secondary or special education, rehabilitation counseling, human/social services, or related field. Masters preferred. Consideration will be given to individuals with five or more years of related experience or certifications.
License and Certification:
Current certification or actively pursuing one of the following is required:
Additional helpful certifications: COMS, TSVI, CATIS, DBS Access Technology Endorsement
A minimum of three years of experience in vision rehabilitation preferred
Demonstrated Knowledge and Skills:
- Proficiency with assistive technology and compensatory skills.
- Excellent verbal and written communication skills
- Working knowledge of MS Word, Excel, Outlook, and web browsers
- Proficient use of the database for client demographics, documentation, and agency reports
- Demonstrate professional maturity, judgment, and objectivity
- Work well with a variety of personalities and leadership styles
- Effective organizational and time management skills with attention to detail
- Establish and maintain effective working relationships with co-workers, management, business professionals, civic organizations, and the general public. Function as an effective member of the team
- Project a positive, compassionate image to clients, families, and the public
- Effectively adapt to and support change
- Maintain confidentiality
- Independently navigate the work environment and the LCF service community
- Moderate ability to move and lift items, usually up to 25 lbs.
- Prolonged standing upon occasion
- Prolonged sitting at a workstation
- General good health and energy
Pass Level 2 background checks as required
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.