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Certified Vision Rehabilitation Instructor and COTA (Bilingual, Spanish)

Job Details

Program Services - Orlando, FL
Full Time
Bachelors Degree - 4 Years
Vocational Rehab


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 seek a Certified Vision Rehabilitation Instructor to work with appropriately credentialed staff to implement a broad range of therapeutic services for each assigned client/patient following their Individualized Service Plan (ISP) and doctors' care plan for Occupational Therapy (OT). This role will provide both Occupational Therapy and Vision Rehabilitation Instructional Services to help clients achieve their goals for independence and self-confidence. This position will ensure that all Vision Rehabilitation Instruction meets or exceeds contractual obligations and professional standards.

Essential Job Requirements:

Direct Service

  • Provide instruction/therapies relevant to the needs of each client using an array of adaptive tools and learning, practice, techniques, skills, and equipment that allow optimal success in meeting clients' goals.
  • Promote independence in activities of daily living (including dressing, feeding, grooming, money identification/management, pre-cane mobility, cooking, and laundry) through problem-solving, suggesting adaptations, and client observation.
  • Conduct comprehensive functional vision rehabilitation assessments to identify existing skills, goals, and appropriate adaptive devices needed.
  • Review assessment recommendations with clients/patients, develop Individualized Service Plans, and implement training plans.
  • Collaborate with clients, family members, and colleagues to share information and expertise to plan and implement effective instruction.
  • Reflect Lighthouse's mission, vision, and core values in daily interactions with clients, staff, and all external and internal constituencies.
  • Actively participate in efforts to achieve a best-in-class, integrated interdisciplinary model with Occupational and Vision Rehabilitation Therapy.
  • Actively assist when opportunities present for OT and COTA level 1 and level 2 rotations.
  • Collaborate with Lighthouse teams to ensure successful contract and grant deliverables achievement.

Case Management and Reporting:

  • Maintain complete, accurate, and timely documentation and reports as assigned
  • Maintain the confidentiality of program participants following professional ethics and State and Federal regulations
  • Facilitate the request, receipt, and distribution of procurement requests
  • Comply with agency policies and procedures, including completing required documentation and reports (timesheets, certificates of absence, etc.)

Community Education:

  • Support and assist in collaborative activities with community partners as assigned.
  • Participate in developing and implementing educational programs/activities to inform the medical community, educators, parents, elected officials, and the community at large about the scope, variety, and effectiveness of Lighthouse services.
  • Identify and actively support the appropriate involvement of volunteers in program functions to extend and enhance team effectiveness and efficiency. Serve as the primary staff contact for volunteers assisting with aspects of assigned work.
  • Actively build relationships between Lighthouse and community partners, particularly in OT, higher education, optometry, and ophthalmology.

Perform other duties as required.



Bachelor's Degree or Associate's Degree from an accredited occupational therapy assistant program

License and Certification:

OTR/L or COTA credential


  • Minimum of one (1) year of professional practice experience in a work environment with people with disabilities
  • Experience with visual impairments is helpful but not required.

Demonstrated Knowledge and Skills:

  • Possess the excellent ability to instill a sense of confidence and independence in clients through encouragement, support, praise, and the delivery of self-help skills with people of a variety of ages
  • Ability to effectively convey skills and techniques for daily living to a wide variety of clients, adapting teaching methods as needed to accommodate a variety of learning styles
  • Possess excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Possess a working knowledge of MS Word, Excel, Outlook, and Internet
  • Possess an ability to utilize the LCF database for client demographics, documentation, and agency reports
  • Professional maturity, judgment, and objectivity
  • Capable of working with a variety of personalities and leadership styles
  • Possess practical organizational and time management skills with attention to detail

Physical Demands:

  • Ability to move about independently within the facility and in the community we serve
  • Moderate ability to move and lift items, usually up to 25 lbs.
  • Prolonged standing upon occasion
  • Prolonged sitting at a workstation


  • Pass Level II background checks
  • Possess reliable transportation
  • Eligible to work in the United States

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.