- Bachelor's degree in special education, visual impairment education, early childhood education, speech therapy, occupational therapy, physical therapy, or other related degree required.
- Relevant Master's Degree preferred
License and Certification:
A minimum of one certification is required:
- TVI (Teacher of the Visually Impaired)
- ACVREP O&M (Orientation & Mobility)
- INSITE certification and VIISA Certifications (i.e., 0 3 & 3 5)
Pursuing a minimum of one of the above certifications along with a minimum of one of the following certifications is required:
- ITDS Certification (Infant Toddler Development Specialist)
- Early Childhood Education
- Early Childhood Special Education
- Must complete the following upon hire:
- Recreational Safety Supports: CPR First Aid
Minimum of one (1) year experience teaching or working with children, ages birth through five, who have a disability preferred
Demonstrated Knowledge & Skills:
- Ability to adjust, cope, and support agency changes in a positive manner
- Communicate with other departments/agencies, personalities, and leadership styles with a demonstration of tolerance, professional maturity, and flexibility
- Possess excellent verbal and written communication skills
- Possess a working knowledge of MS Word, Excel, Outlook, standard business machines, and computers.
- Possess an ability to utilize the database for client demographics, documentation, and agency reports.
- Possess effective organizational and time management skills with attention to detail, flexibility, and ability to multi-task
- Ability to work as an influential member of the team and maintain working relationships with other professionals and the general public
- Ability to maintain confidentiality when appropriate
- Bilingual (Spanish) communications skills a plus
- Moderate physical effort required: climbing stairs, walking, reaching and grasping, carrying, pushing/pulling
- Ability to move about independently, such as stooping, kneeling, bending, and crouching
- Moderate ability to move and lift items to 40 lbs
- Strength to physically assist visually impaired and multi-handicapped children
- Ability to actively participate in a variety of indoor and outdoor field trips
- Prolonged standing or sitting at a workstation
- Maintain required certification and license
- Possess reliable transportation, hold a valid driver's license,good driving record, and proof of insurance
- Pass Level 2 background check
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.