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Early Intervention Services Mentor

Job Details

Program Services - Orlando, FL
Full Time
Bachelors Degree - 4 Years
Road Warrior
Education - Instructional

About Us

Lighthouse Central Florida ensures that any person of any age can access comprehensive and life-changing vision rehabilitation services.

Our promise to you:

The Lighthouse Core Values are the very foundation on which we operate. These values are who we are and who we continually aspire to be:  Servant Leadership, Inclusion, Collaboration, Empowerment, and Excellence.



Monday – Friday, Day Shift (Eastern Time)



  • Onsite (Orlando, FL).


The community you’ll be caring for

Since 1976, Lighthouse Central Florida has provided vision-specific rehabilitation, training, and education for people with sight impairment and their families. Lighthouse Central Florida is the only nationally accredited nonprofit provider in Florida’s Orange, Osceola, and Seminole counties. In 2022 alone, 836 people who are blind or visually impaired were empowered through Lighthouse Central Florida services. This position is an integral role on our Youth Services Team.

About You

The role you’ll contribute

Our Early Intervention Mentors provide one-on-one home, community, and center-based instruction as appropriate to children with visual impairments, birth through five years, residing in the service area of Lighthouse Central Florida, Inc. (Orange, Osceola, and Seminole Counties).  


The value you’ll bring to the team

  • Provide guidance and support to families to develop their understanding of and ability to cope with the impacts of their child's disability positively, leading to the optimal development of the child and establishing the family as the primary child advocate
  • Complete required reports to document the child's progress, including assessments, goals, daily interaction logs, and data entry
  • Act as a liaison with the educational, therapeutic, and medical communities and assist with the interpretation of functional vision information
  • Collaborate with parent(s)/guardians to conduct developmental assessments and functional vision evaluations to establish an annual Individual Service Plan and provide instruction based on identified goals and professional standards
  • Assist in preparing, monitoring, and reporting data for grants, contracts, and other funding sources and community collaborators


Minimum qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree in special education, visual impairment education, early childhood education, speech therapy, occupational therapy, physical therapy, or equivalent combination of education, training, and experience
  • 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)


Or 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 Recreational Safety Supports CPR-First Aid upon hire
  • Must pass Level II background check


Preferred qualifications

A minimum of one (1) year experience teaching or working with children, ages birth through five, who have a disability is preferred.


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.


We currently offer the following benefits:

  • Access to competitive healthcare options through Florida Blue and Guardian
  • Access to a 401k to help save for the future
  • Up to 12.5 days of PTO in your first year
  • Ten paid holidays
  • Seven days of paid sick leave to take time to heal and recover
  • Employer-sponsored life insurance