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Lighthouse of Southwest Florida

01/16/2024

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Thank you for your interest in a rewarding career with Lighthouse of Southwest Florida.

Since our founding in 1974, our mission to enable people of all ages living with a visual impairment or blindness to remain independent, active and productive in our society has been our core tenet.

Lighthouse of Southwest Florida is proud to be an equal opportunity employer that celebrates diversity and inclusivity. 

Join our talented team of professionals that provides a variety of rehabilitation and support services and support to children and adults in Lee, Hendry and Glades counties experiencing vision loss and blindness. 

Among a competitive wage, we offer a four-day work week in a friendly work environment, generous paid time off, an array of benefits such as 100% employer-paid health insurance for eligible employees, and a 401(k) retirement savings plan. As an added benefit, fleet vehicles are available for itinerant work by designated program staff and instructors.  

Orientation and Mobility Specialist - Full-time Position (Lee County, Florida)

Lighthouse of Southwest Florida - 35 W. Mariana, North Ft. Myers, FL 33903

Essential Duties:

Oversee all aspects of Orientation and Mobility and training to ensure that clients achieve the level of independence established by their Service Plan.

Essential Functions:

  •  Develop and carry out a program of individualized instruction to include pre-cane skills, cane skills, indoor travel, street-crossing, use of public transportation, and travel in a business district.
  • Make observations and prepare evaluations of clients’ progress. Maintain appropriate records for submission to Program Services Coordinator on a monthly basis.
  • Cooperate and consult with staff and appropriate community resources, on behalf of the client, in an effort to include orientation and mobility training with other Lighthouse of SWFL services.
  • Maintain accurate records of all orientation and mobility inventory and the purchase of such.
  • Maintain a working knowledge of local & national resources and of significant trends in the field of blind rehabilitation.
  • Complete all necessary notes, reports, paperwork in a timely manner.
  • Employee is required to appear for work at the office location, or at client locations as scheduled, during work hours.

Other duties as assigned

E_mail: Mjackson@lighthouseswfl.org

Phone: (239) 997-7797

Cert: COMS

Education and/or Experience:

  • Master’s degree in orientation and mobility training or related field preferred.
  • Three (3) years of experience in the field of Orientation and Mobility preferred.
  • Computer Skills (Microsoft Office)

Certificates, Licenses, Registrations:

  • Certified Orientation and Mobility Specialist (ACVREP Certification) required
  • Must maintain professional accreditations, licensing and/or continued education as required.

General Information and Benefits:

  • Four day work week:  7:30 AM – 5:30 PM   Mon – Thurs. Occasional weekends.
  • Health insurance, Dental, Vision, Life insurance for eligible employees (company pays 100% premium for insurances).
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • 401(k) and company match; additional non-elective contribution for 2 year tenure
  • Paid vacation, sick and holidays
  • Agency closed between Christmas and New Year’s Day (paid holiday time)
  • Continuing education opportunities
  • Fleet vehicles for itinerant visits

 Apply at www.lighthouseswfl.org. No phone calls please.