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Due to the rapid, continued growth at our agency, and within our programs, we are searching for a qualified professional who can oversee our Transition program.


 Job Status: Full Time

 FLSA Status: Exempt

 Reports To: Director of Children’s Programs

Work Schedule: 40 hours a week; times may vary; weekends and evenings may be required

 Position Summary:  Manage the transition program curriculum, referrals, intakes, and counseling for high school age students (ages 14-24).

Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following, but not limited to:

·       Creates and directs group and individual sessions and program events that are designed to help the student move from school to post –secondary education, vocational education, and integrated employment.

·       Accept and process referrals from DBS.

·       Conduct initial intakes and assessments (ICFAs) with all new students as well as plan review and plan revisions for existing students.

·       Review and ensure program and curriculum meet contract requirements.

·       Create & direct curriculum-based modules to prepare the students for post-secondary education, vocational education or integrated employment.

·       Schedule and coordinate group and individual sessions for the students in relation to their post-secondary needs.

·       Maintain the program budget.

·       Counsel and empower students with communication skills, mobility skills, social interaction, independent living skills, recreation skills, career planning, using assistive technology and visual efficiency.

·       Coordinate with other Lighthouse instructors to provide assessments, instruction and counseling with the students as needed.

·       Coordinate with outside resources to enhance services for the students by providing opportunities for community integration, job shadowing , job readiness, job coaching and work experiences.

·       Coordinate services in conjunction with the goals of the students’ IEP plans (via school) and IPE plans (via DBS).

·       Coordinate and implement extended day, overnight and summer camp activities to best enhance the services for the student.

·       Coordinate and oversee annual summer work experience program

·       Knowledgeable of common medical terms and standard treatment procedures that pertain to clients.

·       Maintains required records.

·       Prepares accurate and timely correspondence and comprehensive reports.

·       Demonstrates excellent communication skills working with children and adults, expressing ideas clearly and concisely, orally and in writing.

·       Maintains professional accreditations, licensing and/or continuing education as required.

·       Participates in staff conferences.

·       Report monthly service units in appropriate database.

·       Attend IFSP’s and IEP’s as requested

·       Performs other duties as assigned.

·       Assists with other cases within Children’s Program, or adults, as needed

·       Possess a positive attitude, flexibility, multi-tasking, empathy for students, desire to help students grow, working harmoniously with others, sense of humor.


·       Minimum of a BA in rehabilitation of the blind & visually impaired. (MA preferred).

·       Ability to work a flexible schedule.

·       Experience working with children with disabilities preferred.

·       Completion of required certifications (e.g., CVRT, TVI, or COMS) within 2 years of hire or as required for curriculum compliance.

·       Ability to communicate effectively in verbal and written English. 

·       Bilingual (English/Spanish) preferred.

·       Proficient in use of computers including Word, Excel, Outlook and Internet research.

·       Valid Florida Driver’s License and/or ability to get to clients’ home or travel within the community.

·       Excellent interpersonal and communications skills.

·       Ability to write reports and business correspondence.

·       Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, clients, their families and the general public.

·       High degree of discretion when dealing with confidential information.

·       Must be able to successfully pass a drug test and criminal background screening.


Phone: 239-430-3934

Cert: CVRT