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Lighthouse of Southwest Florida, Inc.


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Certified Vision Rehabilitation Therapist / CVRT

See job description below.


If interested, please e-mail Linn Higgins at the Lighthouse of SWFL at


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General Responsibilities:


  • Conduct Assessments and provide planning and teaching of Activities of Daily Living skills.
  • Oversee Braille, Art, Painting and Therapeutic Leisure Classes.


Essential Duties:


  • Oversee all aspects of Vision Rehabilitation Services and training to ensure that clients achieve the level of independence established by their Rehabilitation Service Plan.


Essential Functions:


  • Perform assessments to evaluate client needs.
  • Request, receive, inventory, store and distribute instructional materials, aids and appliances used in teaching.
  • Develop group and individual instructional objectives in the areas of personal management, home management, communications, sensory development and leisure activities.
  • Provide outreach programs and itinerant services.
  • Maintain working knowledge of trends in Vision Rehabilitation.
  • Create lesson plans, schedule classes and update curriculum.
  • Work with all other instructors to ensure continuity of services.
  • Complete all necessary notes, reports, paperwork in a timely manner.



  • Other duties as may be required.
  • Comply with NAC standards in regard to Rehabilitation instruction.


Education and/or Experience:


  • Minimum requirement of a Master’s Degree in Rehabilitation or related field
  • Three (3) years of experience in the field of Vision Rehabilitation
  • Executive Director is free to waive these requirements with the approval of the Board of Directors.


Reasoning Ability:


·         Excellent communication (oral and written) skills

·         Excellent inter-personal skills

  • Knowledge of implications of blindness and other disabilities
  • Ability to use good judgment and have an empathetic understanding of clients
  • Flexibility and creativity in training and programming, handling needs as they arise
  • Possess initiative and ability to work independently
  • Professional maturity and positive attitude
  • Ability to work as an effective team member
  • Maintain high standards of professional behavior


Certificates, Licenses, Registrations:


  • Certified Vision Rehabilitation Therapist




·         Pass Level II background check


Benefits of employment at Lighthouse of SWFL, Inc.:


·         Four- day work week

·         Health insurance covered at 100% (for employee)

·         Paid vacation and sick time, plus paid week between Christmas and New Year’s

·         Trainings/Conferences for CEUs paid 100%


Salary Range:   $40,000 - $57,000 (based on qualifications)



Phone: 239-997-7797

Cert: CVRT