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Miami Lighthouse for the Blind


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

·         Provides direct instruction in braille and technology to blind and visually impaired children.

·         Provides support to instructional staff on how to implement accommodations in the learning environment. 

·         Adapts the environment for learning.

·         Provides support to families on braille instruction.

·         Attends IEP meetings as required.

·         Provides outreach support and training for family and client.

·         Provides direct early intervention support related to clients’ goals.

·         Supports all Children’s Programs in varying capacities as needed.

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

·         Participates in the adaptation of curriculum materials based on client needs and advances in the profession.

·         Collaborates with Miami-Dade County Public Schools instructors and administrators.

·         Participates in departmental meetings to review progress of clients as needed.

·         Works with administration to advocate for special needs of the blind and visually impaired children.

·         Maintains lesson plans and case notes as required.

·         Conducts research to contribute to professional journals and stays current of trends in the profession.

·         Participates in Professional Associations.

·         Complete Functional Vision and Learning Media Assessments and/or other screenings and assessments as required.

·         Performs other duties as assigned.



·         Bachelor’s degree in Visual Disabilities from an accredited university.

·         Fulfil all the Department of Education requirements and keep your Florida Department of Education certification valid at all times.

·         Completion of DCF Child Care trainings.

·         Fulfil the CVI Assessment and Intervention Certification.

·         Ability to stand and walk for long periods of time; bend, climb, kneel, and push, lift and/or move up to 50 lbs.

·         Completion of required trainings within 2 years of hire or as required for curriculum compliance.

·         Previous experience working with the visually impaired preferred.

·         Ability to communicate effectively in verbal and written English. 

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

·         Ability to learn and use agency’s database and computer network with efficiency.

·         Must have excellent interpersonal and communications skills.

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

·         Strong planning and organizational skills, including ability to manage complex responsibilities.

·         Ability to write reports and business correspondence.

·         Ability to effectively present information in one-on-one and small group situations.

·         Ability to respond effectively to complaints or concerns.

·         High degree of discretion when dealing with confidential information.

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


Phone: 7863627513

Cert: Any Certification