04/21/2023Return to view all job openings
Position Purpose and Summary
This position exists to provide training and support in the areas of blindness and low vision technologies to persons who have low vision, are blind, or who are DeafBlind. Technologies include computers, phones, software, and other specialized devices. The incumbent has the task of integrating mainstream and assistive technologies.
Customer ages will range from middle-school aged through older adult ages. Customers are immediately or ultimately seeking competitive integrated employment, and/or wish to improve their independence and quality of life. Instruction and support will largely be offered at the Lighthouse training center in Duluth, Minnesota; additionally, services may be provided in customers’ homes or via remote instruction. Training may be one-on-one or in groups.
Under the direction of the Adjustment to Blindness Division Director the incumbent will:
Cert: Any Certification
Candidate must be able to pass Minnesota State Services for the Blind (SSB) test and otherwise meet SSB requirements for competency.
About the Lighthouse:
The Lighthouse Center for Vital Living is a thriving independent, regional nonprofit based in Duluth, MN. We serve people across northern Minnesota, northwestern WI and beyond. Our mission: helping people challenged by disability or aging live vital lives. We provide training, technology and social/emotional supports to help people improve their safety, independence and quality of life. We provide a wide array of services, including occupational therapy, assistive technology device loans and demonstration, technology training, blindness and low vision training, support groups, community activities, transportation and more. We currently have 20 staff and 2 graduate student interns, as well as a number of adjunct professionals who work with us as needed.
Our organization is now 103 years old. We previously operated under the names: Duluth Lighthouse for the Blind and the Lighthouse Center for Vision Loss. Historically, our mission was to help individuals who are blind or visually impaired maximize their independence and quality of life. Recently, our mission expanded. In response to regional need, we now serve all older adults as well as people of all ages with any disability.
$18.00 - $25.00 per hour
Monday to Friday 8:00 to 4:30 pm. Occasional weekend or evening work is necessary in certain circumstances.