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Lighthouse Center for Vital Living


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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 be offered  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:

  • Perform assessments and training.
  • Train consumers on the use of assistive technology according to their goals.
  • Troubleshoot equipment and provide technical support to customers and colleagues as necessary.
  • Prepare customer and program progress reports as required by the organization, contractors and grantors.
  • Upkeep records according to the organization’s practices and needs.
  • Attend and participate in team meetings, trainings, and supervision as required.
  • Carry out responsibilities in accordance with the organization's policies and applicable laws.

Desired Qualifications

  • ·       Competency in a variety of assistive and mainstream technologies such JAWS, NVDA, Zoom Text, Microsoft ® Office Suite, Google
            suite, Apple and Android phones and apps, and Braille devices.
  • ·       Excellent people skills.
  • ·       Experience working with a variety of ages.
  • ·       Experience working with persons with visual impairments and blindness.
  • ·       A relevant higher education degree or other qualifications in lieu of education
  • ·       Passionate about the Lighthouse mission and impact
  • ·       Ability to work both independently and within teams supporting team cohesion and goals.
  • ·       Transparency, responsiveness, respectfulness and follow-through
  • ·       Flexibility, integrity, positivity, authenticity, and innovativeness
  • ·       COVID vaccination, drug testing and criminal background check requirements apply. Accommodations will be considered in lieu of
             COVID vaccination for religious or medical reasons.
  • ·       Ability to maintain client confidentiality.


Phone: 2186244828

Cert: Any Certification

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.

For more information about the Lighthouse, visit our website at

Salary range:

$18.00 - $25.00 per hour


Monday to Friday 8:00 to 4:30 pm. Weekend or evening work may be necessary depending on customer needs.