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Children's Specialist

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following, but not limited to:

  • Initiates referrals to other agencies on behalf of client.
  • Plans training with families and individual clients.
  • Provides outreach support and training for family and client.
  • Updates client assessments and reports findings in appropriate database systems.
  • Calls families to discuss any vision concerns, needs or successes.
  • Demonstrates experience and knowledge in effective therapeutic playgroups with children birth to six.
  • Keeps current on latest trends in blindness and early childhood development. (INSITE, VIISA birth to two and VIISA three to five).
  • Knowledgeable of common medical terms and standard treatment procedures that pertain to clients.
  • Recognizes symptoms of common mental and physical illnesses and makes referrals for their treatment.
  • Maintains required records.
  • Prepares accurate and timely correspondence and comprehensive reports.
  • Demonstrates excellent communication skills working with children and adults, expressing ideas clearly and oncisely, orally and in writing.
  • Maintains professional accreditations, licensing and/or continuing education as required
  • Participates in staff conferences.
  • Identifies and refers clients for the lighthouse services.
  • Creates and maintains updated desk reference.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.


  • Bachelor's degree in education, psychology, early childhood, special education, TVI or pediatric OT with 2 years of experience.
  • Experience working with infants and toddlers.
  • Ability to work a flexible schedule
  • Experience working with children with disabilities or therapeutic playgroups preferred
  • 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 various locations.
  • 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
  • Ability to work with good judgment and unquestioned confidentiality with regard to Miami Lighthouse and client information.
  • Must be able to successfully pass a drug test and criminal background screening

$500 Singing Bonus & Childcare Benefit

Job Type: Full-time

Salary: From $45,000.00 per year



  • 401(k)
  • 401(k) matching
  • Dental insurance
  • Health insurance
  • Life insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Vision insurance




  • 8 hour shift


Supplemental pay types:


  • Signing bonus


Work Location: In person


Phone: 7863627513

Cert: Any Certification

Bilingual (English/Spanish) preferred