Celebrating 75 Years of Serving People
Who are Blind or Visually Impaired
Tampa: 813.251.2407 | Winter Haven: 863.299.3633
Thank you for your interest in working with us.
The Tampa Lighthouse f/t Blind is an Affirmative Action EEO Employer. Programs associated with this position are sponsored by Division of Blind Services (State of Fla., Dept. of Educ.), United Way Suncoast and Central Florida, and local government contracts.
Current Employment Opportunities:
JOB TITLE: Orientation & Mobility Specialist
LOCATION: Tampa office
DATE ADVERTISED: October 4,2016
STARTING SALARY: Negotiable, based on experience. Competitive salary and benefits.
BENEFITS: Medical & life ins., 403b pension plan, vacation & sick leave, 9 paid holidays, personal leave days, professional development, full service credit union, optional low-cost dental plan.
REPORTS TO: Rehabilitation Services Manager
JOB SUMMARY: This position provides orientation & mobility (O&M) training to teens and adults of all ages in Hillsborough County and occasionally in surrounding counties.
MAJOR DUTIES: The Orientation & Mobility (O&M) function is mostly community-based. O&M duties include evaluating training needs and conducting training in all relevant aspects of O&M needed to help newly employed and other clients achieve their travel needs. O&M may involve periodically working with local transportation agencies including HARTLine (bus system) and others. LAN-based desktop computer record keeping and report writing required per agency procedures. Participation in special agency social functions may be required on occasion during evening or weekend hours. Other duties as assigned.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in O&M required. Must be able to earn ACVREP COMS certification in O&M within 1 year of hire. Some computer skills needed include word processing (for LAN-based record keeping/reporting), and ability to use Windows and the internet. Must have ready access to personal automobile for home visits (mileage expense to be reimbursed at current state rate, now $.48/mile). Driving record along with criminal (fingerprinting) and employment background investigations will be conducted on new hires. Continued employment is contingent upon satisfactory results. Bilingual in Spanish and English a strong plus.
HOW TO APPLY: Application forms are available on our website at www.tampalighthouse.org. From the home page, click on EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES, then click on APPLICATION PACKET (in PDF format). You may email your application along with your resume to HRMgr@tampalighthouse.org or mail them to the Tampa address at the top of this page. For questions, call 813-251-2407, Ext. 11 or send an email to HRMgr@tampalighthouse.org.
HOW TO APPLY: Submit a completed application (available on-line at www.tampalighthouse.org (click on EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES)) and send via email to (resume must be in MS Word-compatible format) to HRMgr@tampalighthouse.org.