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Who are Blind or Visually Impaired
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Thank you for your interest in joining our team!
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: Early Intervention Specialist
LOCATION: Winter Haven office at 206 Avenue D Northwest, Winter Haven, FL 33881
DATE ADVERTISED: February 23, 2017
STARTING SALARY: Salary commensurate with experience/qualifications.
BENEFITS: Medical & life ins., 403b pension plan, vacation & sick leave, 9 paid holidays, personal leave days, professional development, credit union, optional dental and other insurance plans.
REPORTS TO: Rehabilitation Services Manager
JOB SUMMARY: This is an itinerant teaching position that provides early childhood development, education, and enrichment program services, working with children with visual impairments primarily in the home, pre-school, and other appropriate environments, mainly within Polk and Hardee Counties. Extensive local travel is required.
MAJOR DUTIES: Travel to homes and schools to evaluate and provide direct educational services to each assigned child. Assessments include educational, developmental, and conceptual awareness skills, and functional vision/learning media (FVLMA); Establishing educational plans and objectives to meet the needs of the children and families. Teaching/training in areas of the Expanded Core Curriculum including: independent living skills, orientation and mobility, communication skills, self-help skills, social development, sensory development, emergent literacy and pre-braille skills, and cognitive development including the application of assistive devices. Maintain records and prepare reports as needed or required. Liaison between schools/agencies and other community resources; organize events and training’s for parents/families. Occasional participation in special agency social functions may be required during evening or weekend hours. Other duties as assigned.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Bachelors or Master’s Degree in Visual Disabilities Education (with emphasis in early childhood preferred). Must have access to reliable transportation and a good driving record for the required itinerant visits and travel.
HOW TO APPLY: Email resume (must be MS-Word-compatible) to the Human Resources Manager at HRMgr@tampalighthouse.org or fax to (813) 254-4305. Those who meet desired qualifications may be invited to submit a completed application form.