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Who are Blind or Visually Impaired
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The Tampa Lighthouse for the Blind is an Affirmative Action EEO Employer. Programs associated with this position are sponsored by Division of Blind Services and the State of Florida, Department of Education.
JOB TITLE: Orientation & Mobility Specialist
LOCATION: Winter Haven office DATE ADVERTISED: January 11,2016
STARTING SALARY: Negotiable, based on experience.
BENEFITS: Medical & life insurance (at no cost to full-time employees), 403b pension plan, vacation & sick leave, 9+ paid holidays, personal leave days, professional development, full service credit union, optional insurance plans including low-cost dental and other plans. Facility is only about 30 minutes from Disney and other Orlando theme parks.
REPORTS TO: Executive Director
JOB SUMMARY: This position provides orientation & mobility (O&M) training to children and adults of all ages in Polk, Hardee and occasionally in other 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 the bus system and playing an advocacy role when and where appropriate. Record keeping using Client Tracking and report writing are 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 or O&M certification combined with VRT or TVI required. Must be eligible for provisionary ACVREP certification in O&M within 1 year of hire. Computer skills required include MS Word, internet utilization, ability to use agency client tracking database, email, and report writing. 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 of the investigation. Extensive local travel in 8-county area required. Bilingual in Spanish and English a strong plus.
HOW TO APPLY: Click on APPLICATION PACKET (in fillable PDF format). You may complete the forms on your computer, then save and email them along with your resume to HRMgr@tampalighthouse.org. Alternatively you may fax the completed application and resume to (813) 254-4305
To explore opportunities mentioned on this page, please send your resume and salary history to:
Tampa Lighthouse for the Blind
Attn: John Jerome, Human Resource Manager
1106 West Platt Street
Tampa, FL 33606
Send Resume to HRMgr@tampalighthouse.org
Tampa Lighthouse for the Blind is an Affirmative Action EEO Employer. Programs associated with available positions are sponsored in part by Division of Blind Services and the State of Florida, Department of Education.