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Tampa Lighthouse for the Blind
Attn: John Jerome, Human Resource Manager
1106 West Platt Street
Tampa, FL 33606

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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.


Employment Opportunities.

1. Interpreter-Spanish-English Bilingual Part-Time (on call)

Are you bilingual in Spanish and English?  Do you have a successful track record interpreting for pay? If so, a part-time job opportunity awaits you at Tampa Lighthouse for the Blind in Tampa or Winter Haven as we have a position available at each location.  Interpreters are needed for all of our programs including intake (Case Management), classes in Daily Living Skills, mobility training including bus travel, job interviews and training, testing and evaluation, eye exams, and working with blind babies and their parents.

POSITION TITLE: Interpreter, Spanish-English Bilingual, Part-time (on call). Two positions are available: one for Tampa/Hillsborough County, the other for Winter Haven/Polk County.

DATE ADVERTISED: September 21, 2015

STARTING PAY: Based on qualifications

BENEFITS: Not eligible for benefits

REPORTS TO:  Executive Director

LOCATION: (position based at): Tampa and Winter Haven offices – 1 position each.

JOB SUMMARY: Provide translation services from Spanish to English and vice versa to facilitate provision of services for Spanish-only speaking clients, prospective clients, and Low Vision patients. 5 – 15 hours per week.

MAJOR DUTIES: On-call availability as needed for translation services. Situations in which translations are needed include: Low Vision intake and examinations, Case Management intakes and follow ups, Independent Living classes, Orientation and Mobility including both indoor and outdoor lessons, Transition (teens) classes, Supported Employment, Job Development, services to veterans who are blind or visually impaired, and scheduled phone calls including conference calls. The Polk County position includes the above-listed services and also the blind babies’ program (children to age 6 and/or parents).

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: ATA or equivalent certification and prior paid interpreter experience preferred. Minimum of high-school diploma; 2 – 4 year degree preferred with emphasis in English and Spanish language skills. Ability to speak, read and write fluently in Spanish and English required.  Must have own reliable transportation, good driving record, and be willing to travel extensively in their assigned county (mileage reimbursed @ $.48/mi.). Must pass a complete background investigation including Level II Live Scan Fingerprinting, driving record check, and prior employment references. Prefer prior experience with persons who are disabled.

REQUIREMENTS: Completion of Lighthouse application, interviews, Level 2 (fingerprinting) background check, references from previous employers, and driving record check.

2. Secretary Receptionist Full-Time (bilingual Spanish/English)

DATE ADVERTISED: October 28, 2015

STARTING PAY: Based on qualifications


REPORTS TO:  Executive Director

LOCATION: (position based at): Tampa office

JOB SUMMARY: Serves dual role as Secretary and Receptionist for the Lighthouse’s Tampa location. Answers incoming calls and conducts clerical tasks involving client records, correspondence, and other. Schedules Low Vision appointments and mails new patient paperwork. Provides translation as needed for Spanish-only clients and customers. Completes triage forms on prospective clients. Building lock-up at the end of the day.

REQUIREMENTS AND MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: High School diploma required, preferably with secretarial emphasis; One year of secretarial experience; Must be able to type 50 words per minute with acceptable accuracy; Must be bilingual in Spanish and English and be able to serve as interpreter as needed; Must have knowledge of filing systems; Must have knowledge of and be able to operate fax, postage meter, and copier; Excellent working knowledge of Word required; Excel experience preferred; Medical/Insurance billing experience preferred; Passing score on clerical test battery; Ability to work with all personalities and persons with disabilities; and Maintain professional appearance and possess pleasant phone voice.  Must pass a complete background investigation including Level II Live Scan Fingerprinting, driving record check, and prior employment references.



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