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Company Summary

Miami Lighthouse has received nine consecutive 4-star ratings from the national evaluator Charity Navigator placing it among the top 1% of nonprofits in the entire United States. Only two nonprofits in Florida have achieved this prestigious status, and Miami Lighthouse is the only nonprofit in Miami with nine consecutive 4-star ratings.

Benefits

Miami Lighthouse is proud to provide one of the most comprehensive benefits program in the not-for-profit industry. Our benefits package includes life insurance and long-term disability at little or no cost to our employees; voluntary benefits, including health insurance with Florida Blue for which Miami Lighthouse subsidizes a significant portion of the premium, dental, vision, and short-term disability; generous employer funded 401(k); and above average paid days off (a total of 26 days during the first year of employment).

Career opportunities available at Miami Lighthouse for the Blind

Program Coordinator
Early Childhood Education Teacher
Teacher of the Visually Impaired
Caretaker/Security

Program Coordinator

Miami Lighthouse is seeking a Program Coordinator for the Florida Heiken Children's Vision Program to be responsible for scheduling and managing the day-to-day office and clinical operations.

The Florida Heiken Children's Vision Program mobile units provide free comprehensive eye exams and eyeglasses to low-income children in Miami-Dade County who have failed state-mandated vision screenings in public schools. The program has been expanded to provide in-office services statewide.

This is a full-time position eligible for benefits.

The ideal candidate should have the following qualifications:

  • High School Diploma required. Associate's degree preferred.
  • Minimum one year of experience working with database and running queries/reports.
  • Previous experience working in a medical office is preferred.
  • Ability to communicate effectively in verbal and written English.
  • Bilingual in English and Spanish required. Creole preferred.
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office, Outlook and Internet research.
  • Ability to learn and use agency database and computer network with efficiency.
  • Excellent organizational skills such as planning, prioritizing, organizing workload, handling multiple deadlines.
  • Ability to write reports and business correspondence.
  • Excellent communication skills, ability to effectively present information and respond to questions.
  • Ability to problem solve and work under minimum supervision.
  • Detail oriented and works with a high degree of accuracy.
  • High degree of discretion when dealing with confidential information; able to maintain confidentiality under HIPAA standards.
  • Must be able to successfully pass a criminal background and a drug test screening.

Early Childhood Education Teacher

Miami Lighthouse for the Blind and Visually Impaired—oldest and largest private agency in Florida assisting persons of all ages who are blind and visually impaired—is expanding its programs to make transformational differences in people's lives.

Miami Lighthouse is seeking an Early Childhood Education Teacher for our new 72,000-square-foot Lighthouse Learning Center for Children™ full inclusion pre-kindergarten program for 3- and 4-year-old students and 1- and 2-year old preschoolers. These programs are unique as they include an equal number of visually impaired and sighted students. Miami Lighthouse is introducing this initiative, in partnership with Miami-Dade County Public Schools and the Early Learning Coalition, to more easily transition blind and visually impaired students to our public schools. Staff will have an integral role researching best practices and impacting research outcomes in a new and innovative project in conjunction with University of Miami.

The Early Childhood Education Teacher position is responsible for providing academic planning and implementation of developmentally appropriate activities for students participating in inclusion model classroom. This is a full-time position, with a highly competitive salary, superb benefits and working environment.

The ideal candidate should have the following qualifications:

  • Must possess, or be eligible for, the State of Florida Professional Educator's Certificate in Preschool Education (birth through age 4) or Prekindergarten/Primary Education (age 3 through grade 3).
  • Bachelor's degree in education, early childhood, special education or related field.
  • Excellent communication skills in verbal and written English.
  • Bilingual (English/Spanish) preferred.
  • Proficient in use of computers including Microsoft Office and Internet research.
  • Ability to learn and use agency database and computer network with efficiency.
  • Excellent organizational skills such as planning, prioritizing, organizing workload, handling multiple deadlines.
  • Ability to write reports and business correspondence.
  • Valid Florida Driver's License and/or ability to travel within the community.
  • High degree of discretion when dealing with confidential information.
  • Must be able to successfully pass a criminal background and a drug test screening..

Teacher of the Visually Impaired

Excellent career opportunity at Miami Lighthouse for the Blind and Visually Impaired!

This position provides instruction to children ranging in age from birth to twenty-one years old, develops and implements individualized lesson plans for each client. Collaborates with other professionals and serves as a community liaison to ensure quality services.

This is a full-time position, with a highly competitive salary, superb benefits and working environment.

The ideal candidate should have the following qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree in Visual Disabilities from an accredited university.
  • Completion of DCF Child Care trainings as required.
  • Completion of required trainings within 2 years of hire or as required for curriculum compliance.
  • Previous experience working with the visually impaired preferred.
  • Ability to communicate effectively in verbal and written English.
  • Proficient in use of computers including Word, Excel and Outlook.
  • Ability to learn and use agency's database and computer network with efficiency.
  • Must have excellent interpersonal and communications skills.
  • Valid Florida Driver's License and/or ability to travel within the community.
  • Strong planning and organizational skills, including ability to manage complex responsibilities.
  • Ability to write reports and business correspondence.
  • Ability to effectively present information in one-on-one and small group situations.
  • Ability to respond effectively to complaints or concerns.
  • High degree of discretion when dealing with confidential information.
  • Must be able to successfully pass a criminal background and drug test screening.

Caretaker/Security

Miami Lighthouse provides a 900 Sq. Ft. one bedroom apartment which is part of its newly constructed facility at 601 SW 8th Avenue. Responsibilities include securing on-site premises on a daily basis before and after daytime hours of operation.

The Caretaker is responsible to open the premises at approximately 6:45 a.m. and close at approximately 5:30 p.m. daily, and will be on call in case of an emergency during evening hours, including weekends and holidays. Occupancy for a couple or single individual in a newly constructed apartment located on the first floor of the four-story building on Seventh Court (with minimal expenses incurred) is included.

This is a great opportunity for an experienced person who works daytime nearby or is retired from employment in security, police/fire, or construction/carpentry/handyman. This is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for someone currently looking for a centrally located, brand new place to live at a minimal cost!

We want to hire someone for this opportunity starting October 1, 2017. The person must be able to permanently live on the premises (1 bedroom/1 bath apartment) and be available early mornings, evenings, weekends and holidays. Bilingual preferred.

Application Process

For immediate and confidential consideration, please forward your resume or application and salary requirements to:

Mabel Lopez, Human Resources Manager
601 SW 8th Avenue, Miami, FL 33130
E-mail: employment@miamilighthouse.org
Fax: (305) 285-6967

Click here for the “Application for Employment”.

Applicants have rights under Federal Employment Laws

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Miami Lighthouse is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, ancestry, national origin, sex, pregnancy, age, disability, marital status, familial status, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, veteran status, military status, genetic information or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state or local laws.

The EEO is the Law poster is available here: http://www1.eeoc.gov/employers/poster.cfm 
 

 

 
 



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“Miami Lighthouse for the Blind and Visually Impaired Case Study: Vision Rehabilitation for the First Florida Resident to Receive the Argus II “Bionic Eye” appeared in the May/June issue of the Journal of Visual Impairment and Blindness
“Miami Lighthouse for the Blind and Visually Impaired Case Study: Vision Rehabilitation for the First Florida Resident to Receive the Argus II “Bionic Eye” appeared in the May/June issue of the Journal of Visual Impairment and Blindness.
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Miami Lighthouse was recognized at the 2015 Florida Blue Foundation Sapphire Awards luncheon as an organization that has demonstrated excellence and innovation in community health.

 

Miami Lighthouse ranks among the elite 1% of U.S. nonprofits having earned nine consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator, the nation’s premier independent nonprofit evaluator. Receiving such a distinction reflects our sound fiscal management, responsible use of donor dollars, and financial strength.

 

Miami Lighthouse has earned the Silver participation level through the GuideStar Exchange which is a testament to Miami Lighthouse’s commitment to data transparency.

 

 

                 

 

 

 

 

 

Miami New Times - Best of Miami 2017

   

 

 

Miami Lighthouse received the prestigious 2015 Beacon Award in Education at the 13th Annual Beacon Council Awards.

 

Miami Lighthouse was the recipient of the 2013 Switchboard Miami All Star Most Valuable Non-Profit Award.

 

Miami Lighthouse is a two-time Charity Partner (2013 and 2014) of the Marlins Foundation and a 2017 Major League Baseball All-Star Game Legacy Partner. Our Florida Heiken Children's Vision Program has received over $300,000 in charitable donations through these partnerships.

 

Miami Lighthouse named "Best of Miami" Charity 2017 by the New Times.

   
                     

 

 

 

 

Miami Lighthouse received United Homecare’s 2012 Thelma Gibson Community Service Award at the 18th Annual Claude Pepper Memorial Awards Ceremony.

 

Miami Lighthouse received a Silver medal at the 2016 Miami Today Gold Medal Awards Ceremony.

 

Miami Lighthouse received the prestigious South Florida Business Journal 2011 Excellence in Health Care Award in the Community Outreach category.

 

Miami Lighthouse honored by being named the recipient of the Coral Gables Chamber of Commerce 2010 Non-Profit Business Diamond Award.

 

Miami Lighthouse received the prestigious 2008 Concern Award from Health Foundation of South Florida.

   
 
 

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