Miami Lighthouse for the Blind and Visually Impaired, Inc.

To provide vision rehabilitation, eye health services and education that promote independence,
to collaborate with and train professionals, and to conduct research in related fields.

It's Possible to See Without Sight™

601 Southwest Eighth Avenue, FL 33130 · Ph: 305.856.2288 · Fx: 305-285.6967 · info@miamilighthouse.org 

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Employment Opportunities

Company Summary

Miami Lighthouse has received ten 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 ten 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.

Career opportunities available at Miami Lighthouse for the Blind

Teacher of the Visually Impaired
Teacher Assistant
Pre-K Special Education Teacher
External Relations Specialist
Job Services Specialist
Driver

Teacher of the 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.

The ideal candidate should have the following qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree in Visual Disabilities from an accredited university.
  • Possess and maintain current the Teacher of the Visually Impaired certification.
  • 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 get to clients' home or various locations.
  • Strong planning and organizational skills, including ability to manage complex responsibilities.
  • Ability to write reports and business correspondence.
  • Ability to respond effectively to complaints or concerns.
  • 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.

Teacher Assistant

This position is responsible for providing support and assistance to the daily operations of the Lighthouse Learning Pre-K Program to include assisting the classroom teacher with daily routines and transition between activities.

This is a Full-time position eligible for benefits.

The ideal candidate should have the following qualifications:

  • High School diploma or GED required.
  • DCF 45-hour certification preferred.
  • Experience working with children preferred.
  • Nurturing and patience when dealing with children.
  • Ability to work well with teachers and staff, and build good relationships with children and their parents.
  • Ability to engage in physical activity with children; stand and walk for long periods of time; bend, climb, kneel, sit on the floor and lift a minimum of 30 pounds.
  • Ability to communicate effectively in verbal and written English.
  • Bilingual in English and Spanish.
  • 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.

Pre-K Special Education Teacher

This position is responsible for providing instruction of academic, social skills in accordance with the student's Individualized Educational Plan (IEP) in the Prekindergarten inclusion program for 3 and 4 year old legally blind students..

The ideal candidate should have the following qualifications:

  • Must possess a Professional Educator's Certificate in Pre-school Education (birth-age 4).
  • 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.

External Relations Specialist

Assisting with projects over a two year period. This position is crucial for special events and marketing efforts to promote the programs, events, services and staff of the organization. Direct involvement in our Music, art and Social Group Activity programs is an important component of this position.

The ideal candidate should have the following qualifications:

  • Bachelor's Degree in Marketing, Advertising or related discipline
  • Strong organization and prioritization skills
  • Ability to work well in a fast-paced, collaborative environment.
  • Excellent analytical, communication and presentation skills
  • Proficient in use of computers including Microsoft office (Word, Excel, Power Point, and Outlook) and Internet research skills.
  • Knowledge of The Raiser's Edge fundraising software preferred.
  • Ability to communicate effectively in verbal and written English.
  • Bilingual (English/Spanish) preferred.
  • Reliable and prompt in meeting assignment expectations.
  • Excellent organizational skills such as planning, prioritizing, organizing workload, handling multiple deadlines.
  • Ability to write reports, media releases, marketing material and business correspondence.
  • Ability to assess and effectively deal with problems involving people and concepts in complex and basic situations.
  • Ability to function without close, ongoing supervision.
  • Current valid Florida driver's license.

Job Services Specialist

Miami Lighthouse for the Blind is looking for a Job Services Specialist to join its team. This position is responsible to provide support and training to program clients by performing skills assessment, job orientation and offering assistance in the job search process, including cover letter and resume writing, job openings search, and interviewing techniques.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following, but not limited to:

  • Review the assessment of the client's workplace skills including computer techniques.
  • Evaluate skills, aptitudes and interests of the client to do the training in order to find a job or internship.
  • Train the clients to prepare a resume and a cover letter to include with job applications.
  • Review business writing skills especially as they relate to grammar and spelling.
  • Review telephone etiquette especially for jobs that require inter-action with customers.
  • Review general customer service skills.
  • Train the clients regarding interviewing techniques including follow up.
  • Train the clients regarding workplace expectations.
  • Train the clients regarding networking skills.
  • Identify and recommend solutions to any barriers to employment.
  • Assist clients in searching and applying for jobs online.
  • Assist clients regarding professional appearance at the workplace.
  • Assist in placing VR clients in competitive employment and follow up for 90 days.
  • Have knowledge in-demand occupations, career pathways and labor market information.
  • Create Client employment placements in the community.
  • Engage employers and employment services such as Career Source of South Florida.
  • Coordinate Pre-ETS work experiences.
  • Coordinate paid musical performance for music clients
  • Identify potential places for work-site tours and exploration.
  • Provide coaching to students during work experience placements.
  • Complete notes and reports for all activities.

Driver

Miami Lighthouse is looking for a Driver to join its team!

The Driver is responsible for transporting clients within Miami-Dade County to and from the Miami Lighthouse using company vehicles. This position will also assist with general housekeeping duties.

This is a full-time position eligible for excellent benefits.

The ideal candidate should have the following qualifications:

  • Minimum of one year of experience driving a bus or passenger van.
  • Valid Florida Driver's License and clean driving record required.
  • Must be able to work a full-time flexible schedule.
  • Experience working with children or people with disabilities preferred.
  • Ability to communicate effectively in verbal and written English.
  • Bilingual (English/Spanish) preferred.
  • Excellent customer service skills.
  • High degree of discretion when dealing with confidential information.
  • Must be able to successfully pass a criminal background.

Application Process

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

Lourdes Hurtado, 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

 

 

 
 
   
   
   

 

 

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 ten 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 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.