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
Vision Program Coordinator
Driver

Learning Center Service Coordinator

This position carries the major responsibilities for providing organizational support to Miami Lighthouse Learning Center for Children. Supports organization and oversees case management of services and supports listed on Individualized Family Support Plan (IFSP). Under general supervision, performs task related to IFSP meetings, student enrollment and registration, maintenance of student records, transportation coordination, and interpreting and managing data. This position will manage matters of significance making professionalism and confidentiality critical requirements of performance in carrying out duties.

The ideal candidate should have the following qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree from an accredited university with an emphasis on the following areas: psychology, social work, health education, interdisciplinary sociology, early childhood, child development, or special education.
  • Trained Early Steps Coordinator preferred.
  • At minimum of one year of documented professional experience (1600 hours) of hands-on experience with young children and families in teaching, case management, or counseling role, or with individuals with special needs and/or developmental delays. Experience working with children and families preferred.
  • Ability to communicate effectively in verbal and written English.
  • Bilingual in English and Spanish.
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office.
  • Ability to learn and use agency database and computer network with efficiency.
  • Excellent organizational skills such as planning, prioritizing, organizing workload, handling multiple deadlines.
  • Skilled gathering data, analyzing information, and preparing reports.
  • Detail oriented and works with a high degree of accuracy.
  • Ability to write reports and business correspondence, effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, clients, customers, and the general public.
  • Ability to respond effectively to complaints or concerns.
  • Valid Florida Driver's License and/or ability to get to various locations.
  • High degree of discretion when dealing with confidential information.
  • Must be able to successfully pass a drug test and criminal background screening.

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.

Vision 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 great 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.

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

Click here for the “Application for Employment”.

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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.