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 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

Coordinator of External Relations
Early Childhood Education Teacher
Teacher Assistant
Caretaker
Job Coach
Heiken Program Coordinator
Driver
Vision Rehabilitation Therapist
Teacher of the Visually Impaired (TVI)

Coordinator of External Relations

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

The Coordinator of External Relations is responsible for special events and marketing efforts to promote the programs, events, services and staff of the organization.

This is a full-time position eligible for benefits.

The ideal candidate should have the following qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree in Marketing, Communications, Journalism, Public Relations or related field.
  • Related experience preferred.
  • Proficient in use of computers including Microsoft office 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 and business correspondence, effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, clients, customers, and the general public.
  • Skilled gathering data, analyzing information, and preparing reports.
  • Ability to assess and effectively deal with problems involving people and concepts in complex and basic situations.
  • Ability to function without close, ongoing supervision and dependence on others.
  • Current 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 criminal background and drug test screening.

Early Childhood Education Teacher

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

Launching a new Prekindergarten inclusion program initiative for 3 and 4 year old students, in a newly constructed state-of-the-art facility, Miami Lighthouse for the Blind is seeking an innovative leader and catalyst for learning and development in the pre-K age range. This is the perfect opportunity for someone creative and passionate for teaching that is looking to make a difference while working in a state-of-the-art-facility and welcoming environment.

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

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, and 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 Assistant

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

Launching a new Prekindergarten inclusion program initiative for 3 and 4 year old students, in a newly constructed state-of-the-art facility, this position carries the major responsibilities for providing support and assistance to Lighthouse Learning Pre-K Program daily operations. This includes assisting classroom teacher with daily routines and transitions between activities.

This is a part-time position working Monday through Friday from 9:30 am to 2:30 pm.

The ideal candidate should have the following qualifications:

  • High School diploma. Must be at least 18 years old.
  • DCF; Birth Through Five Child Care Credential.
  • Experience working with children preferred.
  • Nurturing and patience when dealing with children.
  • Ability to work well with others.
  • Ability to sit on floor, lift small children.
  • Ability to communicate effectively in verbal and written English.
  • Bilingual in English and Spanish.
  • High degree of discretion when dealing with confidential information.
  • Valid Florida Driver's License and/or ability to get to various locations.
  • Must be able to successfully pass a drug test and criminal background screening.

Caretaker

Miami Lighthouse offers housing for a Caretaker who will be responsible to secure the organization’s premises on a daily basis.

This position will be responsible to open the premises at approximately 6:45 am and close at approximately 5:30 pm daily, and will be on call in case of an emergency during evening hours, including weekends and holidays. Compensation includes occupancy at a small house located on the premises (with minimal expenses required).

This is a great opportunity for someone who is currently looking for a place to live at a very low cost!

We are looking to hire someone immediately for this position. The person must be able to live on the premises (1 bedroom/1 bath house) and be available early mornings, evenings, weekends and holidays.

Job Coach (Summer Program)

Miami Lighthouse is looking for a Job Coach to work during the 2017 Summer Program!

The Job Coach provides on-site supervision for students placed in summer work experiences for the Transition program; schedules regular visitation with students and their employer's supervisors to ensure students understand their jobs, receive specialized instruction in how to do their jobs, including compensating for vision loss, and are properly completing paperwork; assists Transition program staff with collecting paperwork from students and employers; assists with field trips as needed; and performs other duties as assigned.

The ideal candidate should have the following qualifications:

  • Minimum of one year of experience working in the field of employment services, job placement or vocational services.
  • High School Diploma required. Associate's Degree in a related field preferred.
  • Ability to provide instruction on resume preparation, job seeking, and interviewing skills.
  • Experience working with people of diverse backgrounds and disabilities preferred.
  • Excellent communications skills in verbal and written English.
  • Bilingual (English/Spanish) preferred.
  • Working knowledge of Word, Excel, Outlook and Internet research.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills.
  • 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 drug test and criminal background screening.

Heiken 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.

Driver

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 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 and drug test screening.

Vision Rehabilitation Therapist

Miami Lighthouse is seeking a Vision Rehabilitation Therapist to be responsible for developing and implementing individualized lesson plans to assist clients with basic personal management instruction to build the skills needed to allow them to live an independent life in their own home.

The ideal candidate should have the following qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree from an accredited university or college with an emphasis in area of Vision Rehabilitation Therapy.
  • ACVREP Certified or eligible for certification as a CVRT.
  • Ability to communicate effectively in verbal and written English.
  • Bilingual (English/Spanish) preferred.
  • Be proficient in use of computers including Microsoft Office and Internet research.
  • Learns and uses agency database and computer network with efficiency.
  • Valid Florida Driver's License and/or ability to travel within the community.
  • Ability to write reports and business correspondence.
  • Ability to respond to common questions or complaints from clients, regulatory agencies, or the community.
  • Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, clients and their families, and the general public.
  • 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 (TVI)

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 eligible for benefits.

The ideal candidate should have the following qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree in Visual Disabilities from an accredited university.
  • Completion of DCF Child Care trainings.
  • 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.

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”.

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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.

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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 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.

 

2013 and 2014
Miami Lighthouse is a two-time Charity Partner of the Marlins Foundation and has received over $50,000 in charitable donations from the team to underwrite the cost of providing vision screenings, comprehensive eye exams and prescription glasses to underserved inner-city schoolchildren who receive eye care through our Florida Heiken Children's Vision Program.

 

 

                 

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.