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Company Summary

The Miami Lighthouse for the Blind and Visually Impaired-Florida's largest and most successful non-profit organization committed to assisting persons with visual impairments is expanding its exciting programs to make transformational differences in people's lives.

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.


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
Pre-K Special Education Teacher
Job Services Specialist

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.

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.

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.

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
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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Parent Testimonials

  • "Thank you from the bottom of my heart for the beautiful work that you do with my son Erick. May God bless him."
    - Greila

  • "Miami Lighthouse for the Blind has changed the lives of my family and our daughter. Without your support and constant encouragement, raising an infant who is visually impaired would be overwhelming, scary and clouded with sadness. Instead, our family feels privileged to be able to be
    a part of this incredible organization, thanks to our daughter. She is currently enrolled at the school
    and has participated in the infant programs – the effort and individual attention you provide to the families and students goes beyond an individual
    job description and salary – the drive comes solely from their passion to service those who are often overlooked in our society. I cannot thank you
    enough for your dedication."
    - Lisa Jess


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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 eleven 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 Gold participation level through the GuideStar Exchange which is a testament to Miami Lighthouse's commitment to data transparency.


Early Intervention Blind Babies Program Named the Children's Trust 2016 Program of the Year. This most prestigious award recognizes this Early Intervention Program, in particular, for including parents as teachers.







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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