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Early Intervention Vision Services Mentor

This position will provide early intervention services to children with visual impairments, from birth to six years, residing in the Orange, Osceola or Seminole county service areas.

The required and essential Education Qualifications for this very important position requires a Bachelor's Degree in Special Education, or Visual Impairment Education, or Early Childhood Education, or Social Work or Degree in Speech, Occupational or Physical Therapy. A Master's Degree is preferred!

We prefer someone with a TVI Certification (Teacher of the Visually Impaired) and who already has completed their VIISA and INSITE or ITDS (Infant Toddler Development Specialist) Certifications respectively. The VIISA and INSITE certifications are required and can be obtained on the job within a two-year period.

The Essential Job Requirements are:
• Participate in the case management process including response to inquiries regarding services, coordination with referral sources, and completion of required documentation of request for service and eligibility determination
• Conduct developmental assessments and functional vision evaluations to establish, in consultation with parent(s) or guardian, an Individual Service Plan including immediate and long term goals
• Provide Early Intervention services to children, birth to six (6) years, including intake, assessment, and instruction based on established individual goals and professional standards
• Provide home, community and center-based instruction as appropriate to the needs of the child with primary focus on the child’s natural environment
• Collaborate with other community agencies as a member of the child’s and family’s IFSP team in accordance with the Early Steps Program of Florida Part C
• Collaborate with local school districts as a member of the child’s IEP team in accordance with Part B
• Provide guidance and support to families for the purposes of developing their understanding of and ability to positively cope with the impacts of their child’s disability; leading to the optimal development of the child, and establishing the family as the primary child advocate.
• Complete required reports to document child’s progress, including assessments, goals, daily and monthly progress reports, and data entry
• Act as a liaison with the educational, therapeutic, and medical communities, and assist with interpretation of functional vision information.
• Assist with training and professional development of colleagues as appropriate to acquired experience and education
• Assist in the develop of the Early Intervention Services curricula based on established professional standards
• Coordinate the implementation of service plans and curricula with other members of the team
• Stay current with new developments in the field and recommend appropriate new and revised program initiatives to team and supervisor
• Participate in available continuing education and staff development opportunities
• Participate in community education and public awareness activities to develop collaboration with other agencies, municipalities, civic organizations, and schools to ensure that vision habilitation services are recognized as an important resource to the community and known to individuals who can benefit from services
• Participate in general agency development activities and events as appropriate and necessary
• Participate in agency and department meetings to ensure communication and team work
• Comply with agency policies and procedures including completion of required documentation and reports (timesheets, certificate of absence, etc.)
• Perform other duties as required

TO APPLY:
Interested candidates with the designated qualifications, please respond by sending your resume and cover letter to jobs@lighthousecfl.org.


*(It is the policy of Lighthouse Central Florida not to discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, marital status, genetic information, disability or because he or she is a protected veteran. It is also the policy of Lighthouse Central Florida to take affirmative action to employ and to advance in employment, all persons regardless of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, marital status, genetic information, disability or protected veteran status, and to base all employment decisions only on valid job requirements. This policy shall apply to all employment actions, including but not limited to recruitment, hiring, upgrading, promotion, transfer, demotion, layoff, recall, termination, rates of pay or other forms of compensation and selection for training, including apprenticeship, at all levels of employment.)