Babies and Children’s Program Specialist

Basic Information

Date posted: 11/17/2022

Location: North Fort Myers, Florida

Posted by: Lighthouse of Southwest Florida

Salary: $55,000.00 - $60,000.00 per year

Contact Information


35 West Mariana Ave
North Fort Myers FL 33903



More Details


Education and/or Experience:

  • Minimum requirement of a Bachelor’s degree in education or special education (Teacher Visually Impaired) or related vision rehabilitation field (Vision Rehabilitation or Orientation & Mobility).
  • Master’s degree in education, special education, or field of vision rehabilitation preferred.
  • Computer Skills (Microsoft Office)

Certificates, Licenses, Registrations:

  • Certification required: TVI, CVRT, CLVT, or COMS.
  • Certification preferred: VIISA (0-3), VIISA (3-5), and INSITE
  • Must maintain professional accreditations, licensing and/or continued education as required.

Job Description

Thank you for your interest in a rewarding career with Lighthouse of Southwest Florida.

Since our founding in 1974, our mission to enable people of all ages living with a visual impairment or blindness to remain independent, active and productive in our society has been our core tenet.

Lighthouse of Southwest Florida is proud to be an equal opportunity employer that celebrates diversity and inclusivity.

Join our talented team of professionals that provides a variety of rehabilitation and support services and support to children and adults in Lee, Hendry and Glades counties experiencing vision loss and blindness.

Among a competitive wage, we offer a four-day work week in a friendly work environment, generous paid time off, an array of benefits such as 100% employer-paid health insurance for eligible employees, and a 401(k) retirement savings plan. As an added benefit, fleet vehicles are available for itinerant work by designated program staff and instructors.

Babies and Children’s Program Specialist – Full-time Position

(30 hrs/week) (Lee County, Florida)

Lighthouse of Southwest Florida – 35 W. Mariana, North Ft. Myers, FL 33903

Essential Duties:

  • Oversee all aspects of individualized Early Intervention and Vision Rehabilitation Services for students (0-14) and their families by completing functional assessments and providing reflective instruction and case management for the Babies/Children’s Program.
  • Creates and directs group and individual sessions and program events that are designed to help the student participate with their peers meaningfully, socially, academically, and independently.

Essential Functions:

  • Accept referrals for service of children with visual impairments (ages 0-14)
  • Conduct initial intakes and assessments with all new students as well as plan review and plan revisions for existing students.
  • Assist in determining program eligibility.
  • Review and ensure assigned cases meet contract requirements and deliverables.
  • Create & direct curriculum-based modules to prepare the students and their families for future success and independence.
  • Case Management for assigned cases, including but not limited to: filing, data entry, lesson planning and delivery (including in-person, virtual, or remote), material preparation, scheduling, and case coordination.
  • Perform functional vision and developmental assessments (including the CVI Range) with children under age 5 and make recommendations for service planning with interdisciplinary providers including the schools, private therapies and Early Steps.
  • Obtain and interpret eye/medical reports as they relate to educational, home and community environments.
  • Counsel and empower students and their families in regard to communication skills, mobility skills, social interaction, independent living skills, recreation skills, career planning, using assistive technology, self-advocacy and visual efficiency.
  • Schedule and coordinate group and individual sessions for the students in relation to their academic, social, and expanded core curriculum needs.
  • Coordinate with other Lighthouse of SWFL instructional staff to provide assessments, instruction, and counseling with students as needed.
  • Coordinate with outside resources to enhance services for students and their families by providing opportunities for community integration.
  • Coordinate services in conjunction with the goals of students’ IEP plans (via school, Early Steps, and community providers).
  • Coordinate and implement extended day and summer camp activities to best enhance the services for students.
  • Employee is required to appear for work at the office location, or at client locations as scheduled, during work hours.
  • Other duties as assigned.

General Information and Benefits:

  • Four day work week:  Mon – Thurs. Occasional weekends.
  • Health insurance, Dental, Vision, Life insurance for eligible employees (company pays 100% premium for insurances).
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • 401(k) and company match; additional non-elective contribution for 2 year tenure
  • Paid vacation, sick and holidays
  • Agency closed between Christmas and New Year’s Day (paid holiday time)
  • Continuing education opportunities
  • Fleet vehicles for itinerant visits

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