Rehabilitation Instructor

Basic Information

Date posted: 02/27/2023

Location: Winter Haven, Florida

Posted by: Lighthouse for the Blind & Low Vision

Salary: Based on degree level and experience

Contact Information


1106 West Platt Street
Tampa, FL 33606


813-251-2407 x11

More Details


  • BA or MA in Rehabilitation Teaching of the Visually impaired; Teacher of the Visually Impaired (TVI); Certified 0 & M Specialist (COMS); Certified Low Vision Therapist (CLVT)
  • Ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing
  • Good knowledge of implications of blindness and other disabilities
  • Discerning judgment and empathetic understanding of clients
  • Initiative and ability to accept responsibility
  • Must have access to reliable transportation
  • Must be ACVREP-certifiable (CVRT) with intention of achieving permanent certification within one year of hire.

Job Description

The Rehabilitation Instructor promotes the mission and values of the Lighthouse for the Blind & Low Vision by organizing, planning and directly provisioning daily living skills training and adaptive technology training in the use of smart phone, smart pad or personal computer (non­vocational) services to adult blind and visually impaired clients. This position serves Polk and Hardee counties.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Assess clients training needs; plan and provide training in all needed areas of Independent living skills.
  • Continually update curricula (with Director’s approval) as needed in the following areas: personal management skills, home management, food preparation skills, communication skills and introduction to other services available for older visually impaired clients.
  • Conduct home visits to clients as needed for them to adapt IL skills to home environment.
  • Plan and carry out class field trips to provide practice in shopping and dining skills.
  • Evaluate client’s progress and make recommendations for further training.
  • Maintain appropriate records regarding client contact and progress and input information into Client tracking (Apricot).
  • Participate in Rehabilitation Program classes held in outlying areas when applicable.
  • Cooperate and consult with other staff members on common matters.
  • Assist in the development of additional needed community resources through providing in-service training program, et. al.
  • Coordinate Annual Graduation with Program Director.
  • Offer support groups as needed.
  • Other duties as assigned

About the Lighthouse
The Lighthouse for the Blind & Low Vision is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and a Drug-Free Workplace. We are a non-profit agency providing on-site comprehensive rehabilitation programs for persons who are blind or visually impaired in Florida.
Rehabilitation Engineering Services are provided Statewide by Lighthouse Assistive Technology Specialists to help blind or visually impaired individuals maintain their existing employment through the use of assistive technology and devices.