Transition 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 Vision Rehabilitation, Psychology, Social Work or related field; Master’s degree in Vision Rehab or related field preferred.
  • Two or more years’ experience in vision rehabilitation or related field preferred.
  • Computer Skills (Microsoft Office)

Certificates, Licensures, Registrations:

  • Certification in Orientation and Mobility, Teacher of Visually Impaired, Low Vision and/or Vision Rehabilitation required.
  • 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.

 Transition Specialist – Full-time Position (Lee County, Florida)

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

 General Responsibilities:

Oversee the transition program curriculum, referrals, intakes, and counseling for high school age students (ages 14-22).

Essential Duties:

Create lesson plans, teach and facilitate group classes, individual sessions, and related program events that are designed to help the student move from school to post –secondary education, vocational education, and integrated employment.

Essential Functions:

  • Accept and process referrals from Division of Blind Services.
  • Conduct initial intakes and assessments with all new students as well as plan review and plan revisions for existing students.
  • Develop curriculum-based modules to prepare the students for post-secondary education, vocational education or integrated employment.
  • Schedule and coordinate group and individual sessions for the students in relation to their post high-school needs.
  • Review and ensure program and curricula meet contract requirements.
  • Through instruction, empower students to utilize skills in the following expanded core curriculum domains: assistive technology; career education; compensatory; independent living; recreation and leisure; orientation and mobility; self-determination; sensory efficiency; and social interaction.
  • Work with all other instructors/program staff to ensure continuity of services.
  • Coordinate with outside resources to enhance services for the students by providing opportunities for community integration, job shadowing, job readiness, job coaching and work experiences.
  • Coordinate services in conjunction with the goals of the students’ IEP plans (via school) and IPE plans (via Division of Blind Services).
  • Coordinate and implement extended day, overnight and summer camp activities to best enhance the services for the student.
  • Oversee budget expenses for Transition program, following agency policies and procedures for purchasing and expense control.
  • Employee is required to appear for work at the office location, or at client locations as scheduled, during work hours.
  • Other duties as assigned.


  • Excellent inter-personal skills with ability to establish rapport and demonstrate empathy toward clients with visual impairment and other disabilities
  • Detail-oriented and excellent organizational skills
  • Ability to work independently and to multi-task under pressure with close attention to detail and accuracy
  • Possess high level of honesty and confidentiality
  • Professional maturity and judgment

General Information and Benefits:

  • Four day work week:  7:30 AM – 5:30 PM   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

Apply online at No phone calls please.