Through education, training, research and vision enhancement, Miami Lighthouse for the Blind and Visually Impaired provides hope, confidence, and independence to people of all ages
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Company Summary

Miami Lighthouse for the Blind is Florida's largest and oldest nonprofit serving the needs of the blind and visually impaired. Through education, training, research and vision enhancement, Miami Lighthouse provides hope, confidence, and independence to people of all ages, transforming the lives of over 75,000 blind and visually impaired people annually, from babies to seniors, and their families. Our programs’ impact is statewide, national, and international.

Benefits

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

Children’s Program Coordinator
Family and Children Support Specialist

Children’s Program Coordinator

This position carries the major responsibilities for providing organizational support and assistance to the Manager of Children’s Services. This includes interpreting and managing data, using discretion in responding to internal and external contacts and making independent decisions in the introduction and coordination of information for potential referrals and active clients of Miami Lighthouse. This position will manage matters of significance making professionalism and confidentiality critical requirements of performance in carrying out duties.

The ideal candidate should have the following qualifications:

  • Some college coursework required. Associate's degree or equivalent from College or technical school preferred.
  • At least one year of experience as an Administrative Assistant or related position.
  • Working experience in a not-for-profit organization is a plus.
  • Experience working with children preferred.
  • Ability to communicate effectively in verbal and written English.
  • Bilingual in English and Spanish.
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office.
  • Experience working with a database preferred.
  • Ability to learn and use agency database and computer network with efficiency.
  • Excellent organizational skills such as planning, prioritizing, organizing workload, handling multiple deadlines.
  • Skilled gathering data, analyzing information, and preparing reports.
  • Detail oriented and works with a high degree of accuracy.
  • Ability to write reports and business correspondence, effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, clients,customers, and the general public.
  • Ability to respond effectively to complaints or concerns.
  • Valid Florida Driver’s License and/or ability to get to various locations.
  • High degree of discretion when dealing with confidential information.
  • Must be able to successfully pass a drug test and criminal background screening.

Family and Children Support Specialist

The Miami Lighthouse for the Blind and Visually Impaired—Florida’s largest and most successful non-profit organization committed to assisting persons with low vision—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.

This position carries the major responsibilities for providing support and services to blind or visually impaired children ages birth to fourteen and their families. This position will manage matters of significance making professionalism and confidentiality critical requirements of performance in carrying out duties.

This is a full-time position, with a highly competitive salary, superb benefits and working environment.

The ideal candidate should have the following qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree or higher experience with support groups and individual and or family counseling.
  • Completion of required training within 2 years of hire or as required for curriculum compliance.
  • Experience working with support groups or service coordination preferred.
  • Experience working with children with special needs and their families preferred.
  • Ability to communicate effectively in verbal and written English and Spanish.
  • Be proficient in use of computers including Microsoft Office and Internet research.
  • Maintains professional accreditation, licensing and/or continuing education as required.
  • Valid Florida Driver’s License and/or ability to travel to the community.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communications skills.
  • Ability to write reports and business correspondence.
  • Strong analytical skills and attention to detail.
  • Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, clients, their families and the general public.
  • High degree of discretion when dealing with confidential information.
  • Must be able to successfully pass a drug test and a criminal background screening.

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
E-mail: employment@miamilighthouse.org
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 is honored by the following

 

Florida Blue Foundation

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.

Charity Navigator

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.

GuideStar Exchange's Gold Participant

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

The Children's Trust

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.

 
 

The Beacon Council

Miami Lighthouse received the prestigious 2015 Beacon Award in Education at the 13th Annual Beacon Council Awards.

Miami Today

Miami Lighthouse received a Silver medal at the 2016 Miami Today Gold Medal Awards Ceremony.

Marlins Charity Partner

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 New Times - Best of Miami 2017

Miami Lighthouse named "Best of Miami" Charity 2017 by the New Times.

 
 

United Homecare

Miami Lighthouse received United Homecare�s 2012 Thelma Gibson Community Service Award at the 18th Annual Claude Pepper Memorial Awards Ceremony.

South Florida Business Journal

Miami Lighthouse received the prestigious South Florida Business Journal 2011 Excellence in Health Care Award in the Community Outreach category.

Coral Gables Chamber of Commerce

Miami Lighthouse honored by being named the recipient of the Coral Gables Chamber of Commerce 2010 Non-Profit Business Diamond Award.

Health Foundation of South Florida

Miami Lighthouse received the prestigious 2008 Concern Award from Health Foundation of South Florida.

 
 

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