Support Specialist/Rehab Aide

Posted: 08/01/2023

Lighthouse Vision Loss Education Center in Sarasota, Florida is seeking a full-time Support Specialist/Rehab Aide.

Founded in 1985, the Lighthouse Vision Loss Education Center is dedicated to providing quality vision rehabilitation services for the blind and visually impaired community in a five-county region. At the Lighthouse there are a lot of creative opportunities including virtual and in person training, funded continuing education, and a generous benefits package to include Medical, Dental, Vision and 403 B with employer match. The Support Specialist/Rehab Aide will work with certified staff members that possess a team mentality and are always open to change.

The Support Specialist/Rehab Aide is primarily responsible for providing administrative and classroom support to the Rehab department along with general support for the organization but not limited to:

  •   Responsible for greeting visitors/clients at the reception area along with answering and routing incoming telephone calls.

  •   Assist with opening all incoming mail, Peepers appointments and mailing of store items.

  •   Preparing and mailing of AVL kits to clients which also includes tracking items by date

    and client along with tracking postage amounts.

  •   Provide administrative support to the Rehab Managers and instructors.

  •   Completes projects and special assignments for Rehab department.

  •   Assist Vision Rehabilitation Instructors and/or Rehab Manager in classes or camps.

  •   Arrive early to greet and help clients get settled.

  •   Work one-on-one with clients under instructor’s supervision to assist in the use of

    equipment and/or to accomplish tasks.

  •   Help organize and store materials and straighten classroom.

  •   Assist with clerical work related to class – copies, telephone calls, etc.

  •   Assist with support groups if needed.

  •   Enter/update client information in Apricot.

  •   Attend required Lighthouse meetings and trainings.

    The Lighthouse has been a staple in the Sarasota community for over 35 years and has helped countless people with visual impairments find courage, community and independence. Join us!

    All Lighthouse employees are subject to pre-employment background checks, and eligibility to work will be verified through E-Verify. Lighthouse Vision Loss Education Center is an equal opportunity and E-Verify employer with a drug-free workplace.

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No telephone calls please! Please submit your cover letter and resume to

Position Type: Full-time

Employer Type: Private Company

Employer Willing to Train: Yes

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