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Employment Services
Employment Services


Employment Services helps find and maintain employment for working age individuals who are blind or visually impaired. From our Ability to Market course to Job Placement and Supported Employment, Lighthouse Central Florida strives to not only help people with vision loss learn to live personally, but also to excel professionally. But it is not just for our working-age clients, Employment services is also a key element to our transitions program in helping young adults with blindness or visual impairments enter the work force.

Ability to Market:
Ability to Market (ATM) is a course that helps participants address and resolve barriers to employment, gain confidence needed to approach potential employers and gain insight into skills critical for job retention. Participants develop personal marketing tools including: Ability Statement, Personal Data Sheet, Resume and Cover Letter. Students learn to hone the job search using a variety of tools including the internet, job fairs, networking and cold calling.

Job Placement: Job placement services enable individuals with vision impairment to gain competitive employment. Job development, job site evaluation, job site adaptation, limited job coaching and monthly follow-up monitoring are provided by Lighthouse team members.

Participants in Job Placement attend a Job Club twice per month at Lighthouse, which provides a venue for clients to share their successes and challenges in the job search, brainstorm and network job leads, reinforce the concepts learned in Ability to Market training and conduct job search activities with assistance and guidance from staff.

Supported Employment: the Supported Employment services empower participants to secure and maintain competitive employment in an integrated setting. These services are available to adults who are visually impaired and have other significant disabilities that result in the individual having difficulty gaining or maintaining employment. Individualized intensive job placement and job coaching services are provided in addition to follow-along services once the individual is able to successfully perform job tasks.
  Related Links
 
 • Blindness & Visual
   Impairment Prevention


 • Division of Blind Services

 • Florida Association of
   Agencies Serving the
   Blind