ACCESSIBILITY JOB DEVELOPER

[Full-time, hybrid]

About Us

Each year, the Carroll Center for the Blind helps nearly 1,300 blind or visually impaired children, adults and senior citizens gain the skills they need to live active and fulfilling lives. Our Newton campus houses our rehabilitation program, computer training classes, low vision store, and administrative offices. A large portion of our programs are services conducted in public schools, clients’ homes, and their communities.

Who We Seek

The ideal candidate for this role will enjoy gaining knowledge about assistive technologies for blind and low vision BVI individuals, about how those technologies interface with mainstream digital products, and about differences in the way persons use them based upon their skills and experience using them.

Position Summary

The Accessibility Job Developer will develop, coordinate and implement activities to advance employment initiatives that produce technically oriented employment opportunities for graduates of Carroll Center’s technology programs, including the Screen Reader User Tester Training (SRUTT) Program.  The Job Developer performs a broad range of activities designed to assist individuals who are blind or visually impaired (BVI) achieve competitive employment.  This includes, gaining knowledge about assistive technologies for BVI individuals, growing and maintaining a network of employment partners for Carroll Center Program graduates, individualized outreach to employers, providing assistance with development of resumes and cover letters, and job skills coaching.

Responsibilities

  • Grow and maintain a national network of employment partners for Carroll Center Program graduates
  • Create and manage an online group where employers can connect and communicate directly with Carroll Center graduates.
  • Serve as the liaison between graduates and employers.
  • Collaborate with other disability employment entities locally and nationally to expand the reach of Carroll Center programs, including the SRUTT program.
  • Engage in Program marketing, recruitment, and representation.
  • Participate in local and national job fairs or employment panels, both live and virtual.
  • Assist program graduates with their job-readiness skills, including resumes, cover letters, and stay current on the concepts taught in technical Carroll Center programs.
  • Assist with interviewing skills and the submission of online job applications, as well as foster graduates’ total independence in the employment process.
  • Meet with staff and VR counselors to discuss clients, as appropriate.
  • Perform additional job related duties as assigned.

Qualifications

  • College degree in human services-related field, marketing, or business preferred.
  • A minimum of three years experience in job development for persons with disability; experience with placing blind or visually impaired applicants a plus.
  • Working knowledge of web accessibility compliance pertinent to Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG), the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act, and other landmark accessibility laws enacted internationally.
  • Familiarity with web accessibility and how assistive technologies enable persons with disabilities to effectively use their computers and devices.
  • Working knowledge of Vision Rehabilitation systems of CCB and blindness agencies a plus.
  • Self-motivation and the ability to work independently are required. 
  • High level of professionalism with strong organizational, interpersonal, communication, problem-solving  and presentation Skills required.  
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office applications, including Word, Excel, and PowerPoint, required.
  • Proficient in Google Suite applications, including Drive, Docs, and Sheets, required.

Benefits

We offer a generous benefits package to include health and dental coverage, vision, Flexible Spending Account, 3 weeks accrued vacation, personal day, 12 accrued sick days, 11 holidays and a retirement program (403b) with up to a 3% employer match.

How To Apply

If you are interested in applying for this position, please complete the application form (linked below) and also email a cover letter and resume to hr@carroll.org. Should you have a disability or special need that requires accommodation, please email hr@carroll.org and we will be happy to assist you.

The Carroll Center for the Blind is a private, non-profit agency located in Newton, Massachusetts that serves persons of All Ages and All Stages of Vision Loss. We are close to Boston, Cambridge, Wellesley, Watertown, Waltham, Allston/Brighton, and on public transit routes.
Equal Opportunity Employer Statement

The Carroll Center for the Blind (CCB) is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer and always fosters acceptance for everyone. We offer fair opportunities to all qualified persons in recruitment and selection, employment, compensation and benefits, professional development and training, transfers, promotions, social activities, and the use of CCB’s facilities. CCB welcomes all qualified applicants and ensures that everyone will receive equal consideration for employment and does not discriminate against any employee or applicant because of race, color, religion, national origin, mental or physical disability, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, military, or veteran status, political or union affiliation, or any other categories protected by Federal or State law.

The CCB culture embraces both the law and a work environment that is safe, positive, diverse, inclusive, and equitable for all. Our mission and impact shines bright on all.