SENSORY ARTS INSTRUCTOR
[Part-time, 15 hours per week]
The Rehabilitation Department seeks a dynamic Sensory Arts Instructor to work with our consumers to increase their manual dexterity, expand their sensory abilities and increase overall confidence through hands-on projects. This position requires a motivated individual to lead and motivate consumers with a variety of tactile and three-dimensional media, more specifically with wood and clay.
The Sensory Arts Instructor will create, guide and implement projects that will allow the consumer to develop stronger nonvisual hand skills, use household tools that are adapted for those with vision loss, perform some basic household repair tasks, organize methods for problem-solving, and to raise confidence levels. Also, this role supports emotional adjustment to vision loss by defining ways in which blind individuals can approach specific hand tasks. Additionally, the Sensory Arts Instructor will assess the nonvisual problem solving, basic memory and hand skills of consumers during the diagnostic evaluation.
Each year, The Carroll Center for the Blind helps more than 4,000 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, in clients’ homes, and in the community.
- Strong working knowledge required and 3 years experience in any of the following areas preferred: teaching fine arts or woodshop/home repair, occupational therapy, art therapy or education is preferred.
- Experience working with diverse populations and age groups required.
This position is an ideal opportunity for a teacher, teacher-in-training, disability specialist, human service provider/provider-in-training (such as those in social work, counseling, psychology fields), occupational and physical therapy.
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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.
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