SENSORY ARTS INSTRUCTOR

Summary

[Part-time, 15 hours/week]

The Rehabilitation Department seeks a dynamic 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 wood and clay.

The 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 Instructor will assess the nonvisual problem solving, basic memory and hand skills of consumers during the diagnostic evaluation.

Qualifications

  • 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.

If you are interested in applying, kindly e-mail a cover letter and resume to jobs@carroll.org

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.
We are an Equal Opportunity Employer.