SUMMER CARROLL KIDS AND TEENS PROGRAMS

July 10, 2022 to July 29, 2022

If you are looking for a meaningful job and want to make a difference in a teenager’s life, join our team at the Carroll Center for the Blind! We are searching for responsible, positive, and hardworking role models to provide transformative experiences for students, who are blind or visually impaired, in our summer youth programs.

Teacher’s of the Visually Impaired - Day or Evening (Licensed Teacher)

Position Summary

The Teacher of the Visually Impaired (TVI) will be responsible for supervising and monitoring the overall safety of students on or off-campus. This individual will provide instruction to support the development of students’ independence and self-determination during field trips, morning and evening routines, meals and activities. Furthermore, this may involve driving students to different destinations and coordinating various games and other activities. Lastly, the TVI will assess, teach and reinforce skills from the Expanded Core Curriculum with students.

Responsibilities

  • Field Trips: supervising groups of up to 5 students during activities on or off-campus.
  • Meals: assist students in preparing meals, and assist staff who are coordinating meals and activities to keep everything running on schedule.
  • Monitor overall safety and well-being of students.
  • Assessing and teaching skills in the areas included in the Expanded Core Curriculum:
    1. Social Skills
    2. Orientation & Mobility
    3. Independent Living Skills
    4. Assistive Technology
    5. Sensory Efficiency
    6. Compensatory Skills (i.e. braille)
    7. Self Determination
    8. Recreation & Leisure
    9. Career Education
  • Driving students.
  • Coordinate games and activities.

Schedule

  • Day 8:00 A.M. to 4:00 P.M. or Evening 3:00 P.M. to 10:00 P.M. (may include rotating shifts)

Requirements

  • Licensed as a TVI or Special Educator
  • Excellent interpersonal, oral/written communication, and time management skills
  • Related experience with visually impaired or blind students preferred

Certified Orientation and Mobility Specialists Day or Evening (Certified)

Position Summary

The Certified Orientation and Mobility Specialist (COMS) will be responsible for supervising and monitoring the overall safety of students on or off-campus. The COMS will assess each summer student and teach new O&M skills and/or provide support to strengthen existing ones such as Activities of Daily Living (ADL). This individual will assist students during field trips, meal prep/clean up and other activities. Furthermore, this may involve driving students to different destinations.

Responsibilities

  • Monitor overall safety and well-being of students.
  • Assess students’ O&M skills.
  • Teach new O&M skills and/or strengthen existing ones, including ADL skills.
  • Field Trips: supervise groups of up to 5 students during activities on or off-campus.
  • Meals: assist students in preparing meals, and assist staff who are coordinating meals and activities to keep everything running on schedule.

Schedule

  • Day 8:00 A.M. to 4:00 P.M. or Evening 3:00 P.M. to 10:00 P.M. (may include rotating shifts)

Requirements

  • ACVREP certification in Orientation and Mobility
  • Excellent interpersonal, oral/written communication, and time management skills.
  • Related experience with visually impaired or blind students is preferred.

How to Apply

If you are interested in applying for this position, please send a resume, cover letter, and a completed application (found below) 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.