SUMMER REHAB PROGRAM JOB OPPORTUNITIES
July 5, 2022 to August 19, 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 residential summer programs.
Summer Program Counselor
We seek an enthusiastic, compassionate Summer Program Counselor to ensure the safety of our residential clients during a seven-week summer program as well as create a positive experience in dormitory living for them.
- Assist clients during events such as sailing, fencing, dance, crafts, music, cooking, camping technology and much more.
- Informal socializing, monitoring client’s activities, writing brief shift reports, effectively communicating with staff, answering occasional telephone calls, and locking the doors at night.
- Help clients with operating the microwave, laundry equipment, telephone and television remote control. Weekend work also includes some simple food preparation.
- Support clients in the dormitories, provides excellent care and performs established processes in accordance with Carroll Center policies. This includes oversight of client evening/weekends activities, maintaining an active and accessible presence in the dormitory to facilitate client engagement and check on the client’s well-being, serve evening/weekend meals, monitor all interactions with clients throughout each shift, communicate with families and solve problems or emergencies that may arise.
- Perform other tasks as assigned.
Available Shifts (work at least 1 of these shifts a week)
- Weekday evening: 5:00 P.M. to 10:00 P.M.
- Weekday night: 5:00 P.M. to 8:00 A.M.*
- Weekend day: 8:00 A.M. to 5:00 P.M.
- Weekend evening: 5:00 P.M. to 10:00 P.M.
- Weekend night: 5:00 P.M. to 8:00 A.M.*
*Overnight shifts include meals, a single room during your shift, and time to sleep.
- Prospective applicants must be at least 20 years old
- High School Diploma, some college preferred
- Experience working with teens and individuals with disabilities a plus
Field Trip Aide
The Field Trip Aide accompanies staff and students on summer field trips, assisting with recreational activities. This individual is often assigned to a small group of students with a staff member to provide verbal or sighted guide and assistance throughout the day. Additionally, the Field Trip Aide will play an important role in promoting socialization amongst students.
- Provide verbal or sighted guide to students.
- Assist with recreational activities occurring on the field trip(s).
- Encourage socialization amongst students.
- Help serve lunch items to students.
- Will maintain general safety practices and perform various cleaning and disinfecting duties to support a clean workplace environment.
- Performs other duties as assigned.
- Tuesdays: 8:00 A.M. to 5:00 P.M.
- Plus one Saturday or Sunday a week: 9:00 A.M. to 4:00 P.M.
- Applicants must be at least 18 years of age
- High school diploma or GED required
- Some college education and work experience in human services preferred.
- Excellent interpersonal, problem-solving and oral/written communication skills required.
- Able to walk outside in summer weather.
- Must be available for a minimum of one shift/week.
- First aid and CPR certifications are a plus.
Summer Activities Coordinator
The Summer Activities Coordinator will introduce teens with visual impairments to a broad range of activities. This individual will schedule, plan and oversee all on-campus and off-campus student activities and foster a positive experience for the students. Activities may include: sports, exercise, dance, music, crafts, cooking, trivia and more!
- Maintaining attendance and discipline during group activities.
- Coordinating transportation for recreational activities.
- Managing weekly field trips and afternoon/evening activities.
- Stepping in to be an extra set of hands where needed.
- Providing transportation for students as needed.
- Performs other duties as assigned.
- Monday, Wednesday, Thursday: 3:00 P.M. to 8:30 P.M.
- Tuesday: 8:00 A.M. to 8:30 P.M., Saturday: 9:00 A.M. to 4:00 P.M.
- Enrolled in a Bachelor’s Degree program in one of the following areas (i.e. physical education, recreational therapy, special education, or counseling) preferred.
- Must be 21 years old or older.
- Valid driver’s license and good driving record required.
- Experience working with teens and/or individuals with disabilities is a plus.
- Experience with a variety of recreational activities is preferred.
Are you a college student currently pursuing a Human Services or Vocational Rehab Counselor (VRC) career path? If so, come join our Carroll Center for the Blind team as a Job Coach! As a Job Coach, you will be a role model for clients, providing them with the instruction and training to be successful and gain independence in their own internship or work programs in the nearby community. You will also receive supervision from a Certified Workforce Development Specialist.
- Our summer program will run from Tuesday, July 5th through Thursday, August 18th. Start and end dates will be determined based on the Intern’s schedule/ University schedule.
- 6-week program, MWF, 5 hours a day with fading (Tuesday optional for 9 hours).
- Carry a caseload of 2-3 clients (depending on schedule).
- Provide on-site job training to clients participating in nearby work programs (i.e. National Braille Press, Ellen Gifford Cat Shelter, local hospitals, assisted living facilities, museums, etc.)
- Serve as a role model for your client on and off the job.
- Provide case notes of the client’s daily progress to share with the Workforce Development Specialist and CCB Team.
- Works the same hours as the client initially and then systematically fades according to a planned process.
- Fading role and presence on the client’s job site as the client gains confidence and independence (this is the goal).
- Performs other duties as assigned.
- Current High School (Senior year) or College student.
- Bachelor’s or Master’s Level VRC and/or degree in related fields (i.e. Psychology, Human Services) is a plus.
- Ability to travel on public transportation and/or drive your own car required.
- Great communication skills.
- Demonstrates professional demeanor and great work ethic.
- Ability to uphold client confidentiality.
Certified Orientation and Mobility Specialist (REHAB)
If you have 3+ years of COMS experience and are looking for a fun, part-time position in the Summer 2022, come join our Summer Rehab Program team! With this opportunity, you will create positive change in the lives of people with visual impairments and collaborate and be supported by a team of experienced and knowledgeable COMS. In this role, you will work with and provide experiential learning to active, teen students who are eager to learn and apply their skills.
- Collaborate with our CCB Rehab Team and other COMS.
- Take students into the community to provide them with exposure to public areas (ex. grocery stores, coffee shops, walking trails, public transportation).
- Provide written assessments and document the student’s progress.
- Supervise two Summer COMS Interns
- July 1st to August 19th, 3 days at 22.5 hours per week.
- Have 3+ years of COMS experience
- Ability to manage a varied caseload independently
- Excellent communication, report writing, and interpersonal skills required.
- Experience working with individuals who have additional disabilities is a plus.
How to Apply
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.
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