The goal of the NYSCB Summer Transition Program is to provide legally blind high school students between the ages of 14 and 18 an opportunity to build their skills in independent living, orientation and mobility, technology, career and social skills. This independence is achieved through the participants living in a supervised dormitory setting on a college campus along with trips off campus. There will be time allotted for career development including work readiness skills such as resume preparation, interviewing techniques and workplace etiquette. The program runs on Sunday afternoon through Friday afternoon for four weeks. The students go home during this off time.
Activities and excursions occurring during the program must emphasize independence and self-advocacy in a supportive but structured environment. It is expected that students will learn to advocate for themselves within a variety of settings
The Program Assistant works under the supervision of the Program Director/Assistant Director to assist in providing programming for NYSCB Summer Transition Program participants. Program Assistants primarily work in social/recreational activities but can also expect to help in educational/rehabilitation focused sessions.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
VISIONS is a 501(c) (3) nonprofit rehabilitation and social service agency incorporated in 1926. VISIONS provides services for blind and visually impaired people of all ages and their families in the Greater New York Metropolitan Area.
VISIONS is an equal opportunity employer. VISIONS Employees should report any equipment malfunction, repair needs or any broken items immediately. At no time should there be any attempt to fix any item without written authorization and inclusion in the job description.
Job Type: Temporary
Salary: $2,000.00 to $2,400.00 /month
Required work authorization: