Hey Dena and Cindy, Thanks for reminding me of that position, I will be applying there, and anywhere else, smile, that I can apply to, and will see who bites, smile, and if I can live in the areas that are hiring. Even if it is in the south or southwest, smile, as a lot of the jobs are. I do not like humidity and extremely hot weather and neither does my dog. But we can adapt right, with a place that actually has air conditioning as a necessity and not a "luxury" smile. I have friends near Paulo Alto, but would of course love any comments on the area, I am still applying and who knows. Maybe you all will convert me to be a California girl, would make being near GDB a lot easier in case I need anything, and it is a nice area, accessible if I am not mistaken by Cal Train and the like. But we shall send them everywhere. Shelley L. Rhodes B.S. Ed, CTVI and Judson, guiding golden juddysbuddy@xxxxxxxxxxxx Guide Dogs For the Blind Inc. Graduate Alumni Association Board www.guidedogs.com Dog ownership is like a rainbow. Puppies are the joy at one end. Old dogs are the treasure at the other. Carolyn Alexander ----- Original Message ----- From: "Dena" <dpolston4@xxxxxxxxxxx> To: <bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> Sent: Tuesday, October 03, 2006 11:26 PM Subject: [bksvol-discuss] Re: O_T Yellow jackets and the visit and interview Shelley, Here are two job openings in Indianapolis, Indiana. Just joined the list and am not sure whether you are willing to relocate, etc. Just thought I'd share. There are two jobs in Indianapolis that you may be interested in knowing about. Please share the below information with those who might be interested. From: visionrehabtherapist-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:visionrehabtherapist-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Deanna Austin Sent: Friday, September 29, 2006 11:32 AM To: visionrehabtherapist@xxxxxxxxxxxxx Subject: [visionrehabtherapist] job openings in Indianapolis Please see the 2 job openings that are listed and discussed below. If you have any further questions please reply to this email or email Joseph Matlock, HR manager, at josephm@xxxxxxxxx Bosma Industries for the Blind, Inc. Job Description Position Title: Itinerant Rehabilitation Teacher Status: Salaried Exempt Department: Program Services Reports to: Director of Rehabilitation Services Overall Responsibility: The incumbent will travel throughout a wide geographic area offering independent living skills instruction to adults who are blind and visually impaired so they may function at a level which will result in an independent lifestyle. The Teacher is responsible for the successful rehabilitation program to enable an individual to remain independent in their home environment, possible movement into a Rehabilitation Center or to vocational placement. Incumbent must be able to provide their own transportation to various client sites. Education and Experience: Minimum of Bachelor?s degree in Vision Rehabilitation Therapy, Education or other related field. Required Skills and Abilities: · Effective listening skills · Ability to get along with others · Ability to exercise discretion and independent judgment · Must be a team player and be flexible · Must be able to communicate effectively, in English, both verbally and in writing · Must be highly detail oriented · Must be a self starter who is highly motivated and requires minimal supervision · Must have knowledge of State and Federal Laws, rules, and regulations that are applicable · Must have knowledge of low vision aids and appliances · Must have the ability to problem solve and utilize necessary resources Job Duties and Responsibilities: The essential functions of the Itinerant Rehabilitation Teacher consist primarily of, but are not limited to, the following: · Vision Rehabilitation Therapy, including personal and home management, communication skills · Developing individualized plans in conjunction with the client to meet lifelong goals. · Instruct individuals and small groups in food preparation, budgeting, money management, understanding prescribed diets, diabetes management, house cleaning, clothing care and identification, personal grooming, sewing, eating skills, business etiquette, and leisure activities · Conduct instruction in personal communication skills, as appropriate for the client?s needs, including handwriting and signature, Braille, telephone dialing, reading using low vision adaptive devices, and use of audio devices · Emphasizes the effective use of any residual vision, tactile and other sensory modalities, and reinforce learning associated with other areas of instruction · Ability to accurately maintain case management files and case reporting · Maintains list of community resources to make appropriate referrals as needed · Other duties as assigned by supervisor Core Competencies: · Bosma Industries is committed to open and honest communication among all employees; all sharing the responsibility to listen to the ideas and suggestions of others · Bosma Industries employees will work to cultivate a positive work environment that encourages creativity, values teamwork, shares successes and rewards excellence · It is the expectation of Bosma Industries that all employees, visitors, and community contacts be treated with a sense of fairness, cooperation and respect · At Bosma Industries we conduct ourselves with integrity and honesty; performing all duties and responsibilities legally, ethically and with professionalism · Bosma Industries employees are committed to maintaining the confidentiality of other employees, program participants, and Bosma information · Bosma Industries employees work to secure a safe and healthy work environment The statements contained in this job description are intended to describe the general nature and level of work performed in this position. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of the position. Management retains the discretion to add to or change the duties of the position at any time. BOSMA INDUSTRIES FOR THE BLIND, INC. JOB DESCRIPTION Position Title: Adjustment Counselor Status: Salaried (Exempt) Reports To: Director of Rehabilitation Services This position provides counseling services through individual and group sessions to assist individuals who are blind or visually impaired deal with the loss of vision. The Adjustment Counselor conducts tours and provides intake services to individuals seeking information and/or entering programming at the center based rehabilitation program. The Counselor is responsible for working with a multi-disciplinary team in providing services to individuals who are blind or visually impaired, participates in client conferences, makes referrals for additional services, provides minimal case management for individuals being served and provides education to the community about blindness. Education and Experience: The Adjustment Counseling position requires a minimum of a Master?s Degree in social work, psychology, or counseling and at least three years of work experience in the field of blindness and visual impairment. A minimum of 2 years providing individual and group therapy is required. Required Skills: The Adjustment Counselor must possess effective listening skills, strong oral and written communication skills and excellent problem solving skills, along with the ability to work in a team-oriented environment. This position requires strong leadership skills, the ability to handle multiple tasks and a commitment to improve the quality of the lives of blind, visually impaired and disabled individuals. Job Duties and Responsibilities: · Assists consumers in resolving personal issues through counseling, conflict management, and mediation · Designs counseling programs and/or groups based on the needs of program participants · Reports counseling service activity monthly to management · Keeps records and writes reports evaluating counseling activities · Maintains a cooperative relationship with community partners such as residential providers, families and other service agencies · Provides education regarding blindness to various organizations throughout the community · Serves as a representative of Bosma at community functions · Attends staff meetings and all Bosma functions · Performs other duties as assigned Leadership: - Collaborates with other staff on pertinent issues affecting the organization - Initiates opportunities to market Bosma Industries? programs and services in the community at large - Performs all duties and responsibilities in an ethical manner that denotes a high degree of professionalism - Takes the initiative to seek feedback from other staff and supervisor as appropriate Deanna Austin LSW, CVRT Counseling Services Manager Bosma Industries for the Blind 8020 Zionsville Road Indianapolis IN 46268 (317)704-8252 (317) 704-8253 fax deannaa@xxxxxxxxx "Putting people who are blind to work, works for everyone." 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