Hi Evan, Please let us know when you will be here in the area, and we look forward to meeting you. John Glass Customer Support Manager, Bookshare Benetech 480 S. California Ave., Suite 201 Palo Alto, CA 94306-1609 USA New direct line: +1 650 644-3403 (650) 475-1066 fax john.g@xxxxxxxxxxxx www.benetech.org The Benetech Initiative - Technology Serving Humanity A Nonprofit Organization -----Original Message----- From: bksvol-discuss-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:bksvol-discuss-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Evan Reese Sent: Thursday, October 05, 2006 4:17 PM To: bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx Subject: [bksvol-discuss] Re: Palo Alto Probably, but I can't say exactly when just yet. ----- Original Message ----- From: Carrie Karnos <mailto:ckarnos@xxxxxxxxx> To: bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx Sent: Thursday, October 05, 2006 4:04 PM Subject: [bksvol-discuss] Re: Palo Alto Sure! Are you going to be in Palo Alto soon? Carrie Evan Reese <mentat1@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote: are members and/or volunteers allowed to drop in for a few minutes if they happen to be in the vicinity? ----- Original Message ----- From: Carrie Karnos <mailto:ckarnos@xxxxxxxxx> To: bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx Sent: Thursday, October 05, 2006 7:46 AM Subject: [bksvol-discuss] Re: Palo Alto Yes, Cindy's right. Bookshare is a few blocks from the edge of the Stanford campus, and there's lots to do around here. Lots of new and used bookstores, a good library system, and good public transportation. Bookshare is a 10 minute walk from a Caltrain station, and it's one building away from El Camino, which is a major road going up and down the Peninsula (and in fact, up and down California). Carrie Grandma Cindy <popularplace@xxxxxxxxx> wrote: Carrie and the bookshare creew can tell you more about Palo Alto. I've never been there, but I think it's not too far from San Francisco, and I'm pretty sure Stanford is there, which means it should have a lot of interesting things to do, concerts, plays--and a nice library and, from the shopping Carrie does, good used-book stores. smile Marissa commuted from somewhere, but I think she drove--but there probably is good public transportation. Cindy R --- "Shelley L. Rhodes" wrote: > 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" > To: > 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 Bachelorï¿½s degree in Vision > Rehabilitation Therapy, Education or > other > related field. > Required Skills and Abilities: > ï¿½ Effective listening skills > ï¿½ Ability to get along with others > ï¿½ Ability to exercise discretion and > independent judgment > ï¿½ Must be a team player and be flexible > ï¿½ > Must be able to communicate effectively, in English, > both verbally and in > writing > ï¿½ Must be highly detail oriented > ï¿½ > Must be a self starter who is highly motivated and > requires minimal > supervision > ï¿½ > Must have knowledge of State and Federal Laws, > rules, and regulations that > are applicable > ï¿½ Must have knowledge of low vision aids and > appliances > ï¿½ > 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: > ï¿½ > Vision Rehabilitation Therapy, including personal > and home management, > communication > skills > ï¿½ > Developing individualized plans in conjunction with > the client to meet > lifelong goals. > ï¿½ > 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 > ï¿½ > Conduct instruction in personal communication > skills, as appropriate for the > clientï¿½s > needs, including handwriting and signature, Braille, > telephone dialing, > reading using > low vision adaptive devices, and use of audio > devices > ï¿½ > Emphasizes the effective use of any residual vision, > tactile and other > sensory modalities, > and reinforce learning associated with other areas > of instruction > ï¿½ > Ability to accurately maintain case management files > and case reporting > ï¿½ > Maintains list of community resources to make > appropriate referrals as > needed > ï¿½ Other duties as assigned by supervisor > Core Competencies: > ï¿½ > 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 > ï¿½ > Bosma Industries employees will work to cultivate a > positive work > environment that > encourages creativity, values teamwork, shares > successes and rewards > excellence > ï¿½ > It is the expectation of Bosma Industries that all > employees, visitors, and > community > contacts be treated with a sense of fairness, > cooperation and respect > ï¿½ > At Bosma Industries we conduct ourselves with > integrity and honesty; > performing all > duties and responsibilities legally, ethically and > with professionalism > ï¿½ > Bosma Industries employees are committed to > maintaining the confidentiality > of other > employees, program participants, and Bosma > information > ï¿½ > 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 Masterï¿½s 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: > ï¿½ > Assists consumers in resolving personal issues > through counseling, conflict > management, > and mediation > ï¿½ > Designs counseling programs and/or groups based on > the needs of program > participants > ï¿½ Reports counseling service activity monthly > to management > ï¿½ > Keeps records and writes reports evaluating > counseling activities > ï¿½ > Maintains a cooperative relationship with community > partners such as > residential > providers, families and other service agencies > ï¿½ > Provides education regarding blindness to various > organizations throughout > the community > ï¿½ > Serves as a representative of Bosma at community > functions > ï¿½ Attends staff meetings and all Bosma > functions > ï¿½ Performs other duties as assigned > Leadership: > - Collaborates with other staff on pertinent issues > affecting the > organization > - Initiates opportunities to market Bosma > Industriesï¿½ 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." > CONFIDENTIALITY NOTICE: This email message, > including any attachments is for > the > sole use of the intended recipient(s) and may > contain confidential and > privileged > information. 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