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Work With Visually Impaired Teens

The Catholic Guild for the Blind (CGB) will offer a three week summer program for 10 transition aged youth (aged 14-18) during the first three weeks in August.  We are seeking 4 -5 bright young adults to assist Instructors in teaching the youth: skills for independent living, work readiness, including career exploration with paid work experiences and Orientation & Mobility (O&M) skills in the community.  The program will be based out of the Catholic Guild for the Blind office on First Avenue and will operate Monday-Friday from 10:00 AM-4:00 PM August 7th - August 25th. 


The program will be supported with staff at the CGB and volunteers or paid interns. An O&M/ Vision Rehabilitation Teaching (VRT) instructor will provide coordination and manage daily operations. Staff from employment services will identify sites for career exploration and work experience training and provide instruction in soft skills. 

Weekly Schedule

Each week will consist of two days of work, two days of activities in the community and one day in house where there will be classes in soft skills, instruction in independent living, guest speakers and more.

Rate of Pay:  $17 -20/hour:  Staff will assist in the program serving teenagers aged 14-18 who are blind or visually impaired. 


Job Specifications

Under direction of senior staff:

·      Assist and coach teens participating in work experiences (on-site and off-site) on Tuesday’s and Thursday’s

·      Accompany teens on trips using public transportation to destinations with interactive activities (MOMA, Whitney Museum, Metropolitan Museum of Art, Intrepid, and more)

(Monday’s, Wednesday’s and Friday’s)

·      Act as a mentor and guide


Children & Youth Education
Administrative Support/Clerical,Caring for People,Mentoring/Youth Development,Other

Age Minimum (with Adult): 18+, Minimum Age:18+, Maximum Age:24

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