[Tall-Corn] FW: Courtesy Copy: Job Posting - Temporary Youth Counselor
Scott Van Gorp
svangorp at nfbi.org
Wed Jun 19 00:51:30 UTC 2019
Position announcement for anyone interested.
Scott Van Gorp, President
National Federation of the Blind of Iowa
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From: Janice Eggers [mailto:Janice.Eggers at blind.state.ia.us]
Sent: Monday, June 17, 2019 3:54 PM
Subject: Courtesy Copy: Job Posting - Temporary Youth Counselor
This is a courtesy copy of an email bulletin sent by Janice Eggers - DFB.
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<https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/iowa/jobs/2252081/secretary-1?department%5B0%5D=131+Iowa+Department+for+the+Blind&pagetype=jobOpportunitiesJobs&utm_medium=email&utm_source=govdelivery> Temporary Youth Counselor
Education and Training Division
Location: Des Moines, Iowa
PART TIME/FULL TIME STATUS: Temporary
Post Close Date: June 24, 2019
<https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/iowa/jobs/2478460/temporary-youth-counselor?department%5B0%5D=131+Iowa+Department+for+the+Blind&pagetype=jobOpportunitiesJobs&sort=PositionTitle%7CAscending&utm_medium=email&utm_source=govdelivery> Temporary Youth Counselor will support the mission, vision and values of the Iowa Department for the Blind. Counselor will mentor youth ages 14-21 during IDB’s two month residential summer program. Roles will be assigned based on staff skills and interests, but will include assisting to teach alternative techniques of blindness through classes such as braille, cane travel, assistive technology, home and personal management and woodshop, or teaching alternative techniques of blindness through assisting students in their apartments and during evening and weekend activities.
Duties and responsibilities to include the following:
* Support student learning through braille, technology, home management, shop and cane travel instruction.
* Reinforce blindness skills learned in Orientation Center classes through assisting students with daily living tasks, meal planning and preparation, laundry, homework, and cleaning and organizing apartments.
* Assist students in participating in activities in the community such as eating at restaurants, shopping, bowling and rock climbing. Reinforce proper cane technique and other nonvisual skills during these activities.
* Serve as a role model to students in the use of nonvisual techniques and problem-solving skills.
* Ensure safety of students by monitoring student behavior and the student living areas.
* Communicate with other summer program staff regarding student needs and progress. Document student progress including written student reports at the end of the summer.
* Perform other duties as assigned.
Essential functions of this position:
* Demonstrate and promote a positive philosophy of blindness
* Monitor student behavior and living areas
* Communicate effectively, verbally and in writing, in the English language.
* Demonstrate proper use of the long White cane
* Read and write braille
* Actively participate in all summer program activities
It is the policy of the Department for the Blind to conduct background checks on all finalist candidates prior to any offer of employment.
Minimum Qualification Requirements
Graduation from high school or G.E.D.;
experience equal to two years of full-time work in a youth service program working directly in the treatment of adjudicated, at risk, or other youths needing service or assistance.
For additional information, please click on this <https://das.iowa.gov/sites/default/files/hr/documents/class_and_pay/JobClassDescriptions/YouthServicesWorker-03040.pdf?utm_medium=email&utm_source=govdelivery> link to view the job description <https://get.adobe.com/reader/?utm_medium=email&utm_source=govdelivery> (Download PDF reader) and minimum qualifications.
Positions in this class are exempt from the screening and referral requirements of the Iowa Department of Administrative Services – Human Resources Enterprise. Persons who wish to be considered for this position must submit a resume and letter of application to:
Education and Training Director
Iowa Department for the Blind
524 4th Street
Des Moines, IA 50309-2364
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