Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Job Opportunity: Visions Positions Available!

Visions VCB is a non-profit that has provided services for the blind and visually impaired for over 80 years. Most people they service have limited income, and thus most of the services are free-of-charge.

Visions currently has a job openings for the following positions:

Visions VCB provides services for the blind and visually impaired are recruiting workers for an 8 week summer period. All positions include room and board.


Social work, teaching, recreation, camp or related experience required. Masters in social work, education, recreation therapy, rehabilitation or related field preferred. Masters level students are encouraged to apply. Supervisory/management experience a must. Spouses and children welcome. Preferably post-collegiate. Salary is from $3,000 to $5,000 depending on experience


Requires N.Y.S. R.N. standard first aid and CPR. Part time, work hourly available. Salary negotiable. Hourly wage, part time and per diem.

Dining Hall Manager

Experience in food service delivery and supervision of wait and bus staff. Must be 24+ years. Salary $3,000+

Program Specialist/Artist in Residence

Arts (crafts, pottery, music, dance), Fitness (must have certification), education (adaptive computers, nature), Rehab Teaching, O&M, TVI, Early intervention Specialists etc. Experience teaching special populations. Expertise in program area. Supervisory experience a plus. Preferably post-collegiate. Salary negotiable full/part time or per diem.


Outgoing, warm, committed and interested in working with people of all ages and those who are blind. Leadership skills, maturity, enthusiasm, creativity and motivation a must. Counselors will also assist with the care of staff children on a rotating basis. Must 18 years or older. Salary range beginning at $1,200


Lifeguard certification, B.L.S. CPR and standard first aid required. Mature, responsible, and energetic. Preferably post-collegiate. Salary negotiable


Must have a clean license– no outstanding tickets! Driving record will be checked. Patient, friendly and mature attitude a must. Experience driving in New York City a plus. Must be 24+years. Salary negotiable. Full/Part time, $10 per hour.

Support Staff

To assist in kitchen, dining hall, maintenance, and housekeeping. Serving and cleaning up of meals, cleaning dormitories, program areas and bathrooms, grounds work, assisting with program activities when assigned. Ability to work as part of the team. Must be flexible. Must be 18 years or older. Salary $1,200+, depending on experience

Language Interpreter/Rehabilitation Office Assistant

The interpreter will interpret for consumers receiving services from Visions and the working environment will include field work (i.e. consumers’ homes, neighborhoods, schools, and offices). The interpreter will facilitate communication through the use of spoken foreign language, spoken English, cultural mediation and knowledge of vision loss.

The applicant:

* Must become familiar with rehabilitation terminology
* Must show evidence of fluent ability in English and the foreign language for which they are training
* Must be willing to have a background check
* Interpreter training and certification through ATA is a plus

The salary is commensurate with experience.

Visions VCB is located at 500 Greenwich Street, 3rd Floor. New York, NY, 10013. The telephone number is (212) 625-1616, fax number is (212) 219-4078, and their email is info@visionsvcb.org.

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