NFB Project STRIVE is dedicated in providing quality programs to help meet the unique needs of blind and visually impaired youth throughout Utah. Project STRIVE instructors are positive, educated, blind adults who are fully dedicated to model, mentor, encourage and teach life, education, and employment readiness skills. These skills, along with a positive attitude towards blindness is absolutely critical for blind and visually impaired youth to transition successfully as adults.

Monday, March 7, 2011

Summer Employment Opportunity

Title: Project Strive, Junior Blind Mentor for NFB of Utah BELL (Braille Enrichment Literacy & Learning) Program
Dates: June 13-24, 2011 (Monday-Friday)
Location: USDB Salt Lake Campus, 1655 E. 3300 S., Salt Lake City
Time: 8:30 am-3:30 pm

Stipend: $500* for 10 days, plus an opportunity to earn up to $100 in bonus* (Bonus: perfect attendance, program planning & implementation, & high scores on assessments). Possible housing options available for those living in rural Utah.

Purpose: The 2010 Project Strive Youth and Parent survey results showed that 61% were seeking summer employment opportunities, 57% requested employment skills training, and 47% reported they did not know a blind or visually impaired adult or teen who was employed. Junior blind mentors will be supervised and receive daily feedback on their performance. They will also be trained throughout the week by blind mentors on employability and job readiness skills.

*Possess good leadership abilities and responsibility skills
*Demonstrate appropriate behavior at all times
*Demonstrates patience, enthusiasm, self control and dependability
*Has the ability to work with others and follow directions
*Excellent Orientation & Mobility skills, comfortable using a white cane in the community for safety and identification.
*Has good Braille skills. Preference given to those that are proficient in Braille reading and writing.
*Must be available all 10 working days plus 2 days of mandatory training dates.
*Must be between the ages of 14-24

Responsibilities and Duties
Assist the BELL program directors with daily activities which include but are not limited to:

1) Braille reading and writing activities
2) Arts & Crafts
3) Games/Activities
4) Field Trip Supervision & Positive Examples
5) Help with lesson preparations

If you are interested in this employment opportunity, please send a resume with a letter of application that describes additional information on your skills and experience and why you are qualified for this job.

You may email your resume and letter of application via email to Cheralyn Creer at or mail to: 83 Belmont Drive, Farmington Utah 84025

Closing Date: March 31, 2011

Interview Date: April 9, 2011
250 North 1950 West
Salt Lake City, Utah 84054
Interview times will be assigned prior to interview date

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