Instructor
Braille Institute of America - San Diego, CA

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Braille Institute of America, Inc. is a private, nonprofit organization whose mission is to eliminate blindness and severe sight loss as a barrier to the fulfillment of life. Through educational training, programs and services, Braille Institute helps people regain and maintain their independence through five regional centers (Los Angeles, Santa Barbara, Orange County, Rancho Mirage, and San Diego) and through more than 135 community outreach programs We currently are seeking a part-time Independent Living Skills (ILS) Instructor (32.50 hours per week) for our San Diego location. This position is responsible for: • Maintaining a current knowledge of Independent Living Skills techniques and a professional knowledge of blindness and visual impairment in order to increase student learning;• Providing meaningful goals and objectives, course outlines, and weekly lesson plans for each class as requested as well as keeping accurate attendance records;• Providing meaningful classroom instruction in the areas of ILS Communication, Sensory Awareness, Cooking, Rights & Resources, and other core courses;• Assisting in the home teaching program as requested; • Designing, implementing and teaching an assortment of recreational and enrichment courses to be taught each term; • Creating a neat, professional image within BIA standards and maintaining an organized work area in the shared facilities;• Participating in Education Team meetings and projects to enhance the overall success of the department;• Providing positive customer service to BIA SD students, volunteers, community partners and staff;• Supervising and training volunteers as necessary.
Minimum Requirements: • HS Diploma or equivalent required, BA preferred;• Knowledge of Independent Living Skills instruction and disability services;• Prior experience with class instruction, lesson plan development, group presentations, or related experience;• Excellent communication and people skills and ability to work with diverse clientele;• Experience with and affinity for working with older populations;• Ability to dedicate oneself to serving individuals with special needs;• Current CA Drivers License; Adult/Child/Infant CPR/AED Certified; Bi-lingual (Spanish/English) preferred.Qualified candidates should send their resume, salary history and cover letter to: resumes@brailleinstitute.org

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