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Yahoo! Jobs www.hotjobs.yahoo.com
Find your dream job! Search for jobs, post your resume, compare salaries and find career advice and research. Thousands of new jobs listed daily.
Find the job that’s right for you. Use Monster’s resources to create a killer resume, search for jobs, prepare for interviews, and launch your career.
One Day, One Job www.onedayonejob.com
One Day, One Job is a blog about entry-level jobs. Every day we take a look at one employer and the jobs that they are offering for recent college graduates. We scour both online and offline media for information on jobs that you may never think to look for. Too much job seeker attention goes to the top handful of companies that hire at the entry level. We want to open your eyes to the thousands of opportunities available to you, one day at a time.
The Young Nonprofit Professionals Network (YNPN) promotes an efficient, viable, and inclusive nonprofit sector that supports the growth, learning, and development of young professionals. We engage and support future nonprofit and community leaders through professional development, networking and social opportunities designed for young people involved in the nonprofit community.
Craigslist provides local classifieds and forums for jobs, housing, for sale, personals, services, local community, and events.
Spectrum Center Schools has been a leader in providing special education services to the San Francisco Bay Area since 1975. Our program was founded as an alternative for students whose disabilities prevented them from attending public school.
There are currently several positions open including:
Adaptive Physical Education Teacher
Special Education Teacher
Speech Language Pathologist
Clinical Fellow/Speech Therapist
Visit them at www.spectrumschools.com
Accessibility Testing Contractor Job Posting
Job Title: Accessibility Testing Contractor
Location: Pleasanton, CA
Company Name: Oracle
Organization Name: Applications User Experience
Duration: Approximately 6 months part-time, starting date to be determined
Contact: Send your resume to Amy Chen (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Brief Description: The Accessibility Testing Contractor will be responsible for testing tasks and flows within applications using a screen reader and documenting issues.
Detailed Description: As a contractor for the Applications User Experience team at Oracle, the Accessibility Testing Contractor will perform testing on various applications using a screen reader. The testing process will include testing key flows and tasks on various applications. Testing will occur alongside a usability engineer or other product representative. Find and document issues. May assist in providing input in design considerations. Oracle applications are highly interactive, enterprise-class applications. The Accessibility Testing Contractor must have a strong understanding of all JAWS HTML commands, as well as applicable accessibility features of their browser and operating system. A good grasp of the various modes and cursors of JAWS is essential.
•Expert user of JAWS screen reader. Experience with JAWS 8 and 10 preferred.
•Expert knowledge of JAWS commands, such as: Tabbed Browsing, Links, Headings, Forms, Tables, Frames, and Elements.
•Knowledge of advanced JAWS features is a plus.
•Familiarity with Section 508, W3C WCAG 1.0 and 2.0.
•Experience using enterprise applications is a plus. Experience with functional areas, such as Financials, Human Resources, CRM, Supply Chain, or Projects is a plus.
* Find it difficult to get employment?
* Seem to never get that promotion or raise?
* Have difficulty in developing new and long-term friendships?
* Experience challenges in working with others?
* Feel like no one will lend you money or help you with your business?
* Believe your disability is preventing you from getting ahead?
* Wonder why you can’t get clients or customers …or raise money?
* Find yourself financially broke, with no relief in sight?
“P.S. Your Personality Is (Probably) Showing”
Attend the next (Free) “Biz @ 9″ Meeting
Monday, June 1, 2009 . 9 AM to 11:30 AM
For more than 30 years Urban Miyares has been teaching executives, entrepreneurs and sales professionals how their personality dictates their image, and is the single, most important factor to start and grow a successful sales or business career, develop a wealth in friendships, and reach goals.
It’s not who you know that’s important. It’s who knows YOU and what they think about YOU that counts.
You don’t want to miss “P.S. Your Personality Is (Probably) Showing,” a mini-version of this most-popular workshop being presented at the next “Biz @ 9″ Meeting on Monday, June 1…
* Find what your real personality type is, as seen by others.
* Learn when and how to change your personality, to become a winner.
* Be able to predict the personality of others.
* Avoid those weak personality traits that force you to procrastinate, get annoyed easy, embarrass your self, make bad decisions, partner with the wrong people, quit easily, project a negative and non-confident image to others.
* Identify why some people just seem to get all the luck, get ahead in the workplace and business, attract new customers/clients, are introduced to all the right opportunities and people, are continually motivated, and seemingly easily get ahead in life.
This “Biz @ 9″ Meeting is especially for the vocational rehabilitation specialist, the unemployed or enterprising person with a disability, and those who are seeking personal improvement to change their course in life.
Make your Reservations Today!
Seating limited to the first 30 reservations only.
Email Today: Urban@DisabledBusiness.com
“P.S. Your Personality Is (Probably) Showing”
“Biz @ 9″ Meeting, Monday, June 1, 2009
9 AM to 11:30 AM
San Diego State University – Interwork Institute
3590 Camino del Rio North
San Diego, CA 92108
Now in its fourth year, “Biz @ 9″ is a monthly, free, business introductory presentation on various self-employment topics for vocational rehabilitation specialists, career development counselors, business advisors /consultants, educators, and their clients, consumers, and students. “Biz @ 9″ is supported by San Diego State University – Interwork Institute and the Disabled Businesspersons Association as an educational program. CRC credits available.
NO CURB RAMPS?
SIDEWALKS TOO NARROW?
NO DETECTABLE WARNINGS?
WE WANT TO HEAR YOUR STORIES!!
WHAT: Disability Rights Advocates (DRA) has filed a lawsuit in state and federal courts against the California Department of Transportation (“Caltrans”).
WHY: Caltrans owns over 2,500 miles of sidewalks, which includes cross-walks, intersections, pedestrian overpasses and pedestrian underpasses, across the state of California. However, there are numerous reported access barriers along these sidewalks. Examples of access barriers include corners with no curb ramps, curb ramps that are too steep, poles that make the sidewalk too narrow to pass, broken and/or uneven pavement and a lack of detectable warnings (yellow domes indicating where the sidewalk ends and street begins). The lawsuits seek to make Caltrans fix these access barriers along sidewalks, intersections and pedestrian overpasses and underpasses which are controlled by Caltrans.
WHO: The lawsuit is on behalf of all Californians with mobility and/or vision disabilities who experience access barriers along sidewalks, intersections and pedestrian overpasses and underpasses which are controlled by Caltrans.
WHERE: These lawsuits include:
•Sidewalks and intersections along and across state highways. State highways with sidewalks usually become city or town streets. They are often marked by a state highway sign.
•Sidewalks over or under state highways. Pedestrian overpasses or underpasses are sidewalks along bridges which pass over a freeway or sidewalks along streets which pass under a freeway.
HOW: If you would like to share your experiences about access to sidewalks, intersections or pedestrian overpasses and underpasses covered by this lawsuit, or if you would like to find out which sidewalks in your area are covered by this lawsuit, please contact us. Even if you previously talked to us, please give us your updates. You can contact us by calling 510-665-8644 (ask for Haley or Katie) or by e-mailing us at email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Disability Rights Advocates
2001 Center Street, Fourth Floor
Berkeley, CA 94704
Salary Range $66,344 – $82,930
Public Policy Center
Position Location: Washington, DC
PURPOSE: To offer both representation of AFB and highly skilled leadership in the development, tracking, and analysis of research and related data primarily to support AFB’s public policy agenda.
1. Develops and designs research projects and assists other AFB staff in research design activities. Formulates research-based public policy and program evaluation recommendations.
2. Conducts research which includes but is not limited to: policy research, demographic studies and program evaluation. Translates findings both orally and in writing for both lay and professional audiences.
3. Writes grant proposals and manages outside-funded projects (federal, state, or private), helping to advance and implement AFBâ€™s Research objectives. Explores and generates new funding opportunities. Serves as peer reviewer for grants, when requested by funding agencies as assigned.
4. Serves as primary AFB respondent to demographic and related information requests, and coordinates communication of responses with various AFB departments.
5. Prepares/delivers original research and research-based knowledge through public presentations, publication, and consultation. Trains and provides advice for others inside and outside AFB, on research design and techniques. Designs and coordinates research-related seminar and roundtable activities at AFB-sponsored events and via the Internet to foster discussion, debate and information sharing.
6. Represents AFB before the U.S. Congress and the Executive Branch through formal and informal written/oral communications, testimony, comments on proposed regulation, etc., for the purpose of articulating support for AFB’s public policy agenda with appropriate evidence from relevant fields of research.
7. Serves as liaison to related disability-based and discipline-based organizations to advance AFB’s public policy agenda and to promote partnership opportunities among interested organizations for conducting and disseminating research.
8. Serves as member of AFB intra-organizational teams, committees, etc. as assigned.
9. Maintains professional development in his or her discipline, research techniques, and social and policy issues affecting people and services in the blindness/low vision field, in order to integrate the “state of the art” into AFB’s research efforts.
10. Performs other duties as assigned.
EQUIPMENT/SOFTWARE USED: Desktop/laptop using Microsoft Windows operating system and desktop/office applications (Word, Excel, Outlook).
QUALIFICATIONS: Masters degree in public administration or other social science-, public health-, or disability-related field required (doctoral or relevant terminal degree is preferred demonstrable professional/academic proficiency in research methods and policy analysis; Minimum of 5 yearsâ€™ work experience in the academic, medical, direct service provider, nonprofit advocacy, or legal/public interest arenas. Demonstrated exceptional speaking and writing skills for communication within and outside AFB. Ability to juggle multiple projects simultaneously and work under tight deadlines. Must be regularly available Monday through Friday to attend and participate in meetings held in and around the Washington, DC. area. Travel required.
AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER
Interested parties, please email a Cover Letter, Resume, and Salary Requirements to the Human Resources Department at email@example.com
Year Up is a FREE, full-time training program for young adults ages 18-24 who are interested in starting professional careers in technology or business.
In one year at Year Up, students can:
-LEARN in-demand technical and business communication skills
-EARN a weekly stipend and 14 credits from City College of San Francisco
-BELONG to a community that provides one-on-one mentoring, ongoing career support, and
a network of close to 1,500 alumni
-SUCCEED in a six-month apprenticeship and graduate with Computer Technician certification.
To qualify as a candidate, you must meet ALL of the following criteria:
-18-24 years of age
-High school diploma or GED
-Resident of the SF Bay Area
-Legal residency or work authorization
-Interest in learning technology skills
-Have ambition and personal drive
Apply now: classes start September 1, 2009.
Come to an Open House
May: 5/13 at 2:30 p.m. and 5/20 at 5:00 p.m.
June and July: every Wednesday at 2:30 p.m.
Call 415-512-7588 x3506 to reserve a spot.
Download the application: Visit www.yearup.org and click “APPLY.”
Contact us and visit us: Year Up SF Bay Area Admissions
210 Spear Street at Howard in San Francisco
Near Embarcadero BART/Muni and the Transbay Terminal.
Read this Chronicle story about a Bay Area architect who recently became blind.
SPOT FOR: Department of Rehabilitation – ALBANY, CA
FINAL FILING DATE: June 26, 2009
“An equal opportunity employer to all regardless of race, color, creed, national origin, ancestry, sex, marital status, disability, religious or political affiliation, age or sexual orientation.”
Open For: Department Of Rehabilitation
Spot: Albany, CA Spot Code: 0102
WHO MAY APPLY
Applicants who meet the Requirements for Admittance to the Examination as stated below.
HOW TO APPLY
Applications (Form 678) are available and may be filed in person or by mail with:
Department of Rehabilitation
Selection Services Unit
721 Capitol Mall
Sacramento, Ca. 95814
Applications are also available at the local offices of the Employment Development Department and at the State Personnel Board’s offices or web site www.spb.ca.gov or Department of Rehabilitation’s web site at www.dor.ca.gov .
DO NOT SUBMIT APPLICATIONS TO THE STATE PERSONNEL BOARD
If you have a disability and need special testing arrangements, mark the appropriate box in Item #2 of the “Examination and/or Employment Application.” You will be contacted to make specific arrangements.
It is anticipated that interviews will be held during July 2009.
$4728.00 – $5746.00
Accepted applicants are required to bring either a photo identification card or two forms of signed identification to the examination.
REQUIREMENTS FOR ADMITTANCE TO THE EXAMINATION
All applicants must meet the education and/or experience requirements for this examination by the final filing date. Your signature on your application indicates that you read, understand, and possess the minimum qualifications required.
All applications submitted must include: “to” and “from” dates (month/day/year), time base, civil service or private sector titles, and the duties performed. Applications received without this information will be rejected.
Experience: Four years of experience working in a program for the education/rehabilitation of adults who are legally blind, with emphasis on non-visual living techniques including but not limited to, daily living, mobility and communication skills. At least two years of experience must have been in a supervisory/administrative capacity. And
Education: Equivalent to graduation from college (additional qualifying experience may be substituted on a year-for-year basis.)
The Administrator, Orientation Center for the Blind, leads and administers the residential orientation center for the Department of Rehabilitation, State of California. The Administrator oversees the full range of business activities of the Center as well as supervising the instructors who teach the educational and occupational classes. The Administrator supervises the staff that work at the Center as well as setting policy and practices for the Center. The Administrator participates in the development of curricula and training for the Center’s residents and also maintains cooperative working relationships with other agencies serving the rehabilitation of the blind.
ELIGIBLE LIST INFORMATION
A departmental open list will be established for the Department of Rehabilitation. The list will be abolished 12 months after it is established unless the needs of the service and conditions of the list warrant a change in this period.
Qualifications Appraisal – Weighted 100.00%
This examination will consist of a Qualifications Appraisal Interview only. The interview will include a number of pre-determined job-related questions and a Braille exercise. In order to obtain a position on the eligible list, a minimum rating of 70% must be attained. CANDIDATES WHO DO NOT APPEAR FOR THE INTERVIEW WILL BE DISQUALIFIED.
A. Knowledge of:
The principles of personnel management and supervision, with an emphasis on hands-on techniques.
The principles of affirmative treatment of persons who are blind which encourages, enhances and inspires these persons to lead normal and productive lives.
The principles and practices for effective management of a residential facility providing noncustodial services in a positive environment.
Braille at a Grade 2 level.
The department’s Equal Employment Opportunity program objectives.
B. Ability to:
1. Apply the principles and practices of effective management.
2. Communicate effectively.
3. Analyze situations accurately and adopt an effective course of action.
4. Plan, organize, and direct the work of others.
Develop effective curricula, training techniques, and materials to meet the needs of the Orientation Center for the Blind program.
Read and write Braille at a Grade 2 level.
Effectively contribute to the department’s Equal Employment Opportunity objectives.
Proficiency: Must be able to read and write Braille at a Grade 2 level.
Career credits are not granted in Open examinations.
Veterans preference points will not be granted in this examination because it is not an entry-level exam.
To learn more about the Department of Rehabilitation (e.g., how to prepare for a civil service examination, information regarding the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Limited Examination & Appointment Program (LEAP), office locations, etc.) log on to www.dor.ca.gov .
It is the candidate’s responsibility to contact the Department of Rehabilitation’s Examination Unit in Sacramento at (916) 558-5545 three weeks after the final filing date if he/she has not received a progress report.
If a candidate’s notice of oral interview fails to reach him/her prior to the day of the interview due to a verified postal error, he/she will be rescheduled upon written request.
If you meet the requirements stated on the reverse, you may take this examination, which is competitive. Possession of the entrance requirement does not assure a place on the eligible list. All candidates who pass will be ranked according to their scores.
The Department of Rehabilitation reserves the right to revise the examination plan to better meet the needs of the service if the circumstances under which this examination was planned change. Such revision will be in accordance with civil service law and rules and all candidates will be notified.
Examination Locations: When a written test is part of the examination, it will be given in such places in California as the number of candidates and conditions warrant. Ordinarily, oral interviews are scheduled in Sacramento, San Francisco, and Los Angeles. However, locations of interviews may be limited or extended as conditions warrant.
Eligible Lists: Eligible lists established by competitive examination, regardless of date, must be used in the following order: 1) subdivisional promotional, 2) departmental promotional, 3) multidepartmental promotional, 4) servicewide promotional, 5) departmental open, 6) open. When there are two lists of the same kind, the older must be used first. Eligible lists will expire in one to four years unless otherwise stated on this bulletin.
Promotional Examinations Only: Competition is limited to employees who have a permanent civil service appointment. Under certain circumstances other employees may be allowed to compete under provision of Rules 234, 235 and 235.2. State Personnel Board Rules 233, 234, 235, 235.2 and 237 contain provisions regarding civil service status and eligibility for promotional examinations. These rules may be reviewed at departmental personnel offices or at the State Personnel Board.
General Qualifications: Candidates must possess essential personal qualifications including integrity, initiative, dependability, good judgment, and ability to work cooperatively with others, and a state of health consistent with the ability to perform the assigned duties of the classification.
It is an objective of the State of California to achieve a drug-free State work place. Any applicant for State employment will be expected to behave in accordance with this objective because the use of illegal drugs is inconsistent with the law of the State, the rules governing civil service and the special trust placed in public servant.
TTY is a Telecommunications Device for the Deaf and is reachable only from phones equipped with a TTY Device.
California Relay (Telephone) Service for the Deaf or Hearing-impaired.
Only Individuals Authorized To Work In the United States Will Be Hired
Department Of Rehabilitation
Selection Services Unit
721 Capitol Mall
Sacramento, Ca. 95814
Tel. No. (916) 558-5545
1-800-735-2829 (National Relay Service)
The World Institute on Disability offers many articles and links to resources on employment. Topics include entrepreneurship among persons with disabilities, at-home business start ups and profiles of successful business people with disabilities.
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