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The Blind & Visually Impaired Center of Monterey County. Position: Rehabilitation Specialist

The Blind & Visually Impaired Center of Monterey County is pleased to announce a job opportunity for its center located in Pacific Grove, CA.  For more information please contact Jeannie Cordero, Program Director, at 831-649-3505 or by email at vision@blindandlowvision.org.

 

JOB DESCRIPTION 1/02/09

 

Position: Rehabilitation Specialist

 

Hours: 37½ hours per week, FTE        

 

Salary: $42,000 to $50,000; plus medical, dental and vision insurance; three-month probationary period; paid time off; $0.48 per mile travel reimbursement

 

Holidays: Ten paid holidays per year

 

Paid Time Off: Employee accrues up to 25 paid days off per year

 

Retirement: The BVIC offers an opportunity to participate in a simple IRA after a six-month waiting period to join the plan

 

Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree in rehabilitation teaching for visually impaired or BA in Special Education with minimum one year experience working with the visually impaired. Valid driver’s license and own transportation.

 

Reports to: Business Director and Program Director

 

Responsibilities:

 

Independent Living Instruction; outreach and center-based

•Assess and evaluate client’s needs in home, community, education or vocational settings

•Develop plan of care for client

•Teach adaptive independent living skills, including Braille

•Facilitate referrals to appropriate agencies or services

•Document clients’ care

 

Public Relations

•Liaison to community sources concerning low vision services

•Participate in presentations and in-service workshops

 

Networking

•Work with other agencies and individuals to promote the goals of the BVIC and its clients

 

Inter-office

•Work closely with staff members to ensure that clients are served efficiently

 

Address: 225 Laurel Avenue, Pacific Grove, CA 93950

Telephone: 831-649-3505

Latest Senior University Update

All remaining Senior University (Senior Action Network) classes scheduled for SFPD Taraval have been canceled, including the March 2 class.

The public speaking training segment originally scheduled for February 16 has been rescheduled.

The new date and location is:
March 2, 9:30 am to 12:00 pm
Mission Creek Community, 225 Berry Street

Cantonese translation will be provided.
 
LightHouse for the Blind will be training participants to speak at community and neighborhood meetings regarding the hazards of obstructed sidewalks.

For each assigned speaking engagement, presenters will earn $50.

Mission Creek was chosen because a number of seniors living there
have friends and relatives who live in the Sunset District.
 
By March 6, Senior Action Network will update everyone on the Senior University classes scheduled for the remaining fiscal year.
 
Thank you for your time and patience.
 
Pi Ra
Senior University Director
Senior Action Network
965 Mission St. #705
San Francisco, CA 94103
415-546-2096 work
415-225-2080 cell

Bob Planthold Sets His Cites on Illegal Motorcycle Parking

By Joe Eskenazi

[Bob] Planthold, a former city ethics commissioner who walks with braces and crutches after a childhood bout with polio, notes that this article will show you little-used law allowing cities to hire the disabled to enforce disabled parking access laws. Based upon his survey of the six square blocks around City Hall alone, he feels he could write “$600,000 worth of tickets a year.”

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Please note that sidewalk safety in San Francisco is a complex issue. While this blog may highlight many different events, stories and projects relating to pedestrian safety, the LightHouse does not necessarily share all viewpoints.