Employment Opportunities: Daily Living Skills Instructor

Classification: Non-Exempt/Full-Time

Reports to: Daily Living Skills Team Lead

Society for the Blind is currently seeking a qualified individual as a Daily Living Skills Instructor. Our mission is to empower individuals who are blind or have low vision to live productively and independently by building confidence through training, tools and mentorship. Society for the Blind is a 501c3 organization serving Northern California, with a focus on Sacramento, Placer and Yolo counties.

General Description: The essential functions of the job are to train and to guide clients through courses of instruction designed to help them carry out daily living tasks. This includes teaching skills and techniques to assist them in developing independence, effective communications, home orientation, home and personal management



  1. Evaluate clients to determine the nature, extent, necessity and feasibility of their undertaking living skills services.
  2. Teach communication skills; Braille, handwriting, recording devices and other techniques as required.
  1. Develop and teach skills in the management of food, cooking, shelter, clothing, child care, health, home maintenance, grooming, safety and other family responsibilities.
  2. Help to maintain and create a safe positive learning environment for all clients.
  3. Develop and implement new assignments and curriculum that will enhance and improve client’s independence.


  1. Maintain thorough, complete and timely ongoing weekly and monthly recordkeeping of client services; including, but not limited to case notes, lesson notes, evaluations, progress reports, and correspondence

Team building and Networking:

  1. Present client issues to supervisor and contribute to ongoing problem solving of such issues while maintaining appropriate confidentiality.
  2. Consult with other professionals or other appropriate parties regarding the progress and problems of the clients.
  1. Participate in individual case conferences and confer regularly with program staff on multi-disciplinary service team concerning client’s program and adjustment to blindness or vision loss.
  2. Maintain positive and professional relations with counselors of Department of Rehabilitation and other agencies as well as Society clients, staff, and volunteers.
  3. Coordinate effective client service with third-party counselors, such as Department of Rehabilitation.


  1. Maintain positive and professional relationship with SFTB clients, staff and volunteers.
  2. Attend all staff and department meetings.
  3. Adhere to all Society policies and procedures.
  4. Attend trainings by request of Instructional Team Lead and Core Programs Manager.
  5. Stay current in areas of responsibility.
  6. Other duties as requested or as need is assessed.


  1. 1.    Excellent English grammar and usage.
  2. 2.    Excellent computer keyboard, computer basics and word processing and database software.
  3. 3.    Current living skills teaching practices and techniques for blind and visually impaired clients.
  4. 4.    Master’s Degree in Rehabilitation Teaching and minimum two-year work experience,


Master’s Degree in Education with major in Home Management.


Bachelor’s Degree with major in Education or a related field from an accredited college or university and two years’ experience as a Living Skills instructor.


5 or more years of relevant work experience in the field of blindness skills training & education.

  1. Ability to work individually or as part of a team.
  2. Understanding of blindness and some proficiency in non-visual techniques.
  3. Knowledge of, belief in and adherence to the agency’s mission and vision.

To Apply

Submit your resume and a cover letter via email to Diane Starin, Daily Living Skills Team Lead at dstarin@societyfortheblind.org.

No phone calls please!

Application’s deadline: Until the position is filled.