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Mentor and Job Search Buddy Needed for Local Lady

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Aging and Disability Services

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Pre-Job Skills Mentor Needed
Help a local lady learn about the modern workplace or volunteer location. Share your talents and skills with someone new!

A mentor and computer buddy is needed for a local lady who is job searching in the customer service or call center communication field. She is eager to work and well educated with both Associate and Bachelor degrees but online computer applications are difficult for people using screen readers if they are not formatted correctly. What would you do? You would work with the job seeker and assist with these tasks.

  1. First develop a check list of information necessary to start a proper job search
  2. Create a master list of websites visited and passwords/log in codes for followup
  3. Read alongside or over the shoulder to assist in proper navigation for areas not accessible by the screen reader
  4. possibly help develop a job board networking presence.

This individual would also appreciate some assistance with paper mail and/or forms or someone to take a walk around the block.

Requirements to be a great volunteer include:

  • a desire to help others;

  • a pleasant demeanor;

  • a good reading/speaking voice;

  • average reading skills;

  • organizational or planning abilities;

  • a good driving record;

  • a clear criminal history;

  • two references

  • access to a car with proof of insurance;

    a minimum of $50/100k liability and $5,000 of property damage coverage

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About Aging and Disability Services

Location:

184 Windsor Avenue, Volunteer Positions in Most CT Towns, Windsor, CT 06095, US

Mission Statement

Maximizing opportunities for the independence and well-being of people with disabilities and older adults in Connecticut. Core Values INTEGRITY: We interact honestly and fairly with all others, adhering to strong ethics, values and principals. RESPECT: We value and recognize others for their unique skills, talents and contributions, and are considerate in all interactions. PROFESSIONALISM: We are mindful of our daily conduct and strive to have the highest work standards with a courteous attitude. OPEN COMMUNICATION: We encourage the sharing of information and knowledge in an accurate, honest and supportive way.

Description

Aging and Disability Services: Bureau of Education and Services for the Blind

Welcome to the Department of Aging and Disability Services. Our programs, policies and practices are designed to:

  • Deliver integrated aging and disability services responsive to the needs of Connecticut citizens;
  • Provide leadership on aging and disability issues statewide;
  • Provide and coordinate aging and disability programs and services in the areas of employment, education, independent living, accessibility and advocacy;
  • Advocate for the rights of Connecticut residents with disabilities and older adults; and
  • Serve as a resource on aging and disability issues at the state level.

The Bureau of Education and Services for the Blind enables its clients to become more self-sufficient and to maximize their participation in the community, at school and in employment settings. It is important to note that most people who are legally blind retain a significant degree of practical vision.
Computers & Technology
Employment
People with Disabilities

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

Your StreetHamden, CT 06514

(41.37578,-72.93424)
 

SKILLS

  • Basic Computer Skills
  • People Skills
  • Internet Research
  • Human Resources Recruitment
  • Human Resources Diversity
  • Career Counseling / Coaching

GOOD FOR

  • People 55+
  • Group

REQUIREMENTS

  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • Flexible, two to four hours per week.
  • Computer literacy, job search skills, mentoring

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