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Our car plus our gas and your time ='s a Good Deed Done! Any M-F, now to February 1st

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Aging and Disability Services

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The Bureau of Education and Services for the Blind has an immediate but short-term need for 2 to 4 individuals to assist with driving staff who are legally blind to their local appointments. This role would involve coming to the Windsor office where a car will be gassed up and waiting for you to drive. Your role would be to take a teacher to appointments - either at a private residence, local school or special education center, escorting to/from the building when required. When the visits are over, return the car and the staff person to Windsor. You may choose any day (M-F) between now and February and you can choose a morning, afternoon or the entire day as your schedule permits.

The second opportunity is similar but that teacher will go to private residences for their appointments. Your role will be to escort the teacher to the threshold of the private residence and then In almost all cases you will be able to relax with a book and wait for their appointment to conclude. We practice all ReOpen CT guidelines which will be provided and the cars are fully loaded with wipes, sanitizers and all PPE necessary.

This opportunity is fully insured with our liability coverage - you need to provide proof of license in CT and we will collect a driving and criminal history on you - two references too. We will provide a short training on sighted guide - common sense techniques for walking/guiding a person who is blind.

This is a great opportunity to learn a little and help a LOT! If you are interested but not certain call me at 860-602-4129 and we can walk through this and other options!

2 Shifts

  • morning / 08:30 AM to 11:45 AM
    These shifts are very flexible and may overlap-
  • afternoon / 12:00 PM to 04:00 PM
    These are very flexible shifts and may overlap from mid a.m. to mid afternoon
  • NONE OF THESE TIMES WORK FOR ME, BUT I CAN STILL HELP
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About Aging and Disability Services

Location:

184 Windsor Avenue (Main Office), Volunteer Positions are in Most CT Towns, Windsor (Main Office), 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.
Children & Youth
Community
People with Disabilities

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.
This opportunity has 2 shifts

WHERE

Windsor to local townsVarious Towns Near WindsorWindsor is end of tourWindsor, CT 06095

(41.87853,-72.67425)
 

SKILLS

  • Critical Thinking
  • Organization
  • People Skills
  • Problem Solving
  • Relationship Building
  • Multi-Tasking

GOOD FOR

  • People 55+
  • Group

REQUIREMENTS

  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • Very Flexible: Monday through Friday pick your days/times and we will work around it; there may also be some defined shifts from which you can choose and which will be identified as time goes on.
  • Two References - Clear Driving History - willingness to wait in the car or walk the area while you wait.

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