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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 getting yourself to the Stratford Armory where a car will be gassed up and waiting for you to drive. You would then proceed to a satellite office location to pick up the staff teacher and drive to the daily appointments. The shifts listed are approximate samples - You can choose a 1/2 day or an all day, one day- or any day, M-F between now and February to help. Don't miss this chance to keep your resume current with an eye catching volunteer post.

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

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  • Mon Nov 15, 2021 - afternoon / 12:00 PM to 04:00 PM
    The shifts are any M-F, any time block between 8 and 4/4:30 through February
  • Mon Nov 15, 2021 - morning / 08:00 AM to 11:45 AM
    The shifts are any M-F, any time block between 8 and 4/4:30 through February
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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.
Community
People with Disabilities
Seniors

WHEN

Mon Nov 15, 2021 - Tue Feb 01, 2022
08:00 AM - 04:00 PM
This opportunity has 2 shifts

WHERE

StratfordVarious Towns in FFld CountyReturn to StratfordStratford, CT 06607

(41.17432,-73.16741)
 

SKILLS

  • Bus/Van Driving
  • Critical Thinking
  • Multi-Tasking
  • Organization
  • People Skills
  • Problem Solving

GOOD FOR

  • People 55+
  • Group

REQUIREMENTS

  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • This is a work-day shift, Monday through Friday - you can choose a whole day or any day-parts as you wish.
  • Two references, own transportation to/from Stratford.

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