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Blind Services, Division of

County: Charlotte, Collier, Glades, Hendry, Lee
Categories Computer/Technology
Marketing/PR/Event Planning
Youth
Details: Blind Services sponsors programs and individualized services for infants, children, youth, adults, and seniors who have problems with eyesight. Services include advocacy, parent education about blindness, skills training for employment, independent living skills training, career counseling, access technology, and computer skills training. Blind Services partners with Visually Impaired Persons of SW FL. We welcome interested students to engage in meaningful and interesting activities that benefit the consumers we serve.
Job Description: Computer/Web - Assist rehabilitation tech with computer troubleshooting at the office or in consumer home; assist with software installations; prepare graphics and text for DBS District 09 website calendar. PR - Create posters for health fairs; help build parade float panels; create jingles for public service announcements. Youth - Contact students age 14-23 via email or phone per counselor direction regarding how they are doing in school using their access technology tools; assist with chaperoning outings such as bowling, mall shopping, movies, a day at the beach.
Times of Work: Weekdays daytime, Weekends daytime
Primary Contact: Ms. Susan Dollarhyde
2830 Winkler Avenue, Suite 207
Fort Myers, FL 33916
Fax: 239.278.7351
Phone: 239.278.7130
Email: susan.dollarhyde@dbs.doe.state.fl.us
Secondary Contact: Christine Sheehan
Worker's Comp for Volunteers?: Y
Benefits Offered: No cost for chaperoning students on outings, free tickets, entrance fees, meals. Experience valuable in learning about visual impairments and special products for the blind.
Additional Information: Flexible hours, physically challenged students encouraged to participate, sedentary work except for youth outings. Student must have access to transportation. Office located at Metro and Winkler. Bus stop #10 near office complex.

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