Curriculum Developer and Instructor

Empowerment Through Integration (ETI) is a 501(c)3 certified non-profit that is changing the narrative surrounding disability both for blind and sighted youth. We create integrated, supportive spaces with life skills training, emotional support, and community service opportunities. Through these integrated spaces, they are able to break down internal and external barriers surrounding views on ability in order to create positive change in society. Our ultimate goal is to enable society to understand that inclusion of all is a value for all.

ETI is currently seeking Orientation and Mobility (O&M) Specialists or TVI (Teachers of the Vision Impaired) to volunteer as Curriculum Developer and Instructors for ETI Empowerment Programs executed in Lebanon.

OVERALL DESCRIPTION

The Volunteer Curriculum Developer and Instructor will be responsible for the design and organization of our specialized Life Skills Programs’ curricula as well as leading the training of ETI’s team in Lebanon during the summer of 2019. The Volunteer Curriculum Developer and Instructor will be required to travel to Lebanon to train our team of eager, hard-working ETI volunteers on the ground as well as implement our Life Skills Intensive program in Lebanon.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Design and revise ETI curricula and training materials associated with Empowerment Programs (EP) for youth with visual impairment, their families and volunteers with the guidance of ETI’s disability committee;

  • Lead the training of ETI team in Lebanon (on-site) for the implementation of volunteer training program, life skills programs and family workshop in the summer of 2019;

  • Collaborate with ETI Lebanon team members with localizing and tailoring EP curricula according to local socio-cultural context and participants’ needs;

  • Create and implement biweekly online training sessions of ETI life skills trainers associated with best life skills practices and updated curriculum materials;

  • Support local ETI life skills trainers’ in determining each participants’ capabilities and needs in the areas of Orientation & Mobility (O&M), Activities of Daily Living (ADL) and Social Literacy and recommend goals and objectives for future programming of individual students;

  • Contribute to the composition of inclusive Human-Centric curricula materials for the training of public-school teachers and administrators;

  • Assist Monitoring & Evaluation (M&E) consultant for the evaluation of programs as needed

  • Participate on weekly ETI's team meetings (phone calls, Skype, etc)

  • Check email account daily and respond to emails in a timely manner

  • Report to ETI Lebanon Country Director

 

POSITION REQUIREMENTS

The Volunteer Curriculum Developer and Instructor needs to be comfortable working as part of a team, lead development and revision of ETI specialized life skills curricula (starting March 10th and continuing through December 2019), be available for travel to Lebanon to support our summer programs between June 15th and July 31st 2019 (6 weeks) and support the composition of training and advocacy materials about inclusion of people with visual impairment (starting August 1st and continuing through December 2019).

Education:

Master’s degree (preferred) or Bachelor’s degree in Orientation and Mobility from an accredited university which meets the ACVREP 13 core domain areas.

Experience:

  • 1-3 years of experience in the field of blindness

  • Comprehensive knowledge on the latest trends impacting the blind and low vision community as well as a general understanding of the blindness community

  • Demonstrates knowledge of specialized assessment, instruction, interventions, and modifications for individual visually impaired students

  • Demonstrates effective skills related to instructing paraprofessionals, other staff, and teachers in the effective use of specialized equipment, communication, and modifications or accommodations for students with visual impairment

  • Comprehensive knowledge of characteristics of individuals with vision impairments and other disabilities to include developmental, cognitive and socio-cultural influences

  • The ability to recognize and respond to individual student differences

  • The ability to work in a collaborative and cooperative manner with volunteers and ETI staff

  • Excellent interpersonal skills with attention to detail, ability to prioritize and meet deadlines, and ability to handle confidential material

  • Ability to work independently and manage multiple tasks

Graduate degrees in Orientation & Mobility (O&M), or dual certification O&M and TVI, with (2-year minimum) experience in program development (including O&M) for blind youth, and experience working with volunteers and teaching abroad are strongly preferred.

TO APPLY

Interested candidates should submit a resume to ETI USA Program Director, Anna Barbosa, at abarbosa@etivision.org

ETI will cover the costs associated with housing and airfare (roundtrip) for the duration of the program in the summer of 2019 (6 weeks). Volunteer will be responsible for costs associated with transportation on the ground, meals and personal expenses.

For more information about ETI Empowerment Programs, please refer to our website www.etivision.org and/or our social media at @ETIntegration