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    Summer Camp Intern

    This paid internship will provide a mix of opportunities for learning about working with the Blind/Visually Impaired population by participating in one of the State’s weeklong summer camp offerings.

    AGENCY OVERVIEW: Iowa Educational Services for the Blind and Visually Impaired (IESBVI) has a rich history of providing educational services to the children of Iowa who are blind or visually impaired, including those with additional disabilities. Today, IESBVI serves students who are blind and visually impaired throughout the State of Iowa using an itinerant teaching model.

    GENERAL POSITION DESCRIPTION: Under the supervision of the Summer Camp Director, this hands-on position will participate in the daily camp activities for blind and visually impaired children.?Duties require the ability to work with, promote independence, show concern for, and present a positive example to visually impaired and multi-impaired children, and the ability to exercise responsible judgment in routine and emergency situations.

    RESPONSIBILITIES:?(Illustrative only)

    -??????Support camp check-in and check-out procedures on opening and closing days of camp sessions.?This may include interacting with families and campers as they check-in; helping campers get settled in their rooms.

    -??????Assist with daily experiences that may include: field trips, skills instruction, activities of daily living, and social situations.

    -??????Set a positive example for students.

    -??????Assist staff as needed and offer support and encouragement to program participants equitably.

    -??????Practice good interpersonal skills, be prompt, attentive, and able to follow directions.


    -??????Ability to communicate orally and in writing.

    -??????Knowledge of basic principles and procedures of first aid.

    -??????Ability to keep accurate, up-to-date records.

    -??????Knowledge of emergency evacuation procedures.

    -??????Knowledge of human behavior and needs of visually impaired children.

    -??????Ability to work collaboratively in a team oriented atmosphere focusing on proficiency in the development of skills

    MINIMUM ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS: Prefer 2 year’s progress towards a degree in Liberal Arts, Sociology, Psychology, Social Work, Education or Special Education or other human services area or any other experience working with special needs populations.

    Ability to read, write, follow instructions and abide by policies and procedures.

    COMPENSATION: If you believe that experiential learning can open the world for blind and visually impaired students, then you will want to take advantage of this opportunity.?Join our professional staff to further your educational knowledge, gain valuable experience and have fun.

    This is a paid internship: $15.17 an hour

    Interns will also gain valuable experience and/or improve upon their:

    -??????Awareness of the techniques used by the blind and visually impaired for orientation and mobility;

    -??????Understanding of the proper etiquette required to work with the Blind and Visually Impaired population;

    -??????How to properly serve as a Sighted Guide for the Blind and Visually Impaired;

    -??????Knowledge of the Expanded Core Curriculum and the relevance to instruction and programming

    Summer Camps Dates and Locations for 2023

    Interns participate in camp activities, promote independence, and have fun!

    **Interns do not need to work all camps to be eligible for the internship**

    When applying, you decide what weeks and locations will work for your summer schedule.

    Applications can be downloaded from www.iesbvi.org/careers/ Completed applications should be sent to human.resources@iaedb.org or sent to IEDB Human Resources, 3501 Harry Langdon Blvd, Council Bluffs, IA, 51503

    For most camps, interns must provide their own lodging and transportation to and from the camp locations.

    June 11-15         Cedar Falls, IA Camp Abilities

    June 15-16         Cedar Falls, IA Girls’ Night Out

    June 19-22         Dubuque / Monticello, IA Northeast Camp (Day Camp)

    June 19-23?????????????Location TBD???? Great Prairie Summer Quest or Camp Success (Day Camp)

    June 19-23?????????????Council Bluffs, IA “theme TBD” (Day Camp)

    June 19-23?????????? ?Des Moines, IA Expanding our World: Junior (Day Camp)

    June 19- 23???????????Wapello, IA Winding Woods & Waterways (Day Camp)

    June 26-29????????????Sioux Center, IA Northwest Adventure Camp (Day Camp)

    June 26-29???????????? Location TBD Great Prairie Summer Quest or Camp Success (Day Camp)

    June 26-30?????????????Des Moines, IA Expanding Our World: Teen (Day Camp)

    July 9-14             Des Moines, IA Transition Life Skills

    July 23-28???????????????Monticello, IA Camp Courageous

    Job Types: Temporary, Internship

    Salary: $15.17 per hour

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