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NFB-NEWSLINE® Job Listing

Job Listings on NFB-NEWSLINE®are powered by a nationwide career resource offering over 100,000 jobs.  Subscribers can enter multiple search profiles including category, full/part-time, and distance from their home zip code, desired salary, and level of education. Subscribers have the ability to email listings to their inbox, and to share listings with their rehabilitation counselor via email as well.   NFB-NEWSLINE® is currently researching providers to expand the job listings to include additional job sources. Currently job listings are obtained from CareerBuilder and USAJobs.

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Andre says, “NFB-NEWSLINE® is really a tremendous help to my job search. I have been able to look for work quickly and contact the employers right away to see if they have my application. Using NFB-NEWSLINE®, I know for sure I am doing more to find employment and I can show others how I use the features.”

Virgil says, “I like the job listings. I really want to be able to look for jobs like other people and being able to do it with NFB-NEWSLINE® makes it easy.”

Carol says, “With our new Blindness and Visual Impairment Service Unit, I was looking for an outlet to keep consumers involved in the community and specifically their job search. NFB-NEWSLINE® is an amazing resource.”

NJ Civil Service Open Competitive Job Opportunities

There are currently 73 open competitive employment opportunities listed on the NJ State Civil Service Commission web site. An Open Competitive Job Announcement is an invitation for the public to compete for existing and future job vacancies in a State, County or Municipal government job title. To better understand the process of obtaining careers for New Jersey’s Public Service please visit the Job Application Process.

Many of these job opportunities require candidates to take a test but, many of the current listings are “non-classified” or “non-competitive” which means no test is required and you only need to follow the directions on the announcement to apply. The list also includes part-time employment opportunities, for example, Fiscal Assistant, with a work schedule of 2 days per week and a pay rate of up to $16.50 per hour.

Special note for high school and college students: The state is currently accepting applications for summer seasonal employment in a variety of positions all over the state. The job announcements are posted.

The list is updated on a daily basis so job seekers should be encouraged to check the list at least once a week. Link to the list: http://info.csc.state.nj.us/Vats/JobView.aspx

Customer Care and Technical Support: If you have any difficulty with accessing this information or submitting your application online, customer care and technical support are available during regular business hours, 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. EST, Monday – Friday, excluding holidays and emergency closings. Please Email: OAS.support@csc.state.nj.us or call (609) 292-4144. Please note that application support requests received outside regular business hours on the closing date will not change the application filing deadline so PLEASE FILE EARLY.

New Opportunities for Careers in Rehabilitation of the Blind Scholarships are now available!

Professional Development and Research Institute on Blindness
Louisiana Tech University

Structured Discovery Cane Travel (SDCT) and Structured Discovery Rehabilitation have been demonstrated to be among the most innovative and effective forms of rehabilitation training for individuals who are blind or visually impaired. Louisiana Tech University has operated its Orientation and Mobility program on this model successfully for 18 years, with upwards of 90% successful employment and employer satisfaction rates.

Louisiana Tech is excited to announce that along with its O&M program, it has expanded its training and is launching a brand new concentration in Rehabilitation Teaching for the Blind.

Scholarships are now available for qualified individuals seeking one of the following degree paths:

  • Master of Arts in Industrial/Organizational Psychology with Concentration in Orientation and Mobility.
  • Master of Arts in Counseling and Guidance with Concentration in Rehabilitation Teaching for the Blind
  • Orientation and Mobility Graduate Certification

Why me?

  • The field of educating and rehabilitating children and adults who are blind is deeply rewarding and life-changing.
  • The job market is wide open; currently, we receive four times the number of employer requests than we have graduates to provide.
  • Training occurs on campus in Ruston, Louisiana, and can be completed in as little as one year.
  • No prior background or experience in blindness is necessary—we’ll teach you everything you need to know.
  • Scholarships are provided on a competitive basis to qualified persons and can cover costs for attending the university.
  • Scholarship also support travel to conferences, trainings, and field-based experiences at Structured Discovery training programs.

Who can Apply?

Individuals must already possess a Bachelor’s (B.A.) degree from an accredited university, have a grade point average of 2.5 and obtain a minimum of 287 (Verbal and Quantitative) on the Graduate Records Examination (GRE). Individuals must also be willing to attend courses on campus in Ruston, Louisiana on a full-time basis.

What’s the Catch?

  • Payback through service is required. Agreement to receive scholarship funding requires commitment for you to work in the field of rehabilitation for two years for each year of scholarship support you obtain.
  • Scholarships cover at least tuition and fees but may cover living and travel costs as well.
  • You have to move to Ruston, work hard, study harder, and have the heart to be an O&M or Rehabilitation Teacher of blind persons.

Where do I get started?

NFB Jobs Listserv on NFBNet.org

Are you a blind person seeking employment? Are you an employer seeking competent blind employees? The NFB Employment Committee has the answer!

Want to be on the most active Jobs Website for the Blind, with approximately 2.2 million messages each year?  Try the National Federation of the Blind (NFB) Jobs for the Blind listserv.  It’s easy to sign up, there is no charge, and you don’t have to be a member of the NFB.  Here are the benefits:

Employers:

  • Your job postings will go to 500+ blind jobseekers who change constantly as people who get jobs drop off and new ones come on.
  • You’ll be able to network with knowledgeable blind people on the NFB Employment Committee and on the list, and get advice on how to recruit and accommodate blind employees.
  • You’ll reach individuals in the rehabilitation system, but also those who’ve been in the job market for years and are looking for a career change.
  • You’ll learn about and be able to participate in our two national Job Fairs, one in Orlando, Florida in July (300+ blind jobseekers) and one in Washington, D.C.  in late January/early February (100+ blind jobseekers).

Job Seekers:

  • You’ll be able to find jobs with employers who actually want to hire blind people.
  • You can network with and get career advice from members of the NFB Employment Committee and experienced blind job seekers.
  • Committee members can help you with your resume and with job seeking skills.
  • Technology or reasonable accommodation problems?  We can help you get the advice you need.
  • We constantly seek new employers, including those in Fortune 500 companies.
  • You’ll be able to attend the two Job Fairs listed above, plus the Job Seeker Seminars we host in Orlando, Florida, and in other states.

To Sign Up:

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Pearson Announces Career Exploration Mentorship Program for Students, Young Professionals with Disabilities

Collaboration with National Federation of the Blind brings decades of experience preparing blind and low vision students for career success

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Release Date: Monday, March 6, 2017

Contact:

Chris Danielsen, Director of Public Relations
National Federation of the Blind
(410) 659-9314, extension 2330
(410) 262-1281 (Cell)
cdanielsen@nfb.org
Scott Overland
Pearson
202-909-4520

Today Pearson, in collaboration with the National Federation of the Blind (NFB), announced the launch of a new career exploration mentorship program for college students and recent graduates who have disabilities. The program will begin as a pilot, combining the NFB’s expertise in mentoring and advocating for career opportunities for blind and low-vision students and Pearson’s commitment to providing mentorship to a wide range of students with disabilities. The program will provide participants with access to guidance, advice, and support from experienced professionals working in a variety of legal-related positions at Pearson.

Blind, low vision and students with disabilities often face low expectations or unnecessary roadblocks when identifying and pursuing career paths. This can result in a ‘channeling’ into jobs that they are not passionate about or that limit their true potential. Participants in this three-month pilot program will be paired with a mentor who has been specifically trained on how to guide and advise blind or disabled students who may be unfamiliar with the opportunities and preparation necessary to succeed in corporate environments. Mentors work in a variety of functions on the Pearson legal team and will help students access a breadth of resources – from meetings with senior leaders to advice on preparing and tackling education and career goals to building a resume and identifying interesting internships and jobs.

“I am excited and proud at the level of enthusiasm we have seen in Pearson’s legal department as we have prepared to announce this program. Our goal is simple, yet incredibly important: to help guide young professionals who are disabled to find the career opportunities that match their passions,” said Bjarne Tellmann, general counsel for Pearson. “With the experience and partnership of the NFB, we want to open the door to careers that many young, disabled people didn’t know existed or were accessible to them, and support them as they take the next step in their professional lives.”

“For over seventy-five years, the National Federation of the Blind has fostered mentoring relationships in order to raise the expectations of the blind and to help them achieve their dreams and live the lives they want. Partnering with Pearson is a natural outgrowth of this important work, allowing aspiring blind professionals to establish mentoring relationships with their peers and obtain career guidance that will increase the odds of success. We look forward to working with Pearson to build this program and get more blind people on the pathway to the board rooms of major corporations around the world,” said Mark Riccobono, President of the National Federation of the Blind.

Students can begin applying for the pilot program immediately by e-mailing Elizabeth Delfs at elizabeth.delfs@pearsoned.com. Pearson and the NFB hope to continue and expand the program past the pilot stage.

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About the National Federation of the Blind

The National Federation of the Blind knows that blindness is not the characteristic that defines you or your future. Every day we raise the expectations of blind people, because low expectations create obstacles between blind people and our dreams. You can live the life you want; blindness is not what holds you back.

About Pearson

Pearson is the world’s learning company, with expertise in educational courseware and assessment, and a range of teaching and learning services powered by technology. Our mission is to help people make progress through access to better learning. We believe that learning opens up opportunities, creating fulfilling careers and better lives. For more, visit http://www.pearson.com.

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Joseph Ruffalo, President
254 Spruce Street
Bloomfield, NJ 07003
Phone: 973-743-0075
Email: nfbnj1@verizon.net

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