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Future In Sight is a leader in the field of blindness. Our team of professionals utilize and explore all the latest technologies that aid and support those who are blind or visually impaired. 

 

Established as the New Hampshire Association for the Blind in 1912, Future In Sight  is the only statewide nonprofit that provides specialized services and support that meet the range of needs that individuals of all ages and stages of vision loss experience at home, at school, and in the community – including via online learning and telehealth channels. 

In highly visual world, having a visual impairment can have a far-reaching effect on all aspects of life. From a child’s early development, teens’ preparation for the workforce, adults’ career adaptations, to seniors’ safety, independence, and mental health, building connections, accessing training and support are all critical drivers of overall health and well-being.  Both our Youth Services and Adult Services teams address the holistic needs of the person served through 1:1 training and group social/recreational activities, peer support and technology user groups, whether in-person or online.  Increasingly, advances and affordability of technology in the marketplace enable greater accessibility for individuals who are blind or visually impaired; our staff integrates those tools into the education and training they provide.  Together with the students’ and clients’ hard work and determination,  we work to deliver services that yield lasting outcomes, so that they thrive during life’s changing circumstances.

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We offer:

  • Competitive wages or contract rate commensurate with experience
  • Generous benefits packages for full and part-time employees which include health, paid time off, 403(b) employer match, life insurance, disability insurance, employee assistance program, professional development
  • Virtual and in-person team support 
  • Opportunity for career advancement
  • Flexible schedule
  • Opportunity to make a difference in the lives of people of all ages and stages of vision loss

Future In Sight is committed to a policy of Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) and does not discriminate in the terms, conditions, or privileges of employment because of race, color, gender, religion, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, marital status, sexual orientation, physical or mental disability or any other classification protected by state, federal or local law.

Future In Sight Job Opportunities

Social Worker

Future In Sight is looking for an experienced, Licensed Social Worker to join a dynamic team providing support to individuals and their families living with vision loss. The Social Worker, in collaboration with the Director of Client Services, will have the unique opportunity to lead and expand the organization’s counseling and supportive therapy program.

Established in 1912 as the New Hampshire Association for the Blind, Future In Sight is the only statewide nonprofit that provides specialized services and support that meet the range of needs that individuals of all ages and stages of vision loss experience at home, at school, and in the community – including via online learning and telehealth channels.

The Social Worker will support individuals, families, and community members by providing education about the services available and counseling intended to improve adjustment to vision impairment and blindness and promote independence and safety.

Requirements:

  • Must have a master’s degree in Social Work from an accredited College or University. Hold a New Hampshire License (LICSW).
  • Sufficient experience, confidence, and skills to provide social work services independently
  • Must have five years supervised post license experience.
  • 3 years of supervisory/leadership experience preferred.
  • Must have a valid driver’s license.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Provides counseling evaluations and supportive therapy with a focus on the individual and family adjustment to vision impairment and blindness.
  • Promote therapy services to individuals, providers and community partners
  • Collaborates with our providers and community partners to facilitate smooth provision of services as well as the integration of those services into the individual’s and the family’s lives. This process involves the development of an Individual Service Plan.
  • Advocate for and provide community interventions to clients or members of their support systems when appropriate
  • Observes, evaluates, and records the client’s Individual Service Plan and client’s progress towards a maximum level of independence.
  • Provides consultations, public education and in-service training as required.
  • Participates in other Future In Sight programs such as committees, volunteer programs, board/agency events, rehabilitation conferences, staff or team meetings and public education programs.

General Requirements:

  • Observe the core values and ethical principles of a Professional Social Worker.
  • Requires excellent organizational skills and time management.
  • Collects, prepares, and maintains accurate and timely client evaluations, records, reports, and schedules in Future In Sight’s database.
  • Manage and analyze the client records to ensure the smooth provision of services.
  • Keeps current in the knowledge of Social Work and Case Management

General Expectations:

  • Be informed and passionate about the programs and services of Future In Sight.
  • Perform all duties in a professional, respectful manner.
  • Maintain positive relationships, demonstrate tact and sensitivity while engaging with clients, consumers, board members, volunteers, vendors, and staff.
  • Uphold the mission of Future In Sight and its values.

Schedule:

Full-time exempt position working 37.5 hours per week. This is a hybrid position, operating partially out of the Future In Sight Concord, NH office, requiring frequent travel to client’s home or out in the community.

How to Apply:

To apply, please email a resume and cover letter to humanresources@futureinsight.org

We offer:

Compensation which is commensurate with experience. Future In Sight offers a generous benefits package including four weeks of vacation plus additional personal and sick days, comprehensive health benefits with 90% of the medical premium covered by Future In Sight, and a 503(b) program with 5% company match. Future In Sight genuinely cares about its employees and offers a supportive and transparent culture.

Future In Sight is committed to a policy of Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) and does not discriminate in the terms, conditions, or privileges of employment because of race, color, gender, religion, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, marital status, sexual orientation, physical or mental disability or any other classification protected by state, federal or local law.

Certified Orientation and Mobility Specialist – Full Time / Part Time / Per Diem

Summary:

The number of students who need vision services is increasing and Future in Sight, New Hampshire’s only statewide, non-profit vision service provider, is growing every day to meet those needs. Future In Sight offers families, schools and other education institutions access to a network of certified vision professionals. We are working to increase both our core capacity and our flexible capacity so that our students receive their vision services with fidelity.

About Us:

At Future In Sight, we use evidence-based tools and closely collaborate with nearby institutions of higher education in action research to assess, evaluate, serve, and monitor our students. As a result, our students uniquely benefit. Empathy, collaboration, partnership, and appropriately high expectations for learners are our business.

The Opportunity:

O&M Instructors work one-on-one with students and make personal contacts and meet with family members, other agency professionals and community resources for the purpose of developing and implementing a student’s O&M program as it relates to safety and overall access to the individual education program. Plan with student and IEP team to implement a program of instruction for each student by evaluating and assessing needs for meeting immediate and life-long goals. You will teach independent travel, orientation, and related skills for safe mobility in the home, community, educational and vocational environments including, as appropriate, the use of low vision devices and techniques. You’ll teach problem solving and resource utilization including adaptive equipment. You’ll be able to share your knowledge and have an impact on the field when you provide consultations, public education and in-service training.

Qualifications:

  • Master’s Degree in Orientation & Mobility from an Accredited College or University.   ACVREP certified.
  • Practicum students are encouraged to apply.
  • Skills in writing reports, planning work, developing individualized student instruction programs.
  • Detail-oriented and capable of independent action.
  • For in-person: Must have a valid NH Driver’s license, reliable transportation and maintain at least 100,000 to 300,000 minimum bodily injury and liability insurance coverage.  Work involves extensive driving.
  • For live, online: Must be excited by delivering live, on-line learning during periods of school closure.  Enjoy working from home, leveraging unique skills and delivering online instruction to children in need so they can maintain a focus on learning and gaining independence.  No geographic boundaries.

We offer:

  • The salary range is competitive and commensurate with experience.
  • We offer a generous benefits package for full time employees, pro-rated for part time, including health benefits, generous paid time off, paid professional development, a matched retirement plan, federal mileage reimbursement, a flexible spending account and more.
  • Committed to building and retaining an excellent team of vision professionals, we offer incentives for qualified candidates to join us, including tuition reimbursement for approved courses.

To apply, please send a thoughtful cover letter and resume to humanresources@futureinsight.org

Future In Sight is committed to a policy of Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) and does not discriminate in the terms, conditions, or privileges of employment because of race, color, gender, religion, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, marital status, sexual orientation, physical or mental disability or any other classification protected by state, federal or local law.

Teachers of Students with Visual Impairments (TVI) - Full Time / Part Time

Summary:

The number of students who need vision services is increasing and Future in Sight, New Hampshire’s only statewide, non-profit vision service provider, is growing every day to meet those needs. Future In Sight offers families, schools and other education institutions access to a network of certified vision professionals. We are working to increase both our core capacity and our flexible capacity so that our students receive their vision services with fidelity.

About Us:

At Future In Sight, we use evidence-based tools and closely collaborate with nearby institutions of higher education in action research to assess, evaluate, serve, and monitor our students. As a result, our students uniquely benefit. Empathy, collaboration, partnership, and appropriately high expectations for learners are our business.

The Opportunity:

We are seeking TVIs to provide direct special education services to children and youth ages birth – 21, as well as consultation services to parents and families, teachers, service providers, and paraeducators specific to supporting children with vision loss. Our TVIs are itinerant, and provide in-person and/or live, on-line services. Our TVIs teach a diversity of learners with visual impairment, understand the unique functional and educational needs of learners with visual impairment and act as a liaison with community services.Provide direct and/or consultative special education services to children ages birth-21, specific to vision loss. The TVIs on the Future In Sight team are itinerant, meaning that they travel from school to school (or site to site) to provide services to students, support teachers and parents and act as a liaison with community services. The TVI works with the educational team by advising the team about ways of enhancing the student’s learning by adapting activities and materials to the student’s abilities.

Qualifications:

  • State certification as a Teacher of the Blind and Visually Impaired
  • Practicum candidates are encouraged to apply
  • Special Education experience with a commitment to the Agency’s mission
  • Values details, communication and independent implementation of expectations
  • Ability to create, present and evaluate live, engaging, on-line vision services from anywhere
  • Motivation to add to your current areas of expertise and be at a leader in the vision services field

We offer:

  • The salary range is competitive and commensurate with experience.
  • We offer a generous benefits package for full time employees, pro-rated for part time, including health and dental benefits, generous paid time off, paid professional development, a matched retirement plan, federal mileage reimbursement, a flexible spending account and more.
  • Committed to building and retaining an excellent team of vision professionals, we offer incentives for qualified TVI candidates to join us, such as a signing bonus, tuition reimbursement for approved courses, relocation and/or temporary housing expenses.

To apply, please send a thoughtful cover letter and resume to humanresources@futureinsight.org

Future In Sight is committed to a policy of Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) and does not discriminate in the terms, conditions, or privileges of employment because of race, color, gender, religion, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, marital status, sexual orientation, physical or mental disability or any other classification protected by state, federal or local law.

Contracted Grant Writer (Remote)

Future In Sight is seeking a Contracted Grant Writer to assist with sourcing, applying for and securing new grant funding opportunities which provide operational support to the organization.

REPORTS TO: Director of Development, Marketing & Communications

EMPLOYEES SUPERVISED: None

POSITION STATUS: Contract Basis

EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE:

Demonstrated experience in securing significant grant funding that supports the operations of a non-profit.

JOB DUTIES:

Under direction of the Director of Development, Marketing & Communications, the Contracted Grant Writer will —

  • Source new grant funding opportunities for Future In Sight which provide operational support to the organization using a variety of methods including email list subscriptions, grant search platforms and networking.
  • Present the identified funding opportunities to the Director of Development, Marketing & Communications and the Fundraising & Events Specialist for approval prior to moving forward with writing the application. In some cases, a larger team will be called in to discuss the opportunity prior to FIS giving approval to move forward.
  • Immediately identify key information needed to complete the application (budget data, service numbers, etc.) and reach out to the necessary parties at Future In Sight to secure that information so as not to delay the writing process.
  • Complete applications with a target submittal date of two (2) business days prior to the official grant deadline to allow for unforeseen issues with delivery.
  • Facilitate the review process for the application with the grant review team at Future In Sight, which includes: 1. Fundraising & Events Specialist, 2. Director of Development, Marketing & Communications, 3. Chief Financial & Operations Officer. Drafts are posted in Asana for review and each individual identified should be given four (4) business days to review and provide edits to the application prior to completion.
  • Update a shared Grant Tracker (Excel-based) with submittal info, contact details, expected time to hear back on the application, results, and reporting requirements.
  • Communicate to the Future In Sight team when an application has officially been submitted and when an approval or rejection has come in.
  • Complete additional grant applications as assigned by Future In Sight following the same review process.
  • Demonstrate excellent written, oral, and visual communication skills including expert-level grammar and proofing capabilities.

GENERAL EXPECTATIONS:

As a remote Contractor, it is expected that you have reliable internet and phone and that you are comfortable using technology-based tools to communicate. It is also expected that you are comfortable using Microsoft-based programs including Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.

SCHEDULE:

This is a remote contracted position but the chosen Contractor is expected to be accessible for meetings and to answer questions during regular office hours, which are 8am-4.30pm Monday through Friday. Future In Sight HQ is located at 25 Walker Street, Concord, NH.

COMPENSATION AND BENEFITS:

An hourly rate will be agreed upon with a yearly cap of hours. There are no benefits offered for this role as it is a contracted position. Monthly invoices will need to be submitted to Future In Sight in order to receive payment.

HOW TO APPLY:

Email Courtney Hoppe, Director of Development, Marketing & Communications, at choppe@futureinsight.org to set up a Zoom to discuss this opportunity!

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