Travel Trainer Intern
The ENDependence Center of Northern Virginia (ECNV) is a 35-year-old nonprofit organization that provides direct services, advocacy and supports to individuals with disabilities to live independently and maximize their potential. We provide Peer Mentoring, Life Skills Education, Travel Training, assistance with Medicaid Service Facilitation and other programs.
ECNV is accepting applications for an Intern in the Travel Training Program. Any individual who self-identifies as an individual with any type of disability is eligible to apply. The selected applicant will teach individuals with various types of disabilities how to use public transportation, safely, throughout the Washington DC area. Duties include planning routes via subway, bus or other transportation modes; accompanying trainees on multiple trips until they are able to travel on their own; documenting each training and reporting activities as required; and assisting with marketing the program through connecting with disability organizations, schools and agencies.
The ideal applicant should have experience in providing services to persons with disabilities. We seek a patient, positive professional who can teach this important independent living skill to teens and adults with mental, physical, developmental and intellectual disabilities. Familiarity with the DC Metro area is important as are basic computer skills. This position requires a positive attitude and adaptability in meeting the physical needs of persons with a variety of disabilities.
Scheduling flexibility is required. Generally, Travel Trainers work regular business hours. However, Trainers also work with those who need to practice getting to work or attending other functions.
Communication skills are extremely important as we strive to make and maintain relationships with other like- minded organizations and individuals.
Skills and Educational Requirements:
Graduation from an accredited college or university with a bachelor’s degree in Allied Health Sciences, Special Education, Rehabilitation Counseling, Human Services, Orientation and Mobility, Therapeutic Recreation, or a related field.
Must have the ability to interact and communicate effectively with people who have a wide range of disabilities.
We are located at the Courthouse Metro Station. The salary range for this position depends on your qualifications and experience.
Please submit your resume and a COVER LETTER to : firstname.lastname@example.org
Please visit our website, ecnv.org, for further information about our organization.