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California State University Fullerton
Department of Child and Adolescent Studies

Approved Agency Directory 2013-2014

Blind Children's Learning Center

Internship Program: Teacher's Aide
Address: 18542-B Vanderlip Ave. Hours Interns Can Work: checkmark M-F Regular Business Hours (9am-5pm)
  Santa Ana, CA 92705   M-F Evenings (5pm-10pm)
Phone: (714)573-8888 x4112   M-F Nights (10pm-9am)
Fax: (714)573-8875   Weekend days (9am-5pm)
Supervisor: Carrie Smith   Weekend evenings (5pm-10pm)
Email: Carrie.Smith@blindkids.org   Weekend nights (10pm-9am)
Website: www.blindkids.org   Academic year only (Aug / Sept - May / June)
Paid Internship: No Other Hours:  

Through this Internship, Students gain Experience with: checkmark Children / Youth Families / Couples Tutoring Services
Elderly Services Victim Assistance Recreation Programs
checkmark Health Issues checkmark Counseling Services checkmark Administrative / Computers

Description of Internship: Interns work under the guidance and support of teaching staff to assist in the education and development of blind, visually impaired, deaf/blind and sighted children in a classroom or childcare environment. Interns participate in training and orientation to learn on an ongoing basis about working with special needs children. Interns help teaching staff to implement daily curriculum during school and childcare program hours. Interns may also help to plan activities and or take the lead in circle time as needed and appropriate. Interns assist the children with art activities, mealtimes, outside play, and so forth. Interns also assist in supervising the children for safety and in maintaining a clean environment for the children by assisting with clean up. Interns must be able to work as part of a team and take direction. Interns must have an understanding of children and be interested in learning more about serving typical and special needs kids. To the extent possible, interns are placed in positions where they can gain expereince in their specific area of interest. All interns must be TB tested and have fingerprint clearance.

Agency Mission: The Mission of Blind Children's Learning Center is to provide early intervention, education, and services for blind, visually impaired and deaf/blind infants and youth and their families to allow access to education in preperation to lead independent lives.

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