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Perkins School for the Blind | Diversity Employer

Careers


Perkins teacher helping student out of a building Empower children who are blind to reach their potential – every day.
If you’re looking for a chance to change the world for children and young adults who are blind, deafblind, or visually impaired, Perkins School for the Blind has opportunities for you. At Perkins, we’re looking for energetic and talented individuals committed to helping students reach their full potential. Our work begins with students on our campus in Watertown, Massachusetts, but spans the globe with partnerships that help the world’s most vulnerable children.

About Us

We are always in search of energetic and talented individuals committed to helping children and adults who are blind, deafblind, or visually impaired, including those with additional disabilities.

Culture

At Perkins School for the Blind, we believe that every single employee has the power to make a difference in the life of a child or young adult who is blind or visually impaired. We value diversity in our staff, because our community is stronger when unique ideas and perspectives are shared. We build accessibility into every aspect of our work environment, giving talented employees of all backgrounds an opportunity to shine.

We value hard work, creativity and passion, and truly believe that the success of each employee leads to the success of the organization as a whole – that’s why we empower staff members to grow and pursue new opportunities across campus.

Our commitment to our mission of blindness education has never wavered since we opened our doors in 1829. Every day, we build on that tradition to create the best possible programs and services, driven by our dedicated employees.

Core Values

While the world has changed since Perkins’ founding, our fundamental beliefs have remained constant. Our Core Values guide and inspire our work every day.

    • Excellence in Education
      We pursue excellence and innovation to enable all students to reach their full potential.
    • Tradition
      We look to our legacy to inform our future.
    • Empowerment
      We work to ensure that every person has the opportunity to make their voice heard.
    • Integrity
      We behave in a way that is honest and principled.
    • Accessibility
      We strive to be a model of accessibility in our actions and attitudes, fostering and advocating for an environment of inclusion.

What Our Staff is Saying...

“I’ve been working with youth for a long time. I started as a TA in the Secondary Program. I always really enjoyed helping out in the gym and with the sports teams. When I saw this job opening, I was like, ‘You know what? This might be up my alley.’ Now I’m in my 11th year at Perkins.”

—Bobby Vasquez, Aquatic Coordinator

“At Perkins, the therapists and nurses and teachers all work really closely to get a really good picture of the kids here. I work with the most amazing and dedicated people. Everyone’s here because they love their jobs and they love the kids.”

 

—Kami Guthrie, Deafblind Program Nurse

 

 

“After serving as an awake overnight staffer and assistant houseparent, I became coordinator. As a team, we help our students deal with day-to- day challenges. For me, the reward is seeing them so proud of themselves. That really says it all.”

—Marcia Moore, Coordinator of Residential Living


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