Wayfinder Family Services
11/20/2023Return to view all job openings
SALARY : $70,000/yr + $5,000 Bonus
Wayfinder Family Services ensures that children, youth, and adults facing challenges always have a place to turn.
Wayfinder is committed to advancing IDEA (Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, and Accessibility).
Wayfinder believes inclusion, diversity, equity, and accessibility are essential to our excellence and our mission's execution. We value differences in the pursuit of inquiry and knowledge, mutual understanding, respect, trust, transparency, and cooperation. We are committed to creating a diverse and welcoming workplace that reflects the diversity of the communities we serve and includes individuals with diverse backgrounds and experiences. Individuals of color, women, LGBTQIA+, veterans and differently-abled persons are encouraged to apply.
In exchange for your talent, Wayfinder offers an excellent benefits package, which includes the following:
- This role is eligible for Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF)
- Competitive salary - Sign-on bonus for eligible roles
- Flexible schedules depending on the position (some offering hybrid)
- Medical insurance with a $30 premium per paycheck coverage plan (employee-only)
- Dental insurance 100% employer paid for HMO coverage plan (employee-only)
- 401(k) retirement plan with an employer match up to 4%
- 11 paid holidays per year and a generous paid time off policy
- Five paid winter holidays (between Christmas Eve & New Year's Day)
- Education Reimbursement Program
- Robust training opportunities: Shared Core Practice Model, Trauma-Informed Care, Evidence-based Practices
- Clinical Supervision for licensure
- In accordance with California law, the expected salary range for this position is posted with this position. The actual compensation will be determined based on experience and other factors permitted by law.
Orientation and Mobility Instructors will organize, plan, and implement orientation and mobility services for adults who are blind and visually impaired and who may or may not have additional disabilities. In addition, O&M instructors at The Hatlen Center are responsible for planning and implementing financial management curriculum for several students, acting as case managers.
- Assess each client’s orientation and mobility skills and in collaboration with the client, develop goals to address the client’s orientation and mobility needs.
- Assess each client’s financial management skills and in collaboration with the client, develop goals to address the client’s individual financial management needs. Financial management includes medical needs, pre-vocational skills, and social skills.
- Develop and carry out a program of individualized Orientation and Mobility instruction that may include pre-cane skills, cane skills, concept development, indoor travel, street crossings, travel in a variety of environments, use of public transportation including paratransit, group travel, occasional work with dog guide teams, use of orientation and mobility aids (maps, monoculars, assistive technology), and route planning.
- Develop and carry out a program of individualized Financial Management instruction that may include organization skills, self-advocacy, social services, Department of Rehabilitation, communication, housing, finances and budgeting, medical, pre-vocational, and social skills.
- Emphasize the effective use of any residual vision, tactile and other sensory modes, and reinforces learning associated with other areas of instruction.
- Participate in weekly apartment inspections.
- Clinical Rehabilitative Credential in Orientation and Mobility from an accredited college or university required. Master’s Degree in Special Education preferred.
- Within one year of hire, obtain certification through the Academy for Certification of Vision Rehabilitation and Education Professionals as an Orientation and Mobility Specialist and maintain the certification throughout employment.
- Valid CA Driver’s License with a minimum of two (2) years of good driving history and must be approved by the agency’s insurance carrier to drive agency vehicles.
Employee Wellness & Safety
Wayfinder is committed to creating an environment where employees and clients are safe. To meet this goal, we ask that employees be fully vaccinated (including boosters) against the COVID-19 virus as a condition of employment. All staff must demonstrate evidence of the first vaccine dose on or before their employment start date. Wayfinder will consider requests for exemption based on religious beliefs or medical accommodations. Wayfinder requires a thorough background screening process that includes fingerprinting and a health screening.
Wayfinder practices Trauma-Informed Care (TIC) principles which recognize the signs, symptoms, and widespread impact of trauma. Employees integrate the knowledge of Trauma-Informed Care into policies, procedures, and practices to prevent re-traumatization which promotes the healing of families, youth, individuals, and communities.
Wayfinder is an Equal Opportunity Employer.