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Wayfinder Family Services

07/28/2022

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Wayfinder Family Services ensures that children, youth, and adults facing challenges always have a place to turn.

 

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 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

 

Orientation and Mobility Instructor Responsibilities

Major Duties and Responsibilities (Wayfinder):

 

  • Develops and carries out a program of individualized instruction that may include pre-cane skills, cane skills, indoor travel, street crossings, travel in a small business district, downtown travel, and use of public transportation.
  • Emphasizes the effective use of any residual vision, tactile and other sensory modes, and reinforces learning associated with other areas of instruction.
  • Makes careful observations and evaluations concerning students' progress and maintains appropriate records.
  • Cooperates and consults with other staff members and appropriate community resources on behalf of the student. Is an integral member of the rehabilitation team coordinating orientation and mobility skills training with other student services.
  • Recommends the O&M-related equipment and supply needs of the department.

Major Duties and Responsibilities (SES):

 

  • Assesses students' orientation and mobility skills and develops a plan to address the students' orientation and mobility needs.
  • Develops and carries out a program of individualized instruction that may include pre-cane skills, cane skills, and indoor travel.
  • Emphasizes the effective use of any residual vision, tactile and other sensory modes, and reinforces learning associated with other areas of instruction.
  • Works with related services providers and a Special Education School administrator to develop and implement coordinated instructional programs.
  • Makes careful observations and evaluations concerning students' progress and maintains appropriate records. Prepares IEP reports and goals for each student.
  • Cooperates and consults with other staff members and appropriate community resources on behalf of the student. Is an integral member of the multidisciplinary team.
  • Maintains accurate records of all inventory in the teaching area.
  • Participates in the public education function of the agency as needed.
  • Performs follow-up in a specific area of devices prescribed for improvement of distance vision and used for mobility purposes.
  • Coordinates special projects or programs (i.e., arranging tours of the Center for staff members from other agencies, as needed; orienting new staff members; providing public information and education regarding our services to other agencies, etc.) as assigned.

Wayfinder Duties and Responsibilities:

 

  • Participates in departmental and agency-wide planning and evaluation functions. Makes recommendations concerning orientation and mobility skills training and future planning.
  • Maintains a working knowledge of local and national resources and significant trends in the field of blindness rehabilitation and employment development for people with disabilities through a review of the literature and participation in seminars.
  • Performs follow-up in a specific area of devices prescribed for improvement of distance vision and used for mobility purposes.
  • Assist in the development, administration, and coordination of department policies and procedures.
  • Ensures that required program data is properly maintained and reported.
  • Gathers, analyzes and maintains data and statistical information to evaluate the effectiveness of services and to identify goals to meet student and program needs.
  • Maintains a positive working relationship with other professions and social service-related facilities and organizations.
  • Creates and maintains an atmosphere of warmth, personal interest, and positive emphasis, as well as a calm environment throughout the department.
  • Promotes the Continuous Quality Improvement (CQI) process by identifying quality indicators and opportunities for departmental and organizational process improvement.
  • Reports any incidents/accidents according to incident reporting procedures and protocols, within designated timelines as outlined in the reporting procedures.
  • Maintains confidentiality of all pertinent student information to assure student rights are protected.
  • Recommends the O&M-related equipment and supply needs of the department.
  • Reports all unsafe/hazardous conditions/equipment immediately.
  • Ensures that established safety regulations are followed at all times.
  • Drives students, as required, for instructional purposes.
  • Performs other related duties as deemed necessary and appropriate, or as may be directed by the Adult Services Manager.

 

Required Education, Skills, and Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree required in a related field including Education, Social Work, Kinesiology, Psychology or Behavioral Science, or Healthcare
  • Minimum 2 years of experience in teaching adults or children
  • A certification in Orientation and Mobility from ACVREP or a clear California teaching credential in Orientation and Mobility from the CA Commission on Teacher Credentialing. This requirement may be met within 90 days of hire date.
  • Valid CA Driver License with a minimum of two (2) years good driving history and must be approved by the agency’s insurance carrier to drive agency vehicles. Or ability to facilitate travel for and with clients to and from potential job sites and lesson destinations used for training, using available transportation resources which may include public transportation, rideshare, etc.
  • Attends and participates in educational programs, seminars, workshops and other appropriate professional development opportunities.

Additional Requirements

All employees must be fully vaccinated against the COVID-19 virus as a condition of employment. Wayfinder will consider exemptions from this requirement as a reasonable accommodation due to medical contraindication, disability, or sincerely held religious belief or practice will be considered.

Wayfinder requires a thorough background screening process that includes fingerprinting and a health screening.

 

Wayfinder is committed to Diversity, Equity, Accessibility, and Inclusion.

Wayfinder believes diversity, equity, accessibility, and inclusion 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.

 

Wayfinder is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

E_mail: jbozikovic@wayfinderfamily.org

Phone: (310) 981-7185

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