Wayfinder Family Services
08/03/2022Return to view all job openings
The Early Intervention Services Director administers all aspects of Wayfinder’s statewide early intervention services, ensuring high-quality family-centered programs to support each child's optimal development and access to the world. Program services include in-home visits with families, hybrid virtual visits, and family events including picnics, playdates, and annual Beeper Egg Hunts.
- Program Management: includes supervision of program managers and administrative support staff to achieve service goals; establishment and implementation of program policy guidelines and procedures; program evaluation and Continuous Quality Improvement; local and state-level interagency collaboration.
- Financial: Develop and implement annual program budgets in alignment with Wayfinder’s financial sustainability practices ensuring that all regular direct and shared costs are fully funded by program revenues. Ensure accurate documentation of services and monthly billing data.
- Staff Development: responsible for ongoing supervision, support, mentoring, and professional development of program staff including recruitment, training, supervision, and facilitation of Annual Performance Appraisals.
- Program Development: Responsible for ongoing outreach and networking to promote and expand Wayfinder’s early intervention services. Additionally, identification and monitoring of patterns of best practice and adjustment of service delivery to reflect current best practices. This includes planning and implementing strategies that incorporate the most effective practice into the agency service model; monitoring and reporting on trends in the fields of medicine and education relative to early intervention and visual impairment; monitoring state and federal policy and legislation.
- Strategic Planning: Participates in the development and implementation of goals, strategic initiatives, objectives, policies, and priorities for assigned areas of responsibility in alignment with Wayfinder’s Strategic Plan.
- Master’s Degree in Early Childhood or Special Education, Sociology, Human Development, Psychology, or related field required.
- Credential in the education of the visually impaired preferred but not required.
- Must have a minimum of four (4) years of demonstrated related leadership responsibility and four (4) years managing a department and supervising staff.
- At least three (3) years of experience working with infants (birth to three years of age) who have disabilities.
- Demonstrated knowledge of working with Regional Center services
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 vaccination status (including booster eligibility) 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.