Wayfinder Family Services
07/19/2023Return to view all job openings
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.
The primary purpose of your position is to assist the Director of Adult and Transition Services with facilitating the Hatlen Center for the Blind, Assistive Technology, and Employment Services programs to ensure client needs and goals are met. This includes organizing and coordinating the adult instructional and residential components including oversight of the program facilities and equipment, and coordination of the policies, procedures, and practices for the programs.
Major Duties and Responsibilities:
- Administer the day-to-day aspects of Hatlen Center for the Blind, ensuring high quality educational and residential experiences leading to continued successful completion of individual student goals and full compliance with all policies and procedures.
- Provide coordination of the educational and case management component of the Hatlen Center for the Blind through direct supervision of the case management along with the lead technology instructor, the lead Braille instructor, the lead ILS instructor, the O&M Specialists, Financial advisor and their respective classes.
- Assists in the recruitment, interviewing, hiring and evaluation of DPI instructional program staff. Responsible for supervision, performance feedback, payroll, and performance appraisals of all assigned staff including the ATT Coordinator, Braille Instructor, O&M Instructors, ILS Instructor, financial advisor and Technology Instructor.
- Establish and maintain practices ensuring that students are exposed to a wide variety of resources and role models through frequently scheduled guest speakers to include representatives of consumer groups, other service providers, program graduates, and others as determined by the needs and goals of students currently enrolled in the program.
- Facilitate referrals to the Hatlen Center for the Blind through effective and ongoing communication with Department of Rehabilitation personnel through phone calls, mailings, personal contacts, visits, tours, and presentations at District Offices. This major responsibility focuses on effectively meeting the needs of clients in need of services.
- Participates in outreach and student recruitment, including ensuring the timely intake of students referred to the program through the Department of Rehabilitation and any other referring sources.
- Assist in ensuring regular program evaluation activities that may for the basis of new program initiatives as determined by the needs of students, their Department of Rehabilitation Counselors, and program staff.
- Bachelor’s degree in related field such as rehabilitation, education, visual impairment, social work, or psychology or 7 years of management experience working with people with disabilities or school setting.
- Minimum 3 years of demonstrated experience in the field of education, rehabilitation and providing services to the visually impaired.
- Minimum 3 years of experience in supervisory role.
- Familiarity with standards and legal and regulatory aspects of vocational, educational, and residential services for the blind.
- Knowledge of appropriate service delivery standards and practices and the ability to implement them administratively and programmatically.
- Proven ability as a professional in the field and previous administrative experience required.
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 complete vaccination, including booster, 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, including 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.