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 the position is to organize, develop, and implement individualized course instruction for blind and visually impaired adult students referred for living skills instruction. Provides the instruction necessary to accomplish students’ objectives. Works as cooperative member of The Hatlen Center instructional services team.
- Coordinate with The Hatlen Center staff to establish a weekly teaching schedule.
- Track and report attendance.
- Write monthly reports and progress reports for each student and deliver these reports in a timely manner as they are due.
- Assess each client’s living skills and in collaboration with the client, develop goals to address the client’s individual living skills 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 Living Skills instruction that may include planning a grocery list, grocery shopping, apartment organization, cooking, food safety, cleaning, care-of-clothing, personal grooming and hygiene.
- 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.
- Promote the Continuous Quality Improvement (CQI) process by identifying quality indicators and opportunities for departmental and organizational process improvement.
- Report any incidents/accidents according to incident reporting procedures and protocols, within designated timelines as outlined in the reporting procedures. Ensure staff is knowledgeable of and adhere to the reporting procedures and protocols.
- Maintain confidentiality of all pertinent client information.
- Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in a related field preferred. Associate’s degree required, or 2-5 years teaching experiences in related field.
- Past accomplishments of providing instruction to the visually impaired in the area of independent living skills.
- Knowledge of and ability to instruct blind and visually impaired individuals in the use of independent living skills equipment.
- Knowledge of related office equipment for instructional purposes.
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.