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 job position is to organize, plan and implement orientation and mobility services to blind and visually impaired clients. This position reports directly to the Manager of Adult Services.
Major Duties and Responsibilities:
- Assesses each client’s orientation and mobility skills and develops an Individual Service Plan (ISP) to address the client’s individual orientation and mobility needs.
- 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 clients’ progress and maintains detailed tracking notes. Prepares narrative reports as required as well as Measurable Outcome documentation.
- Cooperates and consults with other staff members and appropriate community resources on behalf of the client. Is an integral member of the rehabilitation team coordinating orientation and mobility skills training with other client services.
- Participates in departmental and agency-wide planning and evaluation functions. Makes recommendations concerning orientation and mobility skills training and future planning.
- Participates in the public education function of the agency as needed.
- Maintains a working knowledge of local and national resources and of significant trends in the field of blind education and rehabilitation through review of the literature and participation in seminars.
- Assists with training volunteers; supervises volunteers in jurisdiction; assists with in-services.
- Performs follow-up in specific area of devices prescribed for improvement of distance vision as used for mobility purposes.