Program Instructor

Program Instructors teach consumers social vocational skills according to the program course of study/curriculum utilizing appropriate learning materials and activities. Instructors will create and maintain an effective learning environment that fosters creativity and positive self-image. Instructors will provide differentiated instruction to meet the needs of program consumers. Instructors will evaluate consumers’ social and vocational skill growth and keep appropriate records. Instructors will identify consumer needs, and collaborate with other staff members to assess and assist program consumers.

1. Education: A Bachelor degree, including all courses needed to meet and maintain credential requirements. 2. Credential: An appropriate, valid, Special Education (Education Specialist Instruction) Credential specializing in Mild/Moderate Disabilities. 3. Experience: Classroom teaching experience under the proper credential is desired. 4. Qualifications: Highly qualified teacher as defined by state or federal guidelines, or the potential to earn such qualification in a timely manner. Knowledge of the principles and methods of rehabilitation training preferred.

 

Please submit a cover letter and resume to kfitzpatrick@yicunity.org via email. Please name your documents as follows:

Resume: FirstName_LastName_

Cover Letter: FirstName_LastName_


 

Vocational Counselor

Vocational Counselors complete and oversee a variety of professional assignments to provide vocational rehabilitation guidance and counseling to program consumers. Assignments include conducting and reporting initial vocational assessments, conducting semi-annual program assessments and reporting,

1. Education: A Master’s degree with a major in counseling, rehabilitation counseling, or a counseling-related field, such as psychology, social work, or special education, including all courses needed to meet and maintain credential requirements. 2. Credential: An appropriate, valid, Pupil Personnel Services Credential, valid from the day of beginning service as a counselor. 3. Experience: Vocational/rehabilitation and/or school based counseling experience under the proper credential is desired. 4. Desired Qualifications: Highly qualified vocational/rehabilitation and/or school counselor as defined by state or federal guidelines, or the potential to earn such qualification in a timely manner. Familiar with the framework of Competency Based Counseling and the National Counseling Standards. Knowledge of the techniques of rehabilitation counseling and guidance. Knowledge of the principles and methods of rehabilitation training. Knowledge of the psychology of the developmentally disabled. Knowledge of different cultures. Knowledge of the limitations and abilities of the disabled. Knowledge of testing techniques, test interpretations, and uses. Knowledge of casework and client interviewing techniques. Knowledge of training and placement facilities and services available to the disabled. Knowledge of occupations appropriate for persons with a particular disability. Knowledge of community organizations and services available to the disabled. Ability to provide rehabilitation counseling and guidance to disabled persons. Ability to obtain the cooperation of employers, educators, medical services providers, and others. Ability to apply casework, interviewing and testing techniques to obtain and analyze information and plan services and follow-up activities. Ability to work with professional and technical personnel in a particular area of employment. Ability to maintain records, and prepare reports and correspondence related to the work.

Please submit a cover letter and resume to kfitzpatrick@yicunity.org via email. Please name your documents as follows:

Resume: FirstName_LastName_

Cover Letter: FirstName_LastName_

 


 

Instructional Assistant

Under supervision of an instructor/administrator, assists in the direct delivery of instruction in a classroom setting with students who have special needs. The primary objective of such assistance is to affect learning for mastery by implementing both developmental and remedial methods in basic skill areas and content areas. The employee assists credentialed staff by: implementing lesson plans (activities such as reviewing and correcting the work of students),reinforcing proper behavior management, participating in student/parent plan meetings (upon request), proctoring examinations, keeping relevant records, operating instructional equipment in appropriate instructional settings, as well as performing related duties as required. Some positions may require conversational and written skills in a specific language(s) other than English related to the needs of the assignment. An ability to translate and adapt materials to and from English into that language(s) may also be required. Some positions may require that the employee furnish a certificate of clearance from the Department of Motor Vehicles in order to meet Program insurability. Utilizes knowledge appropriate to satisfy the distinguishing characteristics of program participants, examples of which may include familiarity with teaching methods, instructional media, test scoring, program organization, and program rules and regulations. Demonstrates competency in performing the following tasks: working with students with disabilities, acting quickly and effectively in emergencies, working with and relating to all individuals within the culturally diverse environment of YIC, and developing and maintaining effective, courteous communications with pupils, staff and public.

1. Education: All support staff who provide instructional assistance are to possess a high school diploma or equivalent along with one of the following: A) A minimum of 48 semester or 72 quarter units of college coursework or B) An Associate or higher degree from an accredited college or university. 2. License/Certification/Training Requirements: Positions in the specialized language classes require individuals who can speak and read (bilingual) or speak, read and write (bilingual/biliterate) a second language as specified. 3) Experience: Six months of experience working with students or school-aged children in a school or structured setting is required.

 

Please submit a cover letter and resume to kfitzpatrick@yicunity.org via email. Please name your documents as follows:

Resume: FirstName_LastName_

Cover Letter: FirstName_LastName_

 

Job Coach

This position involves assisting consumers in the acquisition of work maturity skills necessary to obtain employment and independently maintain employment in the community. Job Coaches provide ongoing support to consumers working at assigned employment sites within the community. This support is individual-based and centered around work-related goals that focus on helping the consumer obtain the maximum level of independence within their job. Job Coaches provide the supports necessary to ensure success at current and future employment opportunities. Service will be provided at the consumer’s place of employment.

RESPONSIBILITIES: • Consistently model appropriate work maturity skills and hold consumers to the same expectations. • Uphold standards of work contract at all times • Provide services to consumers without discrimination as to race, religion, sex, age, or disabling condition. • Monitor consumer’s work performance and provide feedback and prompts when needed. • Provide proper documentation on all consumers’ work performance. • Ensure safety is being maintained in the work environment at all times. • Know and adhere to established agency policies, procedures, and childcare regulations. This includes but is not limited to: a) Attending agency and program orientation session with Supervisor or their designee. b) Completing one observation session while service is being given at the consumer’s place of employment. c) Able and willing to obtain a minimum of 15 hours of field related training each year. d) Demonstrating competency in completing all required forms, time cards, and reports. e) Consistently receive satisfactory performance evaluations. • Contact your supervisor with as much notice as possible if ill, or in the event of an emergency. • Uphold and consistently follow program and licensing regulations and procedures carefully for YIC and consumer’s place of employment. Maintain and model positive, professional working relationships with consumers and other agency staff. • Accept and integrate supervision. Includes, but not limited to: a) Following the program administrative staff instructions, directives and YIC procedures. Monitoring by case notes and monitoring checks. b) Following supervisor instruction/directions regarding service provided to consumer as monitored by case notes and supervisor evaluations. • Provide service for consumers regardless of location by creating and maintaining an atmosphere that is welcoming, understanding, communicative and supportive of consumers. • Willing and able to substitute consumer service for other YIC Job Coaches, when needed. • Through work performance evaluations, demonstrate a solid working knowledge of most frequently encountered disabilities of consumers and the ability to provide specific, quality service for them. • Attend required meetings and in-service training sessions. • Update and upgrade skill levels by attending agency provided in-service training or other authorized training for a minimum of 15 hours of mandatory annual training. The employee is responsible for providing evidence of and maintaining records of the training and the number of hours of training they attended.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Interpersonal:  • Demonstrated warmth, insight, interest, and respect for persons with disabilities. • Able and knowledgeable to cope with emergency situations (i.e. accidents, CPR, seizures, etc.), in a calm and efficient manner. • Able to work well in various work environments, and demonstrate high levels of patience and positive attitudes toward consumers. • Able and willing to be a team player and to work cooperatively with their supervisor. • Able to communicate effectively with the consumers and supervisors that they work with. Education/Experience: • Minimum 18 years of age and have a High School diploma or equivalent. • Possess and maintain current CPR/1st Aid Certificate, or willing to obtain one within 30 days from date of hire. • Possess and maintain a valid California driver’s license and insured vehicle that meets minimum State of California insurance requirements. Able to pass and provide a Background Check that meets State of California requirements. • Possess Certification of Employment Support Professional (CESP) or willing to obtain one within one year from date of hire. • Prefer one year experience delivering supported employment services or direct care services either in classroom, place of employment, day care, medical, or residential settings. PHYSICAL & ENVIRONMENTAL REQUIREMENTS: While performing the duties of this job, the Job Coach will be required to use hands and fingers to handle or feel; reach with hands and arms; speak and hear clearly. The noise level in the work environment varies low to high. The jobs requires the ability to walk, climb stairs, kneel, stoop, and may require employee to lift and/or move items weighing up to 50 lbs. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, color vision, distance vision and ability to adjust focus. The job may require extended periods of sitting or standing. The Job Coach may be required to work long hours, and may be required to work occasional nights and/or weekends and must regularly interact with co-workers and the public.

 

Please submit a cover letter and resume to kfitzpatrick@yicunity.org via email. Please name your documents as follows:

Resume: FirstName_LastName_

Cover Letter: FirstName_LastName_

 

 

* All YIC instructional support staff personnel and program volunteers must meet the highly qualified requirements as defined under federal law, including personnel that have the content knowledge and skills to serve consumers with disabilities. 

* During the employee applicant process, all applicants, including support staff and program volunteers, will pass a professional fitness review, be certified by the Department of Education (if applicable) and will have been cleared for criminal history through the Department of Justice and the Federal Bureau of Investigations.