ORIENTATION & MOBILITY SPECIALIST (Job#: 21-2)
Duties Include: Conducts initial and on-going assessment of orientation and mobility skills for visually impaired individuals; identifies and discusses mobility/travel goals and objectives; determines and communicates the extent of training needed to achieve goals; develops and documents lesson plans; documents students’ progress using company data software; schedules students for Orientation & Mobility classes; teaches students in the classroom, in the field, and in the home setting; also teaches balance/coordination to students as needed; assures that visually impaired individuals are able to travel safely, confidently and efficiently; conducts seminars and presentations in the community.
Minimum Requirements: Master’s degree in Special Education with specialization in Orientation & Mobility; strong knowledge of Orientation & Mobility training techniques and mobility devices for the visually impaired also required; at least one year of experience training visually impaired and/or disabled individuals is desirable; good communication, training, time management, and organizational skills; the ability to work independently and effectively train the visually impaired to achieve their Orientation & Mobility goals is essential; ACVREP certification required or willing to acquire it within six months from of hire; bilingual (English/Spanish) preferred.
LICENSED CLINICAL SOCIAL WORKER (Job#: 20-18)
Duties Include: Conducting follow-up interventions as deemed necessary by case management team; providing crisis intervention counseling and short-term therapy as needed for individuals, groups, couples and/or families; facilitating emotional support groups and social adjustment initiatives; assisting the patient in prioritizing needs and coordinating referrals and advise, counsel and, when appropriate, assist the patient’s support system in problem identification, analysis, suggestions for interventions and care plans; referring clients to the appropriate staff for further program assistance and provide professional guidance to internal teams supporting client issues; using CRM program, Efforts to Outcomes (ETO), for requested reports and evaluation; establishing and maintaining positive relationships with internal and external stakeholders and community partners; attending and participating in departmental meetings and trainings; supporting initiatives in multiple Braille Institute centers; supervising of MSW(s) working towards LCSW licensure.
Minimum Requirements: Master’s degree in clinical social work is required and strong background in community-based organizations (CBO’s); at least (5) years of progressively responsible experience in a community care supervisory position; LCSW licensure required; advanced knowledge of current practices in counseling and assessment and advanced crisis intervention techniques; preferred experience or knowledge with visually impaired individuals; knowledge with online education programs, or other technology-mediated instruction preferred; ability to multi-task, market and implement a wide variety of programs for a diverse population; preferred experience or knowledge with visually impaired individuals; knowledge with online education programs, or other technology-mediated instruction preferred; working knowledge of standard office computer software is required; excellent communication, organization, leadership, training and presentation skills; exceptional interpersonal skills, professionalism, and ability to creatively problem solve; Bi-lingual preferred.
CASE MANAGER (Job#: 20-16)
Duties Include: Conducting holistic clinical psychosocial assessments of clients experiencing low vision; creating and implementing integrated treatment plans based on assessments and skillfully use new technology (particularly ETO database software) to assess student outcomes and evaluate success of treatment plans; offering feedback about goals and help identify skills for client success and generate new ideas and find ways to overcome obstacles by referring to BIA internal programs; providing counseling about vocational options and personal matters; facilitating communication between clients and support structure and create opportunities for family support; creating and maintaining a strategic guide of community resources and connect Braille Institute clients with appropriate social service organizations in the community in order to support treatment plans as well as serve as a liaison with organizations on behalf of clients; establishing and maintaining positive relationships with internal and external stakeholders and community partners; managing student crisis interventions; attending and participating in departmental meetings and trainings.
Minimum Requirements: Master’s degree in social work is required and strong background in community-based organizations (CBO’s); two (2) years of progressively responsible experience in a social services environment; advanced knowledge of current practices in counseling and assessment and advanced crisis intervention techniques; preferred experience or knowledge with visually impaired individuals; knowledge with online education programs, or other technology-mediated instruction preferred; ability to multi-task, market and implement a wide variety of programs for a diverse population; excellent communication and computer skills are essential; excellent organization, training and presentation skills; exceptional interpersonal skills, professionalism, and ability to creatively problem-solve. Bi-lingual is preferred; working knowledge of standard office computer software is required.
DIRECTOR of LIBRARY SERVICES (Job#: 20-19)
Duties Include: Managing an efficient operation of Library Services through subordinate management and staff; consulting with Library Management Staff to identify and resolve problems and issues in order to provide optimal services for users; assuring high quality and quantity of library collection items; monitoring and providing guidance to professional Library Committee activities; accountable for general department management responsibilities including hiring, training and appraisal of performance; developing, conceiving, planning and implementing a variety of library programs, projects, policies and guidelines; overseeing staff development and corrective action issues; representing the Library at National, State and local conferences, workshops and seminars, as well as a variety of local community groups; maintaining a professional relationship with the State regarding Braille’s funding program.
Minimum Requirements: Master’s degree in Library Science from an American Library Association (ALA) accredited College is preferred; at least ten (10) years of progressively responsible work experience as a regional Librarian for the blind and visually impaired is strongly preferred; thorough knowledge of library services and administration is essential; excellent leadership, written and verbal communication skills are required; the ability to interact with all levels of staff and management, exercise discretion and sound judgment, analyze and problem-solving; ability to research organizations in the field and determine best practices for Braille Institute; ability to coordinate complex capital and technology improvement plans and match those plans to programmatic activities; good computer skills are desirable.
All inquiries for the Director of Library Services and applications (including a cover letter and resume) should be directed electronically and in confidence to:
Kevin Chase, Managing Partner
Kevin Chase Executive Search Group
1800 Hi Point Street
Los Angeles, CA 90035
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YOUTH ASSISTANT – (Job#: 21-3) New
Duties Include: Assisting staff with facilitating youth programs; assisting with instruction and proving assistance to students during scheduled programs; assisting in monitoring programs and activities to ensure a safe environment is always maintained; notifying instructor of any potential safety issues or other problems; providing sighted guide for children as needed to better assist students with program participation and enrichment; making recommendations for student activities to keep participants engaged and learning; may require driving a company vehicle to transport visually impaired children between the regional center or designated training location and activities within the local area
Minimum Requirements: high school diploma or equivalent required, college coursework preferred; basic knowledge of training as applied to children with disabilities is needed; at least six (6) months of experience working with children’s programs and working with special needs children, youth, & young adult; good communication and interpersonal skills; valid driving license with clean driving record; ability to work a varied schedule including weekends, extended hours and evenings; ability to learn and participate in physical and teaching activities; CPR & First Aid certified preferred