JOB PURPOSE: Primary responsibilities include planning, coordinating and supervising programs and activities for blind and low vision youth between the ages of 5-18. Requirements include being youth-oriented, flexible, computer literate, and in possession strong interpersonal and communication skills to relate to a diverse contingency. Collaborators include staff, volunteers, clients with blindness/vision loss, parents, educators and other community constituents. The position requires evening and weekend work on a regular basis, including sustained periods at our camp in Napa County; it is also less than full time in nature. The Coordinator needs to be experienced in creating, coordinating and supervising recreational, educational, and mentoring activities. This position also requires participation in community events, including the ability and willingness to assist in Agency fundraising activities.
AGENCY EXPECTATIONS OF EMPLOYEES:
As employees, we should:
- Read, understand, and adhere to all Agency policies and procedures.
- Conduct ourselves in a professional manner on and off the job, knowing that we are representatives of LightHouse.
- Perform all job responsibilities.
- Maintain a positive and respectful attitude toward everyone.
- Communicate regularly and appropriately with our supervisors, and colleagues within our own departments.
- Demonstrate efficient time management and the ability to prioritize our assignments.
- Consistently report to work on time, and be ready to begin performing our assigned duties and responsibilities.
- Work productively.
- Continue to learn and communicate a blindness-positive philosophy based on best current practices in the field.
Education or equivalent: A B.A. degree in a relevant field – such as Special Education, Child Development, Counseling, or a Recreational Therapy credential, is preferred. A minimum of 12 ECE (Early Childhood Education) units is ideal.
Experience: Comprehensive knowledge of the blind and low-vision community, particularly as it relates to the visually-impaired youth population, is required. Must possess at least one to three years’ direct experience working with youth. Experience in recreational or educational programming desired.
Other: Current certification in First Aid and/or CPR preferred. Experience Bilingual language skills, ASL, and/or Braille literacy are pluses. Experience handling and reconciling cash accurately is also helpful.
- Responsible for all aspects of youth enrichment programming happening on evenings and weekends at the LightHouse, its various properties and in the community;
- Coordinating and supervising youth program participants and volunteers;
- Working with LightHouse staff, coordinators, assistants, volunteers and clients to work as a team in projects and assignments as tasked;
- Monitoring requirements for various grants;
- Coordinating teachers, volunteers and public speakers to facilitate enrichment and wellness activities;
- Coordinating active client participation for all sponsored programs and events;
- Ability to competently and effectively use the Microsoft suite, including Outlook, Microsoft Word and Excel;
- Working with Social Services; Rehabilitation Services; other Youth Services Programs, to create programs that meet the needs of the community;
- Ability to teach and/or lead activities;
- Responsibilities include the opening and closing of host facilities;
- Providing First Aid or CPR if necessary;
- Maintaining cleanliness of classrooms before and after each program;
- Maintaining health and safety standards of host facility;
- Attending staff meetings and departmental briefings as requested;
- Maintaining client confidentiality and records documentation;
- Monitoring program attendance;
- Conducting program evaluations;
- Processing and recording program service fees;
Other duties may also be assigned
Please submit a cover letter and résumé as Word attachments, to firstname.lastname@example.org; thank you.