"Wayfinder is Hiring Heroes"
Wayfinder Family Services (Wayfinder), formally known as Junior Blind, is looking for Residential Counselors for their Short-Term Residential Therapeutic Program. Wayfinder provides a spectrum of mental health services through various programs for populations of all acuities.
The role of the Residential Counselor is to provide care, supervision and behavioral interventions that develop coping and problem-solving skills, teach social skills and teach transference of those skills into the home, school and community. These interventions are provided to at-risk youth in the residential programs. These interventions are developed within the collaborative planning process and are prescribed by the program.
The Residential Counselor will work in a facility providing supervision and support to Severely Emotionally Disturbed (SED) youth with serious or life-threatening medical conditions and mental health challenges who are impacted by the foster care system in a 24/7 highly structured setting. Job emphasis is centered on helping youth increase daily living skills, socialization, independence behavior management and pre-vocational skills.
Full-Time: AM, PM and Overnight shifts available
Note: All available full-time schedules have regular, but varied, start/end times and assigned work-days, including some days with longer or shorter hours. If you have the background and experience for this type of position, and it fits with your career/work-life goals, please apply and find out more about Wayfinder Family Services!
PPE (Personal Protective Equipment)
At Wayfinder safety is our #1 concern for both our staff and our clients. We are going above and beyond the recommendations of the CDC because we at Wayfinder feel it is important to provide to our staff the best and safest equipment possible.
- Ensures the health, safety, and welfare of our residents in the program.
- Assists in planning and supervising recreational activities which promote developmental competencies and skills targeted to resident’s unique and special needs.
- Provides supportive guidance and mentoring, working closely with therapists, supervisors, nursing staff and case managers.
- Provides transportation to residents to medical appointments, community outings, meetings, or other locations by driving agency vehicles.
- Engage/coach our residents with different sports activities like Basketball, Soccer, Baseball, Swimming etc.
- Ensures a safe and clean living environment, participating in household cleaning and maintenance activities.
- Associate Degree from an accredited college or university in Child Development, Special Education, Psychology, or related field required, or applicable degree with appropriate experience.
- A minimum of six months experience working with at-risk youth and individuals with mental health challenges required.
- Must have the skills necessary to engage and work with others from diverse backgrounds.
- Maintain a non-judgmental attitude toward youth and their families.
- Modify and adjust individual intervention techniques for each situation while maintaining the original direction of the plan.
- Assess and respond to a crisis in a prompt and effective collaborative manner.
- Current and valid CA driver’s license and minimum of three (3) years driving record acceptable to the agency’s insurance carrier as position requires transportation of clients using agency vehicles.
Compensation and Benefits:
- Competitive salary (DOE)
- Health, Dental & Vision Insurance
- Life Insurance
- Long Term Disability
- Long term Care
- Flexible spending benefit options including qualified transportation
- 401(K) retirement plan with a 4% employer match after qualification
- Generous Paid Time Off
- 10 Paid Holidays
- Education Assistance Program
You can apply through this link or submit resume to:
Fax: (310) 321-3488
Wayfinder Family Services is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We support a drug-free workplace and conduct pre-employment background and drug screenings.
Visit us online at: www.wayfinderfamily.org
As we commemorate our 65 years of dedicated service in 2018, we are pleased to step into the future with a name that embraces our history, while more fully reflecting the breadth of the work that we do and the people we serve. Thank you for your partnership in our work! Mission: Wayfinder Family Services ensures that children, youth and adults facing challenges always have a place to turn.
“Together, we’ll reach new heights.”
Wayfinder Family ServicesWe are delighted to announce that as of January 2, 2018, Junior Blind will be known as Wayfinder Family Services! Our organization has grown and expanded over the last 65 years, responding to the critical needs in the communities we serve. Through our services, we reach more people than ever before, from those who have vision loss or profound special needs to foster youth with serious medical conditions or trauma—and their families. As we commemorate our 65 years of dedicated service in 2018, we are pleased to step into the future with a name that embraces our history, while more fully reflecting the breadth of the work that we do and the people we serve. Thank you for your partnership in our work! Mission: Wayfinder Family Services ensures that children, youth and adults facing challenges always have a place to turn. “Together, we’ll reach new heights.”
Los Angeles, CA