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Via Services is located in Santa Clara, California, and our Via West Campus is located in Cupertino, CA. We offer a dynamic team with competitive salaries and excellent benefits. If you’re interested in a full-time or seasonal position at Via Services, please take a look at our open job opportunities to see if there is a position that fits your qualifications and experience.

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Via West/Altitude Programs and Grants Manager

Via Services is looking for an individual to manage Via West Campus in a team fashion with the Via West/Altitude Management team. This position will concentrate in running the programs of Via West and Altitude as well as in grant coordination. This person will also work closely with the Via West/Altitude Associate Director.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

Curriculum and Program Development

  • Responsible for all curriculum development - lesson planning, life skills training, community integration planning, etc. All lessons/plans developed while working with the Associate Director of Operations and Staffing. Full lesson plans for all sessions are absolutely required.
  • Develop the session schedule and work with the Via West team to ensure proper adherence to the programs throughout sessions.
  • Perform all coordination of new programming as outlined by CEO or Grants Manager.
  • Work with the Grants Manager, VW/Altitude Director, CEO and other Advancement personnel as needed to ensure that curriculum matches needs of grant outcomes so that progress and final reports can be prepared – includes working with outside curriculum preparers as needed.
  • Develop, implement and analyze program evaluation measures and quality assurance standards to provide data for participant goals and outcomes.
  • Assist the Director to prepare and execute all staff training (program).
  • Will assist with the recruitment of program staff and recruitment of other seasonal staff by being the 2nd interviewer.
  • Will work on development of internship programs – event planning/hospitality, recreational therapy, etc.
  • Responsible for all accreditation needs. Handle triennial visits and ensure complete compliance to American Camping Association standards, licensing and other regulatory agency standards, and all other requirements pertaining to health and safety of participants and staff.
  • Attend monthly staff meetings and all meetings related to Via West as scheduled and other meetings of the organization as a whole as requested.
  • Make recommendations to higher staff for the development of new programs.
  • Responsible for running the merchandise table and maintaining the merchandise inventory, this includes staff shirts as well.
  • Responsible for creating visual supports for our participants.
  • Responsible for Van lists and the executing of field trip loading for field trips.
  • Perform other related duties as assigned.

Detailed Job Tasks

  • Produce all session descriptions for VW catalogs.
  • Write lesson plans for every single rotation with sessions – up to 12 lesson plans for respite weekends, up to 6 lesson plans for every travel camp, up to 30 lesson plans for summer sessions.
  • Responsible for all new programming lesson plans – working with Grants Manager or external curriculum developer.
  • Order all supplies for lessons/Make up session box.
  • Monitors all budget items for programming.
  • Perform inventory, ensures stock, cleanliness and safety in all program area
  • Hold all program meetings prior to session.
  • Manages all program staff to ensure execution of sessions – includes monitoring outcomes and program staff evaluations.
  • Make all schedules and distribute.
  • Ensures roll call at all rotations.
  • Plans all field trips then schedules and confirms all field trips - arranges payment and numbers for all field trips.
  • Work with team in planning future sessions.
  • Work with other staff in planning Fall Festival, Operation Snowflake & any other VW event activities.

Grant Project Management

  • Develop guidelines and deadlines for all grant submissions that incorporating all details of the written proposal and acceptance letter received by grantor. This will include, but not be limited to, program development, marketing needs, form development, budgeting and cost projections, parent and caregiver contacts, etc.
  • Develop & monitor one combined spreadsheet with outcomes for each active grant, date outcome data is due, and who is responsible.
  • Notify appropriate manager weekly of any close or missed deadlines.
  • Coordinate with all department leads and managers on developing curriculum for project implementation.
  • Develop in collaboration with the department managers - project outlines and charts so that grant goals and implementation procedures can be easy to use and replicable.
  • Work closely with grants and research manager to ensure thorough understanding of each objective.
  • Work with department managers to ensure incorporation of objectives into their schedules.
  • Recruit any outside sources as needed to meet grant objectives.
  • Review all check requests/credit card receipt forms that contain grant spending, and track against grant release schedules.
  • Prepare monthly update of funds spent for each active grant, using grant release schedule, and review with appropriate manager.
  • Order supplies, equipment and other necessary items for active grants as directed by appropriate manager; complete check requests and credit card receipt forms; ensure that all ordered items are delivered in good condition.

Supervisory responsibilities include the supervision of part-time staff, seasonal staff, volunteers, and full-time staff as assigned.

EDUCATION/QUALIFICATIONS/EXPERIENCE

  • BA/BS degree from an accredited university in education, therapeutic recreation, special education or related field preferred
  • Minimum of two years leadership and supervisory experience
  • Minimum of two years of experience working with special needs children and adults.
  • Must be a minimum of 25 years of age due to ACA requirements
  • Effective written and oral communication, personal contact and organizational skills
  • Good judgement, confidentiality, common sense
  • Be a minimum of 25 years of age
  • Hold a valid California Driver’s License with a Clear DMV report
  • Hold the minimum automobile insurance coverage required by the State of California
  • Have ability to lift and transfer clients – must be able to lift 75 lbs
  • Ability to be on your feet for extended lengths of time also involves walking on uneven terrain throughout the day
  • Position requires the willingness to long and unusual hours including evenings, weekends and select holidays. Schedule is not standardized.
  • Pass a background check and fingerprinting

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Via West/Altitude Health Care Manager

Via Services is looking for a full-time, year-round Health Care Manager (HCM) to oversee all nursing staff during 22+ school year respite weekends and 10+ longer summer camps from May to August at Via West Campus. During all camp sessions, the HCM remains residential on campus, works long hours to cover the needs of campers and staff, and rotates with other RNs to take call at night. The HCM reports directly to the Director of Via West Campus, supervises health and cleanliness standards, and helps promote wellness for participants and staff.The HCM recruits, hires, trains and schedules RNs, LVNs, and health care assistants for all camp sessions, actively engages in hands-on nursing care, and oversees the nursing care provided during all sessions. The HCM administers a well-established Summer Community Health Nurse Internship for nursing students every summer at Via West, provides health care training for the internship and general staff, liaises with nursing faculty in area colleges and universities, serves as a key member of the leadership staff, and establishes/maintains respectful and collegial relationships with all camp staff. Other responsibilities include development and implementation of updated policies and procedures, ensuring compliance with American Camp Association guidelines for special needs camp nursing, quality improvement including incident reports, and establishment of collaborative relationships with parents and caregivers of campers.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Ensure compliance with American Camp Association guidelines for nursing at special needs camp through evidence-based policies, procedures and processes. For example, ensure each participant and staff member has on file a health history and examination form as required.
  • Maintain an effective system for health screening and preparation of medication administration records (MARs) for arriving campers and staff
  • Maintain the system for responding to special dietary requirements and coordinate with Via West Kitchen Managers
  • Conduct inventory of supplies and place orders when necessary, ensuring timely arrival of supplies
  • Establish and follow appropriate health care standards, including record keeping in the health care logs, disposal of medical waste, managing and safeguarding medications, and utilizing approved and standing orders
  • Provide appropriate staffing for the health center and collaborate with other nurses to provide coverage for breaks, on-call nights and field trips. This requires continual recruiting throughout both VW seasons.
  • Maintain contacts with community health care leadership in universities, hospitals, etc., in order to guarantee a “pipeline” for new nurses. Staffing the health care center is a number one priority for camp.
  • Post hours for daily medications and daily health checks for appropriate participants and staff
  • Make appointments, when necessary, in collaboration with director, with medical/dental personnel in the community, secure transportation for such appointments with Via West Administration
  • Keep first aids kits appropriately stocked
  • Participate in and lead specific areas of staff training for both nursing and general staff, pertaining to Via West health and safety, first aid, and use of universal precautions for infection control
  • Expertly complete incident reports that can be used for risk management assessment as part of an overall quality improvement process
  • Identify outbreaks of infectious disease and enforce evidence-based infection control procedures
  • Identify patterns of work-related injuries and enforce evidence-based injury prevention guidelines
  • In full charge of all deliverables and learning activities to meet outcomes and objectives for the Via West Community Health Nurse Internship program through formal training days, on-site preceptorship, clinical conferences and oversight of medication administration, treatments, and nursing assessments for participants and staff
  • Oversee triage and nursing care of staff and participants
  • Collaborate with RNs to ensure clear role assignments in preparation for and during check-in, check-out, field trips and other specific activities
  • Supervise Health Center RNs, LVNs, Health Care Assistants and Nurse Interns
  • Prepare a summary and evaluation of the Via West season including inventories, and make recommendations for the following season
  • Co-supervise all seasonal leadership staff ensuring that needed weekend and summer tasks are completed.
  • Co-lead training sessions for both volunteers and staff.
  • Develop, implement, and analyze seasonal staff member evaluations and performance appraisals as needed.
  • Prepare all needed session paperwork prior to session. Send all needed reports to internal staff a minimum of one week before each session. Meet as needed with internal staff to ensure needs are met – i.e. special diets, lodging requirements, nursing issues, etc.
  • Assist with running ALL session check in and check outs to ensure parent interaction and happiness.
  • Ensure the proper documentation of incident reports and provide possible ways to reduce risks. Expertly complete incident reports that can be used for risk management assessment as part of an overall quality improvement process
  • Assist with the Associate Director w/ the recruitment of the Via West and Altitude seasonal staff. This involves interviewing, collection of staff paperwork, reference checks, etc.
  • Assist with the Associate Director w/ the maintenance of the staffing spreadsheet, DMV list, staff medical binder and any other databases as required.
  • Provide leadership and use a participatory management style to lead and engage staff to carry out the mission of Via.
  • Plan and co-lead quarterly staff meetings and all meetings related to Via West as scheduled and other meetings of the organization as a whole as requested.
  • Make recommendations to the Director for the development of new and existing programs.
  • In a team fashion, participate in meetings for pre-respite staffing/pairing assignments.
  • Will assist Director w/ operational tasks on campus.
  • Perform other related duties as assigned.

EDUCATION/QUALIFICATIONS/EXPERIENCE

  • Current California Registered Nurse license
  • BSN required, MSN preferred
  • Experience with youth and adults with physical and developmental disabilities preferred
  • Ability to supervise, update and/or monitor health care plan
  • Current CPR and first aid certifications
  • Must be able to guide, teach and manage – requires ability to make decisions during potentially stressful situations. This position will lead by example and a calm demeanor is essential.
  • Must be able to drive to the doctor or emergency treatment locations
  • Ability to read prescriptions and health exams from physicians
  • Physical ability to get to remote locations on Via West property quickly
  • Oral and audio ability to use phone and emergency communication devices
  • Visual ability to observe and assess unsanitary or unhealthy conditions of camp

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Maintenance Assistant and WWP Supervisor

Via Services is looking for a Maintenance Assistant to oversee the maintenance of equipment, buildings, and grounds of Via West Campus in accordance with the American Camping Association (ACA) we well as the maintenance of Via’s main office at Park Avenue in Santa Clara.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Facilitate the turn of the property along with the other maintenance staff.
  • Perform supervision of weekday and weekend work program participants. Must execute roll call, sign in and sign out duties as well as adherence to all WWP and Via rules. Task involves assigning roles, ensuring safety of all participants, employees and WWP workers, monitoring all activities, performing needed paperwork, etc.
  • Perform various cleaning tasks including mopping, stripping, and waxing floors. Cleaning sinks, showers, tubs, windows, paddle fans, walls and doors.
  • Moving beds, tables and chairs around Campus as needed.
  • Restocking paper goods and soap dispensers, emptying trash cans inside program buildings and outside on the grounds, changing light bulbs.
  • Washing and drying, packing and delivering camp laundry.
  • Performing various landscape duties such as mowing, trimming and planting grass. Trimming weeds and branches, tilling, trenching, raking, shoveling and hauling soil and gravel as needed.
  • Shutting down the property at the end of the shift i.e. shutting off lights, locking garages, putting up tools
  • When needed, help with parking at events, hauling materials and supplies to events. Perform custodial and event set up and take down tasks as directed by Manager
  • Moving camp vans, cleaning them inside and out and checking them for emergency gear.
  • Perform general maintenance tasks including, but not limited to, light to medium plumbing, electrical, carpentry, masonry and mechanical repair tasks as required, limited by qualifications.
  • Install plumbing, electrical and mechanical systems and equipment as required, limited by qualifications.
  • Openly and clearly communicate any and all information that will help facilitate the efficient and safe operation of all Via owned properties to the Associate Director of Properties and Maintenance.
  • Maintain a professional and positive attitude while performing tasks and whenever representing Via.
  • Will adhere to all Via policies and perform all duties in a safe manner, reporting to Manager any risky or hazardous work habits observed being performed by any personnel (contractor, vendor or Via) while on Via property.
  • Work with and take direction from other Managers on the properties as required by the facility and program needs.
  • When required, will purchase and or pick up supplies and equipment.
  • Assist in the operation of the pools and all related equipment. Must be able to test chemicals, upkeep logs, refill chemical tanks and understand and operate all chemical feed systems. If necessary, able to accurately maintain the proper balance of chorine and PH levels in the pool by manually testing and hand feeding chemicals into the pools
  • Document and maintain all work histories on buildings and equipment.
  • Work during in climate weather as needed.
  • When required this Supervisor will assist the Lead Maintenance Tech/ Supervisor when called upon and or cover his fellow supervisors shift if need be.
  • Perform other related duties as assigned by management
  • Supervision of Weekend and Weekday Workday Program in conjunction with the Sheriff Department of Santa Clara County

EDUCATION/QUALIFICATIONS/EXPERIENCE

  • High School Diploma and three years of maintenance experience.
  • Effective communication skills.
  • Ability to operate lawn and all maintenance and repair equipment safely and effectively.
  • Being able to lift up to 75 lbs. also set up and work off ladders both step and extension.
  • Be familiar with the use of hand tools i.e. hammer, screw drivers, drills, screw guns, wrenches, staple guns, etc.
  • Hold a valid California Driver’s License with a Clear DMV report.
  • Hold the minimum automobile insurance coverage required by the State of California.
  • Position requires the willingness to work weekends and select holidays.
  • Pass a background check and fingerprinting.

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Speech Language Pathologist

Via Services is looking for a Speech Language Pathologist to join our First Step team. This position will provide direct speech and language therapy services to children birth to 14 years old with communication or related disorders (ex. articulation/phonology disorders, language disorders, autism spectrum, cerebral palsy, apraxia, cleft palate, developmental disabilities, etc.). This position will work closely with other specialists on a multi-disciplinary team to conduct initial standardized assessments to determine eligibility for Early Start services.

  • Manage and maintain patient caseload as directed by management
  • Plan, organize and administer appropriate diagnostic and therapy services to assigned patients
  • Complete written documentation of services provided (case notes, progress reports, and evaluations).
  • Collaborate with parents/guardians and colleagues for therapeutic goals and frequency of services
  • Provide recommendations and on-going consultation with parents
  • Work with Via Intake team members and SARC Service Coordinators to provide Intake assessments to referred clients
  • Intake team duties include, but are not limited to the following: Assist in preparing Intake files by providing all necessary paperwork and completing initial documentation prior to the Intake appointment. Review medical records and Early Start intake packet prior to initial client appointment. Administer standardized test(s) to children birth to three years. Complete IFSP report and all required paperwork.. Submit reports/documentation within mandated deadlines
  • Adhere to HIPPA guidelines for records, files and documentation standards
  • Follow OSHA standardized for maintaining assessment/treatment supplies, materials and equipment
  • Provide administrative support including, but not limited to: maintaining client attendance sheets, maintaining monthly, re-stocking program forms and stock charts, monthly shopping (snacks), photocopying and reporting low inventories
  • Collaborate and meet regularly with other team specialists to discuss topics related to program administration and clinical services
  • Communicate with clients, families, staff, and others in respectful and culturally sensitive manner
  • Provide information and support to families
  • Attend workshops, seminars, and in-service trainings for professional growth
  • Provide in-service trainings for fellow staff members on attended workshops and seminars
  • Work towards meeting and supporting individual client and family goals and needs in coordination with other agencies including, but not limited to, the San Andreas Regional Center (SARC), Santa Clara County Office of Education (SCCOE), First 5, and community mental health agencies
  • Complete all required paperwork in a timely and accurate manner
  • Represent Via programs at community and professional functions as needed
  • Attend and participate in monthly FS staff meetings and company-wide meetings and others as directed
  • Assist in writing, brainstorming, and completing grant programs related to speech language pathology or related fields
  • Perform other duties as assigned

EDUCATION/QUALIFICATIONS/EXPERIENCE

  • MA or MS in Speech-Language Pathology from an accredited university
  • Fingerprints (Livescan cleared)

Annual (ongoing) requirements:

  • Certificate of Clinical Competence in Speech-Language Pathology from ASHA (after CF/RPE year)
  • California State License in Speech-Language Pathology (Temporary RPE license upon approval)
  • Ability to work in a team environment
  • Ability to work one-two late start days (e.g. 10:30-7:00pm)
  • Ability to work with a diverse group of parents, staff, and community
  • Must have own reliable motor vehicle transportation, mileage is reimbursed
  • Effective written and oral communication skills
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Ability to lift young clients as needed during assessments, screenings, and/or therapy sessions
  • Driver’s License, vehicle insurance and clear DMV report
  • Proof of automotive insurance coverage

Bi-annual requirements:

  • TB test
  • Mandated reporter training

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Via West Seasonal Counselor

Via West is a camp for kids and adults with special needs. We are interested in hiring caring, active, hardworking individuals who want to help serve the special needs population.

Job Summary

Via West counselors work in a hands-on, fully immersive setting with participants. Sessions typically revolve around arts and crafts, cooking, outdoor recreation, and other various fun activities. These activities all take place in a camp setting in the scenic Cupertino Hills. Counselors need to have patience, compassion, respect for others, and a willing attitude.

What we ask of you:

  • Provide attentive supervision during assigned activities.
  • Establish relationships with participants.
  • Provide a positive role model for participants by exhibiting an upbeat, cooperative, and friendly attitude at all times.
  • Help participants learn and follow rules to ensure a safe and healthy environment.
  • Be a problem–solver, but ask for help when necessary.
  • Be punctual, organized, and follow directions.

Benefits

  • Room and Board (While working)
  • Possible $2,000 in tuition reimbursement, if signed on pass Summer for the foreseeable future
  • Possible Commitment Bonus depending on sessions worked

Schedule: No minimum required, may choose from 2-3 weekends a month if desired. (Example Schedule below)

  • October 19-21, 2018 Coco’s Dia de Fun Kids, Teens, and Young Adults Ages 5-22
  • November 9-11, 2018 Altitude & Via West San Francisco Travel Camp All Ages
  • November 16-18, 2018 Bring It On: Thanksgiving Adults Ages 18+
  • November 30- December 2, 2018 Polar Bears, Penguins, Oh My! Ages 5-22
  • December 7-9, 2018 It’s A Wonderful Life At Via West Adults Ages 18+
  • January 18-21, 2019 (Fri-Mon) Altitude/Via West Disney Travel Camp All Ages
  • Click here for the full schedule

Education and/or Work Experience

  • At least 16 years of age.
  • Previous experience and/or willingness to work with people with developmental and physical disabilities.
  • Flexible and caring.

For more information about the job, contact Irshad Fardan at ifardan@viaservices.org. If you are seriously interested, please click the Apply Now button below.

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Via West Seasonal Nurse

Via West is looking for seasonal nurses to work with special needs participants at Via West Campus during our weekend respite programs.

Qualifications

  • Must be 19 or older
  • Must be a licensed nurse, BSN graduate, or current BSN nursing student
  • Must have completed at least one clinic experience giving medications under the supervision of a nursing faculty member

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Work directly with special needs participants to give medications, provide treatments, triage, and deal with urgent and emergent situations under the direct supervision of an experienced RN.

For more information about the job, contact Irshad Fardan at ifardan@viaservices.org. If you are seriously interested, please click the Apply Now button below.

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