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Job Opportunities at Via Services
Open Position #1:
Director of Via West Campus
The Director of Via West Campus provides leadership, supervision and management of all Via West Campus programs including program development and implementation, staff recruitment, hiring, training and management, budget monitoring, fiscal management and control, risk management, strategic planning, and community involvement. Please email your resume to Leslie Davis.
Program Development & Implementation: Design, deliver and evaluate innovative programs meeting current and emerging needs, maximize capacity, ensure accreditation/licensing/regulatory compliance, and ensure internal quality assurance standards that reflect Via’s “Living Healthy” organizational theme.
• Regularly seek and analyze input from participants, families/caregivers and staff regarding the quality, safety and enjoyment of the program and staff
• Keep informed of current trends, legislation and programs related to services through local, county, state and national meetings, workshops, seminars and literature
• Responsible for overseeing of all curriculum development, lesson planning, life skills training, community integration planning, etc.
• Understand the policies and mandates of the Lanterman Act; understand and keep current with Regional Center policies and those of other third party funding agencies
• Successfully implement crisis and risk management policies and procedures
• Assure 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
• Make recommendations to higher staff for the development of new programs
• Develop, implement and analyze program evaluation measures and quality assurance standards.
Staff Development: Attract and retain a high performing staff and leadership team. Recruit, train, supervise and evaluate Via West Campus staff including Associate Director/Health Care Manager, Facilities Manager, Services Manager, Seasonal Summer Manager, Seasonal Head Counselors, Seasonal Program Director, Seasonal Unit Directors, and Seasonal Counselors.
• Provide leadership and use a participatory management style to lead and engage staff to carry out the mission of Via
• Complete performance appraisals for full time staff and oversee performance evaluations for part time and seasonal staff
• Develop, implement and insure a quality volunteer program in collaboration with local schools, universities and service groups
Accreditation Accordance: Maintain accordance with all ACA standards – organize all activities related to re-accreditation as well as coordinate and produce all needed materials for presentation to auditors
Budget & Development, Fiscal Management and Control: Manage revenue growth, exercise expense control and improve productivity. Exercise fiscal management and control to meet short term and long term financial goals
• Adhere to budget expense and revenue figures as given; participate as needed in Finance Committee meetings to report performance
• Work with VPP and Department of Advancement to identify and develop potential revenue streams and
support grant writing
• Develop and implement strategies to maximize participant capacity, increase use groups and increase
Financial Development: Identify new revenue streams through programs, partnerships and use groups.
• Design and implement a marketing plan to increase participation and site use
• Raise awareness of Via West Campus services through effective marketing efforts to the public through
presentations to service clubs, corporations, universities, parent groups as appropriate
• Participate in meetings of the Marketing Committee and provide requested support
• Work hand in hand with Business Development Officer in promoting VW campus during tour visits and
also by visiting organizations and schools with potential participants
Facility Oversight: Oversee the management of property maintenance and development needs to ensure
responsible stewardship of current resources and identification of future needs
Risk Management: Implement organizational policies and procedures
Strategic Planning: participate in visioning and planning for current and expanding facility use and program
Community Involvement: developing relationships and partnerships with community organizations, growing and
sustaining supportive volunteer program
SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES includes the supervision of full time staff, seasonal staff, volunteers and parttime
staff as assigned.
• Minimum BA/BS degree from an accredited university in special education or related field, Master’s degree
• Minimum of five years working with children and adults with disabilities, preferably with moderate to severe
• Minimum of five years of behavior management experience
• Proven track record of strong management, leadership and supervisory experience
• Self-directed, detail-oriented, analytical, creative team-player with strong communication skills
• Strong administrative skills and long-range planning experience
• Able to multi-task, problem solve, communicate constructively and effectively both verbally and in writing with
all levels of employees
• Recruitment & staff/volunteer management experience, including leadership & mentoring
• Proven track record of program design, development & customer satisfaction
• Experience with marketing, advertising, branding and strategic partnerships
• Valid California Driver’s License
• Clear DMV report
• $100,000 to $300,000 automobile insurance coverage
• Community CPR and First Aid
• Ability to lift and transfer clients
• Willingness to work long and unusual hours (weekends and holidays included)
• Minimum 25 years old
Open Position #2:
Early Childhood Educator
Via's First Step Early Intervention Program is seeking a Spanish-speaking Early Childhood Educator to conduct developmental screenings for children birth through 5 years living in Santa Clara County. The position requires solid understanding of early childhood development, independent ability to screen children across all developmental domains (speech/language, gross/fine motor, pre-academics, self-help), and ability to provide clear verbal and written recommendations to families and other professionals based on the results of the screening. The ideal candidate will be a "team-player" who enjoys working with young children and other professionals in a fast-paced dynamic environment. Please email your resume to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Special Educators, Preschool Teachers, Speech/Language pathologists, SLP Assistants, and Occupational Therapists encouraged to apply, Early Childhood Special Ed Credential Preferred.
• BA/BS in child development, early childhood education, special education, communicative sciences or other related field
• Experience working with young children (birth through 5 years)
• Bilingual Spanish/English (fluent in Spanish and strong verbal/written skills in English)
• Clinical experience with detecting early developmental delays
• Knowledge of and exposure to children with developmental delays/disabilities
• Physically able lift approx. 25 pounds
• Must have own reliable motor vehicle transportation (mileage is reimbursed).
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