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Community Living Specialist - Residential Unit (Bilingual Spanish/English Preferred)

Salary Range

$3,835 to $5,802

Summary

Under the direction of the regional manager, this position will perform service coordination and community placement planning, with and on behalf of individuals residing at the State Developmental Center (SDC) under legal commitment. Participates in all legal proceedings and ensures that needed and court-ordered services and programming are being provided to assist the client in overwhelming barriers to a less restrictive community placement. Assess needs of the individuals, finding appropriate resources to ensure success in the community and crisis intervention using a team approach.

Incumbent will have ongoing knowledge of principles, techniques and trends of case management. Will be able to effectively utilize and apply required knowledge, establish and maintain effective working relationships, secure accurate data and records such data systematically. Will also prepare clear, accurate, and concise reports, analyze and interpret statistical data, and analyze situations accurately as well as take prompt and effective action. Will develop network of social resources, speak and write effectively and work with a variety of people including those of different cultures and life-styles.

Education & Experience

Bachelor's degree in social, behavioral, special education or life science AND four years professionally related experience, one year preferably working with persons with developmental disabilities. A master’s degree may be substituted for one year of required experience. Substantial equivalents may be substituted for the above requirements.

Valid California driver’s license, current automobile insurance and adequate transportation to fulfill position responsibility are also required.

Bilingual Spanish/English preferred but not required.

Filing Deadline

Friday, October 6, 2017

Hours

Full-time

Submit Requests to:

Human Resources Department
Frank D. Lanterman Regional Center
3303 Wilshire Boulevard, Suite 700
Los Angeles, California 90010
hr@lanterman.org

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Housing Specialist - Community Services (Bilingual Spanish/English Preferred)

Salary Range

$4,144 to $6,268

Summary

Under the direction of the director, Community Services, the housing specialist coordinates the development of affordable single or multifamily housing to meet the needs of clients. Serves as the liaison to not-for-profit housing organizations, as well as city, county, state and federal housing agencies, and other affordable housing developers. Develops and maintains a resource directory of affordable housing options within the Greater Los Angeles area.

Incumbent will work closely with Center staff to assist with housing opportunities and resources.

Promote Affordable Housing Development

  • Contact all local, state and federal housing agencies within the catchment area to educate them to the housing needs of Center clients.
  • Identify properties or funding sources available thru the jurisdiction and share this information with potential housing partners.
  • Maintain knowledge of current funding cycles and available funding amounts, including but not limited to:
    - H.O.M.E.
    - CDBG
    - CalHFA
    - HCD
    - Handicap Improvement funds
    - Housing Trust funds
    - Special housing needs funds
  • Maintain knowledge of city/county owned vacant lots within the catchment area that may be suitable for housing development.
  • Secure the names and contacts for private developers doing business with local jurisdictions that may provide set-aside units for people with developmental disabilities.
  • Develop relationships with affordable housing NPO’s.
  • Contact local property management companies to determine vacancies that could provide immediate rental housing for Center clients. Share this information with ILS and SLS agencies.
  • Maintain knowledge of low-income/disabled home ownership programs that may benefit regional center clients/families

Partnership Activities                                                            

  • Participate in ARCA Housing Committee meetings and activities.
  • Participate in Southern California Association of Non Profit Housing (SCANPH) training events and conferences.
  • Participate in regular meetings with housing partners during the development of projects for Center clients, providing monthly written reports to the director, Community Services throughout the project.
  • Attend and participate in city and county Consolidated Plan meetings, providing data as needed.
  • Attend and participate in city and county Housing Department planning meetings, providing input and data as needed.
  • Meet regularly with Area Housing Authorities in the catchment area to obtain information on their programs and ensure that regional center clients are considered for Section 8 housing vouchers.
  • Participate in Department of Developmental Services Housing meetings and activities.
  • Meet with local Housing and Urban Development (HUD) offices to obtain information on new housing development programs, rent subsidy programs and other programs as may be developed.

Education & Experience

To perform effectively in this position, the incumbent must demonstrate a strong knowledge of current values and practices in the field affordable housing, an understanding of the housing needs of people with intellectual and/or physical disabilities, and the ability to identify and analyze situations accurately and take prompt and effective action. Will establish and maintain collaborative working relationships with staff, clients, families, service providers, and the public; possess the ability to mentor and work cooperatively with service providers and Regional Center staff; and lead and motivate others.

Will also possess the ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing; preparation of clear, accurate and concise reports, including the analysis and interpretation of statistical data and recommendations; possess strong organizational and conflict resolution skills. Will possess the ability to make oral presentations, organize and prepare written materials, collaborate with team of professionals, as well as work effectively in a fast-paced environment and manage multiple projects. Strong computer skills, included but not limited to, MS Word, Outlook, Excel and PowerPoint. Must be able to calculate figures and amounts such as interest, proportions, percentages and have the ability to read and interpret financial reports.

The incumbent is required to have a bachelor’s degree preferably in business, project management or public/community planning and possess a minimum of three years of experience in affordable housing development.

Valid California driver’s license, current automobile insurance and adequate transportation to fulfill position responsibilities are also required. Must have flexibility to travel; evenings, weekends, including overnights.

Bilingual Spanish/English preferred.

Filing Deadline

Ongoing until position is filled.
 

Hours

Full-time

Submit Requests to:

Human Resources Department
Frank D. Lanterman Regional Center
3303 Wilshire Boulevard, Suite 700
Los Angeles, California 90010
hr@lanterman.org

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Librarian II (Bilingual Spanish/English Preferred But Not Required)

Salary Range

$4,144 to $6,268

Summary

The librarian works very closely with resource and information associate, as well as with the family support specialist and director of KYRC to assist with the management of the Resource Center Library. This position will play an important role in facilitating outreach, project management, and support of the lending library system utilized by the regional center community. This position reports to the director, Koch-Young Resource Center.

The department is critical to the Regional Center’s success in promoting education and information for clients and families, with an emphasis on developmental disabilities and supporting information and resources for the community. Department staff provides family support services by coordinating support groups, playgroups, peer support partner program, and educational parent trainings. Technical expertise is required for library projects and initiatives to ensure an effective and sustainable lending library system. The department has played a leading role in the creation of the early childhood programs, delivery of information and resources, and the development of the lending library.

Responsibilities:

  • Catalogs all materials used for circulation and reference purposes in the Koch-Young Resource Center and Assistive Technology Project. (Perform original and copy cataloging based on current standards). Resolves cataloging problems and maintain of the online catalog. Handles processing of new items, damaged items, etc., including property identification of all material, labeling of library classification, storage solutions for items, etc. Coordinates the acquisition of new resources and assist with the ordering and billing process.
  • Conducts periodic inventory of entire KYRC library collection including consolidation of items, purging and reordering.
  • Provides reference assistance and instruction to staff and library users.
  • Provides statistical reports for quarterly submission of the unit’s workplan.
  • Provides assistance with coordinating outreach to the general community about new resources in the library. Assist with special tours and presentations for the community.
  • Coordinates early literacy events for clients (birth to 5 years) and their families, such as storytime with local community partners.

Education & Experience

Incumbent must have graduate level education in Library and Information Science and a minimum of 3 years progressively responsible professional experience or possess a Bachelor’s degree in Library Science and 5-7 years of progressive responsible para professional experience, in a public academic or special library, including collection development and cataloging books and audio visual materials in an automated environment. In addition, incumbent will possess experience in using Dewey Decimal, LC subject headings, and Machine-Readable Cataloging (MARC) records as well as experience working with Sirsidynix (EOS) library system.

Valid California driver’s license, current automobile insurance and adequate transportation to fulfill position responsibilities are also required.

Bilingual Spanish/English preferred but not required.

Filing Deadline

Ongoing until position is filled.

Hours

Full-time

Submit Requests to:

Human Resources Department
Frank D. Lanterman Regional Center
3303 Wilshire Boulevard, Suite 700
Los Angeles, California 90010
hr@lanterman.org

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Nurse Consultant - Clinical Unit

Salary Range

$4,599 to $6,956

Summary

POSITION SUMMARY

Provides consultation, education and technical assistance within an interdisciplinary team process as it relates to the health needs of persons with developmental disabilities or at-risk of developing a disability. Assesses the health care needs of clients who reside in a various community living options including those who live in their own home, the family home, or in long-term care nursing facilities.

KNOWLEDGE, ABILITIES AND SKILLS

To perform effectively in this position the incumbent is required to have demonstrated knowledge and skills in the field of developmental disabilities, including clinical expertise in nursing, health care, medicine and wellness issues related to developmental disabilities. Must also have the ability to effectively articulate as well as utilize and apply the required knowledge to plan, develop and coordinate a nursing services program involving members of other treatment disciplines. Will be required to provide professional consultation, and establish and maintain effective working relationship. Incumbent must have strong communication skills both oral and written.

Education & Experience

Incumbent must have a bachelor's degree in nursing from an accredited university nursing program AND three years of nursing practice, two of which have been in supervised clinical area of developmental disabilities, pediatrics or community health, and one year which has been in administration, education or consultation.

-or-

Master's degree in nursing from an accredited graduate school of nursing with a major in one of the following: community health, psychiatric-mental health consultation, pediatric nursing and/or education, AND two years of supervised experience including one year with persons with developmental disabilities.

Substantial equivalents may be substituted for the above requirements.

Valid California RN license, California driver’s license, current automobile insurance, and adequate transportation are required.

Filing Deadline

Ongoing until position is filled.

Hours

Full-time

Submit Requests to:

Human Resources Department
Frank D. Lanterman Regional Center
3303 Wilshire Boulevard, Suite 700
Los Angeles, California 90010
hr@lanterman.org

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Operations Assistant II (Bilingual Spanish/English)

Salary Range

$2,923 to $4,422

Summary

Under general supervision, performs various duties relating to office facilities, mail, purchasing, inventory, and telephone and security card system administration. Assists the Operations Manager with large projects and performs related duties as requested. 

Education & Experience

To perform effectively in this position, the incumbent will have a bachelor’s degree and a minimum of three (3) years of office clerical experience. Must have strong knowledge of a variety of computer software applications including but not limited to web browsers, word processing, spreadsheets, database and presentation software (MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint).

Incumbent must have a valid California driver’s license, proof of insurance and adequate transportation to fulfill the position’s responsibilities.

Bilingual Spanish/English required.

Filing Deadline

Ongoing until position is filled.

Hours

Full-time

Submit Requests to:

Human Resources Department
Frank D. Lanterman Regional Center
3303 Wilshire Boulevard, Suite 700
Los Angeles, California 90010
hr@lanterman.org

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Resource and Information Coordianator - Koch-Young Resource Center (Bilingual Spanish/English)

Salary Range

$2,682 to $4,057

Summary

The Resource and Information Coordinator’s position is primarily responsible for the staffing of the KYRC Help Desk. Incumbent is responsible for providing resources and information to Center staff, clients, families, professionals and other community members in all areas related to developmental disabilities, services, supports and community resources.

To perform effectively in this position, the incumbent must be able to interface well with all staff members, clients, families, patrons and community at large. Will represent the Center in a professional manner, be able to deal tactfully and effectively, and establish and maintain effective working relationships with co-workers, patrons and the public. Position requires incumbent to use good judgment, possess strong interpersonal and networking skills, the ability to communicate effectively with a wide range of individuals and organizations when dealing with the public.

Incumbent must possess basic computer and office skills including internet searches, Microsoft Word/ Microsoft Office, fax machine and copier functions in addition to well-developed oral and written communication skills.

Education & Experience

Bachelor’s degree in the field of social services preferred. Incumbent will have a minimum of 1 to 3 years of experience working with families with individuals with developmental disabilities and/or resource, information and referral.

Substantial equivalents may be substituted for the above requirements.

Valid California driver’s license, current automobile insurance and adequate transportation to fulfill the position responsibilities is required.

Bilingual Spanish/English required.

Filing Deadline

Ongoing until position is filled.

Hours

Full-time

Submit Requests to:

Human Resources Department
Frank D. Lanterman Regional Center
3303 Wilshire Boulevard, Suite 700
Los Angeles, California 90010
hr@lanterman.org

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Service Coordinator - Early Intervention (2 Bilingual Spanish/English Req, 1 Korean/English Pref)

Salary Range

$3,519 to $5,323

Summary

Under the direction of the regional manager, this position will provide service coordination with and on behalf of infants and toddlers with developmental disabilities and their families. The service coordinator will ensure clients receive services and supports consistent with individual concerns, desires and priorities. Further, the service coordinator will be expected to work in a partnership with clients, families, service providers and members of the community at large.

Education & Experience

Bachelor’s degree in social, behavioral, child development, special education or life science, combined with two years professionally related experience; one year preferably working with people with developmental disabilities. A master’s degree may be substituted for one year of required experience.

Substantial equivalents may be substituted for the above requirements.

3 positions:
- Bilingual Spanish/English required for 2 positions
- Bilingual Korean/English preferred for one

Valid California driver’s license, current automobile insurance and adequate transportation to fulfill position responsibility are also required.

Filing Deadline

Ongoing until position is filled.

Hours

Full-time

Submit Requests to:

Human Resources Department
Frank D. Lanterman Regional Center
3303 Wilshire Boulevard, Suite 700
Los Angeles, California 90010
hr@lanterman.org

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Service Coordinator - Foothill School Age (2 positions, 1 Requires Bilingual Armenian/English)

Salary Range

$3,519 to $5,323

Summary

Under the direction of the regional manager, this position will provide service coordination with and on behalf of school age children with developmental disabilities and their families. The service coordinator will ensure clients receive services and supports consistent with individual concerns, desires and priorities. Further, the service coordinator will be expected to work in a partnership with clients, families, service providers and members of the community at large, especially the school district.

Education & Experience

Bachelor's degree in social, behavioral, child development, special education or life science combined with two years professionally related experience; one year preferably working with people with developmental disabilities. A master’s degree may be substituted for one year of required experience.

Valid California driver’s license, current automobile insurance and adequate transportation to fulfill position responsibility is also required.

Substantial equivalents may be substituted for the above requirements.

2 Positions:
- one has no language requirement
- one requires Bilingual Armenian/English

Filing Deadline

Ongoing until position is filled.

Hours

Full-time

Submit Requests to:

Human Resources Department
Frank D. Lanterman Regional Center
3303 Wilshire Boulevard, Suite 700
Los Angeles, California 90010
hr@lanterman.org

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Service Coordinator - LA/Wilshire Unit

Salary Range

$3,519 to $5, 323

Summary

Under the direction of the regional manager, this position will provide service coordination with and on behalf of people with developmental disabilities and their families. The service coordinator will ensure clients receive services and supports consistent with individual concerns, desires and priorities. The service coordinator will be expected to work in a partnership with clients, families, service providers and members of the community at large.

Education & Experience

Bachelor's degree in social, behavioral, special education or life science required, and two years professionally related experience; one year preferably working with people with developmental disabilities. A master's degree may be substituted for one year of required experience.

Valid California driver’s license, current automobile insurance and adequate transportation to fulfill position responsibilities is also required.

Substantial equivalents may be substituted for the above requirements.

Filing Deadline

Ongoing until position is filled.

Hours

Full-time

Submit Requests to:

Human Resources Department
Frank D. Lanterman Regional Center
3303 Wilshire Boulevard, Suite 700
Los Angeles, California 90010
hr@lanterman.org

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Service Coordinator - New School Age (Bilingual Spanish/English)

Salary Range

$3,519 to $5,323

Summary

Under the direction of the Regional Manager, this position will provide service coordination with and on behalf of school age children with developmental disabilities and their families. The service coordinator will ensure clients receive services and supports consistent with individual concerns, desires and priorities. The service coordinator will be expected to work in a partnership with clients, families, service providers and members of the community at large, especially the school district.

The incumbent is required to have a working knowledge of developmental disabilities or a related area such as child development, mental health or aging. Must have knowledge of current techniques and trends of case management and possess exceptional oral and written communication skills. In addition, incumbent will possess strong computer skills to include word processing, storage and retrieval; good organizational skills. Incumbent will also have the ability to collaborate with a team of professionals and the ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with culturally diverse families, service providers and the community-at-large.

Education & Experience

Bachelor’s degree in social, behavioral, child development, special education or life science combined with two years professionally related experience; one year preferably working with people with developmental disabilities.  A master’s degree may be substituted for one year of required experience.

Valid California driver’s license, current automobile insurance and adequate transportation to fulfill position responsibility are also required.

Substantial equivalents may be substituted for the above requirements.

Bilingual Spanish/English required.

Filing Deadline

Ongoing until position is filled.

Hours

Full-time

Submit Requests to:

Human Resources Department
Frank D. Lanterman Regional Center
3303 Wilshire Boulevard, Suite 700
Los Angeles, California 90010
hr@lanterman.org

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